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Top 5 Reasons to Use a Duvet Cover

We get asked all the time what a duvet cover is, and why purchase one instead of a comforter. So I am going to clear up some confusion and give the advantages of why a duvet cover can be used instead of a comforter.

First of all a duvet cover is like a giant pillowcase for your down comforter. Although any type of comforter can used inside of a duvet cover. The word "Duvet" (doo-vay) means comforter in French. So a Duvet cover is a comforter cover. Duvet covers will generally have a button or zipper enclosure on the bottom or top of the cover to hold the comforter in place. Dean Miller Beach Bedding uses an all wood logo etched button on the bottom of your Hawaiian duvet with a custom designed wrap around bottom to keep your comforter in place. Some manufacturers will put the buttons or zipper at the top of the bed, which I have never understood why since you will be sleeping with the buttons in your face all night. Sounds a little uncomfortable to me. Another great way to keep your comforter securely fashioned in, is to get some padded comforter clips that will bound the comforter corners to the duvet cover to prevent the comforter from sliding around at all.

All of this does sound like a lot of work compared to an already quilted comforter though, so here are the Top Five Reasons to Use a Duvet Cover:

1. You can quickly and inexpensively change the whole look of your beach bedroom with a new duvet cover. Duvet covers are generally a little lowered priced than a comparable comforter since there is no batting or fill in a duvet cover. This will allow you to bring a whole new color scheme to re-decorate your bedroom at a modest price. You can also have a few different colored duvet covers to change your room with the seasons. Of course we suggest a bright, fun Hawaiian fabric during the Spring and Summer.

2. Duvet covers can also be used by themselves as a lightweight bedspread or bed cover. A heavy comforter can be to much to sleep under in the summer months. A duvet cover will allow you to store your comforter during the hot months, and you can simply bring it back out when it gets cold again. If you in Hawaii, Florida, the Caribbean or a year round warm tropical environment, a duvet cover is perfect option to keep a stylish beach bedroom, and beat the tropical heat.

3. Easy to Clean! Most duvet covers are machine washable, and can be thrown in with your regular laundry. A comforter is generally not recommended for a washer (too bulky), and are usually dry clean only. Which not only is expensive, but you will have to wait a few days to get your bedding back from the cleaners.

4. Protects your Down Comforter. Down comforters are getting more expensive every day, and you will want to protect your investment from stains, tears, and losing feathers. A duvet cover under normal use circumstances will keep your down comforter practically brand new. So go ahead and purchase that luxury goose down comforter, and know that a duvet cover will keep your most valuable bedroom asset in tip top shape.

5. Easy to Store and Switch. A duvet cover can be quickly folded and put away in the laundry pantry for later use, and not take up a lot of room. Unless you suck the air of out a comforter, which we don't recommend, a bulky comforter can take up your entire closet! As we mentioned above, you can also switch out a duvet cover promptly, and give your beach bedroom a brand new look.

We hope this clears up some questions you might have about duvet covers, and what they are used for. If you ever have any questions about duvet covers, or any beach bedroom product please let us know!