A Snug Fit
Duvet covers should be roughly the size of your comforter. A very large cover creates unnecessary gaps and air bumps. The maximum you can allow is 2 inches more than the size of the comforter it is intended to cover. To make sure you get a comforter that is tailored to fit, measure the down comforter or duvet before you go shopping. When shopping online, you can find the product dimensions in the production description or check the size on the packaging if you choose to shop locally.
An Easy Changeover
You will have to change duvet comforters often as part of the regular cleaning process. They feature zippers, snaps, fabric ties and Velcro snaps. You should choose an option that is easy to fasten and unfasten.
The Fabric Choice
This includes the type as well as the style of fabric. The first tip is to choose a fabric style and color that matches the overall décor of the room. The fabric should be comfortable to feel and of a breathable material. It should be lightweight to avoid adding weight to the weight of the comforter.
If you have children and pets around the house, you will have to step up this criteria a bit by going for highly durable materials that are resistant to damage, at least some climbing and clawing. Also, opts for colors that hide an occasional stain without much difficulty.
The type of fabric you should choose also depends on the whether or not you opt for a seasonal change; for instance, cotton for summers and velvet and flannel for chilly winters.
The duvet cover you choose should be easy to launder otherwise it can be a real hassle if you have to clean in manually. Check the product description to find out if the duvet cover is machine-washable or not. Next, you will have to consider if the washer or dryer is capable of taking the load. If not, you will have to get it done at a professional dry cleaners place. Selected fabrics must be dry-cleaned professionally.
A Competitive Price
Duvet covers are definitely cheaper than comforters. To save more, you can buy duvet covers as part of bedding sets that includes matching bed sheets and pillow cases.