Published at Monday, January 22nd 2018. by Nichole Potier in Duvet Covers.
A duvet known in many countries as a quilt is a thin yielding blanket with a soft filling inside. Its been there from bygone days serving the purpose of either a bed softener or a blanket in many parts of the world. Often there is confusion over the word duvet because in the United States Duvet is referred to as the quilt cover as opposed to the quilt itself. Duvet-covers are used just like a pillow cover to protect the duvet and keep it clean.
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.
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 covers decorative possibilities were realized.
When you first put that duvet cover on the first thing you are going to notice it the inherent comfort that it will bring to your bedroom. These duvet covers are essentially available in any fabric that you can think of but we get to that in a few minutes. The pure comfort of the material is where people fall in love with these covers. The best part is you can change up the cover with very little effort to either give you that silky sateen feeling or the light airy cotton it really is up to your feelings on the day. Plus this change can make your room pop or add a little substance to the room decor. Plus who does not love the options to change up your entire bed in a flash to what you are feeling that day. The amount of comfort that is available is simply worth going out and getting that duvet cover that you are now really wanting to go out and get!
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.
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.