Post # 1
I recently just read a post about a duvet. How it is supposed to cover a comforter. I had no idea!
I dont know what a duvet is or a sham or whatever. lol
Making sure I registered correctly. When they show bedding, they show the whole bed, but not individual peices. SO I dont know what they are or look like. When I looked at the picture I see a comforter, but then a duvet is listed in the picture too. So Im really confused then, when I look at the picture I thought that WAS the comforter on top. Like the picture below in the link. I thought the thing on top is a conforter, but it says its a duvet.
What I usually use is a sheet and a comforter during the winter and then a sheet and a thin bedspread during the summer.
WHat do you use for winter and summer?? Have pictures? And what is a sham and a duvet? I thought a sham was a sheet and a duvet was a blanket right?? lol I feel stupid asking.
Post # 3
I think the sham is like the ‘skirt’ of the bed, going under the mattress to kind of hang down over the side and make it so you can’t see under the bed? I THINK lol
Post # 4
A duvet covers the comforter, this of it as a giant pillowcase for the comforter. The comforter actually goes inside the duvet cover. A sham is the fancy pillow case that goes on the pillow. Generally if you have your pillow covered with a sham you do not sleep on top of the sham, you would either remove the sham and have a pillow with a pillow case underneath or you would have pillows covered with shams that are decorative. A bed skirt goes between the mattress and the box spring or between the mattress and the platform part of the bed depending on what type you have. The bed skirt hides the space between the the bed and the floor.
I am the queen of bedding. we have a mattress pad covering our mattress. The fitted sheet covering that. Then the flat sheet is on top of the fitted sheet. Then we have a down comforter that is covered by a duvet. We also have some decorative pillows covered with shams that we do not sleep on. We have 3 Euro pillows (large square ones that are covered with sham, also decorative. We have two pillows that have pillow cases on that we sleep with. All the decorative pillows in shams are tossed aside.
I hope this makes sense
Post # 5
A sham is a pillow case. A duvet cover is the same concept as a pillow case, but it covers the comforter. They’re great because you can change the style of the bedding without having to change the comforter.
Post # 6
Also, when someone uses a duvet, its because they have a plain white comforter (usually down) and they use the duvet (cover). If you buy a decorative comforter, you dont need a duvet. You dont buy both in the same pattern.
Post # 7
The pillow sham (piloow case cover) is for decoration purposes only, not to sleep on.
Post # 8
Ohh, okay. I understand now. Thanks bees!
Post # 9
YAY! thanks for this post! I needed a little bedding 101. 🙂