Housse de couette en lin

Washed linen duvet cover

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    The Duvet Cover, From Origins to Present Day

    Traces of linen fabrics used to wrap beds to protect them from dust and dirt can be found as far back as ancient Egypt's bedrooms. However, the concept of the duvet cover as we know it today emerged in Northern Europe, mainly in Germany and Denmark, during the Middle Ages. At that time, it was common to give newly married couples a sack filled with duck or goose down. This practice had a dual purpose: to keep the newlyweds warm during harsh winters and to symbolize the couple's future prosperity.

    These down-filled sacks were the predecessors of the duvet cover, although they were not used in the same way. Over time, issues related to dust mites and allergies led to replacing the down sacks with thick wool blankets, placed on a linen sheet, all covered by a quilt in winter.

    The 1970s marked the return of the duvet thanks to mite treatments but also to the use of synthetic materials in their production. However, to facilitate maintenance, duvet covers emerged, and their demand has continued to increase. They quickly evolved to become not only a practical protection for duvets but also an essential decorative element of our bedding. Today, the duvet cover has become an indispensable accessory, combining functionality and aesthetics in the modern bedroom.

    Choosing the Right Material for Your Duvet Cover

    Among an ever-expanding range, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate and choose a duvet cover that perfectly meets expectations in terms of comfort, aesthetics, and budget.

    Cotton bedding is undoubtedly the most popular. Its quality and price can vary considerably depending on whether it is percale cotton, satin, or cotton gauze. Although made of the same material, cotton bedding sets differ in their weaving and can offer very different looks, feels, and comforts.

    An alternative to cotton duvet covers is bamboo, recognized as more environmentally friendly due to its low water consumption for cultivation and processing. This fiber is very soft, resistant, and durable, and it can resemble silk or cashmere depending on its treatment. Its fiber has excellent breathable and moisture-absorbing properties, greatly appreciated during hot periods while providing warmth in winter. However, its fiber is only available in Asia, which somewhat penalizes its carbon footprint.

    In terms of ecological aspect, linen stands out, mainly cultivated in France and Europe. Its cultivation requires little irrigation and uses up to 10 times fewer pesticides than cotton. Washed linen duvet covers have many advantages. They offer a soft and pleasant texture, becoming even more comfortable with each wash. Linen is naturally breathable, absorbing moisture, thus regulating body temperature to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Moreover, washed linen duvet covers are hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites, making them ideal for sensitive individuals. Finally, their wrinkled appearance adds a touch of rustic charm to the bedroom decor.

    Linen is particularly easy to maintain; it can be machine washed, air dried quickly, and requires no ironing.

    Choosing the Right Linen Duvet Cover

    Our collection of washed linen duvet covers adapts to all duvet sizes, offering dimensions for single beds of 140x200 cm, for double beds of 200x200 cm, 240x200 cm, 260x240 cm, and even a duvet cover for children of 100x140 cm. If your duvet is an non-standard size, choose the closest size in the menu and specify the desired dimensions in a note for custom manufacturing. We also offer the "bottle" finish option, which secures the positioning of your duvet cover throughout the night.

    To match or complement your bedding set, Linenshed offers a catalog of high-quality washed linen home linens for the adult or child bedroom, including pillowcases, fitted sheets, flat sheets, bedspreads, and cushion or bolster covers in a variety of colors.

    All our items are made of 100% linen with a density of 190gr/m2 from premium-quality long fibers of French and Belgian origin, woven and dyed in Portugal.

    Every Style, its Linen Duvet Cover

    Our duvet covers come in a variety of finishes to satisfy all tastes in terms of decoration. For those who prefer simplicity and sobriety, our basic or two-tone reversible range offers duvet covers in linen with clean lines and classic colors, perfect for a minimalist or contemporary atmosphere.

    If you're looking for a touch of originality, our fringed linen duvet covers bring a relaxed and bohemian note to your bedroom, creating a relaxing and very trendy atmosphere.

    For timeless elegance, our flat-ruffled or braid-trimmed duvet covers offer a refined and sophisticated look, ideal for particularly chic decor.

    Finally, for those who appreciate luxury details, our flounced or bow-tied duvet covers add a touch of elegance in their finish, perfect for luxurious and romantic decor.

    Whatever your decorating style, our selection of varied bed linens and duvet covers are designed to meet all your desires and create an atmosphere that reflects you in your bedroom.

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