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Stress Free Spring Cleaning

Springtime can mean many things to many people. Whether it’s the celebration of new life or simply the end of a long, hard winter, there are lots of things to look forward to (including those Easter eggs). However, it can also mean that spring cleaning is on the horizon. But if the idea of shifting sofas and spending hours de-cluttering doesn’t really appeal to you, check out our guide to giving your home an easy and affordable face lift.

A great way to make a big difference in your home is to rethink your existing colour schemes. Tired of a bland, beige living room? Spice things up with a few touches of red by pairing these Fleur De Lis Design Cushion Covers with these Copper Red Luxury Faux Silk Curtains. Little changes like this are sure to make an impact in your room of choice, without the hassle of removing and replacing larger items.

Getting your kids involved with the yearly clear-out may seem a near impossible task, but one way to ease the transition is to include some familiar, friendly faces in their re-designed rooms, and make sure that they have some input too! Whether it’s the Ben 10 Duvet Set, these Hello Kitty Storage Boxes or the Thomas The Tank Engine Floor Mat, whatever they’re into, there’s something for everyone!

Tired of tatty old textiles lurking in the bathroom? Replacing your towel set is another great way to add new life to a room with minimal effort. The 6 Piece Embroidered Cotton Towel Gift Set will do the job nicely, and at 100% cotton, comfort and quality are guaranteed. Try pairing these with this 2 Piece Fish Pattern Bath And Pedestal Mat Set to easily refresh your bathroom.

When it comes to bedrooms, comfort is a must. So if you’re tired of itchy winter bedspreads and looking to add a few new, stylish touches, there’s no better time than now. This Flower Pattern Embroidered Quilt And Duvet Set will do the job nicely, and in single, double and king size, you can bring a new look to your bedroom however big or small. Try matching this with these Flock Print Tab Top Curtains to give the room a fashionable, modern look.

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Choosing Children’s Bedding

With so many brands and designs, it can be difficult knowing the right Kid’s Bedding to choose. Here at Universal Textiles we offer a great range at competitive prices, with junior, single and double bedding sets available. From One Direction to Ben 10, we’ve got bedding we’re sure your kids will love. Below are just some of the products on offer.

We have several new additions to our collection of Kid’s Bedding, including this One Direction Double Duvet Set. Unsurprisingly an instant hit with customers, this cotton blend set includes a double duvet cover and two pillowcases. Adorned with an image of the bands five members, the “Crush” duvet set would make the perfect gift for many a “Directioner” this summer.

Another new arrival comes from one of the highest grossing films of recent times. The Avengers Assemble Reversible Duvet Set allows your kids to see their favourite Marvel Comics characters. Whether it be The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor or their companions, the reversible designs feature all the stars of the film. This set is made for a single bed from 100% polyester.

An exceedingly popular item with customers next, the Boys Camouflage Duvet Set is perfect for those trying to hide from their parents come the school run in September! The cotton blend single duvet set represents great value at just £11.95 and can be matched with the Valance Sheet, Fitted Sheet and Curtains also available on our website, making the perfect environment for any budding young soldiers.

Another girls set next, in the form of this Hello Kitty Double Duvet Set. An ever popular brand, the “Hearts” design features the famous Hello Kitty character upon two backdrops of black and bright pink. Made from cotton blend, this soft and comfortable set would be ideal for your kid’s summer sleepovers.

Finally, we have two brands which are ever popular on our site. We have several Ben 10 duvet sets, including this Ben 10 Alien Force Duvet Set. As with much of our bedding, we also offer a fantastic range of Ben 10 pyjamas, making the Ben 10 fan truly prepared for a great nights sleep!

We also have a great range of Peppa Pig sets, fitted for both single and junior beds. One such product is this Peppa Pig Junior Duvet Set, which would be a great addition to a young girl’s first bedroom.

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Children’s Bedding

Your child’s bedroom is a place where they should feel safe, comfortable and entertained. A great way to do this is by introducing their favourite character into their bedroom design, but doing this every time they get a new favourite character becomes a costly nightmare. Adding a character duvet set is an easy way to ensure that the child has the style they want and your budget remains intact when their tastes change.

Popular children’s duvet cover bedding sets at the moment include Bart Simpson, Fireman Sam, In the Night Garden, Winnie the Pooh, Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, and Bob the Builder. Disney characters remain popular and feature Disney Princesses and Fairies, and Cars. No matter what the child’s tastes, there is a set to suit. Fortunately, these are available at reasonable prices, and great quality, so giving the child the design they love will not cost the earth.

The sets that we sell at Universal Textiles, include a duvet cover and pillowcase of a standard size. Some designs are made with Polyester and Cotton. This is ideal for those who prefer a natural fibre but want the same benefits offered by a synthetic one. Browse our range here.

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Decorating Your Child’s Bedroom

Children’s rooms should be fun and comfortable. Incorporate their tastes or favourite characters into the room, but at the same time keep the décor flexible enough for when your child grows up. Here are some tips for creating a perfect bedroom:

Use colourful curtains – Curtains instantly transform the room, use bright colours as these make the room look sharper and cleaner.
• Play with toys – This adds decoration and saves on storage. Use hooks to hang large toys and add shelves to display smaller ones.
• Paint – Add prints or drawings of your child’s favourite character. If you’re feeling brave, considering painting a theme directly onto the walls, such as princesses or cars.
• Accessorise – If your child has a favourite cartoon character, buy cushions or other accessories in the range. These will help draw the room together.
• Photos – Family pictures, certificates or holiday snaps personalise the room for your child.
• Bedding – The bed is usually the focal point of the room so select your bedding to create the theme of the room. Buy sheets, pillows and duvets in bright colours that can be mixed and matched. Our bedding usually comes as part of range where matching items are available.
• Night sky – Turn your child’s bedroom into a magical galaxy with glow in the dark stars or planets. This is a good energy saving alternative to a night-light.
• Books – Include educational items such as books, charts and toys so that your child can be learning while having fun.

We have a wide range of items to make your child’s bedroom amazing.

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Children’s Bedding

A new bedding set can really refresh your child’s bedroom, instead of having to spend too much on paint and new furniture.

We stock a wide variety a children’s character bedding, featuring everyone from the Disney Fairies to the Toy Story gang to Ben 10, to suit every child from a little princess to a spaceman to an explorer! Whatever your child is into, we are sure to have something to match their favourite character or film.

We also stock a lot of matching items to really bring together the new look of the bedroom. We have play mats and rugs for your child to play on, curtains which match the bedding and cushions and fleece blankets to further decorate the bed.

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Fleece Throws for Winter

Additional bed covers often are needed in winter to add a little extra warmth, particularly on very chilly nights.  Fleece throws are a good option in this situation.  They are warm while still being lightweight so they will not feel heavy when spread over the top of a duvet or other blankets.

Fleece is a very versatile fabric for winter and can be used in many different items such as jackets, gloves, and scarves.  Fleece was developed as a low cost alternative to wool and other expensive fibres. Because it can be mass produced, it retains its affordability.  It is machine washable and very easy to care for.

Children’s fleece throws come in a wide variety of colours and designs and often feature characters such as Dora the Explorer, Bart Simpson, Spiderman, and the Disney Princesses.  They are also available with a variety of football club logos on them, so there is something for everyone.  It is an easy way of adding their favourite characters to the decor without the need to redecorate.

The throws are mainly available in a single bed size, but their use is not limited to a bed cover.  They can also be used in the lounge as a throw on a child’s favourite chair or simply as a knee blanket while in the car. As they are lightweight and do not take up a lot of room while they are rolled up they are also ideal for taking on camping trips.


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