The difference between a restful night's sleep and a restless one is sometimes all in the duvet. A good night's sleep can be made or broken by the correct duvet insert and quilt cover combo. If you choose the wrong fabric, you can wake up freezing or sweating in the middle of the night, pleading with your alarm clock for a few more hours.
Despite this, many people still consider quilt cover sets to be an afterthought, but why is that? Why settle for less when it comes to bedding? It's the one location where you can have it all, from aesthetics to comfort. Choosing a duvet might be scary for some, especially if you're coming from the comforter school of thought, which believes that a comforter is a one-size-fits-all solution. There's no need to fuss with a duvet cover with a comforter, but quilt coverings can actually provide a lot more options, especially in terms of style.
Quilts and covers
Our duvet inserts and duvet covers are among the most crucial components of your bed, but they also generate the most inquiries. You might be wondering what a duvet is, what a duvet insert is, what a duvet cover set is, and how it all fits together.
The structure of this form of bedding is straightforward. Quilt cover sets are a fluffy pillow blanket that you place on top of your bed to keep you warm while you sleep. They are often filled with down, wool, feathers, or a synthetic material. People may refer to duvets as comforters informally, but as Metro points out, they are not the same thing.
A duvet is what goes inside a duvet cover, while a comforter is what goes on top of it. Like the pillow to your pillowcase, they're always supposed to be utilized as an insert. Duvet covers are similar to pillowcases, whereas duvet inserts are similar to pillows. They protect your duvet insert from germs and bacteria on your body by covering it (or, for those of us who enjoy eating in bed, any midnight snacks you might accidentally spill). A duvet insert is put into the cover and secured with a tie.
Quilt cover sets are an excellent choice for someone who likes to change the look of their room on a frequent basis. Instead of purchasing a new comforter, which is costly, you can simply change the duvet cover to have a different look and feel. They're also easier to maintain because they don't need to be washed as frequently (due to the cover's protection).
Duvets are filled with a variety of materials. Down (or a combination of down and feathers), wool, or a synthetic replacement are the most common fillings. Because it is both warm and breathable, down is one of the most popular choices.
Nonetheless, because it comes from ducks and geese, it raises certain ethical difficulties. Finally, for people who suffer from indoor allergies, wool duvets are a popular choice. High-quality wool, like hypoallergenic down alternatives, protects against dust mites, mold, and fungus. Allergy sufferers may benefit from one of our donna protectors, which are constructed of tightly woven cotton and serve as an allergen barrier.
Types of Quilt covers
Quilt covers, like sheets, come in a wide range of fabrics, from linen and silk to various types of cotton and even wool flannel. The best way to clean a quilt depends on the fabric, which is one of the reasons why silk quilt coverings have become less popular. (Fabrics that can only be dry cleaned or hand washed are extremely high-maintenance.) Cotton and linen are the most preferred fabrics since they are easy to care for.
Because of its wicking characteristics and breathability, linen is often thought of as a summer fabric, yet it can be worn all year. It acts as a natural insulator, allowing you to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It's also the world's most durable natural fabric, naturally resisting bacterial development.
Cotton is a little more adaptable because it comes in a variety of textures and appearances. Our sateen fabric, for example, has a silky feel, whereas brushed cotton feels more like a soft t-shirt. If you can't decide between cotton and linen, a combination, such as our waffle quilt cover sets, are an option.
Duvet Sizes and Measurements
Duvets and duvet coverings are available in a variety of sizes to fit every style of bed, including the often-forgotten Twin XL beds found in college dorms. The following are the standard bed measurements: You should get a duvet that is at least 12 inches longer and 16 inches wider than your bed.
You may want to size up even more if you have an extra-deep mattress, use a fluffy mattress pad, or have a companion that is always snatching the sheets. If you want a fluffier bed, scale up with your insert and use a smaller duvet cover, but if you prefer a flatter, smoother look, use the same size cover and insert.
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Which Duvet and Duvet Cover Should I Buy?
You are the only one who can decide which sort of quilt and quilt cover sets are suitable for your bedroom. Whether your home is modern or eclectic, SleepWorld's selections are adaptable enough to fit any lifestyle and aesthetic. Find out more about the best ways to decorate your bedding.
Quilt cover sets are about as non-committal as bedding gets if you can't decide. Get a few and switch them up depending on your mood or the weather. You can learn more about SleepWorld's fabric possibilities here, or explore our quilt covers and quilt inserts to find the perfect one for you.