What is a duvet?

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At DecoroShop, our bedding sets sometimes consist of a bed sheet (fitted or flat), pillowcases and a duvet cover. Now, some might not be aware what a duvet cover is or perhaps what a duvet is. Below is an explanation of what a duvet is taken from Wikipedia.

“A duvet is a type of bedding consisting of a soft flat bag filled with down, feathers, wool, silk or a synthetic alternative, and typically protected with a removable cover, analogous to a pillow and pillow case. Sleepers often use a duvet without a top bed sheet, as the duvet cover can readily be removed and laundered as often as the bottom sheet. Duvets originated in rural Europe and were filled with the down feathers of ducks. The best quality is taken from the eider duck, for its down is known for its effectiveness as a thermal insulator.

In Australian English, a duvet is also called a doona. In American English, it may be called a comforter; however, a comforter is usually a slightly different type of bedding that is not as thick, does not have a cover, and is often used over a top sheet. In the United Kingdom a duvet is also known as a continental quilt (often just shortened to quilt).”

A duvet is like a comforter but it usually has a removable cover. Here at DecoroShop, our bedding set comes with a duvet cover without the duvet. Therefore, it is necessary for you to have a duvet that is the same size as the duvet cover.

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