When Buying a Duvet Cover, There Are Three Important Choices to Make

Is a new duvet cover in your near plans? If that’s the case, you can expect some good news soon. But if you end up needing to send the cover back after buying it, that bright spot will quickly fade. To prevent this from happening, you should make and remember three decisions before going shopping for a new duvet cover: the size, the level of comfort, and the style. You’ll have a much better chance of being satisfied with your duvet cover purchase if you have a good set of criteria in mind.


True, there are only a few standard bed sizes in the United States (twin, full, queen, etc.), and only the corresponding duvet insert or plain king size duvet covers will fit those beds. Nonetheless, sizing can be a problem if you don’t buy the duvet insert and cover together. The insert and cover must be a snug fit for one another, rather than for the bed itself. It’s better to take a few extra minutes upfront to ensure that your duvet cover is the perfect size for your duvet insert, rather than risking the appearance of sloppiness or a bunches-up duvet thanks to an ill-fitting cover.

The issue may be avoided if you take measurements of your current duvet insert before going shopping. The difficulty starts with the fact that neither down comforters nor duvet coverings have been produced by manufacturers to universally accepted sizing standards. The need of measuring your comforter, quilt, or blanket insert before purchasing a duvet cover becomes even more apparent if you want to place the cover over an existing bedding ensemble. Help is recommended when measuring a duvet insert since two people can draw the insert tight and ensure that the end of the measuring tape is flush with the edge of the insert.

After determining the size of the duvet insert, you may make a duvet cover that is the same size or up to two inches bigger on both sides. For a queen-size insert, the recommended dimensions for the cover are 85 inches broad by 90 inches long. As the interior and cover are both fabrics, they may be stretched to some extent; nevertheless, one should make sure that the item can be returned if it is stretched too far.


Sleeping fast and well requires an environment that is relaxing and comfortable. Cotton is the most popular material for American bedspreads, but there are alternative options that may give as much or more comfort for the same or even less money. The present duvet cover market has a variety of cotton and cotton substitutes, such as:

A cotton is a popular option for bed linens because of the comfort it provides due to its softness, breathability, and durability. The weave and quality of the cotton determine how smooth and gentle the fabric is. The length of the cotton fibers (or staples) adhering to the cotton seeds is a primary indicator of the fabric’s quality. Several thread arrangements are created by the weave, and the thread count is determined by counting the number of threads running vertically and horizontally in a square inch of fabric. Good quality sheets have a thread count of at least 180, with even higher quality sheets going up to 400 or 500. There are options with thread counts higher than 400–500, although their added value is questioned by certain customers.

Cotton/Polyester Blend: Polyester, an artificial material, may be combined with cotton to create a variety of polycotton mixes. As a consequence, not only is the cloth cheaper than a similar grade of cotton, but it also washes well in hot water.

Fake Suede is a 100% polyester fabric that is designed to appear and feel like real suede.

Silk – Its luxurious appearance and feel are undeniable, but so is the hefty price tag.

If all you want to do is go out and spend the day browsing stores, by all means, have fun. Still, if you’re short on time but know exactly what you want in terms of size and fabric for your new duvet cover, you may skip this step and just go ahead and shop. Give some attention to your bedroom by spending some time in it.