The 12 Best Duvet Covers of 2024, According to Testing

The 12 Best Duvet Covers of 2024, According to Testing


There’s nothing quite as luxurious as getting a good night’s sleep in a plush, cozy hotel bed that’s decked out with the highest quality linens. However, creating the same luxe experience in your own home can be challenging and expensive—especially if the sheets, pillows, and blankets you purchase don’t quite live up to your expectations. 

“I like to design a bed in layers, starting with a duvet cover,” says Caron Woolsey, founder and principal designer at CW Interiors. “The duvet cover is a fabric case that can be made of any number of materials and serves as a layer between the duvet insert and the sleeper. Duvet covers are easier to change out with style changes and significantly easier to wash [than a comforter.]”

Whether you’re redesigning your bedroom decor or you’re switching up your bedding to suit the changing seasons, upgrading your duvet cover can make a huge difference both in terms of comfort and style. That’s why we put some of the best duvet covers on the market to the test in our lab in Des Moines, Iowa.

To find the best duvet covers, we spent over five days day closely examining the quality, construction, and texture of different duvet covers to see which ones are worth purchasing and which you should skip. We also consulted Woolsey on what to look for in the best duvet cover.


What We Tested

  • Pre-Wash Quality: Before washing the duvet cover, we examined the quality of it, keeping in mind any buttons, zippers, ties, and fasteners, as well as the texture.
  • Post-Wash Quality: After washing it the duvet cover, we noted if there were any changes, as well as how the insert fit into the cover.
  • Durability: To evaluate durability, we put coffee, oil, and foundation on the duvet cover. We treated the stains with stain remover and washed the duvet cover once before evaluating how stain-resistant it was.
  • Value: The value of the duvet cover was based on what we liked about it, what we would change, and if we thought the price was fair overall.

Slumber Cloud Essential Duvet Cover

Slumber Cloud


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Texture

    5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    5/5

Protect your comforter from spills while giving your bedroom a luxe upgrade with this lightweight and breathable duvet cover. Not only did it receive a perfect rating in our lab, the Slumber Cloud Essential Duvet Cover was described as “buttery soft” during testing, with a smooth texture that had zero flaws or imperfections. Even after washing, we found that it came out without any snags, pilling, or shrinking that would indicate low quality—meaning it’ll look great in your home for a long time.

Made from 60% cotton and 40% rayon, the duvet cover is heavy enough to keep you warm while remaining breathable enough to prevent you from overheating. We found that it fit snugly with a standard queen-size comforter, so that even when moving around beneath it or folding it over, the duvet cover didn’t shift to one side or bulge on one end.

We also discovered that it was incredibly easy to fit the comforter inside the Slumber Cloud duvet cover. It has two corner ties and a secure button closure down one end of the cover, making it nearly effortless to slide a comforter inside. The envelope design allows your duvet cover to fully protect the comforter without any material peeping through.

We noted that this duvet cover is quite lightweight and breathable, which makes it great for use in nearly every season. However, it may not be warm enough for someone who lives in a climate with particularly cold winters.

Product Details: Material: Cotton and rayon | Closure: Corner ties and buttons | Dimensions (queen): 91 x 99 inches | Color Options: Six

Bare Home Duvet Cover

Amazon


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Texture

    5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    5/5

Although we think this pick is the best duvet cover on a budget, the Bare Home Duvet Cover doesn’t make any sacrifices when it comes to quality. This duvet cover earned top scores in our testing lab for its texture, which is soft and buttery smooth with an attractive brushed appearance. And while slightly on the thinner side, the microfiber fabric had a nice, heavy drape that felt somewhat similar to sheets.

Less expensive bed linens can sometimes emerge from the wash looking a little less-than-stellar, but this duvet cover washed quite well with no color fading, pilling, or loose threads. The texture remained notably soft, and the zipper also held up nicely, experiencing no damage during the wash cycle. As a bonus, this duvet cover was one of the least-wrinkly of all the products we tested. 

There are ties on all four corners of this duvet cover as well as an additional tie in the center of each side — a nice feature that many more expensive covers lack. Once attached, everything stayed in place well, with little movement.

Even better, the microfiber material seems to repel stains — in the lab, all of the oil and coffee stains came out of the duvet cover after it was washed, and we estimated that about 95% of the foundation stain disappeared. Overall, we were very pleased with its performance — we had to look hard to find the remaining foundation outline. In the sandpaper test, a small amount of fibers came off of the fabric, but it overall seemed durable.

You will want to be mindful of where you open this duvet cover, as a lot of small fabric pieces (like lint) came out of the packaging initially. Finally, we did notice that the duvet cover seemed a bit big for the insert: While not too problematic or distracting (most people probably wouldn’t notice), it was about half an inch too long with some extra fabric at the top. Considering how affordable and otherwise well-made this duvet cover is, though, many customers would probably be willing to look past this design quirk.

Product details: Material: Microfiber | Closure: Envelope | Dimensions: 90 x 90 inches | Color Options: 27

Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Duvet Set

Boll & Branch


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    4.9/5

  • Texture

    5/5

  • Durability

    4.5/5

  • Value

    4/5

If you’re willing to splurge a little for a duvet cover that’s sleek and comfortable without being slippery, we were highly impressed by the Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Duvet. Made from 100% organic long-staple cotton, this plush duvet cover feels just as cozy as it looks—and it’s designed to stay that way for years to come.

In the lab, we found that every facet of this cover had a luxe quality to it, from the sturdy button closure to the lightweight, breathable fabric. When laying beneath the duvet cover, we noticed that it had a soft, buttery texture that made it super comfortable without feeling too slippery.

After washing, the duvet cover shrank slightly—which the manufacturer says is normal—but there were no signs of pilling, discoloration, or loose threads in the duvet cover. This made us confident that it’ll last a long time without showing signs of wear and tear.

The entire thing is reversible, so you won’t have to worry about turning it right-side out after washing or dealing with unsightly tags on the fabric. We loved that the button closure is well-concealed, so you won’t be able to see any buttons or awkward bunching at the edges of your cover. This provides a seamless, sleek appearance on your bed. Plus, the corner ties allow you to make your bed, toss and turn at night, or fold up the duvet cover without your comforter sliding around inside.

When testing the washability of the Boll & Branch duvet cover, we found that stains were tricky to remove from the white material. After spilling coffee on the cover and running it through the washing machine, we noticed that a faint mark remained in the fabric. If you’re worried about spills or stains damaging your duvet cover, we recommend shopping one of the darker colors to better conceal accidental marks.

Product Details: Material: Cotton | Closure: Button closure and corner ties | Dimensions (queen): 92 x 94 inches | Color Options: Six

Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover

Zola


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Texture

    5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    5/5

Described as lustrous and silky smooth during testing, the Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover possesses one of the highest-quality textures out of any duvet cover we tested. It’s made from 100% Egyptian long-staple cotton and double stitched on all sides to prevent fraying for more durability, so it’s designed to last for many years to come. Plus, the fabric’s sumptuous smoothness feels cozy without being too slippery.

When laying underneath it, we noted that the Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover is cool to the touch—this is because of cotton sateen’s naturally breathable fibers. It allows air to pass through the material more easily than flannel, percale, and other fabrics, making your bedding cool and incredibly soft. Despite only having two corner ties at the bottom of this duvet, we found that the comforter inside didn’t slide around or get bunched up, even when we folded them or rolled around underneath it.

The concealed button closure was well-stitched and durable, so you won’t have to worry about buttons popping off when inserting the comforter. After washing, we noticed some minor shrinkage with this duvet cover, but we had no trouble fitting the comforter inside. The coffee stains came out seamlessly with just one wash, so you won’t have to panic if you accidentally spill on your duvet cover.

However, the sateen cotton material does tend to wrinkle a lot especially after washing, so you’ll probably need to steam it before putting it back on your bed again. If you prefer a seamless, crisp look to your bedding, we recommend skipping this pick for an option that is less prone to wrinkles. 

Product Details: Material: Egyptian cotton | Closure: Button closure and corner ties | Dimensions (queen): 90 x 92 inches | Color Options: Five

Quince European Linen Duvet Cover

Quince


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    4.5/5

  • Texture

    4.5/5

  • Durability

    4.8/5

  • Value

    5/5

The best linen duvet covers offer lightweight breathability on humid nights, making them an excellent bed topper for warm weather. We love the Quince European Linen Duvet cover because of its effortless appearance, quality design, and broad range of color options that complement just about every bedroom.

During testing, we raved over this duvet cover’s construction and durability. From the moment we unboxed this cover to taking it out of the dryer after its first laundry cycle, we found no shrinkage, loose threads, pilling, or snagged seams anywhere across the fabric. Everything looked and felt just like new after washing, meaning you won’t have to worry about this duvet cover decreasing in quality over time. 

Made with mid-weight linen, the Quince European Linen Duvet Cover is designed to be used year-round, eliminating the need to switch out your cover with the changing seasons. It’s breathable enough to avoid feeling stuffy on humid summer nights, yet it’s capable of keeping you cozy when temperatures drop. The material resisted stains well, and all of the coffee spills came right out of the fabric after a single wash, making it easy to keep in good condition for years to come.

When adding the duvet insert, we found the cover’s corner ties and button closure system to be quite effective at holding the comforter in place without any awkward bunching. They noticed that the dimensions listed on the manufacturer’s website were incorrect—the queen-size model was actually 85 x 89 inches instead of 88 x 92 inches—but we had no trouble fitting a queen-size comforter inside.

The clear plastic buttons along the sides of this cover felt a little cheap compared to other duvet covers we tested, but they were very sturdy, easy to use, and laid flat when closed. We also found that the buttons aren’t concealed, so you’ll still be able to see them along one side of your bed when closed. If you prefer a sleek, seamless appearance, we recommend shopping one of the other duvet covers on our list.

Product Details: Material: Linen | Closure: Button closure and corner ties | Dimensions (queen): 85 x 89 inches (88 x 92 inches, according to manufacturer) | Color Options: 13

L.L.Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Comforter Cover

L.L. Bean


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    3.5/5

  • Texture

    4.8/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    3/5

Keep frigid winter nights at bay with the best flannel duvet covers. We gave the L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Flannel Duvet Cover the highest rating out of all the flannel options we tested in our lab because of its velvety, inviting texture and durable construction. With eight different color options to choose from, this bedding avoids stereotypical plaid patterns so you can stay warm on chilly nights without sacrificing your design style during the day.

When closely examining this duvet cover, we didn’t find any flaws or imperfections in the material. Even after washing it multiple times, there was minimal shrinkage, the flannel didn’t lose softness, and the rich hues of the fabric remained just as vibrant.

We did, however, find that getting the comforter to fit inside the duvet cover was a bit of a challenge. This is mainly due to the grippy nature of flannel—it clings to the duvet and makes it tricky to get everything evenly distributed—but we also found that the button closure was difficult to work with. There are nine buttons you’ll need to fasten, and we found that the button holes were too loose, so it was a struggle to close one end up without the other end popping back open.

Once the L.L. Bean duvet cover was successfully in place, though, the comforter stayed evenly distributed and didn’t bunch up on one side or shift awkwardly when tousled. This makes it easier to make the bed or move around in the middle of the night without messing up your bedding.

Product Details: Material: Flannel | Closure: Button closure and corner ties | Dimensions (queen): 88 x 96 inches | Color Options: Eight

Jellymoni 100% Natural Cotton Duvet Cover

Amazon


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Texture

    4/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    5/5

Although the Jellymoni Natural Cotton Striped Duvet Cover Set is less expensive than other options, everything about this product felt high-quality during testing, including the zip closure, the texture after multiple washes, and the handy ribbon ties in each corner.

We liked that it features a double zipper, so you can easily open and close the duvet cover without needing to fumble with any buttons or worry about the comforter peeking through.

Upon close examination of the fabric and stitching, we were impressed to see that there were no snags, pilling, or loose threads across the entire surface. Even after multiple washes, it came out looking just as pristine as it had when brand-new. We did notice that the duvet cover shrank by about 5 inches in width after the first wash, but we had no trouble fitting a queen-size comforter inside it even after shrinking.

You’ll be able to tie the comforter in place at each corner, which allowed us to move around under the duvet and fold it in half without anything shifting around or creating uncomfortable lumps. We also found that none of the stripes bled into each other after multiple washes, so it looked just as sleek as it had when brand new.

Made of 100% cotton, the texture of this duvet cover is comfortable yet very basic—if you’re looking for a luxury hotel-quality experience, you may be disappointed. However, for the price, we were pleased with how it felt when running their hand across it or laying beneath it, and its impressive appearance more than made up for the simple texture.

Keep in mind that, while this duvet cover comes in up to 20 different patterns, there are no solid colors to choose from. If your bedroom already features a lot of busy patterns and colors, you may feel limited by the options available for this particular duvet cover.

Product Details: Material: Cotton | Closure: Double zip closure | Dimensions (queen): 90 x 90 inches | Color Options: 20

Coyuchi 300 Thread Count Organic Percale Duvet Cover

Coyuchi


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    4.6/5

  • Texture

    5/5

  • Durability

    4.5/5

  • Value

    4/5

If you’re looking for a consciously sourced duvet cover with a sleek yet minimalist look and feel, we recommend the Coyuchi Organic Percale Duvet Cover. We described it as classy and expensive-looking with a flawless construction that lasts through multiple washes. 

Everything about this duvet cover—including the durable wooden button closure and the rich, earthy hues of the fabric—has a high-end feel to it that we loved. Free of snags, loose threads, and fading after two washes, the Coyuchi Organic Percale Duvet Cover is ideal for a minimalistic interior design style. We love the smooth, breathable texture of the fabric, which makes it comfortable even on sticky, humid nights.

We found that the woven material helped the inside of this duvet cover grip the comforter inside, preventing it from shifting around and becoming lumpy over time. This made it quite easy for us to make the bed, move around underneath the covers, and fold it up without the comforter shifting unevenly. However, for the same reason, we found it was a little difficult to initially insert the comforter inside the duvet cover—it took several minutes of stuffing and smoothing out the material to get everything evenly distributed. 

If material sourcing and sustainability are important to you, you’ll love that this duvet cover meets the Global Organic Textile Standard, meaning it is manufactured using environmentally and socially responsible methods. Plus, your duvet cover will arrive in a reusable cloth bag without any plastic.

Keep in mind that percale tends to wrinkle easily—we found that this particular product became quite crinkled after washing and required thorough steaming to get it looking crisp again. Since steaming your duvet cover after every use can become time-consuming, this may be a deal-breaker for some shoppers who want a more effortlessly smooth fabric.

Product Details: Material: Cotton | Closure: Button closure and corner ties | Dimensions (queen): 88 x 92 inches | Color Options: Five

Buffy Breeze Duvet Cover

Nordstrom


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    4/5

  • Texture

    5/5

  • Durability

    4.8/5

  • Value

    4.5/5

We were wowed by the soft, buttery fabric on the Buffy Breeze Duvet Cover. It’s made from sateen weave fabric woven from tencel eucalyptus lyocell fibers, and the result is a silky appearance that looks and feels utterly luxurious.

With its sateen weave and 14 beautiful color options, this is one of the most attractive duvet covers we tested. However, the biggest reason to buy this duvet cover is for its super soft, silky texture. Because it’s so lovely, you might not even need a top sheet — it feels amazing against skin all on its own and is a joy to sleep under.

Note that this duvet cover has sewn-in buttons, which aren’t everyone’s favorite type of closure as they can sometimes come undone. In testing, we found that the buttons worked pretty well overall, though if you toss and turn a lot at night, one or two might come off since the fabric is so slippery.

Though luxurious-feeling, the fabric on this duvet cover is definitely on the thin side. Over time, it’s possible that it wouldn’t hold up as well as other products on this list simply because it’s so delicate. 

That said, we were generally impressed with its performance — the fabric didn’t pill after going through the wash, there was no noticeable color fading, and only a few fibers emerged after the abrasion test. The material repelled stains reasonably well, too, although the foundation did leave a noticeable stain.

Perhaps because the fabric is so slippery, we also found it a little tricky to fit the duvet into the cover and the duvet itself shifted a bit inside the cover. All in all, the fit left something to be desired: The bottom ties are not in the corners, for example, which results in some bunching, which we found a little frustrating.

That said, we thought the price was reasonable for a duvet cover that looks and feels this nice. If you can handle it carefully and don’t mind that the silky fabric results in a less-than-perfect fit, this duvet cover is well worth the price.

Product Details: Material: Tencel eucalyptus lyocell fibers |Closure: Buttons with envelope | Dimensions: 90 x 90 inches | Color Options: 14

L.L. Bean Pima Cotton Percale Comforter Cover

L.L. Bean


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Texture

    5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    5/5

In the lab, we could immediately tell that the fabric on this L.L. Bean Pima Cotton Percale Comforter Cover was high-quality. The stitching was absolutely flawless, the fabric weighty without being too thick, the texture soft and smooth, and the button closure substantial-feeling and well-fastened. Our initial impression held up in testing, and this duvet cover was one of the highest-scoring across categories.

Percale is known for its texture, and this duvet cover doesn’t disappoint. Made of 100% Supima cotton, the material feels crisp and cool against skin — you may not feel like you even need a top sheet when sleeping under this — with a simple, classic-looking design. It’s available in nine colors, a mix of neutrals and brighter hues like cream, sunlight, and lake.

We liked that it was relatively easy to get this cover on a duvet insert, thanks to four corner ties and a row of buttons at the top for closure. After shaking the duvet cover, the insert remained firmly in place, and the entire duvet lays nicely on the bed thanks to the extra fabric weight.

While the material felt durable and well-made overall, it’s not the best choice for those prone to messes. The foundation didn’t come out completely in the wash and left a visible stain. After wiping it 30 times, the color faded somewhat but the stain remained.

Product Details: Material: Supima cotton | Closure: Button | Dimensions: 88 x 96 inches | Color Options: Nine

Eucalypso Heavenly Duvet Cover

Eucalypso


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Texture

    5/5

  • Durability

    4.5/5

  • Value

    4.5/5

After testing this pick from Eucalypso, we agreed that “heavenly” was an appropriate way to describe it. The texture of the Eucalypso Heavenly Duvet Cover was silky smooth, buttery, and light as a cloud. 

Made from Tencel Lyocell fibers produced by sustainable wood sources including eucalyptus wood pulp, this fabric feels cool and lightweight to the touch, making it an ideal choice for hot sleepers or summer nights. 

In the testing lab, we were impressed by the overall quality of this duvet cover. The stitching looked perfect with no flaws, there were fewer wrinkles than comparable products, and the button fasteners adhered well to the fabric. 

We were also pleased with how the material held up after going through the wash. The texture remained soft with no pilling, there weren’t changes to the quality or appearance, and all of the buttons remained intact. 

Despite its thinner texture, the fabric also performed well in the abrasion test. The texture was very smooth to begin with, and only a small amount of fibers came loose after the material was abraded. The duvet cover retained its soft, silky texture post-wash and post-abrasion test

The fit is a little generous — there was some extra fabric after the duvet was inserted — and it also shifted inside the cover a little bit, but not as badly as some other options. The corners and buttons all remained secure throughout the duration of our tests.

The one thing holding this duvet cover back from a perfect score was its performance in the stain test. While the coffee stain was fully removed after going through the wash, the oil stain remained (it seemed to migrate and gave the fabric a splotchy appearance), as did the edges of the foundation stain. This duvet cover is still a very good value overall, but this is something to keep in mind if it will be used in a space that’s more likely to generate messes, such as a child’s room.

Product details: Material: Tencel lyocell | Closure: Button | Dimensions: 60 x 80 x 16 inches | Color Options: Eight

Crane & Canopy Edie Taupe Reversible Duvet Cover

Crane & Canopy


Our Ratings

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Texture

    4.5/5

  • Durability

    3/5

  • Value

    4.5/5

If you’ve been feeling indecisive about your duvet cover style, the Crane & Canopy Edie Taupe Reversible Duvet Cover is a perfect solution. Unlike the other best duvet covers, this one is  reversible, so you can switch between a taupe and white diamond pattern when you feel like switching things up.

Not only is the duvet cover reversible, but it earned mostly top scores in lab testing. The print is uniform and free of flaws, the stitching complete and unfrayed, and the zipper sturdy-feeling. In testing, we liked how big the string ties on the inside cover were — they make it easy to attach the insert and feel strong, like they’re unlikely to tear from frequent use. The insert fit nicely inside the cover, too, and remained mostly in place during the test.

Made of long-staple cotton, the fabric is crisp and thick but not as soft as some other options — we described it as a little rough to the touch, though not unpleasant. Still, you’ll likely want to use a top sheet with this duvet cover, as it wouldn’t feel particularly smooth against your skin on its own. We appreciated how clean and well-kept this duvet cover looks on a bed, however, and it seemed to be well-made and high-quality overall. 

Despite how sturdy the fabric feels, though, we were a little disappointed by this duvet cover’s performance in durability tests, for which it received a lower score. Though there was no initial pilling after going through the wash, it pilled noticeably in the abrasion test, which also produced rips and holes in the fabric. All of the stains remained on the cover, too — the foundation and coffee stains were a little fainter after being washed, but the oil stain leaked through to the other side to leave a large mark. 

Overall, this is still one of the best duvet covers for anyone who prefers a slightly thicker, heavier duvet cover for cooler nights, as well as those who appreciate the look of crisp, clean linens. We also loved that it emerged from the wash with no wrinkles or creases. But if you have pets or kids and the duvet will frequently be exposed to claws or messes, it may not hold up as well as other options. 

Product Details: Material: Cotton | Closure: Zipper | Dimensions: 90 x 94 inches | Color Options: One

The Bottom Line

After testing more than 30 of the best duvet covers in our lab, we chose the Slumber Cloud Essential Duvet Cover as the best overall because of its flawless construction, buttery-soft texture, and breathable design that is comfortable all year round. 

Our Testing Process

To find the best duvet covers, we tested over 50 options in our Des Moines, Iowa testing lab. As part of our tests, we measured each duvet cover before and after washing to check for shrinkage, carefully examined every inch of the fabric for snags, pilling, or imperfections, and rated them based on their texture, coziness, and breathability. 

We also paired the duvet covers with a comforter to see how easy it was to fasten, if it looked too tight or too loose when filled, and to test if the filling shifted or bunched up when in use. We laid beneath the duvet covers to see whether the products were warm, lightweight, breathable, or stuffy. Finally, we spilled coffee on the duvet covers, then ran them through the wash to test how well they resisted stains. 

Based on all these insights, we then created a final list of the best duvet covers.

Better Homes & Gardens / Grant Webster


What to Know About Duvet Covers Before Shopping

Material 

When choosing the best duvet covers for your home, consider how you’d like your bed to feel and the seasons you tend to use your duvet cover the most to help narrow your search. Lightweight materials like cotton and linen are perfect for use in warm climates and summer months, since air circulates more freely in these fabrics and will allow you to stay cooler. Flannel duvet covers are great for frigid winter nights, since their plush, velvety material keeps you cozy and helps retain heat.

“The great thing about duvet covers is that you don’t have to choose one option and stick with it forever. You can alternate during the year,” Woolsey says. “If you are in the market for one year-round duvet cover, keep in mind who all uses the bed. If pets or children are involved, I recommend sticking with cotton duvet covers, these are the easiest to clean and the most sturdy option.”

Closure 

Most duvet covers use a combination of concealed buttons on the outside of the cover to help you easily add and remove the insert and a set of corner ties to hold the comforter in place on the inside. However, other options may use a zipper to open and close the duvet cover. While the difference between these two closure types is mostly up to personal preference, you’ll want to make sure that the opening in your duvet cover is well concealed and durable. 

When testing the best duvet covers in our lab, we closely examined the stitching and buttons near the opening of the cover. We also fastened and unfastened the closure, put the cover through multiple machine washes, and made note of any flaws or imperfections that may cause your duvet cover to close incorrectly.

Dimensions

Since your duvet cover is designed to protect an insert from stains, damage, and wear and tear, you’ll want to make sure its dimensions are large enough to fit your current comforter. We measured every duvet cover we tested before and after washing to see if any shrinking occurred and to test how easily a standard-size comforter could fit inside. In addition to selecting the correct size to match your comforter, we also recommend looking at the duvet cover’s listed dimensions on the website to ensure everything will fit together like a glove. 

Color Options 

Adding a duvet cover to your bedroom acts not only as a way to protect your comforter from stains or damage, it’s also a great way to add color and texture to your space. As you shop, look for hues that will correspond to other elements in your room for a cohesive, stylish look.

“When choosing a duvet cover for a specific room, I like to complement, not overpower, the style of the room,” Woolsey says. “I think the duvet cover is a good place to start when choosing bedding, and build around that choice. If the room is bold and bright, I look for a more muted duvet cover whereas there are fantastic bold prints available to be the focal point of a room if the rest of the components are more subdued.”

Better Homes & Gardens / Grant Webster


Other Duvet Covers We Tested

The Company Store Made From Bamboo Duvet Cover

This lightweight duvet cover also earned rave reviews during testing. We loved how high-quality everything about this product felt, from the sturdy, concealed button closure to the smooth, breathable fabric that got softer with every wash. We found that it wrinkled quite easily, so you’ll need to steam it after washing for a crisp look, but it’s well worth the money for anyone who wants a chic striped duvet cover. 

Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover

The Brooklinen Luxe Duvet Cover is made with a sateen weave and long-staple cotton that delivers a smooth, buttery soft texture with a slight sheen. We felt that its flawless construction and luxe feel made it well-worth the splurge, especially considering how well it held up after multiple washes. However, people with pets or kids may want to opt for a more budget-friendly option, since your duvet cover will likely be exposed to more rigorous wear and tear. 

Anthropologie Relaxed Cotton-Linen Duvet Cover

For a tousled, effortless bedding look, we recommend the Anthropologie Relaxed Cotton-Linen Duvet Cover, which earned high marks in our test of the best duvet covers. This lightly textured bedding impressed us with its thoughtful construction, which includes sleek, pearlescent button closure, lightly distressed edges, and saturated hues in the fabric. Its lightweight design makes it perfect for use in spring and summer, but you may need to layer additional blankets in wintertime. 

Mildly Washed Cotton Reversible Duvet Cover Set

Though more limited in size options than other options on our list, we found the Mildly Washed Cotton Reversible Duvet Cover to be surprisingly excellent quality for the price. Its intentional crepe-like texture and lightly worn appearance make it look cozy and modern in any room. Upon inspection, we didn’t discover any pilling, snagging, or loose threads in the material even after multiple washes, and we love that it’s reversible for greater flexibility. 

Parachute Linen Duvet Cover

Although we found the Parachute Linen Duvet Cover to have a lovely texture, the linen fabric was a little delicate and felt like it might not be as durable as other duvet covers we tested, especially after being washed a number of times. It also didn’t feel as nice to lie on as some other duvet covers, so you’d definitely want to use a top sheet with this one.

Better Homes & Gardens / Henry Wortock


Your Questions, Answered

What material is best for a duvet cover? 

According to Woolsey, the material you choose for your duvet cover depends on three main factors: season, desired texture, and breathability. 

“You should take into consideration the other aspects of your bed linens [when choosing the best duvet covers],” Woolsey says. “Do you use the duvet alone or include a top sheet or blanket in between you and the duvet? If you are an active sleeper, slippery fabrics like satin may not stay in place if you are using a duvet alone. For hot sleepers, choosing a cover made of linen can help with air circulation.” 

Since you may not need the warmth of a thick duvet cover in the heat of summer, the best duvet covers for all-season use are lightweight and breathable to prevent hot air from getting trapped near your body as you sleep. In wintertime, you can simply layer additional blankets for greater insulation. However, you don’t necessarily need to keep one duvet cover on your bed all year long. 

“One of the benefits of using a duvet cover is that they can be switched out easily, so a soft and cuddly winter cover can be swapped out for a lightweight bamboo cover in the summer,” Woolsey says. 

What are the best duvet cover brands? 

We tested more than 30 of the best duvet covers in our lab in Des Moines, Iowa, including top bedding manufacturers like Boll & Branch, Cozy Earth, Parachute, Quince, and more. Depending on your budget, preferred material, and desired thickness, there are plenty of options on the market to choose from. As you shop, one of the most important factors to consider is durability: will the duvet cover stain easily, shrink in the wash, pill and snag, or begin to lose softness over time? 

“The stitching of a duvet cover will tell you a lot about the construction of the piece,” Woolsey says. “Look for stitching that does not show gaps when you gently tug at the seam. Loose stitching will snag, rip, and tear more easily than firmly stitched covers. Another sign of quality is the little details that make filling the duvet cover easier. Ties, snaps, and zippers help to keep the insert in place will make cleaning the cover a much easier and less daunting task.”

When testing, we carefully examined every inch of the material both before and after multiple washes to see how the duvet covers looked and felt over time. We then heavily weighed the quality and durability of each item when creating our final list of the best duvet covers. 

How often should you replace a duvet cover? 

If you’re using your duvet cover every day without swapping it out in different seasons, it’ll need to be replaced after about five years. However, if you choose to replace your winter linens with a lightweight duvet cover in summertime (and vice versa), your duvet covers may last even longer than that. Woolsey suggests carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning your duvet cover to ensure it lasts as long as possible. 

“Wash the cover once a month as a base recommendation, more often if pets are allowed on the bed,” Woolsey says. “In humid climates, consider investing in a dehumidifier to keep excess moisture from the cover and allow the cover to dry completely before reinserting the duvet.” 

You’ll know it’s time to replace your duvet cover when the material is faded or discolored, there are stains that won’t budge, and loose threads, pilling, or snagged fabric can be found. 

Who We Are

Samantha Jones is a former associate commerce editor at Better Homes & Gardens, where she wrote and edited content about the best home, kitchen, and garden products worth buying. For this story, she conducted research into what to look for when buying a duvet cover, then compared her findings with testing insights gathered in our lab in Des Moines, Iowa. She also interviewed Caron Woolsey, founder and principal designer of CW Interiors, for her expertise.

This article was updated by Kathleen Felton, a writer for Better Homes & Gardens with over 12 years of experience. To update this story, she used insights from our testing lab in Des Moines, Iowa.

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