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Duvet Cover Buying Guide: How to Choose the Best Duvet Cover

May 07, 2023 8 min read

Buying the perfect duvet cover can be a daunting task, especially if you don't know what to look for. With so many options available on the market, it's easy to get overwhelmed and end up with a product that doesn't meet your style and needs. But don't worry, this guide is here to simplify this process for you!

In this duvet cover buying guide, we will discuss what a good duvet cover is, why you need one, and the key factors to consider when making your purchase so you can make an informed decision and get the best value for your money. Let’s get started with how to buy duvet cover for your bedroom.

What is a Duvet Cover?

A duvet cover is an essential bedding item that can elevate your bedroom's decor and improve your sleep quality if well-chosen. It is a protective covering for your duvet or comforter, keeping it clean and free of dust, stains, and other debris, much like the way a pillowcase protects a pillow. Using the right duvet cover will increase your comfort and make your sleep more enjoyable.

A duvet cover is easily removable and washable, making it more practical and convenient for everyday use. A duvet cover can add style to your bedroom because it affords you the opportunity to easily change the top-of-bed decor in your bedroom, instead of you getting stuck with the same comforter on your bed.

The right duvet cover plus duvet combination is bound to skyrocket your comfort in bed. We spend a third of our lives in bed (at least experts say we should), so why not go for gold with it? You deserve the comfort!

What is a Duvet Cover - Beddley

Why Do You Need a Duvet Cover?

There are several reasons why you need a duvet cover.

  1. A duvet (comforter to some people) doesn’t come cheap and is often considered a luxury item. You surely want to protect this investment. This is where a duvet cover comes in. A duvet cover acts as a protective layer for your duvet or comforter, protecting its integrity and durability by preventing it from getting dirty, stained or damaged.
  2. It is much easier and more convenient to wash a duvet cover than it is to wash a duvet or comforter. All you have to do is remove the duvet cover and throw it in the washing machine, while a duvet or comforter requires a trip to the dry cleaner’s or a laundromat where you’ll find an industrial machine.
  3. It’s not advisable to wash a duvet, as the best ones are filled very delicate feathers such as goose, down or duck feathers. These feathers are prone to damage when wet and would mostly likely come out with a smell that’s undesirable and surely not compatible with the freshness and calmness you desire in your bedroom.
  4. Finally, a duvet cover allows you to change the look and feel of your bedding without having to replace your entire comforter. You can easily switch out duvet covers to match the season, your mood, or the current bedroom décor. Also consider that multiple duvet covers are easier to store than multiple comforters. This is why you don’t find people with numerous comforters but you would find people with multiple duvet covers.

Guide to Buying a Duvet Cover

When shopping for a duvet cover, there are several factors to consider. This guide will shed light on how to choose the perfect duvet cover for your bedroom:

1. Size Matters

The first step in buying a duvet cover is to make sure you're getting the right size. Most duvet covers come in standard sizes such as Twin, Full, Queen and King. But it's important to measure your duvet or comforter before purchasing a cover to ensure a proper fit. Duvet covers should fit your comforter snugly to prevent shifting and bunching while you sleep. If you have an oversized duvet or comforter, consider purchasing a cover one size up to ensure a good fit.

Be aware that there are no universal dimensions for each standard-size duvet cover. That means you will generally find that the dimensions for any standard size varies by brand. This is why it’s important that you know the dimensions of your duvet or comforter before purchasing your duvet cover to ensure a proper fit. Having this very important information will ensure you make the right decision come duvet cover shopping time.

A cover that is too small can cause your duvet to shift or bunch up, while a cover that’s too large can look sloppy and reduce warmth retention. A couple of inches in difference between both the cover and the duvet on any given side should work out as a good fit, depending on if you want a fuller or normal look.

2. Material

The material of a duvet cover is one of the most important factors to consider when buying one. The material you choose will affect the look, feel and durability of the cover. Here are the most common materials used for duvet covers and their characteristics:

Cotton: Cotton is the most popular choice for duvet covers because it is soft, breathable, and easy to care for. It’s durable and can last for years with proper care. It comes in different weaves, such as percale, sateen and flannel, each with its own texture and weight.

Guide to Buying a Duvet Cover - Beddley


Percale: Percale is a tight, plain weave that produces a crisp and cool fabric. It is ideal for warm climates or people who tend to overheat at night.

Sateen: Sateen is a weave that produces a silky, lustrous fabric with a subtle sheen. It is softer, smoother and wrinkles less than percale.

Flannel: Flannel is a brushed fabric that is soft, warm, and cozy. It is perfect for cold climates and people who feel chilly at night.

Linen: Linen is a luxurious and durable material that is breathable, lightweight, hypoallergenic, and moisture-wicking. It has a unique texture that adds a touch of elegance to your bedroom and a natural wrinkled look that adds even more character to the bedroom. However, it may require more maintenance than cotton and can be more expensive. It’s moisture-wicking characteristic makes it perfect for those hot summer months.

Silk: Silk is a delicate, high-end and luxurious material that feels soft, smooth and cool to the touch. It is hypoallergenic and moisture-wicking, making it ideal for people with sensitive skin or allergies. However, it requires special care and can be more expensive than other materials.

Polyester: Polyester is a synthetic material that is affordable, durable, and easy to care for but it may not be as breathable or comfortable as natural fibers.

3. Style and Design

Duvet covers come in a variety of materials, designs, patterns, colors and sizes to match any bedroom décor and personal preference. From an assortment of solid colors, stripes, floral prints, geometric patterns, you can find one that matches your style and complements your bedroom setting.

Consider the color scheme and style of your room when selecting a duvet cover. If you have a neutral bedroom, choose a bold pattern or color to add interest and dimension. On the other hand, if you have a bold wallpaper or patterned curtains, you may want to choose a solid-colored duvet cover to avoid overwhelming the space. You want to keep your room calm, not too busy.

Duvet Cover Buying Guide - Beddley


4. Closure

The closure of a duvet cover determines how easy it is to insert and remove your duvet or comforter. There are three types of closures:

Buttons: Button closures are the most common type and involve a row of buttons or snaps at the bottom end of the cover. They are more traditional, take time to fit, may not be easy on your fingers and may come undone or snag over time.

Zipper: Zipper closures provide a secure and tight seal that keeps your duvet in place. They are more convenient, easier to use and durable but may be more expensive than button closures.

Ties: Tie closures involve fabric ties or loops that are attached to the corners or sides of the cover and oftentimes tied around the duvet. They provide a snug fit and prevent shifting or bunching, but may be more time-consuming.

5. Ease Of Use

The ease of use of a duvet cover is one of the most important factors to consider when buying one. For centuries, the duvet cover never evolved and has been notoriously difficult and inefficient to use.

Fitting a duvet cover is one of the most annoying tasks ever, it is a pain, takes too much time and is just not easy on the arms or back. This led us at Beddley to invent the three-sided zippered duvet cover that opens and closes on three sides, so your duvet is fitted multiple times faster than the traditional duvet cover. Never again will you have to struggle with your duvet cover! Featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, the Beddley Easy-Change Duvet Cover™ is the world’s easiest duvet cover.

6. Thread Count

Thread count refers to the number of threads woven into one square inch of fabric. A higher thread count typically means the duvet cover is softer and more durable. However, be aware that some manufacturers have been reported to use tricks to inflate their thread counts.

Look for duvet covers with a thread count of at least 200 for a soft and comfortable feel. Please note that thread count is not all there is to the quality of the fabric. Generally, a well-woven, high-quality yarn 300 thread count bedding is 5-star hotel quality. Those very high thread-count bedding may sometimes be hype and may not be the best value for your money.

7. Care and Maintenance

Duvet covers should be washed every one to two weeks to keep them clean and fresh. Check the care instructions before purchasing a duvet cover to make sure it's easy to care for and fits your lifestyle. Some duvet bedding covers are machine-washable, while others require dry cleaning or special care. Dry-cleaning may be high-maintenance and time-consuming for you, so consider how often you're willing to take your duvet cover to the cleaners when making your purchase.

Any standard-size domestic washing machine will easily accommodate a duvet cover of any size.

What Makes The Beddley Easy-Change Duvet Cover™ The Ultimate Choice

The Beddley Easy-Change Duvet Cover™ The Ultimate Choice


By inventing the three-sided zippered duvet cover™, Beddley has made the impossible incredibly easy. Its ease of use is unparalleled as it opens wide on three sides, making fitting your duvet with a duvet cover effortless.

Now you can change your duvet cover in 60 seconds in three easy steps. You will never wrestle with your duvet cover again. Beddley Easy-Change duvet cover saves you time, eliminates duvet stress and the hassle, and makes laundry day so much easier.

Using the Beddleyis the next best thing to your bed making itself, if that were possible! At least now, you can show your duvet cover who’s boss!

How to use Beddley in 3 basic steps:

  1. Lay duvet cover flat on the bed, unzip along the three sides, flip the top panel open.
  2. Lay duvet or comforter down (convenient ties inside cover keep duvet or comforter in place).
  3. Zip up the duvet cover and you're done!

In conclusion, a duvet cover is a practical and stylish addition to any bedroom. It provides protection from the elements for your duvet or comforter, while allowing you to easily switch up your bedding's look and feel. Now, Beddley has added absolute convenience and elevated your comfort, making your life easier, while making your duvet cover modern.

When shopping for a duvet cover, be sure to consider factors such as size, ease of use, material, design and care instructions in finding the perfect duvet cover for your bedroom. Now go shop! Elevate your bedding with Beddley.

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