Different Kinds of Winter Bed Linen That You Should Know

Winter is one of the most beautiful time of the year, and also the coldest one. That’s why choosing the right winter bed linen is important to help yourself keep warm while snuggling throughout the night. In this article, you’ll find different kinds of bed linens that’s perfect for the season.

Quilt

This one is the most used linen to keep one comfortable and warm during winter. They are popular especially in Asia and are widely available both online and offline. Quilts have a cover/case that’s made from either cotton or silk that comes in different varieties of colors to choose from. They are also layered with a cotton or fiber filling that are stitched together to keep the filling in its place.

Quilts come in different varieties, but the most popular one is the patchwork quilt. It’s a type of quilt where both the front and top is made up of many different pieces of fabric. The back is made from a solid color instead of many different patches compared to other quilts. You’ll find a layer of thin padding between the two. Patchwork quilts can be found on online shops today.

There’s also the whole cloth quilts, a type of quilt where the front is made from a single sheet of fabric. This type of quilt has a lot of attention to detail than the fabric patterns. However, most quilts have their design being dyed instead of stitched. You can find a lot of quilts online where you can choose a wide variety of designs to choose from that matches your taste and style.

Comforters

Comforters is slightly different from quilts. They are filled with layers of different materials like feathers, polyester batting, silk and wool. The thick the layer is, the heavier the comforter will be. Comforters are secured by stitching to keep the filling intact and equally distributed. They are best for layering and are intended to be bedspread. Comforters are also fluffier compared to quilts thanks to its much more insulation and padding to both front and back. They are slightly bigger than the mattress so that’s why they can hang down over the edges of your bed. Comforters are not decorated because they are purposely used for bedspread purposes only. However, they come in various colors and design that you can choose from. Keep in mind that you won’t find any dyes or embroidery on them just like in quilts.

Duvets

Duvets are fluffier and thicker compared to comforters. In addition to that, they are lightweight which are perfect to be used as blankets. Duvets also has a cover that wraps around them just like a pillow cover. They’re the same size as your mattress and are used for bedspread layering as well.

Duvet is a French word for ‘down’ because they are known to be stuffed with the down feathers of birds back in the days. That’s why they are also called as ‘Eiderdowns’ in the UK. In today’s time, Duvets are usually stuffed with cotton, wool, or polyester to make them easy to wash.

Dohar

Dohar is a very lightweight quilt that can also be used as a comforter. It’s best used during cold winter nights especially in coastal areas or you can even use it during summertime without worrying about it getting stuffy. Always check how these dohar’s are made if you’re considering on buying them online. Dohar blankets are usually made with an outer cover of cotton combined with a lighter filling of cambric which makes it flatter compared to quilts. They also come in different varieties of styles and colors for you to choose from.

Some Other Things to Know Before Choosing a Linen:

GSM (Grams per square meter)

This shows how heavy a fabric is filled per meter of the linen. The higher the GSM, the thicker, heavier, and warmer the linen is. Choose a GSM based on how warm you want to be during the winter.

Thread Count

This is the number of threads that are woven into the top and bottom of the covers of the bed linen. The higher the thread count, the softer the linen is. This is an important thing to keep in mind if you’re considering on getting Dohars for your winter snuggling needs.

Breathability

It is the ability of a fabric to allow air or moisture to be transmitted through it. If you don’t want to get your bed linen stuffy, then consider getting one with a higher breathability rating.

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