Published at Monday, January 22nd 2018. by Lorraina Quere in Duvet Covers.
It comes in a variety of materials and we are going to look at some of the better options for your home. Cotton or cotton blends will be a durable way to keep your comforter safe. It is going to be a cool breathable material that will suit any room or person plus is great for those warm summer nights. Polyester is going to a bit of a cheaper material to go with if prices are going to be an issue. It has the added bonus of being anti-allergy material but it does not breath too well. For those cold winter nights flannel is the way to go with your duvet cover. This material will keep you toasty warm but for those summer nights you will need to switch it up as you will be dying of heat exhaustion.
Before we look at their importance let us first try to understand what duvets are and where they originated from. A duvet is just like a bag filled with warm fabrics like feathers or wool. Duvets originated from the French and it basically means down. Many people do not know the difference between a duvet and a comforter. There is a very big difference but they both serve the same purpose. A comforter in contrast is sewn all round whereas the duvet has an outer cover which resembles that of a pillow case.
Its worth noting that it takes special measures beyond a simple run through the washer to kill off dust mites. Dust mites have been shown to be more effectively killed off if certain essential oils are used in the washing process such as pine eucalyptus or peppermint oil. These can kill a large majority of the dust mites in the duvet and will also leave a refreshing scent. Unfortunately just killing dust mites is note quite enough. Most allergies to dust mites are to their waste products and their bodies (dead or live) and so it might be effective to shake out or even beat your duvet with a broom as its suspended from a line. After this you will need to redistribute the filling material so that it is evenly placed. If you start out with a dust mite proof duvet cover you will not have to take such extreme cleaning measures of your duvet you can simply focus your cleaning on the duvet cover on a regular basis and still avoid allergies related to dust mites in a dirty duvet.
A duvet cover essentially is a pillow case for your comforter. They come in a variety of shapes and colors to fit any comforter that you own. Instead of having your comforter get dirty your cover will get the brunt of the spill which is going to be giving you peace of mind. Remember with the varieties that are available you will be able to find the perfect duvet cover for any room and for any personality.
Duvet covers have been around for a long time but most Americans were not aware of them until relatively recently. Through the twentieth century their general acceptance and popularity has gone from obscure to a level where even many husbands know what they are. The development of the duvet will provide a little background to the advantages that duvet covers will bring to your decorating arsenal.
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!