Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018. by Lorraina Quere in Duvet Covers.
The duvet story begins a few centuries ago with down comforters in Europe and silk comforters in Asia. Both comforters required a significant amount of time to make which gave them value. Also both types are excellent insulators but neither one was happy being washed in the local stream nor are they happy in a modern washer.
Bedding however can be a great living and hiding place for all sorts of dust and dirt and duvets are no different. Dust mites can thrive in the duvet and its important that it be cleaned regularly. If you are allergic to dust and dust mites it would be especially important to find a duvet cover that is resistant to dust mites passing through the material. Cleaning the duvet seems as though it could be a challenging process. A large commercial washing machine is recommended for a duvet to be cleaned. You should not have a duvet dry cleaned as the chemicals may damage the filler material. If you choose to dry your duvet in the dryer you should stop it periodically and break up any lumps of damp filler material that have clumped together. You should also use low heat to dry your duvet.
As they are available in many sizes you can make your choice depending on the type of duvet that you have. The three main types of duvet covers are the twin full queen and the king. When you go to the market or if you are purchasing them online make sure that you know the size of your bed. This is because you cannot buy a king size duvet cover for a small bed. On a similar note you cannot buy a small one for a big bed. This will make your bed to look funny and not as elegant as you want it look.
Although duvet inserts and covers have been around for a long time their popularity in the US has lagged behind their popularity in other countries until relatively recently. Their popularity in America is now growing as people realize their many advantages over other types of bedding. If you have not yet experienced these advantages for yourself you are encouraged to try one soon.
The more expensive types of duvet inserts down and silk comforters are excellent insulators making the combination of insert and cover very thin and light weight for the amount of insulation and warmth they provide. Other types of inserts that are now available though not equal to down and silk comforters still provide very good bed cover qualities.
Duvet covers are a great investment not only will they save your comforter from spills and dirt it can also personalize a room. We have reviewed what a duvet cover is the ease of use the comfort the style and what materials to look for in duvet covers. If you are not already on the road to go find the perfect duvet cover we will see you in the morning. This is one piece of bedding that is worth the investment no matter your preference!