Product Type: Wilkinsons Bedding
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Adding some Glamour with Ophelia
Wilkinson Glamour Ophelia Duvet Set
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Wilkinson Glamour Ophelia Duvet Set
Advantages: Bright colours and sized well
Disadvantages: Fabric a bit stiff
When it comes to my bedroom I am constantly changing the bed covers to make a nice change. When we moved into the house we modernised the décor which was great to do but I can get bored quite easily so for me changing the bed linen every now and then makes the room seem new again. However, this can be an expensive hobby!
Whilst in my local Wilkinsons a few weeks ago I had a wonder down their homewares aisle and had a browse at their bed linen collection. I was amazed firstly at the choice and secondly the prices which were incredibly reasonable if not bordering on cheap. A bed linen set caught my eye which was a deep purple which would go very nicely in my bedroom.
** Colour and Design **
The technical name for the colour of the duvet set is aubergine and has a large flock design in a beautiful cerise colour. It is reversible so on the other side the duvet is cerise and the flock design is aubergine. The flock design covers the whole duvet which is nice as they really do make a statement being big and bold.
** The Duvet Set **
I bought the kingsize set which comes complete with two matching pillowcases and one duvet cover.
On opening the packaging and getting the duvet set out I noticed that the fabric was actually quite tough and stiff. This is something I expected as it has been packaged and unwashed. On washing it I noticed that for the entire wash cycle the water was a rich cerise colour. I did tumble dry the duvet set and even though it was softer than before it wasn't as soft as I would of liked, it still seemed a bit tough. May be with a bit of use it would soften up.
One good thing I found about this duvet cover because it was slightly tough it was a lot easier to put on the duvet. I had no trouble at all and best of all the sizing is perfect. I have no empty corners! The duvet cover fastens with small deep purple buttons but be careful as they don't seem sewn on that securely and the set does not come with spares.
After having the duvet set for a few days I did notice the fabric softened up and certainly wasn't too stiff anymore. The pillowcases are the same as the duvet, tough to start off with but eventually were lovely and soft.
** Fabric and Washing **
Wilkinsons recommends that it is washed at 40° and wash similar colours together.
** Size **
Kingsize - duvet cover 200cm x 200cm and pillowcases 50cm x 75cm
** Price and Availability **
The Glamour Ophelia Kingsize duvet set is only available in Wilkinsons both in store and online. It costs a very reasonable £15.00. There is also a wide selection of sheets and pillowcases in matching colours also at very reasonable prices.
** Overall **
A lovely duvet set which really does add a modern touch to any bedroom with the gorgeous flock design and the vibrant colours. The duvet set washes easily (just put similar colours together as the colour does run!) and can go in the tumble dryer on a cool heat. It does need ironing which is a doddle as I found it irons really well leaving no creases behind. I have washed this set several times now and the colour hasn't faded and is still just as vibrant as when I first purchased it. It doesn't shrink either and I find that I prefer to wash it at 30°.
Albeit the fabric is a bit tough to start off with but for £15.00 I wasn't expecting baby softness and eventually the fabric does become a lot softer and after every wash I have found it softens up. The duvet cover is very well sized as I have found some kingsize duvet covers can be either too large or too small and this is spot on for size. However, the pillowcases are a little large for my pillowcases which is hardly a big issue!
Overall, a very well priced duvet set which adds a bit of glamour to my bedroom!
Summary: A reasonably priced duvet set
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