I learned some information about Duvets on our trip to Germany that I found interesting. I love duvets. I prefer a good down duvet over a comforter or quilt any day of the week and at any time of the year. In the States, one buys the size of duvet according to the size bed one has. France is the same way. But, Germany has a different way of doing duvets. They use twin size duvets for any size of bed. If one has a king size bed (which is usually two twins put together), the twin duvet gets folded in half and lays across the width as the above picture shows. There is usually space between the pillow and duvet. It is meant to look like an oversized pillow laying on top of the bed. Sometimes, there is only the fitted sheet and one only uses the duvet. Since I use duvets on all our beds in the States, I never buy flat sheets anymore. They have become a nuisance! My kids do not sleep with a flat sheet either. In fact, they get frustrated here in France because a few of the beds only have comforters and/or sheets and the sheets always get ripped off and thrown on the floor! Haha!
When we stayed at the Sneddons, I was helping Jenny make up the beds and she explained this to me, after I had noticed the guest bedroom having two duvets folded the width of the bed. I found it interesting because I use duvets. I had never seen this done before. So, when two people sleep in the same bed, they do not share the same duvet.
These pictures were taken at our hotel in Salzburg, Austria after having seen this in Germany at the Sneddons. I chuckled as I entered the hotel room and was happy that I knew the German custom of duvets. There are a few other European countries that use this twin size style on their beds. It worked perfect for the kids, because there was no debate the following morning as to who pulled off who’s covers! I love learning little tidbits of information like this!