Baby Bedding Ideas: Choosing a Crib Mattress

Decorating the nursery is a joyful part of planning for the new arrival – so many hopes and dreams and so many possibilities are all part of what you consider as you create this special place for nurturing your baby. Everything must be just right, especially the baby and crib bedding because proper sleep is essential for every baby.

Choosing a crib mattress

If you are using a previously owned or borrowed crib you will want to be certain to get a new crib mattress; even if the crib is brand new many parents select a mattress other than the one that is included, especially if they want all natural materials Whatever crib mattress you choose it should be encased in a mattress protector to prolong mattress life.

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Perhaps you seek organic cotton bedding or only want items which feature low impact, environmentally friendly or soy based inks – this requires some research to determine what best meets your needs and the internet is the ideal resource. Take a look at the websites of your favorite bed and bath stores: Target.com, Amazon.com, BedBathandBeyond.com and others because you know they will stand behind the goods they sell.

The typical crib ensemble consists of:

  • a fitted crib sheet,
  • a crib skirt (which is like a bed skirt)
  • some crib bumpers.

You can buy a complete ensemble or buy individual pieces; most parent like to have extra crib sheets in case laundry gets backed up.

Cribs may or may not have padded headboards which is why crib bumpers can be helpful; experts have weighed in both for and against the use of crib bumpers so you may wish to check with your pediatrician for guidance and more information.

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Dust Ruffles – The Perfect Bed Complement

When you select a mattress, you must find the right kind of base or structure for the bed that creates the look you desire. Dust ruffles are suitable for creating a neat, finished look for your bed. Modern styles, such as platform bases or pedestal supports, are great for foam mattresses.

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Common bedding sets often include standard dust ruffles that complement the bedspread, sheets and pillows alike. Often, the pattern matches your curtains or other bedroom accessories. Pairing the bed dust ruffle with a box spring set up is easy; just place the ruffle fabric against the box spring and place a foam mattress over the top. This creates a traditional look that also employs the latest in comfort innovations. Bed skirts may also work with your platform or pedestal bed. Ruffle accents are also available, and these accents snap or zip into place. The lip of the platform base does not get in the way, and you have an attractive finish for any bed. Some inexpensive bases used with foam construction mattresses can be hidden with an over-sized bedspread.

Trying to find bedroom items that all coordinate with each other is a hard task to accomplish for any type of bedroom. However, innovations in both beds and the bedding that dresses them can solve even your most difficult decorating dilemma. Chose a comfortable bed with the kind of mattress that gives you a restful sleep, and make sure all your bedding accessories are suitable for the size and dimensions of your bed.

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Buying Luxury on a Budget: Bedding and Bedsheets

If you are on a budget, you can still create an engaging, luxurious look to your home or apartment. This starts with your bedroom and how you accessorize and decorate this area. Luxury bedding, such as Croscill bedding, add both flair and pizzazz to your sleeping area. Bedding comes in a variety of styles, colors and patterns and can help shift your room from old fashioned to contemporary in the blink of an eye.

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If you have antiquated bedding, luxury bedding in satin is a fantastic upgrade. These bedding options offer a sleek and elegant appearance. Additionally, satin maintains its novel appearance for a longer period of time and repels dust so that it stays luxurious. Croscill decorative bedding is an option that has plump characteristics, giving your bed a fuller appearance. This is a wonderful attribute for your guest room in the house. Finally, make sure that the pillows and accessories around the room match the bedding to maintain uniformity and cap off your design.

Sometimes, a small alteration with your bedding can change the whole appearance of a room without the steep price. This is a fantastic alternative to a complete remodeling of a room, which can cost thousands of dollars. Incorporate your own style and personality into the bedding that you select whether it is of the satin or linen variety from Croscill or another brand.

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