Using a duvet is an ideal way to keep warm while you sleep, without having to pile on several layers of bedding. The duvet is a thin bed cover made of two pieces of cloth stitched together and filled with real or artificial down (feathers). The French word for duvet is "down".
Many individuals prefer duvets over top sheets, blankets, or bedspreads because they are compact and cosy. A duvet also makes making a bed easier, since you only have to smooth it out and fluff your pillows; no layers to tuck in (unless you prefer to use a top sheet).
Choosing a duvet with a machine-washable cover will help keep your room fresh and hygienic. Although duvets themselves may need cleaning only once or twice a year, their covers should be washed far more frequently like sheets. As a pillowcase, the cover serves the same purpose.
It is possible to make duvet covers from cotton, synthetics, wool, or silk. There are people who use zippers, and there are others who use buttons to close over the duvet. Covers should fit tightly over duvets to prevent them from shifting or bunching. One person may have difficulty putting on the cover of a queen or king-sized duvet due to the tight fit.
Place the duvet cover in position.
For the sake of clarity, the duvet and duvet cover are represented by two pillowcases in this presentation. The green pillowcase (seen below) stands in for the duvet cover, while the white pillowcase depicts the duvet.
The duvet cover should first be placed flat on the bed, with the cover opening facing you.
Fold the duvet cover
The opening of the duvet cover should still be facing you as you fold it in half horizontally at the foot of the bed.
Fold the cover again
The opening at the foot of the bed should still be facing you as you fold the duvet cover in half again horizontally. We will now fold the duvet cover into quarters.
Set up the duvet
The duvet cover should be moved to the side. Spread the duvet evenly across the bed (for the purposes of this tutorial, the white pillowcase). If they are not quite square, make sure the duvet is placed in the same direction as the cover.
Fold the duvet
The edges of the duvet should be facing you as you fold it in half horizontally, just as you did with the cover.
Fold the duvet again
Fold the duvet once more horizontally. As a result of being divided into four equal pieces, the duvet should appear thicker now.
Put the duvet into the duvet cover.
You should place the duvet cover on top of the bed with the opening facing you. It is important to slide the folded duvet into the cover opening with the loose corners aligned with the corners of the cover.
Shake to Slide
Take hold of the loose corner of the cover and the loose corner of the duvet with your left hand. On the other side, repeat with your right hand. Holding firmly, remove the duvet and cover off the bed, making sure the duvet is sliding down within the cover. Shake the cover and the duvet vigorously while holding on to the corners. The duvet should effortlessly tuck into the cover.
Smooth and Fasten
Lay the duvet and cover on the bed while maintaining a firm grip on the corners and following a brief shaking of the two pieces. The duvet should be brushed before the cover is fastened with a zip or button. Before calling it a day, you can carefully iron or steam out any persistent creases if you want to give your finished product a truly polished look.
Make sure to follow the steps given above on how to put on a duvet cover quickly and easily, In order to make your freshly made bed look as professional as possible.