Molly Keith Duvet Cover July 11th, 2018 - 16:37:12
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.
One last step in reaching the duvet covers used today took place when the first homemaker became tired of her decorative comforter and realized that she could cover it with a duvet cover to produce a fresh new bedroom look. Blankets and quilts can also be used as duvet inserts, so whether one of these preceded the decorative comforter as a duvet insert is not really known.
When it comes to cleaning the duvet cover, it really depends on the fabrics. If you have a silk or high quality cotton then you won't really be able to just toss them in the washing machine. They will require more care, however most duvet covers are very easy to care for. That is also one of their many benefits, the fact that they can keep your comforter from getting dirty.
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.
If you are asthmatic or allergy-prone another option you could go for is silk duvet covers. Silk is a natural fibre and soothes the user into a blissful sleep. Though it could cost a little more than the regular cover, it gives an incomparable lavish look to your duvet. It is a good investment considering the anti-allergen effect it gives while also serving all seasons by staying warm in the winters and cool in the summers.
The fabric is another important thing to consider when choosing a duvet cover. Bedding covers are made from different fabrics. The most common is cotton. Cotton is perfect for your bedding because it is very comfortable and soft. Since it is a natural material, it also 'breathes,' so to speak. You can also choose silk (which is very luxurious), faux suede, velvet (which is perfect for cold months), and a combination of two fabrics.