a duvet of your own

Anki makes a bed with two duvets

 

In a recent article for Remodelista, AREA founder and designer Anki Spets gave her insights on the European practice of sleeping partners using separate duvet covers. Much like skipping the flat sheet, this practice is starting to spread. The benefit is better sleep, as well as the opportunity to style your own side of the bed.

As we went over in a previous post on the great TOP sheet debate, Scandinavia and Northern Europe are pretty much all without top sheets. Beds are always just made with duvets, sometimes with blankets spread on top for extra warmth. Separate duvet covers are part of this approach.

 

Two different ways of sleeping on PERLA porcelain and SIMONE natural

Anki often mixes cotton & linen, here with PERLA porcelain & SIMONE natural

Maybe you like it warmer or cooler than your partner (something we hear in our stores all the time). Perhaps you've shared a bed (and cover) for a long time and can't seem to find peace at night. Or you've been on your own for too long and now it's time to share a bed...

Individual sleepers each have what works for them, and sometimes compromise doesn't make for good sleep. This is where a duvet of your own is a great solution.

You can choose a different weight in the filler, and whether you want more or less layers. There is no tugging. You like your feet out, or tucked under? Either way, you won't disturb your bedmate. We see this more often now, via customers who are asking for twin covers on their shared mattress. Some people simply place two twin beds together to take it even further.

 

A bed with two duvets, PERLA porcelain, SIMONE natural and ELIAS powder

Adding a layer, ELIAS linen in powder

One of the great aspects of having your own duvet is being able to choose your own bedding. If you want a different color or material, go ahead, mix and match. When you have something you love that your partner is on the fence about, it's no longer an issue.

As always, we at AREA enjoy a variety of textures, as well as playing with patterns and colors. Sometimes what goes together can be surprising, and so two duvets make for some fun and unique combinations.

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DUVET COVERS

twin 68 x 86” 
full/queen 86 x 86” 
king 104 x 86”

FLAT SHEETS

twin 66 x 102” 
full/queen 90 x 102” 
king 108 x 102”

FITTED SHEETS 
(w/ 14” pocket)

twin 39 x 75” 
full 54 x 75” 
queen 60 x 80” 
king 76 x 80” 
cal-king 72 x 84”

CASES + SHAMS
accommodates pillow sizes :

standard 20 x 26” 
euro square 26 x 26” 
king 20 x 36” 
standard body 20 x 60” 
king body 20 x 72”

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BLANKETS + QUILTS

twin 69 x 90” 
full/queen 90 x 90“ 
king 108 x 90” 
throws 51 x 70”
xl throws 70 x 90"

THREAD COUNT

Thread count (TC) refers to the number of threads per square inch. The type and size of thread are just as important as the count.
At AREA we carefully consider how each sheet should not only look but also feel. LEARN MORE about thread count.