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.
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.
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.