It seems silly to make an investment in a good quality down comforter and not protect it, yet many people do this very thing. Adding a duvet cover to your bedding mix not only will protect your bed covering, but can easily add a new look to your bedroom.
A duvet cover is, quite simply, a fabric covering for your comforter. It might be twill, velvet, microfiber, a plush fur or even silk. Depending on the duvet cover, there might be a snap, button or zip closure. Some come with a Velcro closure.
To keep your down comforter in tip top shape, adding a duvet cover is almost a necessity. You simply slip the comforter into the duvet cover, shake it down so the comforter is evenly distributed in the cover, and close it up. The duvet cover will effectively protect your comforter so there is less laundering to worry about.
Though most people think of a duvet cover as a covering for a down comforter – and that is its most popular use – there are other times when a duvet cover is useful. Changing the look of a bedroom can be expensive, and bedding is often a large part of the budget, but adding a duvet cover to conceal an outdated or just plain ugly comforter is inexpensive and easy. Very quickly you have changed the look of a room with one simple adjustment.
Once you decide to add a duvet cover to your bedding mix, you have to consider style. Very often duvet covers are available in solid colors. In the winter, flannel duvet covers are popular, while in the summer, some might prefer silk. Duvet covers are available in prints, ranging from the subtle damask stripe to gingham and soft florals.
For the enterprising decorator, it’s not too difficult to make a duvet cover. This is a project even for an untrained seamstress, as some claim to make a simple duvet by just sewing two sheets together (or using a bonding product with the iron) on three sides and using Velcro to secure the duvet cover on the fourth side. This is a very inexpensive project and might be.