“ Brand: Linens Limited / Product Type: Duvet Cover „
I was looking for a quick and cheap way to update the style of my bedroom, and decided the simplest way to do this was to buy some new bedding. After browsing a little and deciding on some suitable options, my boyfriend picked out this set. I wanted something decorative but not too feminine and this fit the bill perfectly. The Dreamscene Chelsea duvet cover set is available from Amazon, and the RRP is a very reasonable £11.99.
The Chelsea duvet cover set comprises of a double duvet cover and 2 matching pillow cases. As an added bonus the duvet cover has different designs on each side so you can vary the look according to what you fancy at the time. I picked the red & black colourway, and it is also available in black & white, chocolate & white, and aubergine which is 2 different shades of purple.
The fabric is made of a 50% cotton 50% polyester blend and this is a nice hardwearing fabric that can be machine washed. When I first unpacked the bedding set I was a bit put off as it felt very stiff, and I did worry about if it had been treated with any chemical fabric protectors. I put the set straight into the wash before putting it onto my bed and it still felt on the starchy side. Thankfully it did soften after a few more uses and washes. The duvet cover is secured by buttons at the bottom, and although I find this a bit fiddly sometimes I am pleased that all the buttons have remained attached in place as this is often a weak point for cheaper goods.
I really like the way that this duvet cover looks, as it has a bold design and the red and black colour comibination is immediately striking. On the front / main side of the duvet cover it is mainly black with a swirling red pattern down one side. This design is mirrored on the pillow cases, which are also mainly black and have a similar swirl pattern running down one side. On the reverse side of the duvet cover there is a full red and black swirl pattern which can just be seen in the photo above. This is very wild and bright when you have it turned over on this side! It's a bit too full on for my liking, although if you want something that will stand out then this will definitely do the job! I normally keep the top side on show, or maybe fold the top down a little for an extra pop of colour.
I've had this bedding set for just over a year now and it has received plenty of use. It has worn fairly well considering the price and how many times it has gone through the wash. The duvet cover itself still looks in good condition, apart form a small nail polish stain (oops!) and there is no obvious wear. The pillow cases have suffered a little wear and tear as they have more direct contact and there is some fading and bobbling to the fabric, particularly the black background. This does look a bit shabby as it is quite noticeable, but they are still functional and I feel that they have lasted quite well considering the high level of usage.
Overall I think that this is a stylish and nice looking bed set that is a real bargain. I'm very happy with it and think I got a great set for the price.
I like to have a lot of different sets of bedding, as I get bored with things quite easily and one way to change the look of a room is to change the bedding I find. One of the bed sets I have is the Dreamscene Chelsea Duvet Cover and Pillows.
This set is majorally black, with a red swirly pattern on one edge of the cover. The same pattern is on both sides of the pillow cases, but when you flip the duvet over you will find that the swirly pattern is over the whole cover and is more red than black. There is the occasional flower thrown into the pattern as well, and I think this adds a nice touch, almost oriental style.
The duvet cover and pillowcases are made from a cotton mix, and they are really soft and smooth. I find them so nice to lay under and I think it feels almost luxurious. The material is quite thick, which is nice, as I hate it when a duvet cover is too thin and flimsy.
Even after much useage and washing, I find that the colours on this bedding set have stayed as fresh and vibrant as the day that I first used them. I think this shows good quality, as I have had cheaper bed sets that have faded in the wash and then not looked so great when they are put back on the bed.
This duvet set is machine washable. I wash all my clothes etc on a 30 degree wash, but this is fine to wash on a 40 degree wash according the label. It is also tumble dryer safe, so you can be sure it is easy to keep clean and dry with no extra effort than what is usually required from a duvet set.
I have this set in a double, but it also available in other sizes including single and kingsize. I actually bought this set from Amazon, and it is not one I have seen anywhere else, but then I can not say I have looked for it! I found it one day whilst surfing and liked it so much I bought it.
The set is sold by a company called Linens Limited, and I do recommend this duvet cover as it really is good quality. It really does still look new and I have had mine nearly a year now. I have rarely found a better bedding set, and if you are looking to get something new for your bedroom, then I recommend the Dreamscene Chelsea Duvet Cover.