Duvet covers serve both a practical function and a style component for your bedroom. If you are shopping around for the perfect duvet cover, here are a few tips to help you decide on the perfect addition to your bedding.
The Benefits of a Duvet Cover
#1 Protect your Duvet with a Cover
Down comforters and duvets absorb sweat,
Duvet covers are easy to fit and remove for washing, whereas you may not be able to launder your duvet or comforter at all.
#2 Dress Up your Bed in Style with a Duvet Cover
Your bed takes up the majority of the space in your bedroom. Therefore, it makes sense that your duvet cover is the most prominent visual feature of the room. You can select colors that suit the theme of your bedroom and designs that provide an attractive, decorative, design component.
What to look for in your Duvet Design
Duvets are available in a wide range of sizes, colors, patterns, textures, and printed designs. Here is everything you need to know about
Lightweight and Washable Fabrics
The thread count of your duvet cover will tell you how many threads are in every square inch of your duvet cover. For a lightweight fabric, choose a thread count below 200. Not all fabrics are able to be laundered. Make sure that you read the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions before you throw it in the washing machine.
Be careful when selecting exotic fabrics such as silk. Silk may feel unbelievable on your skin but the sheets need to be dry cleaned and they tend to snag very easily.
Fabrics like cotton and polyester are lightweight and machine washable making them the ideal choice for easy cleaning. As a tip, buy more than one set of duvet cover so that you can rotate them between cleanings and extend the life of your duvet covers.
Selecting the Right Size Duvet Cover
Today’s mattresses are thick and fluffy, with pillow tops and added support. When selecting your duvet cover, look for a duvet that has a foot and sides as opposed to a traditional sack design.
A four-inch flange gives you an extra eight inches of coverage to the width of your duvet and four inches added to the length.
Fastening your Duvet
Most duvet covers come with tie-down or fastening systems sewn into the inner corners of the cover. You can use these attachments to tie down your duvet and prevent it from slipping during the night. There is nothing worse than waking early in the morning shivering because your duvet has slipped and all that’s keeping the heat in is the duvet cover.
Selecting a Duvet that Suits your Bedroom Styling
Duvet covers are available in a wide variety of patterns and textures. If you feel that your room could use an artistic touch, then consider a