Duvets And Pillows - A Guide For Buyers
When decorating any room in your house it is important to get every detail absolutely perfect, as you had envisioned. Sometimes, even the smallest details can make a huge difference, especially when those details help to distinguish the style you were aiming for. These details are particularly important in bedroom decoration; so you need to make sure that you incorporate the ideal bedroom accessories to bring the space together as one.
When redesigning and subsequently redecorating a bedroom, two important factors that many people gloss over, to the detriment of the end result, are the pillows and duvet styles and materials to use. Due to these two elements having such a large effect on the functionality of the area, some advice and information has been compiled for your perusal to help you get the most out of your redecoration.
Duvets - Duvets are the modern replacement for the combination of bed sheets, blankets and quilts that made bed-making such a chore. When choosing a duvet, it is important to decide on an appropriate filling for your needs and budget. There are many types of natural and synthetic fillings to choose from, each with their own benefits and disadvantages. It is said that natural fillings are the best choice, but it is also going to be the most expensive.
It is often said that synthetic fillings are not as effective at insulating the body than natural fillings. Though this may have been the case when polyester fiber fillings were first developed, it is certainly not the case now with the development of synthetic microfibre fillings which are said to be softer, more effective, easier to clean and longer lasting than most natural fillings.
Pillows - It is important to choose a suitable pillow filling to go with your duvet, though they don't necessarily have to be the same from a design point of view. Pillows can be filled with almost the same fillings as duvets, though some fillings such as silk are not as popular. One type of synthetic filling that isn't used in duvets but has become very popular in pillows is a type of polyester memory foam, which, as the name suggests, retains its form better than any other filling and can therefore provide great support for the neck.
The last important aspect to remember is the health of the expected user of the duvet and pillow(s). This is because most natural fillings like down and feathers are allergens and if the user is allergic to these things or has asthma or other breathing illnesses, then it is sensible to choose a synthetic filling just to be on the safe side. That being said, there are some products with natural fillings that claim to be hypoallergenic and while it is difficult to dispute that claim; down and feathers are allergens, so it may be best not to take the risk.