What is a duvet cover?
A duvet cover is a bed cover that is used to dress your bed. It is made up of two pieces of fabric that are stitched together on three sides whilst the fourth side has buttons, studs or a zip that opens and closes for the purpose of inserting an inner.
Benefits of using duvet covers
- Duvet covers can be used all year round.
- Duvet covers come in a variety of colours and prints which are great for decorative purposes.
- They can be used in conjunction with quilts, blankets, throws and cushions for a layered, hotel look.
- Duvet covers come in a variety of fabric options to suit your budget.
- They are easiest type of bed linen to wash.
Disadvantages to using duvet covers
- Inners! Need we say more?
- Duvet covers require ironing
Different types of fabric
Duvet covers can be made of soft touch microfibre, poly cotton, percale, 100% cotton or Egyptian cotton.
How to wash your duvet cover
Duvet covers can either be hand washed or machine washed on a cold cycle. Be sure to wash like colours together. Once dry hang outside to air dry.
How often should you wash your bed linen?
If the duvet cover is being used for home purposes a good rule to go by would be once a week. If the duvet cover is being used in a hotel or guest house it is best to wash daily. Keep in mind that if you are going to be washing your duvet covers daily, opt for a better quality type of fabric which is more durable.
How do I get my duvet cover to look fluffy like hotel beds?
This depends directly on the type of inner you use. This is one time where price and quality do matter. Duck feather, goose down and microfill inners are a much better quality than cheaper alternatives which tend to lie quite flat. If you want volume then invest in a quality inner.