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Putting on a Duvet Cover

Bed with duvet. Image credit: Max Vakhbovyche

June 2021

Many people confuse a duvet and a comforter. A duvet is a quilted blanket that comes in two pieces — a duvet and a duvet cover. The cover is easily interchangeable so you can switch up your bedroom decor in seconds. Duvet covers also protect your duvet from getting dirty and they’re easy to clean. Just take off the cover and throw it in the wash. That’s way more manageable than washing a comforter.

But if you’ve ever wrestled with a duvet cover, you know they can be difficult to put back on. And if you have a king size bed, you can end up feeling like you’re wrestling a giant. The good news is that there are actually two ways to do this. Try them both, pick your preferred method and eliminate one little frustration from your life.

Traditional Method

  1. Start by laying the duvet on your bed
  2. Then turn the duvet cover inside out
  3. Next lay the cover on top of the duvet, matching the corners and edges
  4. Tie or snap the corners to the duvet (whichever fastener your cover uses)
  5. Starting at the duvet cover opening (at the foot of the bed), place your hands inside the cover working your way up to the top
  6. Grab a corner in each hand, being sure to hold both the corners of the cover and the duvet
  7. Then flip the cover right-side out, adjusting as you go.
  8. Close the bottom flap (using the buttons, snaps or ties) and fluff the whole thing.

The Burrito Method

  1. Flip the duvet cover inside out and lay it down on the bed with the opening at the foot of the bed
  2. Lay the duvet on top of the cover ensuring the edges and corners match
  3. Grab both the duvet and the cover at the end opposite the opening
  4. Tightly roll both in the direction of the opening
  5. Once you reach the foot of the bed and everything looks like a big fluffy burrito, take the opening of the duvet cover and stuff the duvet inside, turning it inside out.
  6. Invert the duvet cover opening around the ends.
  7. Then fasten any buttons, ties or snaps at the opening
  8. Last, unroll the duvet making sure to shake and straighten as you go.
  9. Give it one last fluff and you’re done!