With the various quilt cover materials and styles on the market today, choosing what’s best for you can be challenging. To help you make this critical decision, this blog post will provide detailed information on how to choose the suitable material and style for your bedroom.
This post will walk you through the different types of quilt cover sets and offer tips that will come in handy when considering what fabric best suits your lifestyle.
Choosing the Right Material
At first, glance, choosing a quilt cover doesn’t seem complicated. However, there are several factors to consider when selecting a suitable material. There are also several ways to choose suitable material for you. Let’s look at each of these in turn and discuss what they mean, and then we’ll offer our top recommendations.
Considerations When Choosing a Quilt Cover Material:
1) Based on what you need it for: Do you want the cover to be durable or easily washable? Simple to clean or with a high degree of protection? While all quilt covers have specific considerations, they aren’t all created equally. If you have pets, children, or many people visiting, you’ll need to look for something that can stand up to the challenge.
2) Price: How much do you want to spend on your cover? Is there a specific budget that you’re trying to stick within? This is alright. There are many quilt cover options available within all price ranges. After all, there are different materials and sizes to consider as well. As a rule of thumb, the higher the thread count (and thus the softer and more durable the fabric), the higher quality and more expensive it will be.
3) How much floor space do you have? Does your quilt cover need to fit on the bed or be hidden away? You must choose a cover that can be used with any bedding, even if it is just a pillow and blanket. For example, some covers are designed to fit either inside a box spring or over a platform-style mattress. If your quilt doesn’t need to be used with anything else but the mattress, then there won’t be enough floor space to allow for this option.
4) How big are your windows? More oversized windows will mean quicker wear and tear on any fabric. While this is not always the case, it’s a consideration to keep in mind.
5) Where will you be using your quilt cover? Does it need to conform to a specific temperature range? Do you have pets that may chew on the fabric, especially if it’s not made from washable material? Think about whether or not the cover will fit in with your lifestyle. Will it be exposed to wear and tear regularly?
Based on these critical factors that might help you decide what type of quilt cover to get, let’s look at some of the types available today.
There are three main types of quilt covers available on the market. The first is a top wash quilt, also sold as duvet covers. This type fits over the mattress and box spring but still has a cover that can be taken off and washed at home. As a result, they are best suited for those with pets or young children.
Top wash quilts usually have elastic around the bottom to keep them in place and prevent them from sliding off the bed at night. For this reason, their primary purpose is to create an extra layer of protection for your mattress when dust mites or other allergens may start to collect inside it from daily use.