Rosanna Nguyen Duvet Cover July 11th, 2018 - 07:11:26
A duvet is popularly known as quilt. It is soft blanket with filling inside. It is used either as soft bed cover or as blanket to cover all over the world. There has been a slight confusion between duvet and duvet covers in many countries. In the USA, it is always referred as quilt, where as in some places duvet covers are used as any pillow covers. This would help them protect from dust and keep them clean. Duvets are part of the bedding arrangement. They protect the bed from fading as well. Beds often get worn out when we use it regularly. Hence quilts prove to be helpful. There are different types of duvet covers available with different designs and patterns. You also have double side or reversible designs. This will change the look of the bed.
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.
Duvet covers come in a wide variety of styles and patterns. They can have nearly any type of design to go with the décor of the room. They come in almost any solid color imaginable and can have patterns or designs woven into them.
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.
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.
From this practical and utilitarian beginning in a European peasant hut, the duvet cover has developed to include being the center of a modern bedroom decor. It still protects, but it has also become a fashion item that is easily changed and stored. The original comforters and covers were plain and drab, but eventually the cover's decorative possibilities were realized.