At Home with T&C: Why Everyone Needs Two Duvets on the Bed – Town & Country

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A good comforter can’t solve everything, but it can make for a happier relationship.
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A few years ago T&C published one of our most contentious articles in recent memory: “It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Top Sheets For Good.” Comments flew back and forth on social media with those on one side defending the classic layers and others dismissing them with a flick of a wrist. As for me? Reader, I was appalled.
When it comes to bed, er bedding, I am a firm believer in variety: a full set of sheets, a blanket (winter-only), light quilt, and no fewer than two duvets grace my mattress.
If the demand for two duvets makes you pause, I have one question: Do you share a bed? Because if so, then hear you me, two duvets is the only path to marital happiness. With two duvets there are no midnight tug-of-wars, there is no waking up sans cover at 4 a.m, there is no “hot sleeping” or “cold sleeping,” there is just sleeping. I have my side and he has his; we can each cocoon and bunch our duvets the way we want to without needing to consult the other. To make the bed, one duvet lays on top of the sheets and the other is folded in thirds at the end. At night, we separate them back out.
Of course, I am not the only person to stumble upon the two-duvet combination. It is a common practice in Scandinavia and Germany, lands of exceptional design solutions. In fact, rumor has it that British designer Sir Terence Conran popularized the duvet in the U.K. after sharing a bed with a lovely Swedish gal in the 1950s. Think of the possibilities, each of you can have a duvet with your preferred weight and warmth without waking the other up if you are prone to tossing and turning. Because thread-count aside, the real luxury in bed is an undisturbed night’s sleep.
Below, a few of my favorite duvets, blankets, and sheets to set up your own, personal two-duvet cocoon.
Brooklinen offers down, down-alternative, and weighted comforter options in three weights.
This luxurious goose down meets the Responsible Down Standards and is as light as a cloud.
Anyone who sleeps on linen sheets can vouch for how essential they are. Team top sheet!
For fresh summer bedding, Matouk’s Egyptian cotton percale in the prettiest print is perfection.
Frette is a classic sheet that bedding enthusiasts will shamelessly name drop.
A fluffy waffle blanket is a cozy extra layer to add on in the winter season for ultimate warmth.


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