What is a duvet : How to Choose a Perfect Duvet

What is duvet

This article will help you to understand what is a duvet and how to choose a duvet.

Duvet is like a bed mattress. During the coldest and harshest months of the year, they become our best allies. It’s a most vital element of winter as a perfect evolution of bedding. Usually, we use a duvet on our bed in winter. It’s very soft, fluffy and keep our bed warm. Duvet plays an essential role in our rest during this period of hibernation. But to choose from the best models, we have to identify, which type duvet is perfect for our bed.

How to choose a duvet can be difficult, and here is what you need to know to make the right choice. There are so many options in the market, which all seem identical, hence the difficulty in choosing. It is therefore essential to ask yourself the right questions about the different types of duvets and to know the answers.

What is a Duvet and Types of Duvet

Centuries ago in very cold Scandinavia, its inhabitants observed how ducks used their plumage to survive harsh winters. Following this hypothesis, and applying a rule of three, the countries of the zone replaced the characteristic skin bags that they used to cover themselves at night with others made of duck feathers. They thus verified that they were better insulated from the cold and the Nordic duvet was born. A piece of bedding, whose name you only have to hear to warm up. An element of our rest which is synonymous with comfort.

Many countries export this product. Also, it’s trendy in our country. It has already begun to be imitated by the old winter fabrics. Suddenly, it is more difficult for us to distinguish between the Nordic duvet, the bedspread and the comforter. But don’t worry,

many differentials will make it easy for you not only to spot them but also to choose the best models.

  • Nordic Duvet: In general, the Nordic duvet is full with down or goose and duck feathers, which gives it a significant advantage in terms of thickness, making it the most padded piece of bedding on the market. 
  • Bedspread: Very typical and characteristic of Spanish houses, the bedspread is the most extensive piece of bedding. It usually has a more decorative purpose, so it usually has embroidered designs. Although it is not very thick and therefore not designed for the colder months, there are variations for winter.
  • Quilt: Particularly made for winter, in French homes it used to replace the blanket on arrival in the colder months. Although the appearance of the Nordic duvet has dethroned it a little in recent years, its use is still quite common. Unlike the aforementioned Nordic duvet, it is not possible to remove or replace its padding, as the cover entirely sew and to allow the distribution of this padding over its entire length.

Another difference from the comforter is that the Nordic comforter is much more padded and it often fills with synthetic fibres or down.

Choose a duvet for a double bed

While choosing a duvet for a double bed, the advice is the same. The double bed has a width that will vary between 140 and 160 centimetres. Like the single bed, the length will vary between 190 and 200 centimetres and will adapt to the height of the people who will use it. Also, we recommend the 220 × 200 or 240 × 220 duvets for a slight edge on the side. However, some people prefer edge to edge, and in this case, it will be necessary to choose the 200 × 200.

Choosing for a cot

Choosing a duvet for a baby bed is more difficult because baby duvets are rare, but the principle remains the same, you have to take into account the size of the bed. Generally, a  bed baby is between 40 and 80 centimetres wide. Indeed, it is narrower than a single bed. The same is true for the length between 80 and 90 centimetres. Some people will use the playpen as a bed during the first two years after birth. The rectangular dimensions of a playpen generally oscillate around a one by 1 meter.

So to choose the duvet for a baby, it will be necessary to take the precise dimensions of his “dormitory” so that the duvet can adapt harmoniously to the size of his bed. It is also essential to check that the duvet will not represent a danger for your baby by taking it too large. A baby duvet usually, enlarges afterward.

Choosing for a king-size bed

As we said before, for large beds, you will need to opt for a large or custom duvet. That will be the case for the king-size beds of 180 centimeters in width which are wildly popular in the United States. Beyond this bed size, you may prefer the manufacture of a tailor-made duvet to meet specific needs. For example, if you like a duvet that will overflow significantly on the sides and prevent your partner from bundling up alone in it and not discover you at night.

Choose a custom size

There are also original forms of beds, such as round beds. There are quilts of this form. The round duvets we make can also be used for 1 or 2 person beds to add a touch of originality to your bedroom.

The right size of duvet for each bed

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Before choosing your duvet, take into account the size of your bed and if you want fallout on the sides, consider adding at least 30 cm to the size of the bed to know which size of the duvet to choose. All our bedding products such as duvets, eiderdowns, and pillows usually make in a workshop in Lens. We can make any bed that will be able to adapt to the size of your bed. The made to measure is an efficient solution in your duvet selection, in some cases.

Choosing the filling 

Choosing the material of your duvet requires taking an interest in its filling, and it is essential to know how to select the filling of a duvet. The duvets feather or down are called natural duvets.

As for synthetic duvets are generally those that you can find them in supermarkets. Natural or synthetic duvets do not have the same technical characteristics and the same healing powers. There are a large number of variations in the feathers and duvets that make up the filling of your duvet.

Choosing the right natural duvet

The natural and synthetic duvets are the most critical part duvets sold in the market. Note that there are other materials used to fill quilts and quilts such as wool or silk. For example, in mountainous regions where sheep farming is frequent, shearing was used to make wool but also to fill quilts. Even if it is quite rare nowadays, it still exists. It is essential to target the desired material. Consider taking into account the qualities you are looking for before purchasing a new duvet.

Choosing synthetic

For “ethical” questions, some people will systematically choose a duvet made from synthetic fibres. Indeed, they may not support the use of products from animals, or others have preconceived ideas about feathers and dust mite allergy. It is a choice that is up to everyone, which is respectable and understandable. Plum Service attaches an essential part of the ethics and well-being of the animal. Our suppliers of feathers and duvets are carefully selected because we do not support animal exploitation.

To meet everyone’s demand, we offer our products with a synthetic filling (filoselle). Synthetic duvets are also handcrafted in the same conditions as a natural duvet. The industrial duvets do not offer the same guarantees of quality.

Choose the weight

The selection of a duvet based on its fill index. That can explain a significant price difference between 2 products. For two quilts that will appear identical but with a difference in price, it is often this component that differs.

Featherweight or heavyweight? A duvet is never chosen based on its weight but mainly on its size and the filling you want. Value is not a criterion for selecting duvets for several reasons:

The size of the quilt more duvet is excellent; the more chance it will be massive. If you choose white goose down, it is rarer and lighter. Besides, if you want a duvet with a large overflow, you may experience a feeling of heaviness that will hang in the void.

The density of the product: a feather has a rod which increases the weight compared to down. The thickness of the feather will be high, and for an equivalent volume will be heavier. The plastics can reduce weight without achieving the same thermal performance as the down or feathers.

Maintenance of a duvet

You can wash this in your washing machine. Make sure that its size is suitable for the capacity of the device. Note that quilts up to 200 x 200 cm pass through a 5 kg machine. On the other hand, for a quilt of 220 x 240 cm or more, a device of 7 kilos is necessary.

Then, use a delicate program: at 40 or 60 ° C for the majority of fibres, at 95 ° C for threads which can boil.

Please note, if this fills with feathers or down. Wash or dry it in the machine unless it specified through the manufacturer. To prevent the feathers from settling or retaining moisture which could lead to the appearance of mould, they should be washed by a professional.

Reminder: if this is yellowed, haloed or stained, if it seems more massive, less swelling and less hot or if the filling is uneven, you should plan to buy a new one. The quilts have a lifespan of almost five years.

What is a Duvet and how to choose

The most important selection criterion for choosing a duvet is comfort. If you sweat a lot, a natural duvet is a right solution to better evacuate moisture related to sweat compared to synthetic duvets. If you are cautious, down will be a natural choice. People who fall asleep as soon as they close their eyes will not attach the same importance to comfort like those who spend long hours in bed. Also choose a right duvet cover. Because, duvet covers keep your duvet well.

Your lifestyle and your habits will sensitize you in different ways. The level of requirement is not the same for all. So you can take help from experts. They will assist you to realise between comforter.

FAQ

  1. What is a Nordic Duvet?

The Nordic is full with down or goose and duck feathers, which gives it a significant advantage in terms of thickness, making it the most padded piece of bedding on the market. 

  1. How to choose a duvet for child bed?

To choose a for a single or childbed, refer to the size of the bed. Indeed, a bed one person or child is a bed of 90 centimetres in width and 1.90 lengths, standard size. The distance may vary depending on the height of the person who will be sleeping in it.

  1. Do I wash a duvet at washing machine?

Yes, can wash in your washing machine. Make sure that its size is suitable for the capacity of the device. Note that quilts up to 200 x 200 cm pass through a 5 kg machine. On the other hand, for a quilt of 220 x 240 cm or more, a device of 7 kilos is necessary.

  1. How to choose a duvet for my king-size bed?

For the king-size beds, you will need to opt for a large or custom duvet. That will be the case for the king-size beds of 180 centimetres in width which are wildly popular in the United States. Beyond this bed size, you may prefer the manufacture of a tailor-made to meet specific needs.

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