Polly Conner Duvet Cover July 24th, 2018 - 11:28:03
A duvet cover is a very practical piece to add to your bedroom. A down comforter (or duvet) would be extremely difficult to toss in the washer, however a duvet covering is easily removed from the down comforter and put in the wash with the other sheets and pillowcases, which makes washing and keeping the duvet/down comforter clean, quite simple. Covers may come separately, or in a bedroom set. A bedroom set usually comes with matching pillows and shams. You may not like having the extra accessories that come in a set, so a single duvet cover would be what you are looking for.
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.
The first thing that you need to know about when you are looking for a duvet cover for your bed is the size. The sizes of duvets are really all over the board. You want to first start by measuring your comforter for width and height. If you have a fluffy comforter then you need to account for the depth realizing that they will takes some extra inches for your duvet. If you are looking for a really nice duvet, many retail shops should be able to help you get a custom size if you need it.
If you are looking for a cover for your duvet or comforter than you may have already discovered that there are thousands of choices out there in department stores and online. There are a few important factors to consider when selecting a good cover for your duvet.
If you have sensitive skins choose the duvet with a finer finish. The thread count is especially important. It can make the difference between comfort and discomfort. A thread count of 300 is the comfortable enough but beyond that, little else matters. It's similar to applying lotion on your skin. One application is enough. If you add a second or third application you're wasting the lotion.
Duvet covers usually have one end that has a zipper or buttons that can seal the duvet cover around the duvet. Duvet covers fit tightly around duvets and protect them from getting dirty or soiled. A duvet cover can be compared to a pillowcase in that they both cover and protect bedding materials in a similar manner. The person can wash the duvet cover with the fitted sheet whenever necessary. It is much easier to load a duvet cover into a washing machine and dryer than it is to wash the full duvet itself. Most duvet covers are made of materials like cotton that are safe to wash in machines and do not need any special care.