Everything To Know Before Buying Duvet and Duvet Covers

When it comes to a cozy and good night's sleep, the duvet may make a huge difference. The correct duvet insert and cover make or break a peaceful night’s snooze. 

You may make a huge mistake by choosing the wrong fabric for your duvet cover, and find yourself numbing and drenching throughout the night and beg your alarm clock to let you snooze for a bit longer. 

Stating the fact, many people overlook the duvet covers, why? Because they believe that duvet tog is all that matters to enjoy restful night sleep.  

But in reality, a duvet cover is one place where you truly can make a big impression on your sleeping experience - from comfort to beauteous. So, do not ever settle for the less. 

The process of picking a duvet cover might be a bit frightening for some people if they are comforter users especially. There is obviously no need for a duvet cover when you use a comforter, but duvets have a lot more options when it comes to ultimate comfort as well as aesthetics. 

So, this article is all about; what is duvet and duvet cover? How to choose a duvet cover that will give you a dreamy sleep ever and which type is perfect for you, and much more. 

What is a Duvet?

To makeover your bedroom, our duvet togs and duvet covers play a significant role, however, many terms associated with duvets and duvet covers garner so many questions. 

The questions that might pop up in your head are what is a duvet tog, what is a duvet cover, and how do they all fit in bedding?

First, let's start with what is a duvet?

A simple duvet is a puffy blanket (stuffed with typically down, wool or feathers or synthetic material) that you place on top of your bed to keep you snug while snoozing in the colder weather. 

Conversationally, people often mix duvets and comforters, but they are not precisely the same things, although they offer the same function. 

A duvet cover is a cover that encloses a duvet insert, whereas a comforter is a quilt that stands alone. To put it another way, a duvet is like a pillow in a pillow cover.

What is a Duvet Cover?

As your duvet is like a pillow, a duvet cover serves as a pillow cover. A cover that protects your duvet insert and your body from dust, germs like bacteria and fungus, or if you dine in bed frequently, any snack or drink that might spill. 

A duvet cover is designed in a way that the duvet tog slides inside it easily and keep it held in place. Duvet covers can be made from different fabric materials so that you can change with the seasons. 

For summers, duvet covers made from lightweight fabrics such as cotton and linen are the best choice. 

On the other hand, for winters, heavy-duty fabrics such as velvet, microfiber and sherpa fleece are thoughtful options. 

Moreover, some people like to use duvet covers on comforters and quilts to give a stylish appearance, to reduce the washing requirements, and for making them extra warm and comfortable. 

Whether you need it for your duvet or comforters, it equally induces a new scenery to your bedding in the cheapest way possible as a new comforter or duvet comes with a handsome figure. 

Is There Any Difference Between a Duvet and a Comforter?

Most of the bedding items (duvet, comforters, quilts and blankets) are similar, the choices in bedding types open up a debate room among people. However, a sprinkle of bedding arguments is as differentiating as that of duvet and comforter. 

Many people believe that these are the same bedding products with different names. Some fervidly uphold the statement that comforters and quilts are the same. Many nations debate over it on the internet as well. 

British people mostly prefer duvets and duvet covers, on the other hand, Americans tend to use both, comforters and duvets. So, what is the difference between both terms actually? 

‘’The simple answer to that is both duvet and comforter are used as bed toppers, however, a comforter tends to stand solitary. Conversely, a duvet is a fluffy quilt designed to fill inside of a changeable decorative duvet cover.’’

A bunch of people think to cover the comforter with a duvet cover to protect it and lessen the need for frequent washing. That is another option, all in all, it just depends on your preferences. 

Types of Duvets

Different materials are used to fill the duvets, just like comforters. The most common filled materials used in duvets are down or blend of down and feathers, wool and alternatively a purely synthetic material. 

Down as the stuffed material is one of the most famous options as it provides ultimate warm, breathable stuffing. However, the down material has some downfalls as it is made from ducks and geese. First, it sparks some ethical concerns and secondly, it causes allergic reactions to some people. 

That is the reason, all of Imperial Room’s duvet togs are made from pure synthetic material, i.e., hollow fiber. Our duvet togs are available in a variety of tog ratings, so you can choose one according to the weather. 

Each piece is superfine, warm, 100% hypoallergenic and breathable so you can enjoy unforgettable sleep. 

Wool is another common option to use as a duvet filling. It is a fine choice for all those suffering from indoor allergies. Similar to synthetic filling alternatives, premium quality wool filling provides ultimate protection against air pollutants, mites, mold, fungus and other types of allergens. 

Types of Duvets Covers

Duvet covers come in a variety of fabrics from cotton to linen, silk, velvet and all other types of synthetic fibers. Which duvet cover is best to use in winters and summer season totally depends on the fabric it is made of? That is the reason why cotton and linen duvet covers have fallen out of the list of best duvet covers fabrics to use in winters. 

Microfiber, sherpa and velvet duvet cover, which provides ultimate warmth in winters, are typically the most well-known options. 


Microfiber is a well-known synthetic fiber because of its highly insulative properties and breathability and can be used in every season. It keeps you warm as its fibers are tightly packed together. It is also the most durable hypoallergenic synthetic fabric in the world and a perfect alternative for those who have allergic issues from natural fabrics. 


Velvet is more versatile, rich and luxurious because it is made from a number of different materials. The original velvet is natural silk woven tufted fabric that has been recognized as the royal fabric for so long. As natural velvet is much expensive, manufacturers have discovered alternative ways to make synthetic velvet. Today’s velvet is made from synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon, viscose and rayon.

Among them, polyester is the most common and affordable option for making duvet covers. 


Sherpa is another warm, cozy and comfortable fabric to make duvet covers. Sherpa duvet covers are the latest trend that comes in different looks and feel. For example, our Sherpa fleece duvet cover set offers a luxury appearance while its inner fleece side feels cozier, soft and snugly. 

Easy Steps to Put on Duvet Cover

Putting on duvet covers is now easy because most of the duvet covers come with internal ties that stick to the duvet tog. Other duvet covers have buttons and clips that hold up the duvet tog in place, preventing it from sliding around and huddling inside. 

All duvet covers have something attached to the grip on the tog, but still, some people endeavor with how to put on the duvet cover and keep a duvet in place. 

It is just as simple as possible. Follow the below mentioned simple steps, and you are good to go to sleep. 

  • Flip the duvet covers inside out 
  • Rest the duvet cover even on the bed
  • Rest the duvet on top of the duvet cover 
  • Make sure to bind all ties or buttons
  • Hold it from the end opposite the cover opening
  • Roll on everything towards the duvet cover opening 
  • Tuck in the duvet completely 
  • Close the buttons or zip at the closer side 
  • Shake the duvet well off from every corner 
  • Set up your bed 

It's normal if you don't feel like changing your duvet cover on certain days. It is possible you put off doing the washing and you are not in the mood to fuss with the duvet. 

Choose the Right Sized Duvet Cover

To fit with the thickness of the duvet, duvet covers are usually slightly larger than the normal duvet measurements. Make sure to take your duvet measurements accurately before choosing your duvet cover. In the wrong sized duvet cover, the duvet will move and bunch up and feel so disturbing.

Duvet covers are available in a wide range of sizes, including single sized beds, which are popular in hotels and kid’s bedrooms. The measurements of a typical duvet cover are as follows:

  • Single duvet cover: 137 CM x 200 CM
  • Double duvet cover: 200CM x 200 CM
  • King size duvet cover: 230CM x 220 CM 
  • Super King size duvet cover: 260 cm x 220 cm

In the end, it's all about what size duvet tog you have. Most people in the United Kingdom use king and super king-size beds. Double and single beds are the most popular choice for kids and single persons with limited space. 

You will find the exclusive quality duvet cover sets in all standard bedding sizes on our website. Additionally, we pack up these duvet cover sets with the matched pillow shams with measurements 45 CM x 75 CM + 5 CM each. 

Although, the right size duvet cover matters a lot in giving your duvet a look you desire. However, using a small duvet cover on your large duvet tog makes it look fluffier appearance. On the other hand, the same size duvet cover makes your bed flatter and smooth looking. 

Why Imperial Room Is the Best Place to Buy duvet cover sets?

Once you determine which type of duvet cover you need for your bedding, it's time to choose the place to make a prompt purchase. Imperial Rooms options in duvet cover sets are versatile enough to best suits your bedroom. 

You will have significantly more options at our online store that go well with any kind of lifestyle and room interior- from elite to classic, eclectic or boho style. Moreover, if you can't decide on one duvet cover, buy a couple of them and keep them changing with climate changes or mood swings.