Fanchon Marques Duvet Covers March 12, 2018 19:55:42
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!
A duvet is a soft bedding bag filled with bird feathers or down, soft cotton, silk, wool or a synthetic substance like polyester or foam that is protected with an outer covering. Since it is a complete bedding unit by itself, it can do away the need for having a mattress or bed, bed sheets or blankets. Duvets originated in northern rural Europe where winters required thermal insulation; duvets fulfilled that need especially for small children.
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.
Choosing the Duvet-cover according to need. There are many types of duvet-covers in the market for different purposes and for every occasion. The cost varies with the fabric used as well as the designs. For example, in winters, a duvet cover made of silk, flannel or velvet would keep you warm whereas cotton or a lighter material duvet cover would be ideal for summers.
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.
What are Duvet-covers? A Duvet cover is an important part of a bedding arrangement which protects the duvet from dirt, fading and wear and tear. It is easy to remove and to put on which also saves the cost of buying different duvets every time you want to change the design or the colour of your duvet. There is an array of different types of duvet covers to savour, some duvet covers even come with special double reversible designs which could change the colour or look just by turning the cover inside out.