A. 18 Duvet Covers That Dress Up Your Bed (And Protect Your Down Comforter Too)
If you’ve recently purchased a duvet cover or duvet cover for your bed, the next thing you should do is buy a matching duvet cover. While many people find these blankets a bit cumbersome—admittedly, putting them on is often frustrating—they’re necessary to protect your beloved blankets. The good news is that many of the best duvet covers reward you with corner tapes and/or bows that prevent the duvet cover from slipping and curling.
Since many built-in duvets, especially those with down, cannot be placed in the washing machine, a duvet cover serves as a protective barrier and prevents the duvet from getting dirty inside. Duvet covers, on the other hand, are almost always machine washable, so you can clean them quickly and easily at home. While it takes practice to put them on elegantly, duvet covers are really valuable when it comes to keeping your bed clean.
From popular direct-to-consumer brands like Parachute and Buffy to popular retailers like West Elm and Pottery Barn, here are 18 duvet covers that are a welcome addition to your bedroom.
1. Exclusive Embroidered Quilt Set (Queen)
This Boll & Branch duvet cover is a simple and elegant choice for your bedroom and comes with two matching covers. Available in white with stone or navy stitching, the embroidery used provides a subtle touch of color. The fabric is 100% organic cotton, certified by Fair Trade and OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100. This means that all product components have been tested and are free from hundreds of common pollutants.
Plus, the lightweight fabric of this duvet cover will soften over time, and the cover has laces at the corners and a flap to keep the duvet in place. Matching shams have a hidden zipper for a polished finish that resembles a luxury hotel.
2. Percal Duvet Cover (Full / Queen)
The best percale duvet cover from Parachute is a classic option for those who like a subtle look in their bed. This cover is made from 100% long-fiber Egyptian cotton – widely considered the best type of fiber you can buy due to its softness, durability and high absorbency – and there are five subtle colors to choose from.
If you are not familiar with loop terminology, percale is a special type of fabric that is very stiff and “crunchy”. Many people prefer this fabric in the summer months because it stays light, breathable and cool. This percale duvet cover has four corner straps to attach to the quilt and closes with a series of simple buttons.
3. Luxurious duvet cover (full / queen)
If you want to decorate your bed with a subtle pattern, Brooklinen’s Luxe Duvet Cover comes in a variety of options, including stripes, glazing and trellis patterns. This popular duvet cover is made from 480-thread 100% long-fiber cotton and has a slightly glossy finish that feels silkier to the touch than percale.
To make it easier to put this duvet cover on your duvet, it has labels on the “long” and “short” sides, as well as larger zipper buttons that are easier to thread. The cover is fixed to its blanket with four corner strips and can be machine washed and dryer – however, the company recommends drying in-line, if possible, to maintain the color and elasticity.
4. Legends Hotel Egyptian Cotton Satin Duvet Cover (Queen)
Egyptian cotton is one of the most luxurious fabrics used for bedding, as its fibers are often twice as long as regular cotton, making it incredibly soft without compromising on durability. If you want to feel like you’re sleeping in a five-star resort every night, Legends Hotel Sateen’s duvet cover is made of 100% long-fiber Egyptian cotton and its silky satin construction has a luxurious 600-thread count, like Gut.
This duvet cover is available in several subtle pastel colors and can be personalized with a monogram if desired. (Remember this will increase shipping time.) It closes with a button and the material becomes softer with each wash, so you can wear it for years to come.
5. Bamboo Duvet Cover (Queen)
Bamboo fabric, the material from which the Cozy Earth bamboo duvet cover is made, has a number of notable advantages. Bamboo is not only an eco-friendly choice thanks to the plant’s rapid growth, but bamboo rayon fabric is also extremely soft and will keep you cool all night long by reducing moisture. This bamboo duvet cover uses materials sourced from organic farms and does not contain harmful chemicals and pesticides. Plus, the material is hypoallergenic and has a nice curtain, plus eight built-in snaps that keep it in place.
6. Cozy Bamboo Duvet Cover
If you’re looking for incredibly soft bedding, don’t miss the Sunday Citizen Snug duvet cover. It consists of a temperature-regulating antimicrobial bamboo fabric on one side and an incredibly soft and soft microfiber material on the back. It has a practical zipper that prevents you from touching the buttons and, although it is machine washable, the brand recommends cleaning it without turning it. There are several soft colors to choose from, but keep in mind that the Snug Bamboo Duvet Cover is only available in Queen and King sizes.
7. Linen Duvet Cover (Full / Queen)
Linen can be a little intimidating – it’s quite expensive and can feel rough to the touch at first – but when you discover the full benefits of this luxurious fabric, you’ll be converted. Made from the finest European linen (the raw material used to make linen), this linen duvet cover is available in a variety of subtle shades to suit any aesthetic. The fabric is durable and breathable, making it perfect for year-round use, and it gets softer every time you wash it. So don’t worry if it’s not as convenient as you’d like it to come out of the box.
8. Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Duvet Cover (Queen)
If you’re looking for a duvet cover that will keep you warm on cold winter nights, the Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Duvet Cover from L.L. Bean shows you one of your best options. This super-soft duvet cover is made of 100% brushed cotton flannel that’s resistant to pilling, fading, and shrinkage. You can choose from several muted colors to match your existing decor. The duvet cover has a hidden button fastening and built-in straps to keep it in place, and the cozy fabric is popular with hundreds of happy shoppers.
9. Honeycomb Cotton Duvet Cover (Full / Queen)
For those who like a little texture in their bedding, this honeycomb cotton duvet cover has a soft waffle weave that is the perfect backdrop for accent pillows and blankets. It’s available in white, gray and midnight blue, and there are also matching shams. The honeycomb cover is 100% cotton and the back is made of percale fabric with 200 thread that wraps around the body comfortably. The duvet cover closes with a series of hidden buttons and the matching towels have an envelope clasp to keep the pillows in place.
10. Linen duvet cover (queen)
If you’re looking for a wider choice of colors, Cultiver’s linen duvet cover is available in over a dozen subtle colors and patterns. Made from 100% European linen, this comforter is treated with natural enzymes to speed up the softening process, making it soft and luxurious from the very first wash. It gives your bed a relaxed and inviting look and its breathable nature is ideal for those who sleep cold and hot. The cover closes with a button and always gets high marks from critics who say it’s worth the money.
11. Washed Gray Duvet Cover Set (Queen)
As you can see, many duvet covers are very expensive and you may not be able to spend hundreds of dollars if you are on budget. Fortunately, in addition to being incredibly affordable, the Bedsure duvet cover set is a popular choice with over 22,000 reviews with a 4.5 star rating This duvet cover set is made from microfiber polyester and is available in over a dozen colors. It comes with two matching pillowcases and the duvet cover itself has four corner handles and a hidden zipper for a stylish look.
12. Wrinkle Resistant Cotton Satin Duvet Cover (Queen)
If you hate the look of a rumpled quilt, this satin duvet cover is sure to make big points. Thanks to its crease-free finish, the 450 thread count satin fabric stays smooth and ironed for up to 50 washes. The cape is made of long, American-grown cotton and the fabric is a soft, silky satin fabric that looks like butter. It has corner joints to keep the ceiling secure and there are 10 modest color choices to match your decor. For a personal touch, you can have the duvet cover with your name or initials – for an additional cost, of course.
13. Geo Modern Duvet Cover (Full / Queen)
Plain white bedding can match any modern bedroom, but a plain white option might look a little simple. That’s why we love this Modern Geo duvet cover. Its unique pattern, inspired by optical illusions, with clean lines adds just enough visual interest to any modern room, yet looks fresh and crisp. As an added bonus, it’s made from 100% organic cotton and has four built-in straps and a button clasp. It’s also available in a lovely stone gray, but both options work well with other bedroom accents.
14. 3-piece duvet cover set (Queen)
This 3-piece set has over 54,000 reviews (out of a 4.4/5 rating) from satisfied shoppers and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it available in a rainbow of bright colors (44 to be exact), but the price is also incredibly affordable. This duvet cover and sham set is made from incredibly soft-touch, double-brushed microfiber, and the fabric is also wrinkle resistant. The cover has a button closure and laces at the corners, and the company claims that pet hair doesn’t stick to the fabric, making it the first choice for those with pets sleeping in bed.
15. Organic Linen Duvet Cover (full / queen)
Transform your bedroom into a relaxing oasis with Coyuchi’s organic linen duvet cover. This high quality box is made from flax grown in France and is GOTS and Made Safe certified. The fabric is heavier to keep you warm at night and features charming coconut shell buttons and four inner ties. It’s available in seven earthy colors, all pre-washed right out of the box for a more relaxed feel.
16. Cloud Jersey Cotton Duvet Cover (Full / Queen)
Jersey is often referred to as “t-shirt material” because it is the same cotton fabric that your favorite everyday t-shirts are made from. If you love the soft feel of jersey, wrap yourself with this best-selling Cloud cotton duvet cover. And unlike many other shirt options marketed to teens, it has a stylish look that’s suitable for adults. This duvet cover is available in five solid colors and the 100% cotton jersey has a modern rib / hem design that brightens your bed. The cover has a button clasp with four built-in button loops and you can also match it with a matching pillowcase set.
17. Duvet cover Meguro (Queen)
If solid duvet covers are too simple for your taste, you can beautify your room with the popular Meguro duvet cover. This stunning cover has a vibrant bohemian vibe with blues, golds and reds along its layered edge. It has a nubby cotton front with a percale cotton back and you can fasten your bow tie on the underside. This colorful and patterned duvet cover has an impressive 4.7 star rating from critics who describe it as “absolute perfection” and say the comfortable material gets softer with age.
18. Eucalyptus duvet cover (full / queen)
If you get hot at night, consider wearing a refreshing duvet cover like the Buffy Eucalyptus cover. It’s made from sustainable eucalyptus fiber, which creates a breathable material that gets softer with every wash and stays cool at night. The smooth fabric is also naturally resistant to dust, mites and mildew. And the cover has inner corner strips and vegetable fastening buttons. It sounds too good to be true? The Buffy Eucalyptus Cover has nearly 4,000 reviews and an average rating of 4.8/5 stars, and many buyers say it really helps to regulate your temperature at night.
19. What to look for when buying a duvet cover
Obviously, you want to find a duvet cover that suits your lifestyle and personal tastes, but there are other factors to consider when shopping. First, bed linen is commonly made from a variety of fibers, the most common being cotton, linen, polyester and bamboo. Each of these fibers has its own advantages – cotton is very absorbent and resistant; Linen is extremely durable; Polyester is soft and cheap; and bamboo is great for cooling off – and there are even several classes under these fibers, including organic growing options.
Cotton, in particular, comes in different types. Egyptian cotton is often considered the most desirable type of cotton because its fibers are much longer, making it softer and stronger. However, you can find other “long-staple” cottons that offer the same benefits. If you choose a cotton duvet cover, you’ll also have to choose between percale, satin and jersey constructions. These fabrics are made in different ways and, in general, percale is sharper, while satin is buttery softer and shinier. Jersey is actually a knitted material (the other two are woven) and is as soft to the touch as a cotton T-shirt.
Other factors to consider when purchasing a duvet cover include the locking mechanism, which usually consists of buttons or a zipper, and the number of internal loops – four are standard, but some have eight to help keep the quilt better in place. However, this requires a comforter with eight matching ties.