Alisha Tyler Duvet Cover July 12th, 2018 - 13:53:33
Like many American men I must confess that the first time I heard someone refer to a Duvet or Duvet Cover, I had no idea what they could be referring to. In fact I think it's probably been less than two years ago that I first heard of a Duvet and I'm in my thirties. So, I suspect that I'm not the only person that hadn't heard of a duvet or a duvet cover or would even have an idea of where one might be found. For those of you that don't know, it's related to bedding. Coming from a tradition where we had sheets, blankets, quilts, covers and spreads I really was somewhat surprised when I started reading about the idea of a duvet or duvet cover.
Your first decision to make is what size cover you need. If you have a king size duvet then you will need to make sure to buy a king size cover. Have the measurements of your duvet to make sure the cover will be large enough. If your cover ends up being a bit too big, you can purchase clips that will hold the duvet and cover together nicely.
The value of the comforter, along with the fact that it is difficult to clean, lead to the "invention" of the duvet cover. Similar to the concept of a pillowcase, the duvet cover protected the down or silk comforter from body oils and all the other elements that might soil it.
In case you are planning to buy designer duvet covers, be ready to put in more care and caution in its upkeep. Made from special materials, these covers might need soft cleaning and special storage. Duvet might vary in their prices depending on various factors like quality of the stitching, type of fabric and the brand name. These are available as separate pieces or as a set.
You should also check the thread count of the cover. When you see the term 'thread count' or 'TC' in the product's label, this means the number of thread per square inch. Some covers have a 100 TC while others can have more than 1000 TC. If you want a really soft cover for your bedding, something that is very comfortable, you should choose a higher TC. The higher the TC, the softer the cover will be. If you want a good quality cover, a 300 TC is okay.
No matter what people call them, nothing matches the experience of sleeping under a quality down comforter or duvet.