New stupid questions
There are many things that I don't understand about bedding. Eons ago when I was growing up, I had a fitted sheet, a pillow case and a blanket.
Today I have a bed skirt, mattress pad, fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, comforter, pillow protectors and pillow cases. I use the modestly decorative comforter as a blanket and don't remove it before sleeping (is that right?). It's thick and comfy.
My main question:
What is a feather bed and where does it go? From ads, it appears to look like a down comforter that you lay on. Does it go under the mattress pad, between the mattress pad and the fitted sheet, or on top of the fitted sheet? If it goes on top, do you have to buy a cover for it or put another sheet over it? I like down and I like the idea of sleeping on down but I don't know how it's supposed to be done.
Also, with a down comforter, do you use a cover for it? Is that what a duvet cover is for? Is a down comforter a duvet? Is a duvet simply any comforter that needs a cover?