Monday, 11 February 2013

Choosing the Right Duvets To Meet Your Needs

Whether you happen to be shopping for your bedroom, your guest bedroom, or your child’s room, choosing the ideal duvets for your home can be overwhelming at times. Not sure where to turn? This brief overview may be of assistance. 

Fill Options

White Duck Feather Duvet
As you begin to look around for the right luxury duvet, one of the first set of options you may encounter is the variety of fillings available. Down is one of the most common. It’s the plumage that you may find under a duck or goose’s feathers. Fluffy and soft, it’s easily the warmest filling you may find, but it can also be one of the more expensive options on the market. You may find cheaper options, though, as you look to a combination of down and feather fillings. It can create that warm filling you want without the higher price tag. There are also some synthetic fillings available. Most are made from polyester. They tend not to be as comfortable as down, but they are typically very warm. 

Tog Ratings

You should also consider the Tog rating of the duvets you’re considering. The higher the rating, the warmer the duvet will be, so think about the season in which you’ll be using the blanket most before you make your choice. Summer duvets typically come in a 3 to 4.5 tog rating. If you’re looking for something that falls a bit more in the middle, 7.5 to 9 togs will usually do. If, on the other hand, you need something to snuggle up under during the cold winter winds, you probably want to go with something that hits 10 to 13.5 togs. 

Buying for Children

If you plan to buy a duvet for a child, you may want to consider the following. Kids under the age of ten need a blanket that is lighter than adults do. They tend to stay warmer than adults, so go with about 4.5 to 6 togs. Older children could choose a higher rated blanket, depending on the warmth of their bedrooms. 

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