Do you use Blankets or a Duvet on your bed in Winter?

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There have been a great many revolutions in our daily habits over the last century: frothy coffee replacing tea, bag-less vacuum cleaners, cordless phones, holidaying abroad rather than staying in a British boarding house, lard being replaced by the sophisticated olive oil to name but a few.

But few upheavals have been so successful or have been welcomed so widely than the shift from sheets and blankets to duvets, especially in the winter months. Duvets, or continental quilts as they were originally called, are ubiquitous in British bedrooms, and the old-fashioned woollen blanket seems to be found in fewer homes, except in the bottom of the dog basket.

However, not all of us have disposed of our sheets, blankets and candlewick bedspreads and traditional linen can often be found in many hotel bedrooms.

So, what is your preference?  Do you still use sheets and blankets to keep warm, or do you prefer to snuggle under a duvet?  Do you have different tog duvets to change with the seasons or do you change your bedding type dependent on the time of year?

 

Do you use blankets or a duvet?

372 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Blankets Duvet

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Pussk2
29th Jan 2016
1
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I find blankets too heavy so it is a duvet for me any day.
bluemoon239
22nd Jan 2016
0
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Does anyone actually still use blankets ? I've been using duvets since the early 70's when I moved to Norway .
sparrer
15th Jan 2016
1
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13 tog duck & goose down duvet in winter, plus a fleece throw across the bottom half of the bed for the pets (dog and cat) although in the night they tend to creep up and snuggle up to me so we all keep toasty warm.
Beany
15th Jan 2016
0
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I have a lovely snugly 13tog duvet on my single bed but as I must be a restless sleeper it falls off during the night.Not too much of a problem in the warmer weather but hopeless in winter so when the cold weather comes I use a tucked in blanket over the duvet at tha bottom of the bed.....problem solved.
Dickens
14th Jan 2016
0
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We have a light weight quilt for summer and a medium weight quilt for winter.
Kes
12th Jan 2016
0
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Thinking back to my childhood days, I simply had to be sealed tight into my bed under sheets, blankets and bedspreads in order to get to sleep. I could move. Haha. Duvets now for me. 1 tog for summertime. 5 tog all other times unless it is very cold and then I pull over my silky throw. I get very hot very quickly under the duvet. Rarely have I gone higher than a 10 tog. Don't think any of my family or friends use less than 13 or 15. The weight of those would be worse than the heat. Phew! Also don't bother with a loose sheet under as I just flip the duvet over. Funny how we are all different.
Jonjo
12th Jan 2016
0
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I only have a duvet as I do not like too much weight on me, and if I put my electric blanket on for a little while before I get into bed I am quite warm. My husband died 13 years ago , I did not need the blanket then but I do now.
PatTatt
12th Jan 2016
0
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I use duvets but also a top sheet as then I don't have to wash the duvet cover each week and a sheet is so much quicker to dry in this bad weather. I also keep a patterned fleecy blanket at the end of the bed for really cold nights! I use the Burrito technique to change the duvet cover too, so much easier and quicker. At 88 I look for the easy way out now!
Dickens
14th Jan 2016
0
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What is the Burrito method please, never heard of this, I could be using it anyway for all I know. Lol
Jonjo
12th Jan 2016
0
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I meant you and I are the same age not my daughter.
Jonjo
12th Jan 2016
0
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Seems like a good gadget I have to get my daughter to put the clean duvet cover on for me, we are the same age and we need to keep warm.
Proud2B
10th Jan 2016
0
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I prefer to use duvets, warm and cosy. Easy to make a bed and there is an amazing choice of covers for so many styles of bedroom. I have however retained two lovely woollen blankets that look stylish folded across the bottom of the beds and come in very handy when the temperatures have dropped drastically.
Debi
9th Jan 2016
1
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Definitely duvets
treebyda43
9th Jan 2016
1
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have used duvets for years so much easier to make a bed and lighter to sleep under than sheets and blankets
Jean Gibson
9th Jan 2016
3
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Duvets for me , so much easier and warmer , and light
kerrycoo
8th Jan 2016
1
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I definitely go for duvets, they are so much easier, and fresher. The amount of patterns and colours you get for duvet covers is great, it can all fit in with the decor in your bedroom.
Westminster
8th Jan 2016
1
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Duvets, orContinental Quilts as they were first called are super, making the bed is so much easier.

I recommend Brinkhaus duvets, they are the lightest, and the most comfortable.

They are available in quality stores such as Bentalls in Kingston upon Thames.
Terrysoldgal
9th Feb 2016
0
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Have you ever heard of a Baavet? My husband brought one home on the recommendation of a work colleague and the duvet is sectioned off and filled with wool. The idea is it will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So far we are happy with it.
nan macfee
8th Jan 2016
0
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Always used woollen cellular blankets when I married 40 years ago, but a trip to Norway where we stayed with a family who use nothing but feather duvets soon changed my mind. Unfortunately I soon realised asthma and feathers aren't a good combination, but there are some good synthetic varieties on the market so it's duvets for me every time.
munkey1
7th Jan 2016
2
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a good duck and goose duvet works well all year round
Morwenna
7th Jan 2016
1
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I find the weight of duvets more comfortable. It is easier to keep bedding clean and fresh, always found blankets more difficult to wash and dry.
Jo Kingham
6th Jan 2016
2
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duvets every time - who can bothered to make beds with sheets and blankets?
Wilf
6th Jan 2016
2
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Duvet always and have done for the past 40 years. But I remember our mum making duvets by stuffing them with duck down back in the early 70s. It went everywhere and she had to do it in the bathroom and wear a mask or she would choke on the down! Before that we used to have blankets which were heavy and not that warm. I can still remember them in the freezing cold winters of the 60s

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