Duvets, like comforters, are filled with various materials. They are often filled with down (or a mix of down and feathers), wool, or a synthetic substitute. Down is a popular choice since it is both warm and breathable. Nonetheless, because it is derived from ducks and geese, it raises certain ethical difficulties.
Wool duvets are popular among individuals who suffer from indoor allergies. High-quality wool, like hypoallergenic down alternatives, protects against dust mites, mildew, and fungus. Allergy sufferers may also benefit from one of our duvet covers, which are composed of tightly-wound cotton and function as an allergen barrier.
What is a Duvet Cover?
If duvet inserts are similar to pillows, duvet coverings are similar to pillowcases. They are what protect your duvet insert from germs and bacteria on your body (or, for those of us who enjoy eating in bed, any midnight snacks you might accidentally spill). A duvet insert is inserted and fastened within the cover.
Types of Duvet Covers Available
Duvet covers, like sheets, are available in nearly every fabric under the sun, from linen and silk to various types of cotton and even wool flannel. The best way to clean a duvet depends on the fabric, which is why silk duvet covers have gone out of favor. (Dry clean or hand wash only textiles require a lot of maintenance.) Cotton and linen are the most popular fabrics since they are easy to care for.
Linen is recognized as a summer fabric due to its wicking characteristics and breathability, although it may be used all year. It functions as a natural insulation, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is also the world's most durable natural material and naturally inhibits bacterial development.
Cotton is more adaptable since it comes in a variety of colors and textures. Our satiny fabric, for example, has the look and feel of silk, whereas brushed cotton is more like a soft t-shirt. If you can't decide between cotton and linen, a combination, such as our Beige Duvet Cover Set, is an option.
Guide On How To Use Duvet Cover
Most duvet covers include ties for attaching to your duvet insert. Others use buttons or clips to keep the insert from moving or bunching up. Even so, some individuals have difficulty keeping a duvet in place, but it doesn't have to be tough. You only need to figure out how to correctly knot your duvet cover on at least two sides.
Some days, you may not want to mess with a duvet cover. Maybe you waited till midnight to wash your clothes. Maybe it's simply too hot for your complete duvet, and you're wondering if you can use a duvet cover on its own. Yes, the answer is yes. A duvet cover is a lightweight alternative to sleeping with two top sheets.
Which Duvet Cover Should You Buy?
Only you can decide which sort of duvet and duvet cover will work best in your bedroom. The alternatives available from Parachute are adaptable enough to go with any lifestyle and aesthetic, whether your house is modern, eclectic, or boho chic. Learn more about how to style your bedding.
If you can't decide, a duvet cover is as neutral as bedding gets. Get a couple and switch them out depending on your mood or the weather. You can learn more about the fabric possibilities at Parachute or explore our duvet covers and duvet inserts to discover the one that's suitable for you.