Comforters or Duvet Covers: They Are Such Fluff As Dreams Are Made On
Do you take comfort in your comforter? Or do you prefer a duvet protected within a cover? There are many different bedding options, from quilts to coverlets to thin blankets, but by far the most popular choices are comforters and duvets. Whichever kind of bedding you choose, make sure you pick something that works with your lifestyle, climate, and taste. Your bedroom should be a retreat, an oasis in this crazy world, and your bed is the focal point both visually and practically. You want those covers to beckon to you at the end of a long day and to make you feel cozy and relaxed as you cuddle into them. But how do you know which bedding choice is the best for you?
Comforters have long been popular in the United States. They are often filled with down, but you can also find them filled with a synthetic blend for those looking to avoid allergens. You probably want to use a top sheet underneath your comforter in order to protect it somewhat from getting dirty too often, as comforters can be a hassle to wash. For a budget-friendly option, especially for children’s rooms, you can get a bed-in-a-bag set that comes with a comforter, sheets, and pillowcases so everything matches. You may need a lighter blanket for the summer months or if you live in a warm climate. Comforters can also be matched with sheets, pillowcases, shams, and bed skirts to create the perfect ambiance for pleasant dreams.
Duvets are similar to comforters but they are usually white and are made in such a way that they are comfortable to use all year round. Duvet is actually the French word for “down” or “fluff,” and they are often quite fluffy! You insert your duvet into a duvet cover that comes in many materials and styles, so you can satisfy your decor desires as they change or depending on the season more easily and affordably than if you were using a comforter. The tricky thing about duvets is that no matter how you try to attach them, they always seem to get twisted or lumped to one area within the cover. However, they are much easier to clean than their comforter cousins. All you have to do is strip the cover off the duvet and throw it into the wash with the rest of your sheets. Of course, you may have to do some slight gymnastics in order to get the cover back onto the duvet, but at least you don’t have to deal with a top sheet when making the bed! Duvets, like comforters, can be part of a bedding ensemble that includes shams, pillowcases, sheets (fitted sheets only for a duvet set), and bed skirts.
At Howard’s Upholstery, we custom make bedding to suit your tastes and lifestyle needs. Whether you are looking for duvet covers, shams, bed skirts, or even a fluffy new comforter to go within that duvet cover, you’re sure to find that perfect piece to turn your bedroom into the beautiful oasis it ought to be. Come visit us in Brooklyn, NY to reach your bedding dreams!