Best Duvet Covers 2024 – Forbes Vetted

Best Duvet Covers 2024 – Forbes Vetted


The best duvet covers help protect your comforters and duvet inserts from wear and tear, and add an attractive design element to your bed. The most popular options are made from cotton, linen or alternative fibers like bamboo. The next step is choosing between a solid color or a print duvet cover to match the rest of your bedroom décor. As mattress and bedding experts with dozens of sleep stories under our belts, we recommend the Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover for most bedrooms thanks to its easy-to-use design and soft, luxurious feel.

But there are plenty other great picks on this list, one of which is bound to fit your style and budget. We poured over dozens of options to find the 13 best, relying on our team’s personal experience with duvet covers as well as customer feedback; some of the picks on this list are Vetted editor favorites. And while you’re revamping your bedroom, take a look at our picks for the best duvet inserts and the best duvet covers on Amazon.

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Size options: Twin/twin XL, full/queen, king/California king | Material: 100% cotton | Weave: Sateen | Color options: Comes in five colors and limited-edition seasonal colors

This popular duvet cover from Brooklinen certainly lives up to its name: It really is luxe. Made from 100% long-staple cotton with a 480-thread count, this cover is soft and luxurious, plus it has a slightly luminous finish that’s silkier to the touch than percale. 

It’s also easy to put on, thanks to labels on its “long” and “short” sides and large buttons that are easy to thread. Simply attach your blanket to the cover via the four corner ties, button it up and admire the understated elegance it brings to your bedroom.

What our editors say: “Brooklinen bedding is expensive, but its hands-down some of the best quality you’ll find on the market today,” says home and kitchen editor Sholeen Damarwala. “I own the entire Brooklinen bedding set, including the duvet cover which is silky smooth and feels lovely against the skin. I also appreciate Brooklinen’s attention to detail in adding labels that make slipping on the cover a lot easier. I wash my duvet cover weekly and so far its held up beautifully, making it worth every penny.”

Pros:

  • Soft, smooth texture
  • Oeko-Tex certified
  • Unique limited-edition patterns

Cons:


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Size options: Twin/twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, oversized king | Material: 100% polyester | Weave: Not listed | Color options: Comes in 28 colors

We’ve tested Bedsure’s microfiber sheets in the past and were pleasantly surprised by how well they performed, despite being one of the least expensive options. This duvet cover is made of the same microfiber fabric, which dries quickly, something hot sleepers may appreciate. With nearly 30 color options to choose from, you’re sure to find something to suit your preferences. Plus, it comes in an oversized king size, a duvet cover size that’s harder to find. The cover has ties along the sides as well as in the corners ties to make sure it stays in place, and a zipper closure so you’re not fiddling with buttons. 

What reviewers say: “Good products, soft and great price,” writes one reviwers. “I bought a full size to go over my queen comforter. This way it is more plush. It fit very well. I like the ties on the corners and along the sides which prevent the comforter from moving around.” Another happy customer writes: “I’m very happy that this holds the insert perfectly in place.”

Pros:

  • Many options available
  • Inexpensive
  • Comes with pillow cases

Cons:

  • Some people don’t like the feel of microfiber
  • Polyester is less breathable

Size options: Twin/twin XL, full/queen, king/California king | Material: 100% cotton | Weave: Percale | Color options: Comes in six colors and patterns, and limited-edition seasonal colors

We love Brooklinen’s percale sheets, so it may be no surprise we also adore the duvet cover. Just like the sheets, the long-staple cotton makes the cover feel soft while the 270 thread-count percale weave ensures it is light and airy. It has four corner ties to keep a duvet insert in place and a button closure. The duvet cover comes in six “essential” colors and patterns in neutral colors. You can also choose from more vibrant “limited edition” and “last call” colors and patterns.

What Vetted reviewers say: “I’m thoroughly enjoying my three percale pine stripe duvets. Such quality, crispy, softness and sheerness all executed at once.”

Pros:

  • Okeo-Tex certified to be free of harmful chemicals
  • High quality

Cons:


Buffy Eucalyptus Duvet Cover (Full/Queen)

Size options: Twin/twin XL, full/queen, king/California king | Material: Tencel lyocell fibers | Weave: Sateen | Color options: Comes in 10 colors

If you often wake up sweaty in the middle of the night, consider looking into cooling duvet covers to help you stay comfortable throughout the night. This one from Buffy is a great option. Made from sustainable eucalyptus-based fiber, it stays cool to the touch during the night. The smooth fabric is also naturally resistant to dust, mites and mold; plus, the breathable fabric gets softer with each wash. The cover has inner corner ties, as well as plant-based closure buttons. 

What the reviews say: Hot sleepers rave over how well this keeps them cool at night. “My partner and I could not decide on a comforter—we tried so many and couldn’t agree. This one is great and keeps us both cool but is still warm enough for a comfortable sleep. It’s so buttery and soft but not heavy.”

Pros:

  • Sustainable materials
  • Gets softer with washing
  • Naturally resistant to mold and mites

Cons:

  • Colors tend to fade if left in direct sunlight

Size options: Twin, full, queen, king | Material: Supima cotton | Weave: Sateen | Color options: Comes in 17 solid colors

If you can’t stand the appearance of a creased bedspread, consider this sateen duvet cover. Thanks to its wrinkle-free finish, the 450-thread-count sateen fabric stays smooth and pressed for up to 50 washes. (After that, the finish slowly starts to wear off.)

The cover is crafted from long-staple American-grown cotton, and the fabric is a silky soft sateen weave that feels like butter. It has corner ties to hold your blanket securely in place, and there are 17 color options to match any décor. Plus, for a personal touch, you can have the duvet cover monogrammed with your name or initials (for an added fee, of course).

What the reviews say: “If you hate wrinkles, these sheets are for you,” reports a reviewer who appreciates how well this bedding launders. “I love that these sheets and duvet cover comes out of the wash almost wrinkle-free.” Another review reports, “I had been looking for a wrinkle-free duvet and this one is perfect—it washes up nice and has a gorgeous color.”

Pros:

  • Wrinkle-resistant fabric
  • Wide color selection
  • Monogramming available

Cons:

  • Wrinkle-resistant finish wears off over time

Size options: Twin, full/queen, king/California king | Material: 100% viscose from bamboo | Weave: Sateen | Color options: Comes in 11 solid colors

For a smooth and silky feel, consider this viscose bamboo duvet cover from Quince. While we haven’t tested this duvet cover, we’ve tested the sheets that are made out of the same material, which feels sleek and helps with temperature regulation. We love the smooth texture of the sateen weave. The inner ties keep your duvet insert in place and the duvet cover closes with buttons. There are 11 color options, and it’s an excellent value at $100.

What reviewers say: “This is the first bamboo bedding I’ve purchased, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in terms of feel. So silky, really luxurious feeling… Excellent quality, fast shipping, great deal. So glad to have found this before sweating through another summer.”

Pros:

  • Cooling
  • Soft, silk-like feel
  • Certified by Oeko-Tex

Cons:

  • Bamboo fabrics can wrinkle easily in the wash

Size options: Twin/ twin XL, full/queen, king/California king | Material: 100% European flax | Weave: Linen | Color options: Comes in 11 colors

If you’re hesitant about linen, that’s understandable—the fabric is relatively expensive and can initially be rough to the touch. However, there are many benefits of this luxurious fabric.

Parachute’s Linen Duvet Cover is made from the finest European flax (the raw material used to make linen), and it comes in a range of subtle tones to suit just about every bedroom aesthetic. The fabric is durable and breathable, making it perfect for year-round use. If the cover isn’t as comfortable as you’d like right out of the package, don’t worry—it gets softer with every wash.

What the reviews say: “This linen washes and dries beautifully and is light and airy,” reports a happy reviewer. “I love the Fawn linen shams and duvet cover that we have. They are a beautiful shade of mid-tone neutral that is calming and grounding in our bedroom.”

Pros:

  • Ideal for year-round use
  • Gets softer over time
  • Naturally antimicrobial

Cons:


Size options: Full/queen, king/California king | Material: 100% organic cotton | Color options: Comes in three colors

This duvet cover from Boll & Branch is a simple and elegant option for your bedroom. The base color is white, with the option of embroidered trim in white, Stone (a light gray) or Mineral (a darker gray). The fabric is made from 100% organic cotton that’s both Fair Trade and Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certified. This means that all the components of the product have been tested and are free from common harmful substances. 

The lightweight fabric of this duvet cover gets softer over time, and the cover has corner ties and an envelope closure to keep your blanket in place. It comes with two standard matching shams that are finished with a hidden zipper for a polished final look that’s reminiscent of a high-end hotel.

What the reviews say: Multiple reviewers praise this duvet cover’s zipper. “It makes the drying experience so much better because the duvet can’t get spun into a knot like duvets with button closures,” writes one reviewer. “The fabric is soft, lush and comforting,” reports another. “The embroidery adds a note of sophistication and elegance. The appearance of my bed when covered with the duvet and shams is most satisfactory.”

Pros:

  • Organic cotton construction
  • Oeko-Tex and Fair Trade certified
  • Zipper closure

Cons:


Size options: Twin, full, queen, oversized queen, king, oversized king | Material: Egyptian cotton | Color options: Comes in five colors

If you want to feel like you’re sleeping in a 5-star resort every night, investing in the Legends Hotel Sateen Duvet Cover is a good place to start. Owing to its long fibers, Egyptian cotton is one of the most luxurious fabrics used for bed linens. This duvet is made from 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton, making it incredibly soft without sacrificing durability, and its silky sateen construction has a luxurious 600-thread count. 

This duvet cover comes in a range of subtle pastel colors; you can also personalize it with a monogram (just keep in mind this increases the shipping time and cost). It has a button closure, and the material gets softer with every wash, making it a piece you can use for years to come.

What the reviews say: “Soft and luxurious,” says a reviewer who was on the hunt for an oversized duvet. “Finding an oversized queen duvet cover is more challenging than you think. We used a slightly small king-sized duvet along with the oversized queen cover and it works perfectly—it covers the sides of the mattress and box spring.”

Pros:

  • Luxurious Egyptian cotton construction
  • High thread count
  • Monogramming available

Cons:


Sustainable

Size options: Full/queen, king/California king | Material: Organic flax | Weave: Plain square | Color options: Comes in seven solid colors

Transform your bedroom into a relaxing oasis with this organic linen duvet cover from Coyuchi, a pioneer in sustainable textiles. (The brand also makes some of our favorite bath towels.) While the cover doesn’t come cheap, it’s worth the high price for one of the most eco-friendly brands on the market. Made from flax grown in France, this high-end cover—which is woven in Portugal—is GOTS certified organic and Made Safe, which means it’s certified free of potentially harmful chemicals.

While the fabric has a heavier weight to keep you warm at night, this option is fit for year-round use. It comes in seven earthy colors, all pre-washed for a more relaxed feel right out of the package; plus, this cover gets softer with every wash. It has charming coconut shell buttons, as well as four inside ties. Matching shams are sold separately.

What the reviews say: The duvet is expensive, but reviewers say it’s worth the cost. “This linen is hefty and sturdy and will last,” says one. “We have both the linen sheet set and the duvet (just ordered the linen shams), and it is the best quality linen out there.” Another writes: “The material is heavy, soft and classy. Very glad to have this high-quality item.”

Pros:

  • Cozy heavyweight construction
  • Pre-washed linen is already softened
  • Sustainably and ethically made

Cons:


Size options: Full/queen, king/California king | Material: 100% hemp linen | Weave: Plain square | Color options: Comes in nine colors

Made from 100% hemp linen, this understated duvet cover is super breathable, making it the perfect option for hot sleepers. It’s also great for those with allergies, as the antibacterial hemp is more resistant to mold and mildew. While it’s comfortable out of the box, it’s designed to get softer with each wash. It comes with four corner ties and plant-based corozo nut buttons.

What the reviews say: Don’t let this lightweight duvet cover fool you—it still has an ultra-luxe feel that reviewers love. “This is the best investment for me and my partner—the duvet cover with the comforter and linen sheets is like heaven on earth,” says a reviewer. Another reports how impressed they are by the overall feel of the duvet. “I feel like I’m sleeping in luxury. I’m so glad I splurged on the duvet cover—the fabric feels great.”

Pros:

  • Plant-based materials
  • Stays cool during the night
  • Naturally resistant to fading, mold and mildew

Cons:


Size options: Twin, full, queen, king | Material: 100% cotton | Weave: Sateen | Color options: Comes in 18 colors

For a hotel experience at home, you’ll want to check out (without having to “check-in”) this Legends Hotel duvet cover. The cover feels sumptuous without being too thick, thanks to the 450 thread-count cotton fabric. It’s made with Supima cotton, which is a long-staple fiber, so it feels soft and the sateen weave gives it an extra smooth feel. It’s made with The Company Store’s wrinkle-free fabric to help minimize wrinkles and give your bed a clean look straight out of the dryer. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, and this duvet cover can be personalized with a monogram. 

What reviewers say: “Beautiful, soft, cool-to-the-touch duvet cover. We love sleeping under this luxurious, hotel-feeling bedding,” writes one reviewer. “The fabric is exquisite and the color is rich and vibrant,” says another.

Pros:

  • Many color options
  • Long-staple cotton
  • Can be monogrammed

Cons:


Size options: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, super king, oversized king | Material: 100% cotton | Weave: Not listed | Color options: Comes in 32 patterns

If you’re looking to for a duvet cover that’s not one solid color, these duvet sets comes in a wide variety of striped and geometric patterns. Choose from 25 striped options in various stripe widths and colors. The geometric pattern is a grid pattern with thin lines grid and comes in seven colors, so you can add a pattern to your bed that’s subtle yet decorative. The duvet is made with 100% cotton with inner ties to secure your duvet insert and a double-zipper closure. Beyond the typical sizes, it also comes in super king and oversized king sizes if you have an extra large duvet insert or want some extra room in our duvet cover. Some reviewers also suggest sizing up as some found theirs shrank after wash, but other customers liked a tighter fit which made it feel more plush. 

What reviewers say: “Great product. I ordered another set. Our bedroom looks beautiful. Soft and luxurious, washes very well and feels even better afterwards,” says one happy shopper. “Worth the money,” says another. “Would buy again.”

Pros:

  • Soft
  • Affordable
  • Hidden zippers
  • Many color and pattern options

Cons:


Why Trust Forbes Vetted

  • Mattress editors Bridget Chapman and McKenzie Dillon are certified sleep science coaches and skillful product testers; together, they’ve reviewed over 100 mattresses and countless pieces of bedding.
  • Forbes contributors Camryn Rabideau and Jamie Ueda are also bedding experts in their own right. Rabideau has years of experiencing testing home products and covers everything from memory foam mattresses to the best sheets on Amazon. Ueda has a background in product development and manufacturing for textile companies.
  • We have an extensive library of mattress and bedding guides on our site, which spans everything from the best pillows and bed frames to flannel sheets and mattresses.
  • We consulted interior designer and founder of Eye For Pretty Nicole Salceda on the different types of materials found in duvet covers.
  • We regularly review and update this article to confirm the information in this story is accurate. It was most recently updated in January 2024.

How We Chose The Best Duvet Covers

  • We first researched duvet covers from popular brands like Brooklinen, Buffy, The Company Store, Quince, Parachute, Boll & Branch, Coyuchi and others. While looking at duvet cover from these brands, we prioritized quality of material, weave, price and available sizes.
  • We then asked our team about their favorite duvet covers, and added picks that our editors love and use daily.
  • To narrow down the list further, we skipped over duvet covers with less-than-stellar average ratings (all our picks have at least 4 out of 5 stars).
  • Since every sleeper has different needs, preferences and concerns, we made sure to include a variety of materials, colors and prices that cater to different sleep styles and budgets.

How To Shop For A Duvet Cover: A Buying Guide

Duvets Vs. Duvet Covers Vs. Comforters

Duvets, duvet covers and comforters may seem similar at first glance, but they’re actually quite different. The word “duvet” refers to the duvet insert that goes inside the cover, while the duvet cover does exactly what its name suggests: It covers the duvet inside of it, adding to its beauty and protecting it from sweat, stains and dust. Comforters, on the other hand, don’t require a duvet cover because they’re specifically manufactured to be on display. They’re often colored or patterned, and many lack the loops needed to secure a duvet cover over the blanket.

Dimensions: What Is A Standard Size Duvet Cover?

Generally, duvet covers come in the same standards sizes as duvet inserts: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king. Some like the Bedsure Duvet Cover and The Company Store Legends Hotel Egyptian Cotton Sateen Duvet Cover also come in oversized queen and king sizes.

Unless you’re fully redoing your bedding, look for a duvet cover that’s compatible with your existing duvet insert. Keep in mind how many ties your insert has, and look for a cover with the same number. While four loops are standard, some have as many as eight to hold the insert in place more securely.

Material: What Is A Good Material For A Duvet Cover?

Cotton, linen, polyester and bamboo are the most popular duvet cover materials, each of which has its own unique pros and cons. “Linen is strong and absorbent but has a tendency to wrinkle easily,” says Nicole Salceda, interior designer and founder of Eye For Pretty, whereas “cotton is hypoallergenic and gets softer with each wash.”

If you consider yourself a hot sleeper, opt for cotton or linen—breathable materials that promote airflow rather than retain it. For those who want a material that feels a bit more luxurious, you may want to invest in a duvet cover made from high thread-count Egyptian cotton. Sleepers with sensitive skin or allergies are typically better off with hypoallergenic materials like 100% organic cotton or natural bamboo.

Texture: What’s The Difference Between Sateen And Percale?

When it comes to determining the overall feel of a duvet cover, you have to pay attention to more than just material—you’ll also want to consider the weave. For example, if you opt for a cotton duvet cover, you also have to choose between percale and sateen fabric constructions. These fabrics are woven in different ways and have their own unique feel; in general, percale feels cool and crisp whereas sateen is more buttery and shiny.

Price: How Much Does A Duvet Cover Cost?

Duvet covers can cost as low as $20 and as high as $500. However, most options fall somewhere in the middle, between $100 and $200. Typically, the less expensive covers are made of polyester, while pricier duvet covers are made of more premium materials like Egyptian cotton and organic flax.

Colors: What Duvet Color Should You Get?

You probably want a duvet cover that fits your existing bedroom décor and personal taste, and color plays a big role in that. Duvet covers come in a variety of neutral and vibrant colors to match your aesthetic. In addition to the color, consider its material; linen has a casual, lived-in look, whereas a fabric like percale cotton is crisper.

Certifications

If making the most sustainable and ethical purchase is important to you, you’ll want to prioritize third-party certifications. For organic certifications, which means the fiber is produced without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, look for a Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification. Made Safe and Oeko-Tex certifications are also ones to look for because they certify that the chemicals used in the manufacturing process are free from toxic substances. Finally, products with a Fair Trade certification indicate that workers and producers are paid fairly and have safe working conditions.


What Brand Makes The Best Quality Duvet Cover?

Although the best place to buy a duvet cover will depend on your specific needs, we have a few favorite brands that appear more than once on our list: Brooklinen, Buffy and The Company Store. Each of these brands make high-quality duvet covers in a variety of materials. Our pick for the best duvet cover overall is from Brooklinen (the Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover) because it’s made from 100% long-staple cotton, which offers a soft, luxurious feel. Buffy stands out to us with its lightweight and cooling fabrics, while The Company Store provides both wrinkle-free and Egyptian cotton options.


Are Duvet Covers Worth It?

Duvet covers aren’t just there to make your room look stylish, although that is one of their functions. The best duvet covers protect your duvet, forming a barrier between you and your duvet (duvets are usually white and can stain easily). They also extend the lifespan of your duvet by protecting it from the wear and tear of pets, kids or late-night snacking. They are designed to be removed and washed, and are significantly easier to clean and dry than either a duvet insert or a comforter. While most duvet covers aren’t cheap, they prove to be a worthwhile investment for many.



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