Whether you are a traditionalist who likes a bedspread, or you prefer the relaxed European style a duvet cover offers, luxury bed covers enhance the beauty of your home and the quality of your sleep experience. The decision as to which is better – a bedspread or a duvet cover, is entirely personal, but one thing is certain – good quality bedding is a worthwhile investment. Browse our carefully curated selection any time – discover beautiful bedding from names you know such a Frette At Home and Wamsutta®, along with offerings from designers you may not be familiar with – that’s part of the fun.
Duvet covers originated in Europe where the lack of central heating made it a challenge to stay warm while sleeping. A duvet is a type of bedding that is basically a soft flat comforter-like bag filled with down, feathers, a down alternative or wool; a duvet cover acts as large pillowcase for the duvet – it can be removed and laundered as needed. Some people use a duvet cover as a top sheet while others prefer to treat the duvet cover as part of the comforter. European duvets were generally filled with the down feathers of ducks; today white goose down is a popular fill option.
Designer Duvet Covers
When selecting duvet covers or luxury bedspreads, the quality of the materials, craftsmanship and attention to detail are what distinguishes the ordinary from the extraordinary. Look for durable yet luxurious fabrics such as linen, sateen-weave 100% cotton and cotton percale; details such as satin-stitch embroidery, embroidered and applique trim along with button closures to secure the duvet cover are marks of premium quality that will stand the test of time. Enjoy sumptuous yet simple bedding that rivals anything you’d find in the finest European luxury hotels. A good night’s sleep is priceless.