Featherbeds: the ticket for nesting in luxury

Featherbeds are becoming increasingly more popular with people who are nesting these days. They want the best, especially when it comes to getting a great night’s sleep. A featherbed can be just the ticket for the ultimate in luxury at the end of a long day.

The great news is that there are lots of high quality choices available to the online shopper. They are available for all of the standard bed sizes, twin, full, queen, king and California king also. In case you’re wondering how they stay in place, you just put your featherbed on top of your mattress or pad, and then the fitted sheet goes over everything and keeps it from shifting.

The better featherbeds will have the following features:

A thread count of 200 or higher. This assures that your featherbed will be soft and durable, and the higher thread count means the tighter weave will prevent the down and feathers from coming out over time.

The feather and down fill should have been washed and cleaned repeatedly so it’s allergy free. Double checking for this is a good idea whether you’ve got allergies or not.

The featherbed should have either baffle box or baffle channel construction. The baffle box version is where the bed is sewn through in squares so that the feathers and down can’t shift around. This option provides a bit more support and loft because all of the fill stays put. The baffle channel construction is where the fill can be moved through the length of the bed from head to foot so you can adjust the fill if you’d like.

A gusset edge. This provides a nice finishing around the featherbed, and gives the fill more loft, or height. Then all you need is a good quality featherbed zip cover that protects your investment.

It should be 100% cotton with a thread count of at least 200. Now that you’ve got a few tips on what to look for when shopping for featherbeds online, I know that you’ll find one that’s just perfect!