When it comes to
bedsheets, nothing is more important for a hotelier than to ensure maximum
comfort and appeasement for guests. There is a variety of ways to dress a bed
and different types of sheets to use as well. One of the important choices is selecting a type of bed cover. It may have once been straight forward, but now there are
a variety of picks on what type of bed cover to have. Hotels4Humanity looks at
the difference and purpose of the duvet, coverlet and comforter to help you
decide which is best for your hotel rooms.
There are two factors
to mark off before choosing a bed spread.
- Decoration and
Is it the winter time
and you need a heavier cover? Do you want to match the rustic look in the room?
Although you can find a duvet, coverlet and comforter of almost all colors and
fabrics, thickness and insulation, some are more suited for one category than
The comforter is the
classic bedspread. It can vary in thickness depending on how much padding and
layers are stitched together. The patterns and colors are dyed onto the
material beforehand. Comforters usually come in a set with other sheets and
pillows which allow for easier decoration. The internal padding is a synthetic
mixture although there are down and feather comforters on the market. The best
part about a comforter is in its name, the comfort. The length usually reaches
down below the box spring and can be tucked in if desired. Comforters usually do
not have texture, such as that of a quilt, and have a smoother appearance.
Although not quite a like a quilt, comforters can be sewn in a manner that
imitates one at a cheaper price and ease of washing. The Martex
Rx has a fabulous line of comforters varying in patterns and solids.
If you are looking for
a 2 in 1 type deal, the duvet may be the best option for your hotel beds. The
duvet and the duvet cover can be used as both the top sheet and the bed cover.
Duvets have a fluffy, soft feeling and are made out of wool, cotton or
polyester. They are more light and airy than comforters so consider that for
the colder months. Although the duvet can be used as a standalone in the bed,
hoteliers usually line the bed with another sheet. If one chooses to go without
it does save on washing and buying sheets. Because of the fluffy and smooth quality
of the duvet it adds a romantic touch to a room trimmed in silver and/or against
textured pillows. Be mindful that the length is shorter than that of a
comforter and thus many need a bed skirt or longer sheet underneath if one
wants the bottom half covered.1888
Mills and Westpoint
sport some beautifully looking duvets that come in a pack to save you money. Hotels4humanity
carries other brands as well like Phoenix
Down and Atlantic
Mills that have some great colors to choose from.
coverlets have not been used as standalone bedspread. Coverlets have usually
been used as a decorative cover at the foot of the bed or on top of the bed
spread. They are light weight and can be folded easily to create a layered
look. Recent trends have reversed that with coupling coverlets with duvets or
allowing them to stand alone. Like the comforter, it usually comes with matching
shams for a simplified matching look. Martex
RX and Westpoint
also have a great line of coverlets with different patterns and colors to fit
the style you are achieving.
Keeping in mind the two
factors listed earlier, choosing a bed cover from the three different types
above does not have to be a complicated matter. If you are going for a sleek
look to go with your hotel’s moto, perhaps try a duvet covered with a coverlet
that matches your hotel’s color scheme. If your location is in a place that experiences
more cold than warm temperatures, give your guests the comfort and warmth of a
comforter. A sure way to please your guests and simplify the dress of the bed
for your staff is have easy to wash and changeable sheets. Preferably also use sheets and covers that compliments your goal as