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mmbn Duvets August 09th, 2018 - 15:29:25
Cleaning a Duvet and Duvet Cover to Combat Dust Mite Allergies. Duvet Covers have become a popular choice for bedding around the world. Originally it was a type of bedding found in continental Europe or Scandinavia. The Duvet draws its name from the French word for down and that is the material that the quilt that a duvet covers is used with contains. The duvet (or quilt) can contain feathers. silk. wool. cotton. polyester batting or other artificial fibers. This duvet is then used with a duvet cover to keep it clean. or to coordinate it with the decor of a room. The duvet may be confused with a quilt. but the distinction is typically that a quilt is used on top of other bedding. a duvet is used as the sole bedcovering.
From this practical and utilitarian beginning in a European peasant hut. the duvet cover has developed to include being the center of a modern bedroom decor. It still protects. but it has also become a fashion item that is easily changed and stored. The original comforters and covers were plain and drab. but eventually the cover`s decorative possibilities were realized.
Also. with the passage of time comforters began to be made of materials that are more easily cleaned. leading to comforters that are decorative in themselves. not necessarily requiring a duvet cover. One last step in reaching the duvet covers used today took place when the first homemaker became tired of her decorative comforter and realized that she could cover it with a duvet cover to produce a fresh new bedroom look. Blankets and quilts can also be used as duvet inserts. so whether one of these preceded the decorative comforter as a duvet insert is not really known.
Although duvet inserts and covers have been around for a long time. their popularity in the US has lagged behind their popularity in other countries until relatively recently. Their popularity in America is now growing as people realize their many advantages over other types of bedding. If you have not yet experienced these advantages for yourself. you are encouraged to try one soon.