We spend approximately one third of our lives asleep – it’s true! - so it stands to reason that we should invest in a quality quilt that provides the ultimate comfort for a tranquil, sound slumber. With the seemingly endless range of options available when it comes to quilt weights and fillings, it’s easy to become confused – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
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Natural fibres or man-made hypoallergenic materials? Find the filling that fulfills your requirements:
FEATHERS are flat and soft with a quill shaft running from one end to the other, providing comfort and support. Feather quilts provide luxurious comfort and are an ideal year-round option thanks to their lightweight warmth.
DOWN consists of small clusters with no quill. Wonderfully soft and light, goose down clusters are larger than duck down, so it takes less to fill the same quilt. Down-filled quilts offer cloud-like comfort and adjust to body temperature to provide the perfect insulation for all seasons.
WOOL is lightweight yet high in thermal ability. It has a memory which means the fill returns to its natural loft, no matter how you sleep on it. Wool quilts provide superior warmth in winter but are also effective in summer months as they offer breathability and promote air circulation.
ALPACA Australian Alpaca fibre offers a superior softness. The silky soft touch and weightlessness is due to partial hollowness of the fibre, making it one of the finest natural fibres.
MICROFIBRE features ultra-fine polyester filaments that mimic the soft feel and weightlessness of goose down. Machine washable and hypoallergenic, microfibre is easy to manage whilst providing the benefits of natural fillings. These quilts are a practical option for allergy sufferers and asthmatics.
Ok, so you’ve finally found the perfect quilt but before you snuggle down to enjoy sweet dreams, there’s one more thing you require for the perfect night’s sleep…namely, a mattress topper.
‘What’s that’, you ask? A mattress topper is a generously cushioned overlay which is placed securely over your existing mattress. They not only provide an extra level of luxuriously sumptuous full-body comfort and tailored support, mattress toppers are also designed to ease pressure points, ensure even weight distribution and protect and prolong the life of your mattress.
Featured above: Downia Duck Down Topper, Bambi Memory Foam Topper, Downia Mattress Topper