Sleeping under a traditional Australian wool quilt is one of the most comfortable ways to spend a night. In warm weather it will keep you cool, and in winter it will make sure you are kept warm and cosy. Continue reading Care Instructions for Your Wool Bedding
Small bedrooms can often feel cramped and busy rather than calm and relaxing, especially if there’s not enough storage, a lack of natural light and too many dark colours.
However, even if you can’t increase the size of the room, it’s relatively easy to restore some calm and equilibrium to your bedroom with just a few simple changes.
Since the last global recession, people all over the world have been trying harder to support their locally-based products and businesses. Here in Australia, we are no different than the rest of the world and, as a nation, we love nothing more than to support our own where possible.
There is nothing like wrapping oneself up in a comfy pure wool quilt with a cup of coffee and a good book for company on chilly winter nights. Sound familiar?
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:
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.