Quilt or duvet: how to choose?
Features and differences between quilt and duvet cover: useful tips to decorate the sleeping area
Autumn has arrived and, as every year, it's time to think about
the change of season, even in the bedroom. Light linens and
bedspreads give way to heavier and warmer bed linens, suitable for
the cold days of the new season, which can also be used in
Duvet covers and quilts are the ideal solution to ensure
optimal comfort and furnish the bedroom in the coldest months. The
duvet cover, in fact, is particularly versatile, comfortable
and easily interchangeable depending on the needs. The quilt
is instead a great classic of bed linen, more traditional
and already complete with padding, which is quilted together with
the outer fabric creating a single layer.
The choice between duvet cover and quilt obviously
depends on personal tastes, the specific needs of rest and the
style of the furniture and the sleeping area. Let's see together
what are the main features and differences between the two and some
useful tips to make the best choice for your bedroom.
Winter quilt: why choose it?
quilts have always been a symbol of comfort and warmth in the
context of bed furniture and one of the most traditional solutions
to furnish the sleeping area in autumn and winter. Characterized by
a consistent thickness, they are formed by two layers of fabric
with a padded interior, which can vary in both heaviness and
composition. The padding can be made with various materials,
depending on the quality of the quilt and the degree of warmth
desired: from goose down to synthetic fibers such as polyester. The
padded interior gives the quilt a voluminous and enveloping look,
creating a pleasantly warm environment.
Quilts require the use of a set of coordinated sheet
sets, which can be changed depending on the needs, in solid
color or fantasy to create color combinations tone on tone or in
contrast. This allows you to change the sheets more frequently and
to wash the quilt only when necessary, for example during
the change of season, when it is stored in the closet.
In addition to having functional properties, the quilt is also
an elegant piece of furniture that, thanks to the wide range
of designs, colors and finishes, can help embellish and customize
the appearance of the room. Opting for a quilt for the bedroom
means not only to ensure a warm and comfortable sleep during the
winter season, but also to enrich the aesthetics of your
sleeping space, combining functionality and design in one
Winter duvet cover: a practical and versatile alternative
covers are the most practical and aesthetically versatile
solution to dress your bed. At first glance they may look similar
to quilts, but in reality, they present some fundamental
differences. First, the duvet cover, as the name suggests, is a
kind of "sack" in fabric intended to contain a duvet inside. This
means that, unlike the padded quilts, it offers the possibility
to easily change the internal padding, adapting it to different
seasons of the year, using for example a lighter duvet for the
autumn or spring months and a thicker and warmer one in winter.
Another advantage of the duvet cover lies in its incredible
versatility. Thanks to the possibility of removing and
replacing the outer cover, in fact, the duvet cover allows you
to renew the appearance of the bedroom following your own
stylistic preferences or current trends, without having to buy a
new quilt every time. This feature also makes it particularly
practical and easy to wash, as most cotton duvet covers can be
machine washed, unlike many padded quilts that may require specific
care and washing methods.
Compared to the padded quilts, which are often heavier and
consist of a single layer, duvet covers offer greater
versatility and practicality of use, allowing customization
both in terms of warmth and style.
Quilt or duvet cover then?
In general, the choice between quilt and duvet cover
should be based on several aspects related not only to aesthetic
preferences, but also to practical and functional needs. If you are
looking for an item that offers immediate warmth and is ready to
use, a quilt might be the ideal choice. This solution is in
fact perfect for those who want a durable product, which is
suitable for different occasions and does not require frequent
If, on the contrary, you like to change the appearance of the
bedroom often, the duvet cover may be the best solution because, by
replacing the internal padding or the external cover, it allows you
to combine practicality, functionality and aesthetics.
That said, it is essential to stress that there is no
universal solution that is good for everyone because everyone
has different needs for rest, tastes and habits. The important
thing is to carefully assess your needs, compare the
characteristics of the two products and make an informed choice, to
ensure maximum comfort and durability in the long term.
In Blumarine Home online shop you can find a wide choice of
quilts and duvet covers for double or single bed, with
different weights, colors and finishes, but also sheets, pillows
and everything you need to furnish your sleeping area!