Duvet covers are like a large pillow case which looks like a blanket. It is used to cover the duvet or comforter. In British English, it is known as a continental quilt cover. Duvet covers come along with zippers, tie or other means to keep the duvet inside.
Purpose of Duvet Covers
The core purpose of using a duvet cover is that the price of dry cleaning a comforter is too high. This is so expensive that most of the people cannot afford or are not willing to pay such a large sum of money to get the duvets cleaned. Thus duvet covers are used so that the duvets remain clean for a longer period. Duvet covers keep the duvet fresh and these are easily washable. Most of the covers are machine washable so this reduces the extra expenditure. These are easily removable and comfortable. These covers not only save money but also create a decorative and festive look in the bedroom.
Choosing the right Fabric and Size
The most commonly used fabric for duvet covers is cotton. This ensures comfort and creates a nice decent look. This fabric also has a great breathability and are easy to care for. There are so many types of cotton covers, among which- Egyptian cotton is the best and most expensive one. Using a cotton polyester blended cover helps to keep cover wrinkle free which does not need to be ironed. Silk is luxurious and is less washable. This is quite expensive but looks great as covers by creating an elegant look. Faux suede is what feels like original suede but is actually a micro suede. This one is the most affordable and easily washable fabric for duvet covers. Velvets can be also used to make covers. These are washable and the best choice for cooler months.
Choosing the right size for duvet covers is very important as unfit cover harms the impression of a room. The duvet has to fit in the cover properly or else there is no use of using it. This will neither enhance the beauty of your room, nor will make you feel comfort. Unfit duvet covers are impossible to control and duvets often get folded inside the cover which costs a huge deal of effort and time to make it right. To fit the cover properly, you need to purchase a cover larger by 1” or 2” than that of the duvet itself.