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Molly Keith Duvet Cover July 12th, 2018 - 08:04:46
Many people know what a duvet cover is, but what is a duvet ("due-vay"), and where does it come from? In the United States, we hear the phrases "duvet covers" and "down comforters" and overall, most people know what those items are. In other countries such as Canada and Europe, "duvet" refers to the actual comforter (down comforter) and the cover is the protection to the duvet much like a pillowcase is to a pillow. Duvet is a French word that translates to "down" (referring to the down in birds); this is where the United States gets the phrase "down comforter". As a result, a "duvet cover" refers to the covering of a duvet/down comforter.
Special duvet covers to battle the dust-mites. Asthma sufferers or allergy prone sufferers have a hard time keeping the dust-mites in check. Dust-mites are microscopic arachnids which thrive on dust especially in the down fillings of pillows and quilts. They comprise of almost 80% of the dust around the house!
For most people, making their beds can be a bit difficult. They have to put bed sheets, blankets, comforter, and other kinds of bedding. But some people, especially in European countries, use a duvet. This makes it easy for them to change their bedding. If you use a duvet, you can use it by itself, without using other kinds of bedding covers like blankets and sheets.
In many places in Europe it's even common for two, single size duvets to be placed on a queen or larger size bed. The advantage to this can be that for couples they can have individualized thicknesses of the duvet and it also solves the perennial problem of one person stealing the covers. Did I say different thicknesses? Yes, duvets and duvet covers can have different tog ratings to refer to different heat retention capabilities. Higher tog ratings translate into a warmer cover. These days the filling of a duvet doesn't have to be down, but can be most any other fiber that is used for quilting material from man made to natural materials the variety is really up to the preference of the buyer. Some will want to avoid down for allergy reasons for instance.
You get these covers in various shapes and sizes as well as colors and designs. There are different qualities of quilts. One cannot afford to have many quilts. If you go for quilts which would match with any wall color, it would be good. Since you get many patterns and designs you can easily get colors that go with the walls of your bedroom. There are sets of duvet covers also available in the market. This set consists of duvet cover, pillow cover with a duvet. The covers are available in twin, full, queen and king size. You should carefully select the size of the duvet. It should not be that you select the larger duvet cover for smaller quilt. This will be uncomfortable and you won't get the right warmth. In case you are searching for these cover for kids, you can go for twin size covers. The size would be 64x90 inches. If you want it for elder people, you can select bigger than twin size and if you want it for double bed, then you can go for king size cover. This would be 108x90 inches. You also get one size smaller in king size which is queen size duvet-cover which would be 102x108 inches.
Like comforters and quilts, duvets are bought according to the size of the bed they will be used on. Some duvets are reversible, giving you designing options each time you wash and freshen up your sheets. You can change the look of a whole room simply by turning your duvet cover inside-out! 100 percent cotton duvet covers are known to be the softest when compared to rayon or microfiber, plus being completely natural makes it hypoallergenic.