A duvet is generally referred to as a type of bedding made from a cloth sewn to form a large soft flat bag. This bag is filled with soft materials like down, feathers, wool, or synthetic fiber. The word duvet arrives from the French for down, and down is the most popular filling used for duvets available among all other alternatives.
It has become a little harder to define duvet because some use the word interchangeably with the comforter. In fact, some dictionaries include the word comforter in the entry, as a synonym. But in fact, the two pieces of bedding are not the same.
A duvet cover is a protective layer that comes with a closure to protect the duvet. A duvet cover not only changes the look of your bed quickly, but they are easy to remove and wash.
What is the right choice for you? A Duvet or Comforter?
When you are making a choice between a duvet or a comforter, you need to keep several factors in mind like the ease of washing, bed making habits, etc.
A duvet cover is a type of blanket for your bedding. A duvet or comforter goes inside it and at the top, it usually has a button, zipper or tie. It allows the insert to stay in place.
While a comforter is a thick, layered, fluffy and quilted blanket that keeps you warm, usually filled with synthetic fiber.
To protect or to create a new look, one can place duvet or comforter inside a duvet cover.
What Size The Duvet Cover Needs To Be?
Your duvet cover needs to be 1” or 2” larger than your duvet or comforter.
Here are some sizes to keep in mind:
Twin: From 63 inches x 85 inches to 68 inches x 88 inches
Full/Queen: From 85 inches x 91 inches to 90 inches x 92 inches
King: From 104 inches x 92 inches to 106 inches x 92 inches
California King: 102 inches x 99 inches
Duvet covers are available in a variety of fabrics, few of them are:
Cotton Duvet Covers: most commonly used, easy to care and breathable
Blend Duvet Covers: Cotton combined polyester ideal for easy care and no-ironing
Silk Duvet Covers: Luxurious, soft and demands high maintenance
Velvet Duvet Covers: Heavier in look, ideal for cool places, and usually made of polyester blends
Each duvet cover required different wash and care based on its fabric. For example, cotton duvet covers are machine washable with mild detergent and like clothes. While the silk duvet covers or covers made of silk needs dry cleaning and extra care.
Duvet covers are versatile. They have the power to change the look and feel of your bedroom entirely. The way you want to use duvet covers to redecorate your bedroom is a matter of personal choice and preference. Below are some ways in which you can mix and match your duvet cover with the interior of your room:
Types of Duvet Cover :
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