Duvets and duvet covers are one of the most important parts of your bed. It adds colors, character and a decorative touch to your room. Read about how to care for duvets and duvet covers to help them last. However, just like any other fabric in your home, duvets and duvet covers will need a good cleaning from time to time. Read about how to care for duvets and duvet covers to help them last.
What is a Duvet?
A duvet is a type of blanket that is made to be the top layer of your bed. It my look like a large bag, usually made of high-quality fabric, high-thread-count cotton, filled with feathers, down, silk, wool, or polyfil. A duvet takes the place of a sheet and blanket, all in one piece.
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What is a Duvet Cover?
A duvet cover is like a large pillow case for a duvet. The duvet fits inside the cover which buttons closed at one end. Some duvet covers are basic and plain made from fabric like a sheet. Some duvet covers are made from decorative fabrics to complete the bedroom decor. Take this beautiful Hand Embroidered 7-Piece Duvet Cover Set as an example. Give any bedroom or guest room a look of class and sophistication with a beautiful duvet cover set such as this one.
Care for a Duvet
There are simple steps to do everyday that can help keep your duvet in great condition. For example, be sure to shake and fluff a duvet every morning after use. This will help to keep the feathers or other fill evenly distributed. If you keep a duvet cover on the duvet, you’ll rarely need clean it. When you do wash it, be sure to wash your duvet in a large, commercial washing machine.
When you’re ready to dry, go a head and put the duvet in the dryer on gentle head. When it’s partially dry, take it out and shake it, this will break up damp clusters of filling. Put it back in the dryer and let it finish drying. Hang a duvet out to air dry for at least 24 hours to make certain all sections are dry before replacing on the bed.
Care for a Duvet Cover
Wash or clean the duvet cover according to manufacturer’s instructions. Press and replace over the duvet.
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