Plush pajamas, thick socks and thermal shirts are the most used garments in the winter months to combat the cold and rest comfortably throughout the night. However, sleeping in so much clothing may overwhelm you or you may simply not get the body temperature you need. Therefore, using the right bedding (duvet covers, duvet filling, etc.) can help you end the cold and sleep peacefully.
Duvet covers are the perfect complement for those cold nights and mornings. It is a piece of fabric sewn on three sides that leaves one free for you to put the Nordic filling that best suits your needs. Thanks to its lightweight, this bed piece represents an evolution of traditional blankets and duvets.
When choosing your duvet cover, take into account the composition, the closure shape and the size of the bed. In recent years, duvet covers have been gaining adherents to become indispensable in millions of homes.
1.- Duvet covers will help you save space at home, since you can use them every month of the year, since they adapt to your body temperature.
2.- It is ideal for allergy sufferers, thanks to the fact that it is easily washed keeping it free of allergens.
3.- They offer a large number of different designs, colors and sizes.
4.- Making the bed with a duvet cover will take you no more than a minute.
5.- They have a very competitive price and you will only have to complement it with a pillowcase and a fitted sheet.
6.- Despite their warmth, they are lightweight pieces that allow you to move with them without losing comfort.
Remember that the duvet cover replaces the top sheet, so that you will sleep in direct contact with it.
You can find 100% cotton or natural fiber covers, which stand out for their softness and breathability. At this point, you will have to choose according to the number of threads that have been used in the manufacture, the greater the number of threads, the softer.
An alternative to cotton is synthetic fibers, usually polyester. Its advantages over cotton are that they do not wrinkle and are less delicate for washing. Although you will also find duvet covers with both materials in their composition: soft touch, long lasting and easy ironing.
Depending on your tastes, you can choose a natural fabric duvet cover. Pure cotton is good for the whole year: in winter, it adapts to body temperature and retains heat. In summer, it absorbs moisture. Easy to clean, it has a smooth appearance for a feeling of well-being. Finally, the cotton satin, with 120 threads/cm², guarantees a very soft fabric, comfortable in both summer and winter.
Flannel, originally made of wool, is today generally made of cotton. Its soft touch makes it a very pleasant product. The linen duvet cover is famous for being cool in summer and warm and cozy in winter. This natural and noble fabric, which guarantees effective thermal regulation, softens throughout washes. The combination of linen and cotton is healthy and absorbent, cool in summer and warm in winter. The bamboo duvet cover is made of a comfortable and naturally antibacterial vegetable fiber.
There are also some fabrics based on synthetic fibers: the polyester microfiber duvet cover is light, breathable and capable of wicking away moisture. Easy to maintain, does not require ironing. For the undecided, there is the polyester/cotton blend.
Start by choosing a suitable duvet filling size. It should be wider than the mattress, so that it protrudes from about 25 to 50 cm around the edges. Then it all depends on the thickness of the mattress and your preferences, if you like to wrap yourself in the sheets, if you sleep with another person or alone, etc.
Once the filling is chosen, it remains to choose the duvet cover. A cover too small will compress the duvet filling and make it uncomfortable; and a cover too large will leave gaps and heat will be lost. The duvet cover should fit the filling.
For example, for a 90 cm single bed, opt for a 140 x 200 cm duvet cover. For a double bed of more or less 160 cm, you can choose a 240 x 220 cm or 260 x 240 model for a more significant drop. For a king size bed (180 cm wide), the duvet cover should ideally measure 260 x 240 cm.
Comfort is essential, but aesthetics are also a priority. Your bedding must match your personal style. There is a wide range of duvet covers: plain or two-color models, with geometric patterns or designs.
Uneven bedding owns all the hype. You can opt for a pillowcase in a different color than the duvet cover. The key is to combine the colors with elegance or play with the tones, for example with a rosy beige and a cherry pink.
As for colors, remember to balance with the color of the room. If the walls are already colored, keep the harmony with sheets in soft colors: taupe, beige, pink or pearl gray. On the contrary, in a sober environment, add a touch of color. You can choose between red, indigo blue or very elegant violet in a double bedroom. Do not forget that, to guarantee a restful sleep, the choice of colors is essential: pastel tones or cold colors promote relaxation. If you like warm colors opt for a set of sheets in ocher, yellow or carmine for the summer.
For a children's room, choose models with drawings adapted to their age: with heroes or animals. For a teenager, the New York quilt, like the model with the English flag, is a great success. A plain cotton model with simple and fine stripes ensures a unisex, timeless and understated style.
We hope you feel confident now about choosing the perfect duvet cover for your bed.