A duvet is the most versatile piece of bedding you can buy. It is easy to clean, comfortable, and stylish, giving your bedroom an attractive appearance.
If you’re looking to buy a duvet but not sure how much to put aside as a budget, this post will provide all the answers you need, from prices to size options and more.
A standard duvet generally costs between $15 and $300. Prices vary based on size, brand, fabric, pattern, and the type of material used for stuffing. Twin-size duvets cost the lowest and range between $15 and $40, while the jumbo king-size duvets cost the highest and range between $100 and $300.
What is a Duvet and Duvet Cover?
A duvet is a lightly quilted blanket stuffed with down or down alternatives like silk, wool, or polyester. Most duvets are white or cream-colored, which means they can get dirty quickly. Duvet covers help dress and keeps them clean. When the duvet cover gets dirty, you simply remove it and wash it.
Manufacturers do not recommend washing your duvets as they tend to be huge and bulky. They might not fit into a standard household washer or dryer. They also tend to be clumpy and lumpy when washed.
Duvet covers act as a pillowcase for your duvet. You can tuck the duvet inside a duvet cover to keep it clean and maximize durability. Duvet covers also help decorate your bedroom easily as they come in different colors and themes.
How Long Do Duvets Last?
Most duvets come with a one-year warranty. Your duvet should last longer than five years if the covers are regularly washed and changed, and the blanket stays flat on your bed always to avoid creating uneven lumps or getting the stuffing shifting around.
Check the care information provided on the tag to ensure your duvet stays in great shape for the longest time.
Why are Duvets So Expensive?
Duvets provide effective insulation while maintaining their lightweight nature. Manufacturers spend most of their time improving quality, which varies from one brand to another. The difference can go up to a hundred dollars.
You also need to set aside money for the cover. Generally, you need more than one cover to change during laundry. Covers cost almost the same price as the duvet itself based on quality and size.
You can save a few dollars if you can make your covers. All you need is a sewing machine, a long zipper or buttons, and a piece of fabric.
Standard Duvet Sizes and Their Prices
Follow the 12-16 rule when buying a duvet to make sure it is 12 inches longer and 16 inches wider than your bed size. Pay more attention to the size of your mattress. The 12-16 rule may not apply to a mattress taller than 8 inches.
It’s critical that you measure your mattress depth and double that number. That’s how long you want your duvet to be. For example, if your mattress is 12 inches tall, your duvet should measure 24 inches wider, 12 inches longer than your bed.
The most common duvet sizes are twin, full, queen, jumbo queen, king, and jumbo king. Remember sizes may vary from one brand to another. Let’s look at these sizes and their prices.
Twin-sized duvets range from 64 by 89 inches to 68 by 88 inches. They are compatible with twin XL mattresses that are 15 inches tall. Twin-sized duvets cost between $15 and $40 depending on the material, fill type, and thread count.
Full-size duvets range between 80 by 90 inches and 90 by 94 inches. They are compatible with full mattresses, but be careful with full-size duvet dimensions as the overhang may touch the floor.
Full-size duvets cost between $25 and $50.
Queen-size duvets are compatible with queen-sized mattresses and range between 88 by 90 inches to 90 by 94 inches. Queen-size beds are the most popular and can accommodate couples and single sleepers.
Queen-size duvets generally cost between $30 and $100.
Jumbo Queen Size
The jumbo queen-size duvet is compatible with a queen mattress taller than 15 inches. Their standard size is 102 by 100 inches. You might need extra-long sheets with deeper pockets to fit tall mattresses as they tend to increase in-depth due to the padding sewn on top of the mattress.
Jumbo queen-size duvets cost between $45 and $120.
King-sized duvets measure between 104 by 90 inches to 104 by 94 inches. They are compatible with all king-size mattresses up to 14 inches tall. King beds are the widest.
They cost between $50 and $150.
Jumbo King Size
Jumbo king-size duvets measure between 114 by 100 inches to 116 by 100 inches. Those who own king bed sizes prefer to buy this duvet to drape well with their king-sized beds. They are typically bigger and more expensive than all the other sizes based on material, brand, fill type, and thread count.
Jumbo king-size duvets cost between $100 and $300.
What to Look for When Buying a Duvet
Here are a few considerations to make when buying a duvet for the first time.
Fabric is everything when it comes to duvet manufacturing. There is a lot of added fabric to cover the duvet and drape larger beds like the queen and king-size beds.
The fabric used needs to be easy to clean, wrinkle-resistant, and gentle on the skin. It should also be durable to withstand normal wear and tear and keep the seams intact to prevent the stuffing from coming out.
Thread count is the number of vertical and horizontal threads per square inch. The higher the thread count, the higher the quality of the duvet. The thread count keeps the fill material in place and contributes to its lightweight, airy feel.
Always buy a bigger duvet than your mattress to allow it to drape. Purchasing the exact size might not be a wise decision, especially if you own a king or queen-sized bed. The mattress depth might affect your calculations and leave your bed partly uncovered.
Fill Material and Power
The most commonly used fill material in most duvets is down. Fill power refers to the amount of down used to fill a particular space in the duvet.
The higher the fill power, the fluffier the duvet. Fill power also determines how insulating and warm a duvet is. Duvets filled with quality down and high fill power are of higher quality and more expensive.
How Often Should You Buy a New Duvet?
You should replace your duvet if you notice that some areas are more stuffed than others. That means the stuffing inside is shifting. You can also check to see if some areas of the duvet appear to be lighter than others.
If the filling is clumping together, it’s trapping extra heat in some sections than others. Check the seams all over the duvet to see if there are loose ones. Loose seams can cause the stuffing to separate or fall out.
Do duvets lose their warmth?
Yes. Your duvet can lose its warmth if the filling is loose and not fluffy, which means it’s not trapping air. In most cases, it appears flat or deflated instead of springy and light.
How long should my duvet last?
High-quality duvets tend to last longer than standard duvets due to the quality of materials used. With proper care and maintenance, your duvet should last longer than five years. Avoid washing your duvet, and always protect it with a duvet cover.
My duvet is falling apart. What should I do?
If the filling is starting to fall out, you might need to replace your duvet immediately. The seams holding the filling in place may be splitting or too loose to hold.
Why is my duvet cover bigger than the duvet?
Duvet cover sizes have to be slightly bigger than the duvet to accommodate normal thickness and shrinkage. Duvets can spring into fuller shapes when opened. The covers come with enough breathing space to allow easier and comfortable fitting.