Time’s Elizabeth Kadar selected Cariloha bamboo duvet covers in her article, “The Best Duvet Covers to Protect Your Bedding,” in which she talks about selecting the right duvet covers for your sleep preference and how soft, cool and comfy Cariloha duvet covers can be.
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The Best Duvet Covers to Protect Your Bedding
By Elizabeth Kadar
You’ve purchased the down comforter of your dreams, and now all you need is the perfect cover to complete the look and protect your brand new duvet from dust, dog hair, everyday wear and tear, body oils, and yep, skin cells shed at night. While the best duvet covers are certainly stylish, they’re also comfortable, durable and easy to clean so your bedding is always extra fresh. Whether you love the look of luxe, crisp white hotel bedding or want a pop of color and pattern for your room, we’ve rounded up the coolest (literally), most comfortable, highest-rated, well-made duvet covers to help you sleep like a baby.
How to choose the best duvet covers
Finding the right duvet cover is more than just knowing the size of your duvet and narrowing down your color preferences. Ask yourself:
Do I run hot or cold?
We all have our preferred sleep temperatures, and the duvet cover you choose can have an impact on how hot, cool or generally comfortable you feel at night. “When shopping for duvet covers, identifying your preferred material and weave is crucial to finding the right sheet,” says Golub. According to him, some bedding is cooler than others due to factors like the material they’re made from, the type of weave, and even the color.
In general, natural, breathable materials are your best bet if you tend to run hot at night. Consider cotton, bamboo, linen and eucalyptus duvet covers for an easy, breezy cooling effect. Don’t forget to check out the weave too. Opt for lightweight percale (a breathable, airy and cooling weave) over sateen if you like to keep it cool between the sheets.
Do I have sensitive skin?
If so, a hypoallergenic duvet cover constructed of natural materials that are breathable and gentle on skin (think organic cotton, silk, bamboo, linen and wool) is the way to go.
How easy is the cover to clean?
This is important. Always check out the care instructions for the particular duvet cover you’re interested in before buying. If you’re a machine wash only kind of person, you’ll want to be sure you can throw your cover in the wash for quick and easy cleans weekly or bi-weekly.
Is the cover easy to put on?
Some duvet covers zip right on and can be great for those who can’t be bothered to fuss with buttons or ties. If you prefer a more refined look and don’t want your cover slipping and sliding around, you’ll want to invest in something with corner ties to keep it in place and buttons to close it up.
What’s my overall style?
Your style preferences and the overall decor aesthetic of your home and bedroom will play a role in the cover you choose. Once you know what material and weave you prefer, look for a duvet cover in a solid color or print that will compliment the rest of your room. You can also buy a few duvet covers and switch them out depending on the season or your mood.
Is it comfortable?
Some materials are naturally softer and cozier than others right off the bat so it’s always best to touch and feel the duvet cover in person before purchasing it. You may love the softness of organic cotton and bamboo on your skin or the texture and visual warmth linen offers.
Our picks for the best duvet covers
Best soft duvet cover: Cariloha Linen Duvet Cover
Cariloha is known for making luxuriously soft, breathable, and sustainable bedding. I personally own their bamboo sheets (which are, in my opinion, the best sheets) and can attest to their quality and insane softness. I won’t buy anything else now! This linen duvet is sure to add some texture to your bedroom, creating a warm, stylish look that’s inviting and cozy all year long.
Available in two chic neutrals, an oatmeal and a darker onyx, this set comes with a duvet cover featuring island-first coconut buttons and two pillow shams to match. Reviewers rave about its softness, cooling effect, and how it elevates the overall look and feel of their bedroom. As one reviewer said, “The texture and organic look is to die for! It really makes our room feel like something special!” Shopping tip: Cariloha also made our lists for the best bath towels and the best places to buy bedding online.
- Material: 57% Viscose from bamboo, 22% cotton, 21% linen
- Closure: Button
- Sizes: Queen and King
- Colors: Two
- Price on publish: $239-$259
What we like:
- Super soft
- High quality
- Neutral colors
- 100-night home trial
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