Winter is Coming!!
As the weather starts to cool throughout the country in the coming weeks, we are looking forward to snuggling under our comforters with some hot chocolate. Your choice between a cotton dohar, quilt blanket, or microfiber comforter largely depends on the temperature. Which is better, a quilt or a dohar? In what ways do comforters and duvets differ? Does a fleece blanket warm you up better than a wool blanket? Continue reading to find out.
BLANKETS: Blankets are fabric coverings of thick, woven material typically made of wool or fleece. The blankets are often made of one layer of fabric.
QUILTS: The fabric of a quilt is stitched or quilted into three layers. The top of a regular quilt is composed of decorative woven cloth, the batting, and the backing. It is traditionally made from fabric pieces stitched together to form decorative patterns.
COMFORTERS: Filling a comforter is down or fibers and two layers of decorative fabric sewn together front and back. To ensure that the filling is distributed evenly, they are usually stitched through. These stitches are not decorative, unlike those in a quilt.
DOHARS: An Indian version of a quilt, the dohar is made from muslin that is stitched in three layers. They are incredibly popular in India because of their beautiful hand-block prints.
DUVETS: As with a comforter, a duvet can be used as an alternative. Duvets are often white and purely functional, meaning they require a cover to be aesthetically pleasing. Down, feathers, or synthetic fibers are typically used to fill the bag. Duvet covers are shaped like pillowcases and are usually sealed with buttons or zippers.
Choosing the perfect bed cover
It is important for a covering to provide warmth. For cold weather, the best heat insulation is found in comforters, duvets, and wool blankets. Choosing thicker duvet covers will make a duvet more comfortable. You may need to layer your blankets and quilts in colder climates, but they are suitable for moderate temperatures. For those who like to use the air conditioning while wearing a covering, the dohars are the lightest.
Depending on how you want your bed to appear, there are different options. With a dohar, a quilt, or a comforter, you can decorate your bedroom with any colour, pattern, or style. A bed sheet is not necessary under the covering. As a final layer on the bed, duvets with covers may be used instead of a bedspread. Matching pillowcases are also available for duvets and comforters.
As well as determining how warm the covering will be, the loft or thickness of the filling of the batting determines the weight. Baby blankets, quilts, fleece blankets, and dohars offer warmth without being bulky or fluffy.
Quilts and duvets will drape differently based on the batting material and loft. This isn't the most important factor determining a bedcover, but it will change the overall appearance. It needs to be worked a lot for 100% cotton batting to loosen up. On the other hand, bamboo batting is quite soft right away but can be stiff in the beginning.
- Those who have allergies, children, or pets will have to wash their bed linen pretty often. You can easily hand or machine wash lightweight quilts, dohars, and cotton, polyester, or fleece blankets. Be careful as some dyes would bleed. Weight and thickness of the covering influence its ability to be laundered. It might be difficult to launder thicker wool blankets and quilts. Also, duvets are easier to wash than comforters since you only have to launder the cover of a duvet.
Story@Home is a home decorating brand operating out of Vadodara, Gujarat. The brand has quality products to everyone, and to do so; we offer a variety of styles and collections, all at an affordable price tag. Our cotton bed sheet sets collection includes stunning designs, a modern look, enticing colours, and noticeably comfortable cotton dohar, quilt blankets, duvet covers, and bed sheet sets.
Now, we got you all set to sink in under the covers! Happy winters, guys!