Fanchon Marques Duvet Covers March 07, 2018 08:45:34
The more expensive types of duvet inserts, down and silk comforters, are excellent insulators, making the combination of insert and cover very thin and light weight for the amount of insulation and warmth they provide. Other types of inserts that are now available, though not equal to down and silk comforters, still provide very good bed cover qualities.
When you purchase a high quality down or silk comforter to use as your duvet insert, the product will last for many years, and each of those years can realize a utility savings associated with a lower thermostat setting. Duvet covers can be used to give new life to your old decorative comforters, blankets and quilts.
Choosing the Duvet-cover according to need. There are many types of duvet-covers in the market for different purposes and for every occasion. The cost varies with the fabric used as well as the designs. For example, in winters, a duvet cover made of silk, flannel or velvet would keep you warm whereas cotton or a lighter material duvet cover would be ideal for summers.
It comes in a variety of materials, and we are going to look at some of the better options for your home. Cotton, or cotton blends will be a durable way to keep your comforter safe. It is going to be a cool breathable material that will suit any room or person, plus is great for those warm summer nights. Polyester is going to a bit of a cheaper material to go with, if prices are going to be an issue. It has the added bonus of being anti-allergy material, but it does not breath too well. For those cold winter nights, flannel is the way to go with your duvet cover. This material will keep you toasty warm, but for those summer nights you will need to switch it up as you will be dying of heat exhaustion.
Bedding however can be a great living and hiding place for all sorts of dust and dirt and duvets are no different. Dust mites can thrive in the duvet and its important that it be cleaned regularly. If you are allergic to dust and dust mites it would be especially important to find a duvet cover that is resistant to dust mites passing through the material. Cleaning the duvet seems as though it could be a challenging process. A large commercial washing machine is recommended for a duvet to be cleaned. You should not have a duvet dry cleaned as the chemicals may damage the filler material. If you choose to dry your duvet in the dryer you should stop it periodically and break up any lumps of damp filler material that have clumped together. You should also use low heat to dry your duvet.
Its worth noting that it takes special measures beyond a simple run through the washer to kill off dust mites. Dust mites have been shown to be more effectively killed off if certain essential oils are used in the washing process such as pine, eucalyptus, or peppermint oil. These can kill a large majority of the dust mites in the duvet and will also leave a refreshing scent. Unfortunately just killing dust mites is note quite enough. Most allergies to dust mites are to their waste products and their bodies (dead or live) and so it might be effective to shake out or even beat your duvet with a broom as its suspended from a line. After this you will need to redistribute the filling material so that it is evenly placed. If you start out with a dust mite proof duvet cover you will not have to take such extreme cleaning measures of your duvet, you can simply focus your cleaning on the duvet cover on a regular basis and still avoid allergies related to dust mites in a dirty duvet.