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Think of a duvet cover as a pillowcase for your comforter, as well as blankets and throws. Often sold in matching sets with coordinating shams, duvet covers prolong you comforter’s lifespan and let you get by longer without washing it—sometimes they require a dry clean. Added bonus: Duvet covers afford opportunity for seasonal bedroom transitions based on comfort. For example, linen in the summer and crinkled velvet for the cold months. Typically a button or zipper closure and interior ties are incorporated to keep your comforter in place and avoid bunching. So, restless sleepers: Feel free to toss and turn as much as you want to!
With a host of materials to choose from, including: linen, cotton, microfiber, hemp, and more—how do you ever choose? Keeping both functionality and style in mind, we cover all the bases, from hypoallergenic and cool-inducing to wrinkle and fade-resistant options. Duvet covers have the ability to make a bedroom feel brand new, and, with these affordable and beautiful options available to "add to cart" now, why put off a better sleep environment any longer?
Duvet or comforter? That is the question. When it comes to choosing your bedding, what is the right choice for you? Do you hate making your bed? Do you prefer ease of washing? These are all things to keep in mind when deciding on what your bedding will be.
What is a comforter?
Typically, a comforter is a thick, quilted, fluffy blanket, or fleece printed blankets and throws that are used to keep you warm. It is usually filled with synthetic fiber filler which is quilted or stitched to secure the filling and keep it evenly distributed. Unlike a duvet, the comforter only forms one piece of all of your bed linens. It is intended to sit on top of your sheets and those who want a layered look might prefer this. Comforters are usually sold in bedding sets that have coordinating separates and makes decorating easy. Caring for your comforter is easy as you can just place it in the wash with your other bedding.
What is a duvet?
Sometimes referred to as a comforter (especially in the United States), a duvet is a type of bedding that is a soft flat bag filled with down, feathers, wool, or a synthetic alternative. It is protected with a removable cover, the duvet cover. The duvet set originated in Europe and was made from down feathers because of its usefulness as a thermal insulator. Adding a duvet to your bed makes the whole chore of making your bed a lot easier. It’s a single covering instead of a combination of sheets, blankets, quilts and other bed coverings.
What is a duvet cover?
Analogy: duvet is to duvet cover as pillow is to pillowcase. A solid duvet covers is a protective layer that slips over the duvet and has a closure. Because duvets and comforters can be expensive and difficult to clean, duvet covers are useful because they protect your comforter during use and are easily removed and easy to wash. With duvet covers, you can also quickly and easily change the look of your bed and room without having to completely redecorate.
The duvet should fit snugly inside a duvet cover which can be removed and washed when needed. The duvet cover also allows you to change your style or color choice of your bedding with the simple switch of the cover. This allows for easy changes from season to season.
Linen bedding is a great choice for a number of reasons. Known for being lightweight, comfortable, and airy, linen is easy to care for and never goes out of style. Brooklinen’s linen is stonewashed, which makes for an ultra soft duvet cover. It’s also made from Belgian and French flax, so you can feel like royalty each night when you climb into bed. Get yourself a duvet in classic white or choose from a variety of playful prints and colors, like one of the limited-edition styles for summer 2019.
While you may not be able to live in a hotel, you can certainly sleep as if you do. Typically, nice hotels have the most luxurious, fluffy bedding, and it’s usually due to a high thread count of the materials. The Hotel Collection exclusively at Macy’s specializes in providing hotel-like quality products at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for a clean, classic look, the 680-thread-count collection is a great choice. The Supima cotton is as soft as cashmere, which makes this a very cozy and high-quality duvet cover. Choose from eight colors and transform your bedroom into a hotel suite—and right now, you can shop the collection for 25-percent off using the promo code STYLE.
Percale is a desirable fabric because it’s a closely woven plain-weave with a thread count of 200 or higher. And Parachute makes a percale duvet cover that is hard to resist. Crafted in Portugal, this duvet cover is made from 100-percent premium, certified long-staple Egyptian cotton. The material is so light and luxurious, reviewers say it feels like sleeping on a cloud. The only problem with this duvet cover is you may never want to get out of bed.
Have you ever washed your bedding only to find that it’s completely wrinkled when it comes out of the machine? Sometimes certain fabrics wrinkle more easily after being in the dryer, but not the Bare Elegant duvet cover. Made from silky microfiber, this duvet cover feels like it’s 1,500 thread count but at a more affordable price. So go ahead and pile the whole family into your bed on a Sunday morning—your bed can handle it!