How choose a duvet How choose a duvet

How to Choose a Duvet

When it comes to buying a new duvet there is more to think about than just knowing what tog rating you want.  Not sure about tog ratings either? Then take a moment to read some top tips and advice on how to choose your next duvet in our duvet buying guide.  If you’re considering changing your duvet you need to think carefully about the type of filling, getting the right size, understanding how to care for it and of course the tog rating.

How often should you replace your duvet?

Whilst bedding gets washed regularly, duvets are often overlooked and most of us don’t think about washing our duvets.  Just like pillows, duvets collect dust, dirt and moisture each night.  So, if you’ve been neglecting caring for your duvet you may want to look at buying a new one and start as you mean to go on by looking after it with regular washing.  Whilst higher quality and luxury duvets tend to last a longer than others, every duvet has a shelf life. The Sleep Council advises that duvets should be replaced every five years, but what are the signs that your duvet has seen better days.

 

How do I know if I need to replace my duvet?

The obvious answer is to look for signs of general wear and tear, such as feeling thin and limp or rips and seams that may have split.  If it feels lumpy and the filling is all uneven it’s also time to replace your duvet. All of these things can affect your night’s sleep. It’s also important to have a comfortable sleeping temperature and if you’ve not be getting a good night’s sleep it could be a sign that your duvet tog rating is not suitable for your needs.

 

Whether you want a lot or only a little insulation, you can find the perfect tog rating to maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature throughout the year.

What Tog do I need?

This is the question that causes the most confusion when choosing a new duvet.  Tog ratings are simply a way to determine duvet heat classes and give a measurement to the relative warmth of a duvet.  Duvets usually start around 4.5 tog which is a lightweight duvet ideal for summer or warmer weather.  A higher tog rating such as a 13.5 tog means the duvet is warmer and better for colder conditions.  If you prefer the middle ground and don’t want to buy a different duvet for each season, a medium weight 10.5 tog is a good all-year-round duvet weight.  Whether you want a lot or only a little insulation, you can find the perfect tog rating to maintain a comfortable sleeping temperature throughout the year.

 

What filing material should I choose?

Duvets are available in a range of filling materials, from synthetic to natural down products.  Choosing your filling is a matter of lifestyle and will depend on the budget you have to spend on a new duvet.

 

Natural filling

Natural filled duvets are made using down and feather, making these luxurious duvets airy with high insulation properties.  It is this quality which makes a natural duvet a great investment as they will last longer.  A natural duvet is a popular choice as it’s warm, soft and breathable.

The DanaDream natural range offers a choice of duvets, including our 80% Duck Down Duvet made from large airy duck down clusters or our Hungarian Duvet selection made from the finest Hungarian Goose Down clusters making them light yet supremely warm and cosy ensuring a luxurious night’s sleep.

All DanaDream natural duvets carry a Downafresh guarantee ensuring the natural filling has been washed and heat-treated to eliminate mites and other allergenic compounds and certified by Downpass, ensuring ethical sourcing of all the down and feathers used.

 

Unlike most synthetic duvets you can wash DanaDream Fibre duvets in a large capacity washing machine at 60 degrees Celsius to remove dust mites.

Synthetic Fibre Duvets

Synthetic duvets are made from synthetic fibres and are super lightweight.  They offer an alternative to natural fill products and are usually more affordable, although not all synthetic duvets are equal. Unlike most synthetic duvets you can wash DanaDream Fibre duvets in a large capacity washing machine at 60 degrees Celsius to remove dust mites. It is recommended using the lowest possible spin setting with non-bio washing liquid/powder and then tumble dry on a low heat setting.

DanaDream synthetic duvets have a filling of 50% polyester microfibre and 50% 3D fibre to make them feel amazingly soft and fluffy and are available in a choice of sizes and tog ratings.

 

What size duvet?

When choosing the size of your duvet you simply need to look at the size of your bed.  Although a good tip, if you have to share your duvet, is to size up and select a bigger duvet which ensures you both keep warm and toasty.

Within the DanaDream range, our duvets measure as follows:-

 

Single 135 x 220 cm – Shop now

Double 200 x 200 cm – Shop now

King 225 x 220 cm – Shop now

Superking 280 x 220 cm – Shop now

 

Discover the DanaDream duvet selection today and find the perfect duvet for you.