The winter season is a varied one in India, with different climatic conditions in every part of the country. It can get really chilly in certain regions while remaining perfectly pleasant in others. but one thing remains the same among all these climate zones - you definitely need a cosy blanket to keep the chill away. You may be thinking of upgrading your blankets and confused between buying a new dohar or comforter for the winter. to make things easier for your selection, we’ve curated a guide to understanding dohars and bed comforters.
What Is A Dohar?
A dohar is a quintessentially Indian piece of bed linen. It is made out of cotton that encases beaten cotton layers in a snug filling. The filling is kept in place with unique stitching so that it does not clump or become misshapen with use. Dohars are traditionally hand stitched for new couples by older women in the family, while smaller ones are made by grandmothers for babies and children. The earliest dohars in India were made with muslin as the encasing cover, for royal and wealthy families. Through the ages, muslin was replaced by cotton. Dohars normally feature typical ethnic and criss-cross patterns, though modern ones may feature floral and geometric motifs, too.
Though a dohar is usually used in the winter, it does find applications all through the year. At Spaces, we offer delightful 100% Cotton dohar collections like the Earthy Tones and Cambric for adults, and a wide kids’ range in single sizes.
What Is A Comforter?
A bed comforter is quite like the dohar except in one key aspect: the filling. Where a dohar boasts of an exclusively cotton filling, a comforter may be padded thickly with wool, silk-based fibres, synthetic padding or even downy feathers. Where multiple layers of beaten cotton ensure warmth in a dohar, the type of filling inside the comforter ensures how much warmth it provides. Another point of difference is that the comforter is often thicker and fluffier than a dohar
A comforter set has more insulating properties than a dohar, and some people may not be comfortable using them in warm weather. Usually, comforters are best for the winter season – they trap body heat inside and keep you cosy and warm even on the coldest night. If you must use a comforter during warmer seasons, you can do so with the air-conditioning on.
How To Care For Your Winter Bed Linen
There are a lot of things that you need to keep in mind when it comes to cleaning, maintaining and storing your comforters and dohars.
Cleaning Your Comforters And Dohars
First of all, make sure to wash them regularly, especially if they are made from synthetic materials such as polyester or fleece. Synthetic materials make it easy for bacteria to grow in your comforters and dohars, which can cause rashes, odors and other problems. If you want to keep your comforters and dohars clean and fresh, it’s recommended that you wash them at least every two weeks.
Maintaining Your Comforters And Dohars
When it comes to maintenance, you should always keep an eye on the condition of your comforters and dohars. Check for signs of wear like loose threads or holes. Go over the seams with a fine-toothed comb to ensure that everything is holding up well. You should also keep an eye out for signs of damage such as tears or stains.
Storing Your Comforters And Dohars
Finally, make sure that you store your comforters and dohars away from direct sunlight so that they don’t get damaged. Sunlight can fade fabrics over time, so storing them away from light sources will help to extend their lifespan. It's important to store your comforters and dohars properly so that they last as long as possible. Here are some tips for storing them:
There are a lot of ways you can store your comforters and dohars, but here are some of the most common:
1) In storage bins: You can use storage bins to store comforters and dohars. It's an easy way to keep them organized and protected. If you have large storage bins, you can make sure your comforters or dohars don't get squashed or crushed.
2) In plastic bags: You can use plastic bags to store your comforters and dohars. Just make sure that you keep them away from heat sources so that they aren't damaged by heat.
And don’t forget to take them out and wash them regularly!
How To Buy Comforter Sets And Dohars From SPACES
The winter is truly upon us, and it is time to fold away your old blanket and welcome cosy, deep sleep into your life this season. You can do this by browsing through our different bed comforter collections online.
- Start by deciding which size of comforter you want, whether single or double. You can even use this opportunity to buy kids’ comforters for your children
- Go through all our collections to find out the one that works best for your bedroom. Spaces comforter sets are priced between Rs 3,000 and Rs 7,000 but you can also avail of special festive pricing and discounts
- Check the product details and maintenance. If you find the right bed comforter (we also recommend looking for a matching bedsheet set) then you can add it to your shopping cart
- Enter your area pin code to check whether the product can be delivered to your address or not
- Pay for the products online and await delivery within a week. Enjoy your new comforter this winter, and the blissful sleep it brings!