Title:
Bedding with removable decorative attachment
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A bedding cover with an interchangeable decorative attachment that allows different designs and colors to be attached to the bed covering and removed for washing of bed covering.


Inventors:
Hickman, Janae (Tulsa, OK, US)
Application Number:
12/925325
Publication Date:
04/26/2012
Filing Date:
10/20/2010
Assignee:
HICKMAN JANAE
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A47G9/00
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Claims:
1. A bedding cover with an interchangeable decorative attachment having a first row of fastening means and a second row fastening means in a parallel configuration allowing for attachment of a interchangeable decorative attachment.

2. The invention according to claim 1 wherein the interchangeable decorative attachment is a rectangular shape and runs the entire length of the bed covering.

3. The invention according to claim 1 wherein the interchangeable decorative attachment is a rectangular shape and runs a partial length of the bed covering.

4. The invention according to claim 1 wherein there are multiple interchangeable decorative attachment in a parallel arrangement.

5. The invention according to claim 1 wherein there are multiple interchangeable decorative attachment with parallel and perpendicular arrangement to each other.

6. The invention according to claim 1 wherein there are multiple interchangeable decorative attachment with shapes for random placement on bed covering.

7. The invention according to claim 1 wherein the interchangeable decorative attachment is a single sheet of fabric of a decorative silk, satin, velvet or high grade polyester material.

8. The invention of claim 1 wherein said wherein interchangeable decorative attachment is a quilt, or comforter type of material with a padded batting and a sewn pattern.

9. The invention of claim 1 wherein a first fastening means on the bed covering is a button fastener and the second fastening means on the decorative attachment comprise a complementary button receiving hole.

10. The invention of claim 1 wherein said first fastening means on the bed covering and said second fastening means on the decorative attachment comprise hook and loop type fastening material.

11. The invention of claim 1 wherein fasteners comprise a snap type fastening material.

12. The invention of claim 1 wherein fasteners comprise a magnetic type of fastening system.

13. The invention of claim 1 wherein fasteners comprise a zipper type of fastening system.

14. The invention of claim 1 wherein fasteners comprise a clip type of fastening system.

15. The invention of claim 1 wherein fasteners comprise a hook and eyelet type of fastening system.

16. The invention of claim 1 wherein fasteners comprise ties for fastening means.

17. The invention of claim 1 wherein said first fastening means on the bed covering and said second fastening means on the decorative attachment comprise a Velcro style of fastening material.

18. The invention of claim 1 wherein first fastening means on the bed covering is attached to the underside of a fabric strip or piping lip covering fasteners.

19. The invention according to claim 1 wherein the interchangeable decorative attachment is duplicated at the upper and lower portions of the bed covering.

20. The invention according to claim 1 wherein interchangeable decorative attachment is along the length instead of the width of the bedding cover.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

A bedding cover with an interchangeable decorative attachment.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PRIOR ART

Historically, bed coverings have fallen in a number of categories. Including, but not limited to;

COMFORTERS: Typically two pieces of fabric stitched together and filled with polyester or down material to give a plush feel. A Comforter with a patterned design is often used to set a style within the bedroom as well as cover the bed.

QUILTS: Consist of a layer of cotton or polyester fill between two layers of fabric stitched together. Typically lighter in weight than a comforter. Quilts are known for having a simple charm with a traditional appeal.

BLANKETS: Typically a cotton, fleece or acrylic material make up blankets from lightweight styles suitable for warmer times of the year to heavier wool or down blankets for cooler months. Electric blankets are also used to pre-heat beds in winter months.

DUVET COVERS: A protective and often decorative cover for your comforter. It may also be referred to as a comforter cover.

BEDSPREADS: Typically a lightweight and decorative light one piece cover designed to cover the entire bed including the mattress, box spring and pillows.

SHAMS: Pillow covers with a decorative purpose of coordinating a bed cover appearance and giving it a more luxurious and matching appearance.

BED SKIRTS: A skirt at the bottom of the box springs that hides items under the bed and also enhances the bedding ensemble in a decorative way.

BED SHEETS: A light fabric covering the bed. Many times sold in sets wherein one fitted sheet covers the mattress and another sheet lies between a heavier bed covering and the first sheet for comfort to the sleeper.

As long as there have been beds, there have been ways of adding decorative styles and designs to bedding covers.

Historically, Interior designers and decorators have seen the bed as the centerpiece to the bedroom ensemble and throughout history many design features have been utilized to decorate and adorn bed coverings.

It would therefore be desirable to have a more versatile means for design and color changes that could be adapted to facilitate the attachment of decorative design features to bed coverings.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

One embodiment of the present invention is a bed covering herein after referring to any covering that lies upon the top of a bed including bed sheets, comforters or like coverings and any combination of bed covering comprising a bed ensemble made of any suitable material.

Wherein the bed cover shall have a plurality of fastening means comprising a first line or row of fasteners extending across the bed covering. Fastening means located in the upper portion of the bed covering.

Bed covering additionally having a plurality of fastening means comprising a second row of fastening means parallel to the first row extending across the bed covering.

Wherein the first row and second row of fasteners aligns in a complementary fashion with the receiving fastening means on the decorative attachment corresponding to the first and second receiving fasteners on the decorative attachment.

The positioning of the fastening means may be in horizontal or vertical alignment with the edge of the bed covering and may allow for the decorative attachment to be positioned in a parallel or perpendicular fashion.

The fastening means may include a plurality of buttons, magnetic clasp, eyelets, hook and loop, zippers, rivets, fit clips, snaps or other commercially available fastening means, wherein said fastening means facilitates a secure attachment of the decorative attachment to the bed covering in a complementary fashion.

Although the said decorative attachment may typically extend in length from one side of the bed covering to the other generally located on the upper portion of the bed covering. The decorative attachment may also extend partially or may consist of more than one decorative attachment.

In any arrangement of fasteners, the decorative attachment shall have a matching plurality of complementary receiving fastening means in alignment with the first and second rows of fastening means affixed to the main bed covering.

Since the decorative attachment is easily removable from the main bed covering it can be changed out for other separate attachments and may be constructed from high quality material not typically used for bed coverings such as velvet, satin, silk, high grade polyester fabrics or other suitable fabric materials.

Additionally, the removable decorative attachment allows for ease of washing the bed covering without damage to the fine silk or like materials that may be used for the decorative attachment. The decorative attachment can also be washed in a gentle way suitable for fine fabrics.

OBJECT AND ADVANTAGES

Accordingly, several objects and advantages of the invention are seen in the improvement to the existing art. One advantage is the removable and interchangeable feature allowing for new and different designs to be attached to bed coverings.

A bed covering can now be changed and updated to new design fashions, trends, seasonal adaptation, and color changes associated with a changing or new bedroom appearance.

A second feature is that a more elegant and higher quality material may be used upon the bed covering such as velvet, silk or satin with its unique design features. In the past it would be expensive and difficult to wash such a delicate and fine fabric. The decorative attachment can now be easily removed when the bed covering is washed.

A further feature allows for multiple decorative attachments to be interchangeability mixed and used on the bed covering allowing many variations of style and design. Changes and new styles can also be done quickly with updated home fashions.

An additional configuration of the decorative attachment will allow for smaller sectional pieces in various shapes such as circles, stars, or other popular graphic design shapes to be used in a multitude of different configurations.

Further objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from consideration of the drawings and ensuing description.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is an exploded perspective view of the invention showing the decorative attachment and the bed covering.

FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing the decorative cover and bed cover assembled.

FIG. 3 is an end view of one embodiment utilizing a cover strip.

FIG. 4 is an end view showing a hidden fastening method.

FIG. 5 is an end view showing a fastening method.

FIG. 6 is an end view showing a button fastening method.

FIG. 7 is perspective view showing a Velcro style of fastener without the decorative attachment.

FIG. 8 is an enlarged view showing the covering with attachment affixed.

FIG. 9 shows and end view with a fabric strip.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF INVENTION

In one embodiment of the invention 5 shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 a typical bed covering 10 is shown with a decorative attachment 20 representing the invention 5. The bedding cover 10 is shown laid flat for clarity but in use will typically lie over the sides of a bed to a desired length.

FIG. 1 shows a bed covering 10 before affixing a decorative attachment 20 and a plurality of buttons style fasteners 50 affixed and evenly spaced across the bed covering 10.

FIG. 2 shows the decorative attachment 20 affixed to the bed covering 10 utilizing button fasteners 50 in a typical configuration with a first row 30 and a second row 40 located on the upper proximity of the bed covering 10.

Fasteners 50 shall typically be affixed to the bed covering 10 by sewing means or any suitable commercially viable form for attaching fasteners. Fasteners 50 Shown in FIG. 1 may be of any standard or decorative style and may be arranged in a parallel or perpendicular fashion.

The fasteners 50 comprising a first row 30 affixed to the bed covering 10 shall be arranged in a line across the upper most portion of the bed covering 10 as seen in FIG. 1. First row 30 extending to a suitable distance from the end of the bed covering 10.

A second row 40 of fasteners 50 shall run in a parallel line in the same direction and the same proximity spaced lower on the bed covering 10. The distance between the top row 30 and the bottom row 40 shall be dependent upon the size of the decorative attachment 20 and may range from 4 inches to a suitable width aligning with the decorative attachment 20.

Fasteners 50 may be exposed as shown in FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 or may be hidden or otherwise covered by a fabric strip 60, sometimes called a piping lip, sewn to bed covering 10 in a complementary alignment to the first row 30 and the second row 40 shown in FIG. 3, FIG. 4, and FIG. 5

Fabric strip 60 continuing the length of the first row 30 and the second row 40 may be comprised of a stiff fabric material of may be constructed of a similar material to the bed covering 10.

Fasteners 50 may also be attached directly to decorative attachment 20 in a suitable means and have a receiving fastening means in the fabric strip 60 as shown in FIG. 3.

Other embodiments of the invention 5 may include replacing the plurality of fasteners 50 with snaps, magnetic clasp, eyelets, rivets, clips or other fastening means that are suitable for fabric.

All fastening means shall be spaced in similar fashion in a first row 30 and a second row 40. All fastening means may be attached to the bed covering or a fabric strip 60 and may be attached on the under side 80 of the fabric strip 60 as shown in FIG. 5 or directly to bedcovering 10 as shown in FIG. 4

Additionally, in a further embodiment fasteners 50 or other similar connection means comprising the first row 30 and second row 40 may be replaced with a length of a hook and loop material 70, more commonly known as Velcro shown in FIG. 7.

Hook and loop material 70 may additionally be utilized with fabric strip 60 as seen in FIG. 9 or directly on bed covering 10 as seen in FIG. 6. Hook and loop material 70 may be attached in any commercially viable method and may include fabric glue.

Hook and loop material 70 shall always be installed with a complementary receiving piece 90 affixed in a complementary fastening location. Hook and loop material 70 may be attached to the top side or the underside of decorative attachment 20 as required shown in FIG. 6.

Wherein detailed embodiments have included fasteners 50 and hook and loop material 70 it should be understood that any combination of other fastening means may include a mixture and plurality of buttons, Velcro, zippers, snaps or other similar fastening means or a combination thereof thereby creating a secure attachment for the decorative attachment 20 to the bed covering 10 in a complementary fashion.

Other embodiments of the invention 5 may comprise of multiple decorative attachments 20 aligned in a series, stacked, or prolapsed configuration. Furthermore, arrangements of multiple decorative covers may be in alignment or angled configuration.

In a preferred embodiment the decorative attachment 20 shall be affixed to bed covering 10 in such a manor that no visible fastening mean 50 are seen and decorative attachment 20 and bed covering 10 will appear to be a one piece bed covering.

Whereas the present invention has been described in particular relation to the drawings attached hereto it should be understood that other and further modifications apart from those suggested herein may be made within the spirit and scope of the invention.