There are about (5) alternatives for decorating the top of your bed.
A Duvet cover is basically a large pillowcase for your down comforter (which is technically called a duvet).
People seem to use the terms interchangeably.
Duvet covers are typically cotton; however duvet covers can be made from a variety of materials.
We recommend that one avoid the use of heavy, textured fabrics as they will have too much weight to them.
Here is what to look for in a Duvet cover.
Our experience has taught us that likely 90% of those that purchase luxury linens prefer a duvet cover and down comforter arrangement.
Because most people purchasing luxury linens typically have air conditioning , the temperature of their homes do not vary much from summer to winter; as a result they will use their down comforters and duvet covers year round.
Regardless, we also know that some prefer other options for the top of the bed. We wrote this article to explain a few of the other options available to you.
Quilt or quilted coverlets
A quilt or quilted coverlet will typically overhang the top of the mattress around 15 or so inches.
A quilted coverlet consists of (3) layers; the underside (generally a lower-cost fabric), the batting (usually polyester fiber) in the center, and the top layer which can be virtually any fabric.
Quilts and quilted coverlets can range in thicknesses from around ¼” to a few inches.
Here is how to make your bed with a coverlet.
At Vero, we sell both Coverlets & Duvet Covers for the top of the bed.
Below is a photo of our Sophia Coverlet. To shop for our coverlet, click on image.
Mattress makers have gotten overzealous with the thicknesses of mattresses. There simply is no standard thickness and consequently height to a bed.
One certainly can have a bedspread custom made; however, the cost can be rather high. You will be hard pressed to find a bedspread readymade.
Matelassé (pronounced – mat-la-zay)
Each of the above items can be used in conjunction with a blanket for additional warmth. Some will use their coverlet or matelassé as the top of the bed and roll the duvet cover (and comforter) at the foot of the bed during the warmer months.
Here is how to make the perfet looking bed.
Well, we hope this helps clarify things a bit, please feel free to call us with any of your bedding related questions.
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