Call
+234 703 216 8811
Contact
hi@taeillo.com
Store info

Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm

Directions

4a oyeleke street off kudirat abiola way, ikeja

4a oyeleke street off kudirat abiola way, ikeja

Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm

How To Choose Your Duvet Cover And Comforter
·

How To Choose Your Duvet Cover And Comforter

·

A duvet is what goes inside of a duvet cover (makes sense, right?). The duvet, also known as an insert, is generally defined as a flat bag that is filled with either down, wool, feathers, or a synthetic alternative. Duvets cannot be used without a duvet cover, and, unlike the cover, require dry cleaning as opposed to machine wash


DUVET VS. COMFORTER

Duvet Cover And Comforter selection

A common misconception about duvets and comforters is that they are synonymous. Unlike a duvet, a comforter can be used without any cover. Comforters typically are thick and fluffy (making them especially great in colder weather), covered in a durable fabric, and filled with down or synthetic fibres. Comforters come in many colours, patterns, and designs, as they are typically used without any cover over them.


Facts About Duvets:

  • Should always go inside of a duvet cover 
  • Great for people who like to switch up their bedding frequently
  • Requires dry cleaning with the exception of synthetic alternatives
  • Does not require a top sheet

Facts About Comforters:

  • Can be machine washed with the rest of your bedding 
  • Do not require a duvet cover
  • Better for people who do not change their bedding style frequently
  • Usually larger than the actual bed size hangs over the edges
  • Requires a top sheet

TYPES OF DUVET COVERS & HOW TO CHOOSE

 

Cotton: Cotton is the most commonly used material for duvet covers, and is an easy-to-maintain fabric that is soft and comfortable. If you’re looking for a no-fuss, low-maintenance, fool-proof material, cotton is your best bet. Most bedding sites recommend a duvet cover with a thread count of 300+ to ensure that your duvet stays protected.


Silk: If you’re looking for a breathable and luxurious duvet cover, we recommend silk. Silk’s natural properties make it great for humid climates and will keep you warm without feeling claustrophobic. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, silk is a go-to material because of its dust-repellent qualities.


Polyester & Cotton-Poly Blend: Polyester and Cotton-Poly blend duvet covers are best for people who want a resistant fabric that does not wrinkle or fade over time. Polyester is man-made, meaning that it is typically less expensive than natural alternatives. Unlike cotton or silk, polyester is less breathable, trapping moisture and heat in your sheets. If you are someone who favours a warmer sleep environment, polyester is a great option.