Let’s be honest. You’re either a blanket-hogger or you sleep with a blanket-hogger. Or, maybe you fall into both categories. Either way, it can be kind of a pain. Plus if it is winter, it can be awful cold in addition to being annoying. Some European cultures seem to have this problem figured out. They put two twin-sized duvets on a bed, one for each person. For the record, I fall in the previous category. …most of the time. (At least that is my story and I am sticking to it!)
I have done some light research. From what I have read online it seems that, at least in part, the intention behind the double duvets is for reasons of cleanliness. And, of course, if you do happen to have a blanket-hogging partner, the separate duvets can help both to get a better night’s sleep. Admittedly, there are also a fair amount of people on the internet that are anti-double duvets. These vocal critics are complaining about the double blanket choice, seemingly nonplussed by why anyone would do that and how simply weird Europeans are.
In my travels to Berlin and to Munich in Germany, I’ve experienced the double duvets style. And I have to admit, it is kind of nice. It certainly meant each individual was able to remain warmer and it is actually quite comfy. But the separate blankets can make it feel a little 1950s: as though you and your previous blanket-hogging buddy are in separate beds. Which, of course, could also be the case as it is also seemingly common to push two beds together to form a single larger bed in Europe.
So blanket-hoggers and lovers of blanket-hoggers, what are your thoughts on the European style of double duvets on a single bed? Would you give it a try?
Photo from the website for the ARCOTEL Velvet Berlin.