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The 18 best duvet covers in 2022 for every home and budget

Plus, sleep experts share their tips on how to find the best one.
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Bedsheets get a lot of attention. But, what about duvet covers?

"Getting into a comfortable, cozy bed can be one of the simple pleasures in life," said Elina Winnel, a certified sleep coach and founder of The Sleep Expert.

Certified sleep coach Bill Fish agreed: "While some people may not look at a duvet cover as something that has a large impact on your sleep routine, the little things all add up."

Whether you want your duvet cover to tie together the look of your bedroom or you want to craft the perfect bed setup for a good night's sleep, a duvet cover can help.

"A quality duvet cover not only contributes to a blissful night’s sleep, but also determines the bedroom’s aesthetic and feel," Karin Sun, a textile expert with more than a decade of experience in the space and co-founder of bedding brand Crane & Canopy told Shop TODAY. "Create a calming, neutral, luxury hotel vibe by choosing a crisp white duvet cover, or go with a bold shade or print as a statement piece to build the rest of your décor around."

Duvet covers also allow you to refresh your space or switch up your comfort levels with a simple swap, which can end up being more affordable than buying a new comforter, Sun added.

How to find the best duvet cover

  1. Go natural, especially if you run hot or cold: "Natural fibers adapt more easily to temperature fluctuations and allow our skin to breathe more easily. This enables us to regulate our own body temperature more effectively," Winnel said. "Polyester traps heat, and the skin doesn’t breathe well." Look for cotton, bamboo or a combination, which may be more durable, but avoid synthetic blends.
  2. Don't be fooled by thread count: Very high thread counts are less breathable, so higher isn’t always better for duvet covers, Winnel explained. "While a higher thread count can mean the material is softer and more durable, this isn’t always the case. It depends on the fabric. A higher-quality fabric with a lower thread count is better than a lower-quality fabric with a high thread count," she added.
  3. Egyptian cotton is worth the splurge: Long-staple, or Egyptian cotton, is known for its durability and softness, said Fish. He noted it can be pricier but said, "We do feel like Egyptian cotton is worth spending the extra money, as it will be part of your bedroom set for years to come."
  4. The weave is all personal preference: Sateen, percale, twill — these words all describe the weave of the fabric. Sateen is smooth and sleek; percale is a plain weave, crisper and cooler; twill has more of a robust feel, according to Tuck. Really, it's mostly about looks and texture preference: "Our bedrooms should be treated as a sleep sanctuary, and if the color and feel of your duvet cover make you feel calm, then you are off to a good start," Fish said.
  5. Look for fasteners: "Having your duvet insert get all bunched up into a corner is more than frustrating," Fish said. Make sure that your cover has buttons, clasps or ties, to keep the duvet in place. Also, check out the washing instructions — make sure it's not dry clean only, for example.

Types of duvet covers to buy

  • Cotton duvet covers
  • Linen duvet covers
  • Bamboo duvet covers

Cotton duvet covers

"For a luxurious feel that is worth the splurge, go with a duvet cover made from 100 percent long-staple cotton (don’t worry too much about Egyptian cotton, as premium cotton is now grown all over the world)," Sun said. "Decide if you prefer the silky feel of cotton sateen or a crisp percale weave. A high-quality duvet cover that will last you for many years will be between 300- and 430-thread count."

California Design Den Duvet Cover & Shams (3-Piece Set)

This set checks all of the boxes Sun laid out: It is made from 100 percent long-staple cotton, has a thread count of 400 and has a silky sateen weave. Target shoppers have given it close to a perfect five-star overall rating, and 100 percent of them said they would recommend it to others.

Eikei Washed Cotton Chambray Duvet Cover

If you're looking for 100 percent natural cotton in a not-too-high thread count sweet spot, check out these more budget-minded duvet covers from Eikei. The percale-weave cover has ties hidden inside and a button closure to keep your comforter in place. Oh, and it comes in dozens of colors.

Swift Home Pre-Washed Yarn-Dyed Duvet (3-Piece Set)

The natural texture and pre-washed feel of this duvet set means it has a "well-loved" look, according to the brand. It's machine-washable and uses a zipper closure and interior ties to keep your insert in place. The set includes one duvet cover and two shams.

Pizuna Cotton Duvet Cover Set

A top-rated option on Amazon, this duvet cover set is made from 100 percent long-staple cotton and features a 400-thread count. It comes in dozens of colors that work for nearly every kind of space and is available in various size options to fit mattresses as small as a twin to as large as a California king.

Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover

Fish loves Parachute because of its high-quality products. "The price tag of some Parachute products may scare people away, but it is important to remember that you spend roughly one-third of your life on your bedding." This duvet cover is made in Portugal and features premium Egyptian cotton. It comes in white, sand, light gray and slate.

Allswell Organic Matelasse Diamond Duvet Cover Set

This vintage-inspired set holds nearly a five-star rating, thanks to its textured look and feel. It's crafted from 100% cotton and includes both the duvet cover and matching shams. To keep things in place, it uses button closures and two corner ties to prevent the insert from sliding around while you sleep.

Parachute Percale Duvet Cover

Parachute's percale weave duvet cover is made with Egyptian cotton for a lightweight feel. The brand recently introduced new colorways — Putty and Clay — which are perfect for any boho-inspired bedroom. It has received over 600 five-star reviews from verified buyers, and one recent reviewer wrote that they're "convinced I'll never sleep this comfortably under anything else again."

Brooklinen Classic Duvet Cover

This classic duvet cover from Brooklinen boasts just under 5,000 reviews from shoppers (88 percent of which are five-star ratings). Thanks to its cool fabric, it's a perfect pick for hot sleepers that prefer a soft fabric. It's available in 13 different colors and patterns and three different sizes to complement any bedroom.

Linen duvet covers

Dr. Shelby Harris, a licensed clinical psychologist who is board certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says that linen can be a "tad rougher" at the beginning but gets smoother over time. She finds linen duvet covers to be durable and moisture-resistant.

Sun says linen can be "a great option for hotter climates" but agreed that it takes some time to soften.

Nestwell Washed Linen Duvet Set

Made from a blend of linen and cotton, this set includes a duvet cover and two shams. It comes in four different colors and uses a button closure and corner ties to fasten into place. Right now, you can grab it on sale for 25% off.

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Solid Linen Blend Duvet & Sham Set

This sleek duvet cover set comes from the Magnolia line. It features a 100-thread count and is made from a comfy blend of linen and cotton with a plain weave.

Brooklinen Linen Duvet Cover

Brooklinen's linen duvet cover is OEKO-TEX certified and is made from European flax for an airy feel. It uses corner ties and buttons to securely hold the insert in place and is machine-washable for easy care.

Sijo French Linen Duvet Cover

Sijo's duvet cover is made from linen that is sourced in small batches in France. It's been stone washed to create a soft-to-the-touch feel and comes in 10 different colors and two sizes: full/queen and king/California king.

West Elm European Flax Linen Duvet Cover & Shams

European flax linen is a breathable fabric that helps keep you cool during warmer months and warm during colder months. This duvet cover set from West Elm gets softer with every wash and is crafted to keep its vibrant, crisp colors for a long while. You can purchase the duvet cover alone in over a dozen colors or opt for a sham set for a complete bedding upgrade. Select colors and sizes are even on sale for as little as $125 right now.

Cultiver Linen Duvet Cover

Linen is an ideal choice if you're looking for a breathable fabric that doesn't feel overly smooth, and it has a weightier feel that can work well in all seasons, according to Fish. Cultiver is a home decor company specializing in linens. Their duvets are made from 100% European flax, they come in tons of colors and they're pre-washed for softness. Plus, reviewers love them, with one stating, "The linen duvet and pillowcases are dreamy."

Bamboo duvet covers

Author and textile scientist Rosie Broadhead previously told Shop TODAY that bamboo has become increasingly popular in the textile industry due to its antimicrobial properties, which helps reduce the amount of bacteria on the skin. It can also be great for those with allergies, according to Harris.

"Bamboo (also called bamboo rayon) can be a good choice for those that tend to be warm sleepers regardless of climate, as this material has naturally temperature-regulating properties," Sun said.

Hotel Sheets Direct Bamboo Duvet Cover Set

Reviewers have given this bamboo duvet cover set close to a perfect five-star rating in softness, comfort and easiness to clean. According to the brand, it's moisture-wicking, anti-pilling and breathable.

Cosy House Collection Luxury Bamboo Duvet Cover Set

Right now, this set is on sale for 71% off. It includes one duvet cover and one pillow sham that come in a wide-range of colors. It's also machine-washable for easy care.

Company Cotton Bamboo Sateen Duvet Cover

With a 300-thread count, this duvet cover is made from a blend of bamboo from rayon and combed cotton sateen. It's machine-washable, comes in eight different colors and can even be customized with a monogram. Shoppers have helped it earn close to five-star ratings in quality and value.

Serta Rayon From Bamboo Duvet & Sham Set

Serta's bamboo duvet cover set has a 205-thread count and is made from 100 percent rayon from bamboo. This style is wrinkle-resistant and comes in four different colors and two different sizes for full/queen and king-size beds.

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