Bedding Options for Guest Beds - Duvet or Blankets or Throw/Bedspread...What is best for coastal inn?

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Hi - We are under contract for our island innyes and I'm trying to work out what would be the best option for guest bedding. I'm fine with choosing the bed linen, but am unsure as to what may be guest preferences on bedding i.e. duvet, blankets, bedspreads etc.  If you hve any experience you'd be willing to share, we'd really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance,
Pam smiley

 

 

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Greetings,  I found that triple sheeting is the best. Quick to change and make beds, guests and housekeepers enjoy how clean it looks and I'm a self proclaimed clean freak. One peice of advice however would be to have the good quality sheets for the guest skin and the top a oversized (I use harbor linen as my top sheet) flat sheet that is a blend.  

If you haven't ever done triple sheeting its quite easy and takes no time at all, keeps cost on linens down as well. YouTube has many instructional videos.

Hope this helps 

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I have sewed velcro tabs or ties at the corners of my duvet covers and comforters/down-filled duvets. I hated the covers until found this. It is now easy-peasy - even the king-size. I am doing this alone.

https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/decorating-bedroom/how-to-put-on-a-duvet-cover 

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Hi, just my 2 cents worth. I have a beach side B and B. I hate Duvets ,hate! The insides bunch and they are a pain to put on. We use light weight cotton quilts. I have 2 per bed and alternate them. In-between guests we use a steam refresh cycle on our washing machine. We was and switch out quilts every two weeks. Our quilts are all beach themed and brightly colored. I did not want to look like every  other hotel. I ordered all my bedding on line from North Carolina beach themed  quilts. We also put a brightly colored throw at the foot of each bed. I am not a bright white person.

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I’m also not the biggest fan of the duvet. However, I’d find them much easier if I had all the same colors and sizes. I’ve not been able to find king duvets that fit in the king covers.

 We have blankets and quilts on the beds now. In the winter I have blankets, quilts, AND duvets on the beds. And we still get guests asking for more layers! I recommend they turn the heat on. Oh no, we like it cold!

 Our quilts are all different colors and patterns.

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Great information, extremely useful - many thanks for helping out smiley

 

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If I were starting over now I would go with duvets with easy wash covers. You can get them in different weights depending on how cold it gets where you are when you’re open.

 Covers with zippers are so much easier than buttons!

 You’ll need 2 per bed so you can toss them in the wash but still be able to get the room done quickly.

 Go with light colors or white as the darker colors show every bit of sunblock or face lotion, etc.

 Throw a small pillow on the bed for a pop of color. They should also have washable covers.

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