Duvet covers are an excellent way to change how your bedding looks, without actually having to change it. This makes it a cost-efficient choice for bedroom redecorations, but is there more to selecting the covers than just finding something that has the kind of designs you like or ones that would suit the décor of the bedroom the most? Well, there most certainly is more to it because the right or wrong material for those duvet covers can change your sleeping experience altogether.
Silk is Luxurious But Hard to Maintain
High-quality silk feels smooth, looks beautiful, and it’s a breathable material that can handle humidity effectively. Unfortunately, quality silk is not just hard to maintain, but can also be extremely pricy as well. There are multiple rules to washing silk duvet covers without damaging them and unless you have the time and the willpower to learn and practice them for years, it may not be the best investment, considering the price you will need to pay for it.
Organic Cotton is Hypoallergenic, Low-Maintenance, and Comfortable
An organic duvet cover made from organic cotton is not the same as the generic cotton duvet covers that we see everywhere. Check out the beautiful and calming collection at Lily & Mortimer to understand the kind of quality and comfort that organic cotton can offer. While it is more expensive than regular cotton due to the premium nature of the material, it comes with all the pros of general cotton duvet covers and none of their cons. They are still just as easy to wash, dry, and maintain for years as regular cotton covers are, but organic cotton duvet covers are actually hypoallergenic, while regular cotton is highly allergenic in nature.
Cotton-Polyester Blends Last Long But they are Not Comparable to Natural Materials
The cotton-poly blends are more long-lasting, they won’t fade or wrinkle as easily as cotton, and you don’t really need to worry too much while washing and drying them. However, as per the quality of the material and your actual experience while using the duvet covers are concerned, they are just not comparable to organic cotton or silk. They are not very breathable and will trap moisture, making it extremely uncomfortable during hot and humid climates.
Polyester Duvet Covers are Only Suited for One Climate
When you remove the cotton from the cotton-polyester blend, you will be left with a duvet cover that’s made out of purely synthetic material with zero breathability. They are cheap, harsh, and will make you sweat like never before on a humid night! However, when the weather gets extremely cold, the ability of the material to trap heat and humidity can actually prove to be beneficial in warming you up quite quickly. However, that’s about the only time you will appreciate a pure polyester duvet cover.
Do keep in mind that all the pros and cons we discussed are applicable to the materials themselves, rather than just duvet covers. What this means is that whether you go shopping for a new bedsheet, pillow cover or a duvet cover like we discussed, these will hold true for all of the bedding products.