Published at Thursday, January 25th 2018. by Nichole Potier in Duvet Covers.
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.
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.
Duvet inserts and covers present less of a storage problem than other types of bed covers. In general two inserts are adequate for any bed. One for the colder months and one for the warmer months with an empty duvet cover (no insert) being used during the hottest months. So for most of the year when one duvet insert is in use you have one bulky (but not as bulky as many other coverings) duvet inserts to store. Add to this all but one of your duvet covers - three in the closet along with one on the bed would give you four to alternate between. Each of the covers takes up as much space as two folded flat sheets. This compares favorably with the storage space required for a total of four changes with other types of bed covers such as three bedspreads quilts or decorative comforters.
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.
One last step in reaching the duvet covers used today took place when the first homemaker became tired of her decorative comforter and realized that she could cover it with a duvet cover to produce a fresh new bedroom look. Blankets and quilts can also be used as duvet inserts so whether one of these preceded the decorative comforter as a duvet insert is not really known.
When you are looking at that comforter and seeing that terrible stain in the middle of it we both know you are going is it that noticeable? Well worry no more if you have a duvet cover on the comforter you will no longer have to clean that comforter only the cover. For washing these are the best things in the world. Throw into the washer on either warm or cold use a nice mild detergent and let it do its thing. When it is done the duvet cover can right in the dryer on low heat of course and you are done. It is that simple you cannot say that much for your comforter and you will be ecstatic at the results. No more time wasted when you take a full day to wash and dry your comforter instead you are good to go in a couple of hours.