Duvets Buying Guide
Tuck in for togs, temperatures, fabrics and finishes
Quality sleep is something everyone wants, and for that, warmth and comfort play a big part. To help you get it just right, Dunelm has over 50 varieties of natural filling duvets and synthetic fibre duvets on offer, in warmth levels ranging from the lightest 1 tog to extra warm 15 tog duvets. We also have a comprehensive collection of bedding brands to choose from, starting with our own Dunelm bedding, protection and toppers to big names in sleep like Fogarty, Hotel and luxurious Dorma.
Our duvet buying guide will help you find the right filling and warmth for your needs, and help you relax into a lovely long night’s sleep.
A cosy, light choice made from the warmest and fluffiest feathers
Heavier than down but less expensive, the feathers are larger and more substantial.
Feathers & down
A larger feather and delicate down mix for a balance of weight and warmth.
Cosy, light, and a good all-rounder when it comes to temperatures. Wool doesn’t usually have a tog rating because it helps to regulate your body temperature for cool summers and warm winters. Wool fibres are flat for a neat and tidy look.
This classic adds comfort, warmth and good loft (which is a fancy word for thickness).
Each fibre is hollow, which helps them trap more warmth and keep things lighter even at higher tog ratings.
Spiral polyester filling
The fibres are crimped while they’re being spun for extra comfort and durability.
Microfibre & down touch
Very fine fibres that are extra soft, lightweight and give your duvet plenty of volume. Great if you’re allergic to feathers but want a soft, down-like feel.
Blended with lightweight, robust microfibre for a very soft, luxurious experience.
Durable, easy to care for and naturally breathable so there’s less chance of overheating. Cotton often has that ‘crisp’ finish that looks fresh and inviting.
Made from 100% polyester, it’s durable, soft, easy to care for, and faster to dry.
Made by blending durable polyester and soft cotton in different ratios, this easy-care option balances comfort with longevity.
A sustainable fibre made from the cellulose from wood pulp, it’s soft and is great for wicking away moisture to help to regulate your body temperature.
Using fibres from the fast growing Bamboo plant, this fibre is soft, breathable, and naturally anti-bacterial which can help minimise skin irritation and allergies.
Perfect for year-round use, these fibres can absorb and store or release heat as needed to keep you at a steady temperature.
Our anti-allergy duvets have been finished using an Aegis Microbe Shield treatment, which provides dust mite and allergen protection, and will still be effective for up to 10 machine washes. For more into, check out Anti Allergy guide.
ANTI ALLERGY BUYING GUIDE
Let’s find you a comfortable fit
The size of your bed will usually dictate the size of your duvet, with single through to super king size duvets made to fit the standard dimensions of beds with the same name. Buy your bedding in the same size as your bed and your duvets will cover you comfortably, but if you like extra coverage try buying the next size up (e.g. a single bed with a double duvet).
90cm x 190cm
135cm x 190cm
150cm x 200cm
180cm x 200cm
135cm x 200cm
200cm x 200cm
230cm x 220cm
260cm x 220cm
Children should not sleep under anything warmer than a 10.5 tog duvet. An adult sized duvet will trap more air around their small frames, which will keep them at a lower tog rating.
Duvets are not suitable for babies under 12 months, so to keep them comfortable we sell specialist cot duvets and blankets to tuck them in safely.
To keep your bedding feeling its best, we always recommend using duvet protectors and pillow protectors. Dunelm offers lots of bedding protection options in all of the standard sizes and different materials to enhance your bed further, and you can find out more in our mattress protection and topper buying guide.
- Wash your duvet regularly to keep it hygienic.
- Follow the instructions on the care label.
- Keep light and dark coloured washes separate to keep things bright. You can also use 'white' washing powder with optical brightening agents.
- If your duvet is too big for your washing machine, take a trip to use a high-capacity machine at a professional laundrette.
- Dry and air your duvets thoroughly before returning it to your bed
- Natural fibre bedding can’t be dry cleaned as the chemicals could damage the fillings.
- The temperature you see on the care label is the highest temperature the duvet can take, so it’s okay to wash it at a lower temperature to be kinder on your product and the planet. Running a prewash can help with heavily soiled linens and most modern detergents provide excellent results at low temperatures.
- Tumble drying on a low setting will help the fibre plump up after washing.
For health and hygiene reasons we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges on duvets unless they are returned sealed and unopened in their original packaging. This does not affect your statutory rights. For further details of Dunelms return policy can be found here www.dunelm.com/info/help/returns-and-cancellations.