WHAT IS A DUVET COVER?

Duvet cover is a protective layer that slips over the comforter and has closure.Duvet cover as pillow to pillowcase. 

Typically filled with down , features or synthetic fibers called comforter . Sold separately from comforters or other coordinating bed linens.

Duvet covers are removable cover easily changeable ,you can simply swap out one duvet cover for another.

Functions of the duvet cover:

  • allow you to quickly change the look of your bedroom style with simple switch of the duvet cover
  • protective cover
  • protect comforter during use
  • keeps comforter clean
  • easy to wash most duvet covers are machine washable and lightweight
  • duvet cover can easily be slipped off and washed with the rest of your bedding
Hotel Collection Patina gold comforter

WHAT IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COVERLET, QUILT AND BEDSPREAD?

Coverlet, quilt bedspread are all used for decoration bed covering purposes.

Coverlet

  • Non-reversible. 
  • Does not have the middle layer and bedspread does therefore a coverlet thin and lightweight, often woven or quilted. 
  • Coverlet smaller than a bedspread and a quilt. 
  • Qnly covers where your mattress meets your bed frame, falls midway at the sides of the bed. Instead of reaching to the floor coverlet only cloaks the mattress. 
  • Coverlet tend to lean more modern decoration.
  • Can also be used as throws on a bed or sofa. 

Quilt

  • One of the most traditional forms of bed coverings. 
  • Quilt is usually about the same size or slightly larger than a coverlet, but is thicker and warmer and used for warmth.
  • Made up three layers of fabric mainly patchwork designed can come in a variety of patterns and color.
  • Often hand-stitched and due to their pieced together construction, they require much more delicate care than a strongly woven coverlet.
  • Due to their size and decorative quality, they are not designed to achieve a pillow tuck, as some bedspreads are.
  • Lightweight , breathable and provide enough warmth in our bed. 

Bedspread

  • thin bed cover.
  • large enough to cover every inch of space from your headboard down to the floor
  • it is a type of linen designed to cover the entire bed, up to the pillows, and reaching down the floor on all sides of the bed
  • they looks best (and make the most sense) when laid flat as as statement-makings top layer
  • can be both decorative and warming, thick or lighter weight, in a variety of fabric

What is the difference between pillowcases and pillow shams?

They both have a similar look, however pillowcases opens on the side and made of simple sheet fabric .It is usually made from the same material as sheets, often sold as a part of a matching sheet set. They are used for actual sleeping and their primary purpose is to protect the pillow from soiling. 

While most pillow shams specially decorated shams matching with all your bedding .Shams typically more decorative used .Technically could sleep on sham, they are really meant to give your bed a more sophisticated, finished look . Made of fancier material that match with a duvet cover and they often have slit in the middle that closes with a decorative ties, hidden zippers or buttons.

Pillowcases are defined by the following criteria:

  • Open at one end
  • Purpose is to protect the pillow
  • intended for sleeping on

Pillow Shams are defined by the following criteria: 

  • Open in the back side 
  • Purpose is for decoration more finished look
  • Typically contains tuck flap on back
  • All four sizes ofter finished with flange or cording 

Pillowcases and pillow shams not only sound alike, but they have a similar look as well. However, pillowcases are used to cover the pillows that are used for actual sleeping while pillow shams serve a more decorative purpose.

Pillowcases are defined by the following criteria:

  • Open at one end
  • Contains a flange on opening
  • Purpose is to protect the pillow
  • Intended for sleeping on

The word sham means something that is false, and a pillow sham  is a false decorative pillow.  It lends the illusion that you have  purchased specially decorated pillows instead of just covering a  standard bed pillow with a pillow sham.

A pillow sham, a type of pillow cover, typically has an opening in the back instead of on the side.