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How To Fill a Duvet Cover?

If you’re struggling to put on a duvet cover, you’re not alone. Most people find it difficult to achieve a clean and crisp look with their bedding when filling a duvet cover. 

Whether you just bought a new duvet cover or duvet insert, are switching your duvet insert in the winter or summer; or are doing the routine care of washing your duvet cover, this guide is to better perfect your skills of filling a duvet cover. 

Filling a duvet cover can present its challenges and if not done properly you may have the insert moving around or have a flap of the duvet cover hanging loosely. This may in turn affect your sleep. Don’t struggle, sleep better. We don’t want you tossing and turning under a misshapen duvet. 

The good news is, there's an easy way to achieve the perfect duvet cover look, every time: simply flip the cover inside out before putting it on. This little trick makes a big difference, and is the most common mistake we see people make.

In this guide, we’ll show you two simple methods for putting on a duvet cover - Classic Method and California Roll Method - with or without help from a friend. So say goodbye to those sleepless nights, and start enjoying the fluffy duvet of your dreams. 

Two Easy Methods To Fill a Duvet Cover

You may think it's easy and obvious to insert your blanket or comforter into the duvet cover. However, it would take you much time and hassle when you don't have the necessary expertise and skill to pass the comforter through the whole duvet cover length and keep the angles in the right position.

Let's check the two most typical methods to fill a duvet cover that will help you spend less time inserting the comforter and leave you more time to do other useful things and enjoy your bedroom.

Classic Method

1. Lay the duvet cover on your bed. 

2. Ensure that the duvet cover is turned inside out and the opening lies at the lower part of the bed. 

3. Lay your comforter on top of the duvet and tie its corners together. 

This will help you have all the covers moving together when the time comes to turn the cover inside out again to reach its original form and shape. 

4. Carefully pass your hands through the opening of the duvet cover, touch the tied angles of the duvet cover and filler and slide the duvet cover towards your direction. 

5. Close the zipper or buttons and then let the filler move freely in the duvet cover by placing it vertically. 

6. You are ready to use your filled duvet cover and redecorate your bedroom the way you like.


California Roll Method

If you think the previous method was a bit complex, you can try the California roll method. It's a lot easier than the Classic Method.

1. Lay the duvet cover on your bed. 

2. Ensure that the duvet cover is turned inside out and the opening lies at the lower part of the bed. 

3. Lay your comforter on top of the duvet and tie its corners together. 

This will help you have all the covers moving together when the time comes to turn the cover inside out again to reach its original form and shape. 

4. Start rolling the duvet cover and filler carefully from the top to the bottom part of the bed. 

5. When you reach the bottom, try to embrace the duvet cover and filler from the opening and pass it over the two layers. Now you have one big roll of two layers. 

6. Start unrolling the California roll towards the top part of the bed, shake it slightly, and straighten it up to ensure that it has reached the right shape. 

7. You’re done, enjoy your filled duvet cover in your home. 


What Is a Duvet?

Before learning more about duvet covers, it's essential to know where the "duvet" word originated from and how it has become mainstream in US English. Duvet comes from the French language and means "down" when talking about bedroom sheets and coverings; the duvet has to do with a type of blanket that has a cover and insert that people place on their bed to sleep well and keep their bodies warm and cozy all night long.

Even though duvet covers originated from Europe, they started becoming extremely popular in the United States. People gradually adopted this type of blanket because of it’s ease of care and the ability to switch inserts depending on the season and temperature.

What Is a Duvet Cover?

A duvet cover is a piece of fabric having a zipper or buttons to ensure that it can embrace multiple fillings and keep them protected inside. 

Duvet covers are made with easily washable fabrics to ensure that you can always have your inserts clean. Duvet covers use either snaps, ties, buttons, or zippers to keep the insert inside.

Duvet covers are ideal for people with allergies as you can wash both the duvet cover and insert easier than a regular blanket.

You can choose duvet inserts and covers suitable for winter and spring or could also be all year round. That depends on the fabric, either cotton or polyester (or even a combination of both fibers), to ensure that you get the right body insulation no matter the room temperature. 

Can You Use A Duvet Cover Without an Insert?

There is no reason to use a duvet cover without any insert. 

Some people prefer to fill the duvet covers with feathers or other insulated material to ensure that they can use it as a normal comforter or blanket.

However, using the duvet cover without an insert is not recommended. That is because duvet covers have no insulated abilities since they are composed of fabric that is thin enough to be easily washed. 

You should never forget that duvet covers are here to make your life easier since you don't need to wash your comforters or blankets anymore. Simply use the duvet covers and replace them when they become dirty and stained, enjoying a perfectly clean duvet insert that is inside and gives you the best insulated protection.

Should Duvet Insert Be Same Size As the Duvet Cover?

Having the same size is not a prerequisite but will make your life a lot easier when you try to insert the duvet insert into the duvet cover. Not to mention that you should try to take advantage of the whole duvet cover surface, which means you need to have a similar duvet insert to insert and enjoy its insulated features.


Is a Duvet Cover Better Than a Blanket?

Duvet covers have nothing to do with blankets. They don't have the same use. Duvet covers are a great addition to your bed and home. 

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