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How to choose the right duvet cover?

To get a good night's sleep, bedding is essential. The bed linen, and in the foreground, the duvet cover too. What size do you need? What material to choose for a duvet cover?

What colors will go with your bedroom decor? Let yourself be guided to sleep in beautiful sheets.

What questions should you ask yourself to choose the best duvet cover:

1. For whom?

Who will sleep in the duvet cover you are looking for?


Adult, child or teenager: the difference will be in the size of the bedspread of course and the style.

Children's duvet cover

Alone or in pairs: beyond the fact that it is always easier to choose alone than in pairs in terms of colors, patterns and materials, know that if you sleep in pairs, we recommend one and a cover a slightly larger duvet so everyone stays warm all night.

Double duvet cover

2. What dimensions?

So yes, a bed cover is not always easy to put on (even if with our tutorial How to put on a duvet cover quickly , your life will change), but if in addition, you do not choose the right size for your cover duvet, it's the end of the beans.

To help you find your way, here is a summary of the standard duvet (and therefore duvet cover) sizes recommended depending on the size of the bed:

For a 90×190 or 200 cm bed: a 140×200 cm duvet cover (or 200×200 cm if you like large curtains).

For a 120×190 or 200 cm bed: a 200×200 cm duvet cover.

For a 140×190 or 200 cm bed: a 200×200 cm model. However, for a double duvet cover, we recommend a 220×240 cm cover.

For a 160×200 cm bed: a 220×240 cm or 240×260 cm duvet cover.

For a 180×200 cm bed: you will need the largest size available on the market, i.e. a 240×260 cm super king bedding cover.

3. What are the important criteria in your opinion?

To choose between several duvet covers , you will need to have in mind what matters most to you:

Softness: Pay attention to the material chosen.

Elegance: The material and design will be the predominant criteria.

Comfort: Depending on the season, some people will want to choose a duvet cover that will give them lightness or warmth. For example, in summer, we will like cotton gauze or linen sheets, while in winter, a pretty flannel will be very pleasant.

Ease of maintenance and ironing: If practicality takes precedence, forget, for example, laundry which will always be wrinkled.

The different materials:

1. Cotton percale

Cotton percale is also woven from cotton, but of higher quality, with longer combed and tightly woven fibers (80 threads/cm2).

The cotton percale duvet cover is soft to the touch and very pleasant on the skin. It is suitable for all seasons.

2. cotton sateen

The slightly shinier cotton sateen duvet cover has an incomparable feel. It is a luxury fabric with more than 100 threads/cm2.

3. cotton gauze

Cotton gauze is the material used for baby diapers! Cotton gauze duvet covers are incredibly soft.

Note that in summer, we favor single or double cotton gauze, lighter and more breathable. And in winter, a double or triple cotton gauze will provide more warmth.

4. Poly cotton

Poly cotton or polyester/cotton is a blend of cotton and polyester . This half-natural, half-synthetic material is light, soft and extremely easy to maintain: it dries quickly, does not crease (or very little), and ironing is child's play.

5. Flax

Linen is a natural and noble material. Its thermoregulating properties basically make it cool in summer and warm in winter.

The linen duvet cover , very resistant, softens and softens over time. Linen is also absorbent and very breathable.

On the other hand, let the most obsessive people pass: these duvet covers tend to wrinkle. Some people, however, appreciate the bohemian and vintage side of things!

6. Flannel and velvet

While traditionally flannel and velvet were made from wool and velvet fabric, today cotton is almost always used. It is a very soft and warm material. The flannel velvet duvet cover is ideal for winter.

Small bonus: the latter is thick and does not require ironing.

7. Hemp

The hemp duvet cover is all the more recommendable as it offers good comfort and is naturally antibacterial. This can be an interesting solution for those who wish to make their purchases eco-responsible.

8. Microfiber

Microfiber is a synthetic material . Microfiber duvet covers have several advantages: they are inexpensive, soft and lightweight. Finally, they dry quickly and do not require ironing.

9. Silk

Unlike synthetic duvet covers that trap heat and can disrupt your sleep by making you too hot, silk is a breathable fabric that naturally wicks moisture away from your body. This means that silk duvet covers keep you cool and comfortable all night long. They are therefore an excellent choice for people who suffer from night sweats or hot flashes.

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