Sorting Out the Bedding Lingo: Quilt Cover, Doona Cover or Duvet Cover

When it comes to bedding, the terminology can sometimes make you feel like you're navigating a labyrinth. That's why we're here to give you the clarity you need, especially when understanding what exactly you're putting over your duvet or, should we say, doona or quilt? Let's dive in.

Quilt Cover or Doona Cover, What's the Difference?

While browsing our extensive range of bedding, you might've asked yourself, "Is a quilt cover the same as a doona cover?" Well, you're not alone. Essentially, a quilt cover, doona cover, and even a duvet cover are the same item. They serve as a protective and decorative layer for your beloved bedding, often paired with matching pillowcases to make your bed look like it belongs in a lifestyle magazine.

The term "doona" is often used in Australia for these covers. However, we used to call it a "continental quilt" before the term "doona" gained popularity. Regardless of the name, the primary purpose remains to act as a protective and decorative layer for your bed.

Even though these items are similar, there are subtle differences you might want to know:

  • Quilt is a universally accepted term, though it can refer to a bedspread in some places.
  • Duvet is mainly used in the U.S. and Europe, often filled with down, wool, or feathers.
  • Doona is the preferred term in Australia, usually filled with feathers or other natural and synthetic materials.

How do you use quilt covers?

Using a quilt cover isn't just about sliding it over your quilt and calling it a day. There's a bit more to it, and the effort pays off in the longevity of your bedding and aesthetics. Taking the time to put on a quilt cover properly can help prevent it from becoming lumpy, protect it from wear and tear, and keep it clean, thus extending its life. Additionally, it contributes to the bedroom's aesthetics by allowing for easy style changes and maintaining the quilt's crisp, even appearance.

You've got a couple of options to put on a quilt cover. The traditional way is to turn the quilt cover inside out, grab the top corners, align them with your quilt, and shake it well until everything falls into place. There's the 'California Roll' method if you're more adventurous. Lay the inside-out cover on your bed, place your quilt on top, start rolling them together, flip the cover around the roll, unroll, and you're done. Simple as that.

To make the most of these methods and truly elevate your bedroom, choose from our range of high-quality quilt covers, from super king quilt covers to queen quilt covers, which are designed for durability and style, ensuring your bed not only looks fantastic but also provide exceptional comfort night after night.

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In the end, whether you call it a quilt, duvet, or doona cover doesn't matter. What does matter is knowing how to use it effectively to prolong the life of your quilt and keep your bedroom looking chic. And most importantly, these covers aim to offer you the cosiest, most restful night's sleep. So, remember this guide the next time you find yourself lost in the bedding section. It's all about comfort, protection, and a sprinkle of style, no matter the name.