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Updated February 18, 2024

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 duvet cover for hot sleepers: Saatva Organic Percale Duvet Cover Set

Cooler environments promote better sleep, so if you’re tired of kicking off your covers in a full night sweat, you’ll want to invest in the Saatva Organic Percale set ASAP—along with some pristine organic cotton sheets. With a crisp, cool 200-thread count and a breezy percale weave, this 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton cover is naturally hypoallergenic, lightweight, breathable and free of chemicals so you can rest easy. It’s also extremely durable, easy to clean and put on, thanks to a hidden zipper closure eliminating a lot of frustration. Shopping tip: Saatva made our list of the best places to buy a mattress (and their Saatva Classic made our list of the best mattresses for back pain and best hybrid mattresses) in case yours needs a replacement.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% GOTS certified organic cotton
  • Closure: Hidden zipper closure
  • Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King
  • Colors: 3
  • Price on publish: From $165

What we like:

  • Incredibly cooling
  • Made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton
  • Made in Fair Trade Certified factories
  • Free of harmful chemicals
  • Naturally hypoallergenic and breathable
  • 45-day free returns
  • High quality

What we don’t like:

  • Only available in three neutral colors

Best affordable duvet cover: Quince Classic Organic Percale Duvet Cover Set

Quince prides itself on bringing a little luxury into your home without the traditional designer price tags. This Classic Organic Percale Duvet Cover Set is sustainably made using premium materials and is worth every penny. It’s crisp and cool for hot sleepers and softens with each wash so it just gets better over time. It’s also free of any pesticides, and comes in ten cool colors to complement your bedroom.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% organic cotton
  • Closure: Button
  • Sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King/Cal King
  • Colors: 10
  • Price on publish: From $89.90

What we like:

  • Accessible price point
  • High quality
  • Made with green energy
  • No pesticides
  • Cooling
  • Comfortable
  • Lots of color options

What we don’t like:

  • Some reviewers complain of a slight smell out of the package that dissipates after a day
Best affordable duvet cover
Classic Organic Percale Duvet Cover Set

Classic Organic Percale Duvet Cover Set

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.

Specifications:

  • 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
  • Cooling
  • High quality
  • Neutral colors
  • 100-night home trial
  • Machine-washable

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
  • Only two colors to choose from
Best soft duvet cover
Cariloha Linen Duvet Cover

Cariloha Linen Duvet Cover

Best quality duvet cover: Cozy Earth Bamboo Duvet Cover

This premium bamboo duvet cover from cult-favorite bedding brand Cozy Earth is silky smooth, buttery soft, and guaranteed to keep you cool and cozy at night. It’s oversized to fit different types of beds and is designed with an enhanced weave to prevent pilling, rips, tears, and help extend the overall life of your cover. Did we mention it’s breathable and moisture-wicking too so you don’t wake up in a puddle of sweat? Interior snap closures and a bottom tie closure ensure it stays in place. As one reviewer put it, you’ll never want to get out of bed. Shopping tip: If you’re looking to upgrade your bedding further, Cozy Earth made our list of the best linen sheets.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% premium viscose from bamboo
  • Closure: Interior snaps and bottom tie
  • Sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King
  • Colors: 7
  • Price on publish: From $255

What we like:

  • Enhanced weave prevents pilling
  • Incredibly soft
  • Durable
  • Breathable and moisture wicking
  • Cooling

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
  • Only available in soft neutrals
Best quality duvet cover
Bamboo Viscose Duvet Cover in Dove Grey (Size: Queen/Full) - Cozy Earth

Bamboo Viscose Duvet Cover in Dove Grey (Size: Queen/Full) - Cozy Earth

Best duvet cover for dog owners: Parachute Linen Duvet Cover

According to Byron Golub, Vice President of Product and Merchandising at Saatva, linen is the way to go for dog owners. This is because the threads used for making linen are usually longer and thicker than other fabrics, including cotton ones, making the material highly durable. Just don’t be surprised if your bed quickly becomes your pup’s new favorite nap spot with the luxe, laid-back Linen Duvet Cover from Parachute. Reviewers praise how soft it is, getting softer with each wash. It’s perfect for all seasons and is breathable and antimicrobial too, which is nice when you’ve got your doggo sleeping in bed with you. It’s also available in a variety of colors. Shopping tip: Parachute earned high marks for their products in our best cooling sheets, best mattress toppers, and best percale sheets round-ups.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% European flax
  • Closure: Button
  • Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King
  • Colors: 14
  • Price on publish: From $280

What we like:

  • Incredibly durable
  • Super soft
  • Antimicrobial and naturally hypoallergenic
  • Lightweight
  • Available in lots of colors
  • Great for warm or cool sleepers
  • Machine washable

What we don’t like:

  • Some colors are sold out
  • Expensive
Best duvet cover for dog owners
King/Cal King Linen Duvet Cover in Canyon | Parachute

King/Cal King Linen Duvet Cover in Canyon | Parachute

Best luxury duvet cover: Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Duvet Set

This buttery-soft Boll & Branch duvet set is the shortcut to a better night’s sleep. It’s made using the finest long-staple, 100% GOTS-Certified organic cotton and woven to perfection. It’s breathable, cozy, cool and will make your room look like a million bucks. As one reviewer put it, “This is the most money I’ve spent on sheets, but I declare it to be the best money I’ve spent on sheets.” For those who find buttons difficult, this duvet cover comes with a zipper, which many reviewers appreciate. Further reading: Our guide to the best thread count for sheets can help you in your search for a duvet cover, as these products often list thread counts as well.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% GOTS-Certified organic cotton
  • Closure: Zipper
  • Sizes: Full/Queen, King/Cal King
  • Colors: 11
  • Price on publish: From $349

What we like:

  • Luxurious
  • Very comfortable
  • Sustainably made
  • Cooling
  • No toxic chemicals, GMOs or pesticides
  • Includes two shams
  • Zipper closure makes putting it on easy

What we don’t like:

  • No twin size available
  • Only comes in neutral colors
Best luxury duvet cover
Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Duvet Set

Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Duvet Set

Best patterned duvet cover: Schoolhouse Market Stripe Linen Duvet Cover

A timeless pattern you won’t grow tired of after a few months. This calming stripe linen duvet cover is as comfy and cozy as it looks. Available in a charming apricot, butterscotch, or fern stripe, each color is equally as stunning and suitable for all seasons. Mix and match it with solid sheets for a classic fall look or play around with prints and patterns to create an eclectic sleep space. It’s lightweight and naturally temperature-regulating, so you’ll wake up looking and feeling refreshed.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% linen
  • Closure: Zipper
  • Sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King
  • Colors: 3
  • Price on publish: From $180

What we like:

  • Timeless, muted stripe pattern
  • Lightweight
  • Temperature regulating
  • Really soft and comfortable
  • Nearly invisible zipper

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
Best patterned duvet cover
Market Stripe Linen Duvet Cover in Fern Stripe Size Full/Queen by Schoolhouse

Market Stripe Linen Duvet Cover in Fern Stripe Size Full/Queen by Schoolhouse

Best linen duvet cover: Magic Linen Duvet Cover

If you’re going to invest in a luxe linen duvet cover, you might as well buy it from a brand that focuses on linen only. Magic linen handcrafts their covers in-house from the highest-quality materials, creating a cover that’s incredibly soft, breathable, durable and like a dream to sleep with. The cover is Oeko-Tex certified so you can rest assured there are no harmful chemicals or substances you’re breathing in as you snooze. It’s also available in 22 gorgeous, calming colors and in every size you can imagine to compliment your bedroom style beautifully.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% European flax
  • Closure: Buttons and interior ties
  • Sizes: Single, Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King (and custom sizes available)
  • Colors: 22
  • Price on publish: From $199

What we like:

  • Incredibly soft and breathable
  • Machine washable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Oeko-Tex certified and free from harmful substances and chemicals
  • 30-day sleep trial
  • Available in lots of sizes with the option to order a custom size
  • 22 different colors and samples available to help you choose your fave

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
  • Customer must pay return shipping cost
Best linen duvet cover
BLUE MELANGE LINEN DUVET COVER

BLUE MELANGE LINEN DUVET COVER

Best cotton duvet cover: CB2 Alto Organic Cotton Duvet Cover

This airy and earthy duvet cover will turn your bedroom into a sanctuary. It’s made of organic long-staple Turkish cotton and has a relaxed, lived-in, crinkly look that feels like home. Hidden button closures create a sophisticated look, and four corner ties ensure it stays put even when you don’t. It’s available in a gorgeous, gauzy camel (our choice), dark green, black and white.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% organic cotton
  • Closure: Hidden button
  • Sizes: Full/Queen, King
  • Colors: 4
  • Price on publish: From $229

What we like:

  • Hidden button closures
  • High quality
  • Very soft
  • Interesting colors
  • Textured feel/look
  • Machine washable

What we don’t like:

  • No twin or California king size available
  • Certain colors are often backordered
Best cotton duvet cover
CB2 Alto Organic Cotton Duvet Cover

CB2 Alto Organic Cotton Duvet Cover

Best sateen duvet cover: Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Duvet Cover

With over 8,000 positive reviews praising its softness and an impressive 4.7 average star rating, Brooklinen’s best-selling Sateen Duvet Cover is a must-buy. You’ll feel like you're spending the night at a luxury five-star resort, thanks to the cover’s buttery-smooth weave, unbeatable style, and comfort. If you loathe putting on duvet covers, Brooklinen’s big button closures will make you hate it a little less. There are also corner ties to keep the cover from shifting as you snooze. Choose from one of the many solid colors or opt for a hip modern print. Shopping tip: If you’re looking to double the comfort factor with new sleepwear, Brooklinen’s PJs made our list of the best pajamas for men.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% long-staple cotton
  • Closure: Button
  • Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King
  • Colors: 17
  • Price on publish: From $126.65

What we like:

  • More affordable than other luxury brands on our list
  • Very soft and breathable
  • Durable
  • OEKO-TEX certified
  • 480 thread count
  • Big button closures
  • Lots of solid colors and prints to choose from
  • Machine washable

What we don’t like:

  • Many colors/prints sold out in the twin size
  • Not the best choice if you’re a notoriously hot sleeper
Best sateen duvet cover
Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Duvet Cover size King/Cali King in Graphite

Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Duvet Cover size King/Cali King in Graphite

Best hotel-style duvet cover: Sferra Grande Hotel Duvet Cover

A grand choice for those who want to live the good life every night. Pretend you’re on vacation with this crisp, classically cool duvet cover set from luxury linens brand Sferra. Made with the best, 100% long staple cotton, you’ll want to stay in bed all day. A double row of stitch embroidery is the perfect finishing touch for a true at-home hotel look.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% long staple cotton
  • Closure: Button
  • Sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King
  • Colors: 15
  • Price on publish: From $303

What we like:

  • Luxurious
  • Cooling
  • Incredible quality
  • Stitch embroidery
  • Lots of embroidery color options

What we don’t like:

  • Expensive
Best hotel-style duvet cover
SFERRA Grande Hotel Duvet Cover Twin

SFERRA Grande Hotel Duvet Cover Twin

Most durable duvet cover: Buffy Cloud Duvet Cover

I have this Cloud Duvet Cover on my bed currently and can attest to its durability, holding up to two crazy dogs, three kids and many, many washes. It’s been tested and proven to last longer in a third-party lab, with no tearing, pilling, color fading, or stretching for the equivalent of more than five years of use and 300 washes.

It’s made from soft and breathable, 100% extra long staple and sustainable cotton in a strong, classic percale weave. There are corner ties to keep it in place and an internal flap so your duvet never pops out. Snag it in classic neutrals or a bright blue.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Closure: Button
  • Sizes: Twin/Twin XL, Full/Queen, King/Cal King
  • Colors: 5
  • Price on publish: From $60

What we like:

  • Extremely durable
  • Stands up to kids, pets and washing over time
  • Machine washable
  • Sustainable
  • Soft and breathable
  • Excellent value

What we don’t like:

  • Only the white color option is available in twin size
Most durable duvet cover

Best reversible duvet cover: Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale?? Duvet Cover

It’s two duvet covers for the price of one. Whether you like to switch out your bedding seasonally or just get bored easily, Coyochi has you covered. This top-rated, reversible percale duvet cover is available in two colors, a stunning steel blue, and ginger, with a simple striped pattern on the back when you flip it over. Perfect if you loved the lived-in look, this crinkled percale cover is breathable, incredibly comfortable and just gets softer with each wash. It’s also made of 100% organic cotton with stylish coconut button closures (concealed on the inside) and is machine washable FTW. Reviewers also report it has a nice weight to it. Shopping tip: If it’s time to replace your pillows, Coyuchi made our list of the best pillows for any type of sleeper.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% organic cotton
  • Closure: Button
  • Sizes: Full/Queen, King/Cal King
  • Colors: 2
  • Price on publish: From $158

What we like:

  • Made of breathable organic cotton
  • Reversible
  • Great bang for your buck
  • Relaxed, lived-in look
  • Soft
  • Concealed coconut button closures
  • Good weight

What we don’t like:

  • Not available in twin sizes
Best reversible duvet cover
Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Duvet Cover Full/Queen Hazel Chambray

Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Duvet Cover Full/Queen Hazel Chambray

Best lightweight duvet cover: Cuddledown Featherweight Batiste Duvet Cover

Like sleeping on a cloud. If you run warm or are just looking for an airy duvet cover for summertime, Cuddledown’s Featherweight lives up to its name, as confirmed by the nearly 100 positive reviews confirming how lightweight it is. Easy, breezy and made of the finest European batiste, it’ll protect your duvet insert without adding any extra weight to it. Hidden button closures offer a clean look, too.

Specifications:

  • Material: 100% combed cotton
  • Closure: Button
  • Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King
  • Colors: 8
  • Price on publish: From $199

What we like:

  • Very lightweight and airy
  • Great for summer and warm sleepers
  • OEKO-TEX? STANDARD 100 certification
  • Machine washable
  • Lots of color options
  • Hidden-button closures

What we don’t like:

  • It’s thin, so not a great choice if you have pets or are rough on your bedding
  • Can get really wrinkly, which you either love or hate
Best lightweight duvet cover
Cuddledown Featherweight Batiste Duvet Cover

Cuddledown Featherweight Batiste Duvet Cover

What are duvet covers?

“A duvet cover is a fabric shell that protects a comforter or duvet and is easier to clean, while also offering the opportunity to change the look and feel of your bedding more often,” notes Andrea Erman, Senior Director, Design and Development Housewares at CB2. Essentially, it’s the equivalent of a pillowcase for your duvet insert with the advantage that it can be thrown in the wash for quick cleaning or switched out for a new print, color, or style as often as you like.

How do duvet covers work?

Each duvet cover is unique, but they all slip right on over your duvet insert. “Sometimes they’re secured by ties at the corners to avoid sliding and then closed with buttons or snaps,” explains Erman. Other duvet covers may zip up or have a hidden zipper for folks who don’t want to fuss with buttons.

The difference between a duvet and a comforter

The duvet vs. comforter debate ends here. “A comforter is typically thinner and is one piece, while a duvet is fluffy and two pieces (the duvet and the cover),” explains Erman. “A duvet also allows a bit more flexibility in changing the look and feel of your bedding style, since you're able to swap out the duvet cover more frequently while the comforter is specific to an aesthetic choice.”

Comforters come in a variety of colors, prints, patterns and styles and a duvet is often simply white, since it won’t be seen under the cover. “Duvets are filled with high-quality natural or synthetic materials such as down feathers, down alternatives, polyester or wool,” says Golub. “A comforter typically has less fill, making it slightly flatter and cooler than a duvet.”

How we select the best duvet covers

We used personal experience, combed through tons of user reviews, and spoke with two bedding experts to narrow down what features to look for in the best duvet covers, including breathability, material, weave, aesthetics, and ease of use and cleaning. We also considered price, quality, customer feedback, and comfort, of course. We then broke our list down into different categories, based on specific needs and preferences, and selected the best duvet cover for each according to our criteria.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Are duvet covers worth it?

Absolutely. “Duvet covers are much easier to clean than comforters or duvet inserts,” notes Golub. “They’re thinner, less bulky, and reduce the number of times annually that you’ll need to wash your duvet insert, which is much more similar in style to a comforter. A duvet cover also keeps body oils, skin cells, and more from getting in your duvet.”

Erman is a huge advocate of duvet covers, too. “The ease of shifting the style of your bed is so easy with duvet covers. All you need to do is swap the cover and you can go from a pristine percale that makes your bedroom look like a five-star hotel to a cozy relaxed linen bed that looks like you're vacationing in Tulum on another day,” she says. “It's very simple, and storing duvet covers is so much easier than storing quilts and comforters.”

Why are duvet covers so expensive?

“Duvet covers can be an investment, often dictated by the details and finishing of the covers, but the quality of materials are reflective of the space you're creating,” says Erman.

What is the best duvet cover for cold weather?

“Linen duvet covers are great for those looking for an all-season duvet cover option,” tells Golub. “Linen feels warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.” It’s hypoallergenic, has excellent airflow and moisture-wicking capabilities, plus it gets softer with each and every wash.

Sateen is another great option for those warmer months. “It's a tighter weave than percale, meaning it sleeps warmer,” says Golub. “Sateen duvet covers, as compared to poplin or percale cotton options, provide a smooth, luxe feel that adds slight warmth to your bed setup.”

How do you know a quality duvet?

Erman recommends focusing on the closure details (like the buttons), which are nicer than zippers or snaps for a more refined, elevated look. “Other details, like larger flanges and embroidery, have utilized extra yardage and detailing. Finally, looking at the right thread count and sustainable materials are important for your bedding as it creates the best hand feel for the best sleeping experience and will continue to improve rather than degrade over washings,” she says.

What type of duvet cover is best for hot sleepers?

Percale is an excellent choice for hot sleepers, as it’s light, airy, and allows for ample air flow between threads. High-quality linen and bamboo are great choices too, as both help wick moisture away from your body. (Curious about the difference? Read up on cotton vs. bamboo sheets.) You can’t go wrong with a cooling cotton or lyocell either.

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