5 Things to Look Out for When Buying Your Next Duvet


5 Things to Look Out for When Buying Your Next Duvet

Buying a new duvet can be a more involved decision than you might think. It is an essential item you are going to use every day, for potentially the next five years – so it is important you get it right!

To help you, we have compiled a list of 5 key things to look out for when buying your next duvet. You can thank us later when you’re getting a great night’s sleep!

  1.    Brand

Whilst there are many quality unbranded duvets, there are also a lot of nasty poor-quality unbranded ones. A duvet from a reputable brand will ensure its quality and offer a comfy night’s sleep.

Branded duvets may cost slightly more than their unbranded counterparts, but for a product lasting up to seven years, it is well worth investing those extra pennies now – rather than forking out more money for another new duvet at a later date.  

  1.    Material

Duvets can be made from a variety of materials, from its inner filling to outer lining. If you suffer from night-time allergies, it is advised you look for a duvet approved by the British Allergy Foundation.

Individuals who don’t suffer from night-time allergies, have a lot more choice when it comes to choosing a duvet material. We would recommend choosing a natural material over synthetic, although it is more down to personal preference than anything else.

Egyptian cotton is a popular outer lining choice, due to its soft silky feel; whilst hollowfibre filling has become a popular inner material choice for 2017.

  1.    Warranty

It is estimated that the average Briton keeps their duvet for around seven years. Whilst you will struggle to find a warranty anywhere near this length, a warranty of 2-3 years gives a clear indication that the duvet you are purchasing is made from a quality material.

In any case, it is probably extremely rare that you would ever have to use the warranty, but it offers peace of mind that what you are purchasing will last as expected.

  1.    Thickness

In the 21st Century, there are duvets for every season, the variations are based on the materials thickness. Winter duvets are usually the thickest, with summer duvets the thinnest. Duvets are measured in tog sizes, with 10.5 signaling a summer duvet, and 13.5 a winter duvet.

Whilst we are not advising you to buy a duvet for every season, it is important to consider the temperature of your room throughout the year.

Bedrooms with access to good heating and ventilation, may only require a medium thickness duvet throughout the year. Bedrooms with fluctuating temperatures – based on outdoor weather conditions – may require a thin duvet for summer and a thicker duvet for winter.

Now that you know what to look for when buying your next duvet, you can feel confident in choosing one which will accompany you to a great night’s sleep – every night!

  1.    Size

It might sound obvious, but make sure you buy the right sized duvet for your bed and duvet covers. Buying a single duvet for a double bed would look very silly and possibly affect your night’s sleep.

In 2017, it has become a popular trend to buy a duvet one size bigger than your mattress. This is so people can feel wrapped up in their duvet – especially in the winter months!