I have a thing about bedding. It comes from my mother who has rather a fetish about duvet covers and throws and has been known to make her own amazing creations.
But a duvet, a great duvet, is a must.
You’re under it for an awful lot of your day. You have to crawl under it at the end of every day – be it from sheer exhaustion or a sensible early night.
It can soothe you when you’re poorly, make you feel great of a weekend when you can turn over, tuck a corner under your chin and go back to sleep. For yes, dear reader, I have older children now and lie ins are allowed. A little ray of hope there from me to you if you have younger children.
So recently we have been lucky enough to have been sent two very different types of natural duvets to try out.
Sense of Nature Silk Duvet
So what’s so special about it? Well, it’s filled with silk fibres and because it’s natural it is supposed to help regulate your body temperature and help those people with asthma or allergies sleep more comfortably. All of which I love the sound of. AND on top of that, you can throw it in the washing machine. Big bonus.
Truth be told, it just doesn’t look thick enough to keep you warm. It’s really thin and and looks more like a padded throw than a full-on duvet.
However, looks can be deceptive and it certainly does keep you warm.
The big downside for me is that it just doesn’t look cosy enough on our bed. I like to walk in our room and to be greeted by a poofy bed that looks like it’s a giant cloud waiting for me to climb into.
What? Doesn’t everyone imagine that before getting into bed? Well you should.
Also, unless you really do suffer with allergies and that’s a big consideration for you, the price tag could prove another stumbling block – prices start at about £95 for a single, rising to around £175 for a superking.
Fine Bedding Company, Goose Feather & Down Duvet
Our second review duvet came from Palmers online Department store, who sent us this feather duvet. And at £100 for a superking it’s already ticking all my boxes.
Crisp, cotton cover, pocketed to ensure the feathers don’t all bunch up over husband’s side of the bed and it looks great on our bed.
Of course, the only way to truly judge a duvet is in a Duvet Fight.
I asked the kids if they’d be up for helping me with this review by letting me film a little snippet and I swear to you they played this game for another 40 minutes after I’d finished.
So there you go, a cheap form of entertainment when the weather is too rubbish to go out!