Good Questions: How Do I Control My Duvet?

Good Questions: How Do I Control My Duvet?

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 5, 2005

Hello AT,

How can I make my duvet look sleek and chic? Like many, I have a down filled duvet in a white cover. Just one night's rest and its hoplessly lumpy and twisted. Tying the corners of the duvet to the inside of the cover somehow doesn't work.

Thanks, Sophie

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Dear Sophie, we know exactly what you mean and somewhere along the line solved the problem, but hadn't quite figured out why. Let's see if we can now.

One thing that is important is having a duvet cover the SAME SIZE as your duvet. We had a bigger one for awhile and the duvet would swim.

Another thing that helps is making sure that you have a cotton covered duvet with a cotton cover. These two fabrics will stick closer to one another than if you have poly in the mix.

Tying the corners does help, but we haven't done it in awhile as we haven't needed to.

Last thing - look at the quality of your duvet and cover. A cheap duvet will be made out of lower quality feathers that will tend ot clump up more often. Expensive (or more expensive ones) have lighter, higher loft feathers that stay in place better. A better cover will also sit more heavily on the duvet, which will help.

Last tip. Sometimes high humidity will get into your feathers. We know that at our summer place out on Long Island, we have had to switch to non-feather pillows because they clump AND get smelly.

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