Duvet covers are essential bedding items these days. No one has sheets and blankets anymore, almost every household enjoys the convenience of a duvet, but your wonderful and thick comforter needs protection. Duvet covers are items which envelope your duvet, keeping it safe and enabling you to change your colour schemes based on your mood, the seasons or even the weather, if you wish.
When buying this type of item, you need to pay close attention to the colours you choose. These items come in such a wide range of colour options, which is great, but you need to ensure any choice you make blends in with your current bedroom theme and colour co-ordination. White and neutral colours are popular, but can be rather bland and boring. This is a chance to let your personality shine through adding bold colours and deliberate patterns to complete the space to perfection.
Always pay close attention to the size available. You should know your bed size, so you have some idea on the duvet cover size you need. If you’re buying online, ensure you read the information provided and measure your duvet to ensure the cover you are looking at will fit. Some companies do vary slightly in size and you may find upon receipt, that the cover is slightly too big or slightly too small for your current bedding. Always ensure you check this, there is nothing worse than trying to squash a duvet into a cover that is too small. These items usually come in sizes ranging from single to double to queen, king and even super king.
Remember if you have a custom made bed and duvet, you will only be able to use a company that can provide you with custom made bedding that will work with the items you already have at home.
One of the most important decisions you will have to make is material. When you go through all the options available, you will find you are faced with a range of materials from luxurious Egyptian cotton to one hundred percent cotton to poly-cotton blends and polyester options.
Egyptian cotton is a high quality and luxurious material which comes in a high thread count. This is usually slightly more expensive than the other items available, but will offer you a luxurious and comfortable night sleep. One hundred percent cotton is ideal. This material is breathable and will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer.
The poly-cotton and polyester options are usually good quality, depending where you purchase from. These are the ideal choice if you’re buying on a tighter budget.
Always check to see how the duvet cover closes. All covers will close at the bottom either using buttons or push studs. While push studs may seem the most practical and convenient option, don’t be surprised if you have to close them every morning after the bed has been slept in. Buttons may take slightly longer when changing the bedding, but they tend to stay closed even with you thrashing around in your sleep during the night.
When making this type of purchase, you also have to decide whether to purchase a duvet cover set or purchase all of your bedding separately. Most sets come complete with the cover in the chosen size and pillow cases. Single covers will come with one pillow case, while doubles and above come with two. You will still need to purchase sheets to match the colour you have chosen.
Don’t rely only on price. Rather pay closer attention to the reputability of the supplier and the quality of the product, ensuring your duvet cover lasts for years and offers you comfort, convenience and luxury.