Duvet covers can be a bit intimidating to choose. Which color to pick to perfectly match the bedroom curtains? Is the material hypoallergenic but still natural? Is it cruelty-free? Is it the right size for your favorite comforter?
There are many questions popping through your head when you’re thinking about buying a good duvet insert. This will especially occur if you just happen to be in right section of Bed, Bath & Beyond. Nobody can blame you as most people dread the process.
However, as we understand this better than anyone, here is a shortlist of the best duvet inserts for the average person:
1 Chezmoi Collection White Goose Down Alternative Comforter, Full/Queen with Corner Tab
This luxurious, goose comforter will have you sleeping like a baby in no time. The added box stitching will help prevent any unwanted shifting. As a plus, the four corner tabs and piped edges will ensure your duvet is anchored – no more waking up to find it on the ground.
This full-queen comforter size is 100% hypoallergenic much to the joy of customers. The allergy-free poly fibers it is made of are very high-quality, being washing machine friendly, albeit only at a gentle cycle with cold water. As for drying, although you could always tumble dry it, but normal sun drying is always best to a long comforter life.
Verdict: While not being very heavy or as thick as fancier, hotel-type models, we find this comforter to be quite dense. It is definitely intended for colder climates and it is perfect for keeping you warm. If you live in a warmer are this might not be the model for you.
2 Hotel Luxury 3pc Duvet Cover Set-1500 Thread Count Egyptian Quality Ultra Silky Soft Top Quality Premium Bedding Collection -Queen Size White
This second model is also a high-quality one, made out of imported, double-brushed, microfiber grains. The unique manufacturing process end in this duvet cover being quite dense, with a smooth texture and thin strands.
The brushed fabric will also feel very luxurious and soft to the touch, leading to a resting sleeping experience. As a plus, talking care of this cover is extremely easy, mainly thanks to the high-quality, no fuss materials. Just put it in the washing machine at a low cycle and low tumble dry it.
Verdict: In this case, style and comfort, are not mutually exclusive. This duvet cover is actually as soft and comfortable as it promises to be. While we did opt for the Arctic Ice Blue one – white is a bit off putting and hard to keep clean – we have to admit that it is pretty easy to take care of this cover.
3 KingLinen White Down Alternative Comforter Duvet Insert with Conner Tabs Full/Queen
What is a nice feature of this comforter duvet insert is the fact that it comes in a full spectrum of sizes – twin, twin XL, queen and king. This does set it apart from other models. Otherwise, it is also high-quality quality and very beautifully made.
Another great feature is the fact that it’s 100% hypoallergenic (a real must-have these days), thanks to the poly fiber material it’s made of. Though gorgeous, it does only come in white, and we do find this a bit annoying. However, the fact that you can easily take care of it – washing machine and tumble dry friendly – does take away from this semi-negative aspect.
Verdict: We also like this model quite a lot. Quality wise it’s very well made, albeit being 100% polyester. I mean, this can’t be the only allergy-free material on the planet. That being said, this duvet cover is very comfortable and extremely easy to take care of.
Do I need a duvet cover? Why?
Basically, a duvet cover/ insert is a soft fabric bag for your comforter, not unlike a pillow case. Though most people disregard the duvet cover until well into their 30s, it does have well established functions:
- They protect your duvet from dust, dead skin particles, potential stains, sweat…you name it. And considering the duvet is probably too large to put in the washing machine every Saturday you need a cover. Also, even if the duvet is lighter, depending on the material it’s made of, it is recommended you only wash it once every 3 years. While this might sound a bit extreme – at least it does to us – washing it once a week is not a great idea either.
- They are very stylish. Yes, there are those people who simply do not care about the overall look of their home, especially their bedroom. A good duvet, however, acts as an anchor to the room’s overall style, being one of the largest visual points in the entire space. And if you get bored, you could always change the color.
How to choose?
- Depending on seasons – here you have 3 options, namely summer, winter and 4-seasons. Each one will be made out of a different material, have a specific density and provide just a right amount of comfort and heat.
- Depending on quality – you should opt for a higher thread count fabric as it will be lighter leading to a more comfortable sleep. Looking for a 100% allergy-free one is also a good option, as it’s choosing a cover that is easily taken care of.