Imagine slipping into a deep slumber on the softest of beds and a feather light duvet on top of you to keep warm. Yes, using a duvet instead of a thin linen sheet indeed makes a lot of difference and results in blissful sleep, especially when the air around might be carrying a certain degree of chill.
Having originated in Europe, duvets are now used worldwide owing to their insulation properties that ensure that the warmth remains trapped within. Simply described, it is a quilt filled with down, feathers, cotton or other synthetic material and serves as a viable alternative for a comforter, a down duvet being a particularly popular option. These are available in a variety of fillings, sizes and thickness to suit almost every climatic condition.
To understand down duvets, it is imperative to know what is meant by ‘down’. Down is a layer of fine, soft feathers that is common to avian species, particularly in very young birds. Another variety of down is powder down which characterizes very few species of birds. Courtesy of its ability as thermal insulator to keep the birds warm, it is one of the most sought-after materials for padding and filling. This also explains why it is effective in providing warmth, a function with which it is usually associated.
Not only will you remain warm thanks to the duvet’s heat trapping air pockets during those chilly nights but also feel comfortable courtesy of its light texture. If you have purchased down duvets, your next focus ought to be duvet cover sets. Without doubt, you would prefer to protect your duvet with the finest of duvet covers and a set helps in accomplishing this objective. Covers play an instrumental role in keeping duvets manageable and clean and therefore instead of washing your down duvet and risk spoiling the filling inside, you can just remove the cover and get it laundered.
How about buying duvets in form of premium handpicked cover sets in myriad hues and sizes to transform your bedroom? Available in a variety of colors and a wide complexity of weaves, duvet cover sets also offer the option of no-slip weaves which prevent your duvet from slipping. Many of these covers are reversible too, meaning you can switch the sides from time to time and enjoy the change without making any additional investment.
If you are a novice at buying duvet and cover sets, going through a duvet guide available at several duvet manufacturing stores is strongly recommended. Right from determining the level of warmth suitable for specific climatic condition to the color and pattern which would reflect your personal style and energize your space, you can find solutions for all your queries.
While buying a duvet cover set you would also need to keep in mind the breathing ability of the fabric. In this regard, heavy duvet covers tend to weigh your duvet down but do not provide the required air circulation through the duvet pockets. Choosing from amongst the finest cottons with high thread count ensures that you will be able to enjoy the softness without compromising on the warmth.
So go ahead and choose from sumptuously soft duvet with some pleasant and bright duvet covers and relish the luxury on a chilled winter evening.