Guide to choosing a duvet
We spend a third of our lives in bed. That’s why it’s important that we sleep well when we are there. A good night’s sleep doesn’t just require a good bed – but also a good duvet.
Over time, the natural resilience and volume of the down is degraded, and the duvet will no longer feel as full and fluffy.
It can be difficult to know what to look for when buying a new duvet. What is a good duvet, and what type of duvet should you choose? We’ve put together some tips which you can watch in the video or read about below.
Summer duvet and winter duvet
We recommend that you get both a summer and a winter duvet, as very few bedrooms are the same temperature all year round. After all, you don’t wear a winter jacket in the summer. Many of us still only have a “year-round duvet”, although fortunately, more and more people have the privilege of having two duvets to choose from. Due to their modest amount of filling, summer duvets are relatively cheap to buy, but you can also take the plunge and set off on your dream journey with a gorgeous goose or eiderdown duvet in European, cream-coloured silk.
The size of the duvet
If you want to be able to wrap the duvet around your body – and not least, feet – the duvet needs to be at least 30 cm longer than you. If you are considering a double duvet to share with a partner, you need to align your needs before the purchase. It won’t do for your partner to sweat profusely while your teeth chatter from the cold. If you can agree, choose a double duvet that is at least as wide as the bed.
Check the fill power of the duvet
The comfort of a duvet is most easily determined by a look at the fill power. The fill power is an expression of the insulating properties of the down, and thus their quality. A high fill power means that the filling is light, airy and insulates well. It may sound illogical that high quality means containing air, but if you fill large, flat feathers into a duvet, it becomes heavy and uncomfortable – before it gets hot. The down must therefore be sufficiently resilient to be able to hold in the air and thus your body heat, as otherwise you will need much more filling. It can be compared to insulation of houses, where e.g. mineral wool is particularly suitable for preventing heat from escaping to the outside. Down from eiders has the best insulating properties, followed by down from geese, and finally down from ducks. But look at the declaration, because “duck down fill power 675” is of higher quality than “goose down fill power 550”.
And the outside?
The fabric comes in different qualities, from the always-popular cotton cambric to cotton batiste, cotton satin and silk. They are all down-tight and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®-labelled, so the duvet is completely free of chemicals. What you choose is up to you, as it depends on supply and taste. And then there is the price.
And remember… the labels!
By that we mean the information you get from a duvet’s labels and certifications. Check that the duvet is marked STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® Class I and thus does not contain residual chemicals. Look for “NOMITE” if you are allergic to dust mites (NOMITE is your guarantee that dust mites cannot enter the fabric). Look for ”Downafresh® greenline” if it’s important to you that the down has been washed and dried according to strict international rules and is therefore free from microorganisms and viruses. And last but not least: Check whether the duvet was produced in Denmark. Read more about all the labels on the duvets here.
Which duvet is most suitable for you?
- Select your body temperature (understood as how warm or cold you are)
- Select your bedroom’s temperature
- Find the right duvet
The result displays the duvets we recommend, but the ultimate choice we naturally leave to you! Click the product names to view a detailed description of the product in question.
The duvets have been marked as “cool”, “medium” and “warm” to make it easier for you to find the right one for you.
REMEMBER! If you are a couple, you don´t necessarily need the same type of duvet.