The traditional way of using blankets to cover beds or to keep warm, is no longer so popular. Instead most people now use duvets for this purpose. A duvet is typically a piece of material encased in a cover to keep you warm as you sleep. The cover keeps it all together as the down or feathers or synthetic material that provides the warmth or heat is kept inside the cover. Therefore the cover, very often, in addition to its function of providing heat, serves as the outer piece.
The French duvet cover is therefore carefully chosen to be the correct size for the bed where it is used. If it is for a single bed, one would buy it as such from the shop, just as you would for a double, queen or king size bed.
The first thing that one normally notices in terms of bed linen in the bedroom is indeed the duvet cover which is the centre piece on the bed. It covers the sheets and often the pillows too and will therefore stand out. Having been adopted from the French vocabulary the word ‘duvet’ is internationally used these days, and the French duvet cover is one of the most popular covers for beds all over the world, whether in private homes, hotels, hostels or any guest house, for example.
It very often forms part of a greater bed linen set that include sheets and pillow cases, and even matching curtains, depending on where you buy your curtains and bed linen. As is the case with all other bed linen, the cover for your duvet can be made from a choice of different fabrics. One of the very popular ones today is linen which has gained great popularity in recent years so that many French duvet covers are now made from this fabric.
Since the bedroom is, for many people, the place in the house where they want to rest and enjoy a tranquil atmosphere and peace, it is also very often a place where there is an emphasis on beauty, such as to be found in the decorative elements which include bed covers. The moment the bed cover looks beautiful, the bedroom somehow becomes more attractive too.
Bed covers can be easily removed from the inner pieces of the duvet, so that you can wash, clean and – where applicable – iron them. Some fabrics need no ironing since they are specifically designed to show off a crumpled look, and often French duvet covers made from pure linen belongs in this category.
Just as some people like satin, others prefer linen fabrics. Firms that specialise in bed linen may offer you this kind of fabric whereas others may not. If, however, you are the type of client that likes pure linen, then you have some options in terms of the manufacturers and retailers that market these popular items. Some will offer you hand-made products because they aim their pieces at the discerning clients that specifically want custom made items, made according to their preference.
Fortunately there are different retailers, also for those that do not buy mass-made bed linen but, for example, French duvet covers that are made in small batches because they are made to order.
These bed coves are not only practical in the bedroom, but because they are often beautiful they can be made as a gift to a friend or family member, as long as you know what size bed it would be good for. With so many marketing options available to us today, they can also be bought online instead of having to go to a shop in the mall or elsewhere.