Duvet Buying Guide

Choose the right duvet for you

A duvet can determine a good night's rest - too heavy and you could be tossing and turning all night, too light and you could be up all night. The great thing about duvets is that there are a range of different types to choose from - if you prefer to be warm and cosy in a thicker duvet, then perhaps a duvet with a higher tog rating is for you. If you prefer to stay cool while you sleep, then you could choose a duvet with a lower tog rating. Depending on your own personal preference, the duvet you choose should be above all comfortable, cosy and something you look forward to coming home to at night! From the warmth if the duvet to the filling, our guide will help you discover what you need.

Sizes

Your duvet needs to match the size of your bed and also have enough material for you to snuggle in to at night. If it is too big for your bed, the weight of it can be too heavy - too small and it could slip off easily, leaving you cold. The handy thing about duvets is they match the size of your bed - Single, Double, King or Super King, so you need not worry too much about measuring dimensions. We have developed a size chart that will guide you as to what size you need - each of the sizes will fit the following sized beds.

Bed Size: Dimensions:
Single (3ft) 135 x 200cm
Double (4ft 6in) 200 x 200cm
King (5ft)230 x 220cm
Super King (6ft)260 x 220cm
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Tog Rating

The tog rating of a duvet refers to its warmth and insulation - the higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. The tog rating doesn't represent how heavy, light or thick the duvet may be - lightweight duvets can insulate your body just as effectively as heavier ones. Choosing a tog rating completely depends on your sleeping preference - if you like to be warm through the night, a high tog rating is for you, and if you like to be kept cool with a light duvet, you should choose a lower rating.

The most common duvet tog rating that people go for is a rating of between 10 and 13.5 - a duvet with a 10.5 tog rating is warm and cosy, ideal for use all year round. A duvet with a tog rating of 13.5 is ideal for winter or those who like to be warm and cosy in bed all year round. A duvet with a lower tog rating can work well if you like to have blankets on your bed that double up as extra warmth as well as adding a decorative touch.

Duvet Fillings

All our duvets are filled with either natural or synthetic materials. Natural filling are made with feathers or down, while synthetic fillings are man-made fibres. Each has their own range of benefits - only you can select what is best suited to your own individual needs. Natural filled duvets tend to last longer than those with synthetic fillings, while synthetic duvets are better suited to those who would suffer from allergies.All our duvets are filled with either natural or synthetic materials. Natural filling are made with feathers or down, while synthetic fillings are man-made fibres. Each has their own range of benefits - only you can select what is best suited to your own individual needs. Natural filled duvets tend to last longer than those with synthetic fillings, while synthetic duvets are better suited to those who would suffer from allergies.

Natural - Natural duvet fillings include duck and goose feathers and down. These types of duvet fillings breathe easily and mold around the shape of the body to create a comfortable and cosy sleeping experience. Due to the nature of the feathers that blend together, natural fillings keep you cool when you are warm as they keep moisture away from the body, and keep you warm and comfortable when cool due to the insulation and softness that feathers offer.

Down - Down is the soft coating that acts like an insulator, or jacket, underneath the birds feathers. When these soft feathers are put into a duvet, they provide a softness and insulation in the duvet that retains warmth. As these feathers do not have the quill like other feathers, they have that extra soft, luxurious feeling. When down and feather duvets are blended together, the result is an ultimately luxurious, soft and warm duvet.

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