We will soon be swapping our sweaters and scarves for sundresses and sunglasses because summer is officially on the way.
Despite the fact that many of us spend almost 1/3 of our day in bed, we don’t normally give a lot of thought to our bedding.
Sure we’ll have something to say if it’s uncomfortable or irritating us, but generally, bedding serves its purpose and there are usually no reasons to talk about it.
A comfy, cosy Australian wool quilt plays an important part in ensuring a good night’s sleep for those who snuggle beneath it. However, like all other pieces of bedding, a wool quilt can only last a certain amount of time until it no longer becomes as effective as it once was. There are some signs for you to look out for which will let you know that your quilt needs to be replaced and we’ve set out a few of them here for you:
Sleep plays a vital part in maintaining our health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Therefore, it is really important that you choose bedding that promotes good quality, restful sleep. Your quilt is the most important piece of your bedding and, for that reason; you should take extra care when choosing a new one. With so many different types of quilt to look out for, here are some different types of quilts that you can choose from.
Buying a wool quilt may seem like a fairly easy and straightforward thing to do but you would be surprised at what you need to know to make sure that you buy the right wool quilt for your requirements. On that note, here is our fool-proof guide to buying the perfect wool quilt for your specific needs:
- Size is important
The first thing you need to know is what size quilt you are looking for. You can choose from a single, double, queen or king-size wool quilt depending on the size of your bed and your own personal preference.
- GSM needs to be considered
GSM stands for Grams per Square Metre and refers to the density of your wool quilt. This tells you how thick your wool quilt is which directly translate into how warm it will be. You will need a quilt with different GSM thickness for different seasons; in the warmer months, a 150-350GSM wool quilt is best while in the colder months, a 500GSM Wool Quilt is the perfect choice.
- Which type of underlay?
Aussie Wool Quilts are perfectly complemented with a good quality wool underlay as the combination of lying on and beneath a layer of wool will guarantee you a good night’s sleep. Warm and comforting, a wool underlay greatly enhances the qualities of a wool quilt.
- Shop online vs. In-store
Many bedding retailers offer wool quilts and many people choose to purchase their wool quilt in store. However, it is also worth going on the Internet and having a look at the selection of wool quilts available online where there are many fantastic savings to be found.
- What brand?
There are numerous brands of wool quilts ranging from the more expensive brands to more affordable brands of quilts. Online reviews and recommendations from family and friends can give you suggestions as to what brands of wool quilts are the best to choose.
Purchasing a wool quilt is a great investment and, as it’s something that you want to last you for a long time, it’s important that you make the right purchase.
A wool quilt, or a wool doona as it is sometimes known as, is a popular choice of natural bedding for many people. However popular they are, there is the perception that wool quilts can be more difficult to look after than their cotton counterparts, but this isn’t necessarily so. The following are some tips when it comes to taking proper care of your Australian wool quilt.
If your wool quilt just requires a freshening up, it may suffice to just hang your quilt out on the washing line to give it the benefit of the fresh air and sunshine. Regular airing of your wool quilt will increase its freshness and prolong the life of your duvet. It is sometimes said that putting a sprinkle of baking soda on a wool quilt before hanging it out can help eliminate any smells or odours in a natural way.
If your wool quilt has a small stain, you can sponge clean it with some wool detergent and warm water. Once the stain has been removed, you should lay it out flat in the fresh air to dry naturally. Spot treating your wool quilt in this way and letting it dry in the great outdoors can often be enough to clean and revitalise your bedding.
All Aussie wool quilts come with a care label attached and as some wool quilts are machine washable while others are not, it’s important to follow the advice on the care label. If your wool doona is machine washable, this means that you can load it into your washing machine and wash it at a cold temperate, generally 30 degrees.
If your wool quilt is dry clean only, then you must adhere to the care instructions and leave the cleaning of your wool duvet to the professionals!
With these tips, you can make the most of the wonderful benefits of your wool quilt for as long as possible!