Buying a duvet: what you should know

Duvets are available in different sizes and quilting. The material in particular decides whether you sleep well underneath. Basically, the duvet should be about 30 centimetres longer than you are. If you are taller than 1.8 metres, a two-metre blanket probably won't do. It is better to choose a 2.20 metre long blanket. In the following, you will find out in which size duvets are available and which other criteria you should consider when buying.

What duvet sizes are there?

The duvet 135x200 (meaning centimetres) is the standard size for one person in Germany. If you, as a single sleeper, value comfort in bed, it is advisable to choose a 155x200 duvet. If, as mentioned above, your height is more than 1.80 metres, a 155x220 duvet will offer you greater comfort.

The German standard size for double beds is the 200x200 duvet. If you have an extra-wide king-size bed, you're better off getting a 240x220 duvet.

How does the size of the duvet affect sleeping comfort?

Not everyone needs a king size 240x220 duvet. Nevertheless, the right size of the duvet is an important purchase criterion, because it has a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. For example, do you tend to move around a lot while you sleep? Then if you have a model that is too small, you could often wake up without a blanket. In this case, a larger variant than the 135x200 duvet is a good choice.

In addition, your sleeping position plays an important role when buying a duvet. Do you prefer to stretch out in bed? For this, you need a blanket that is as long as possible in order to do this position justice. Or do you prefer the embryo sleeping position with your legs drawn up? The duvet can be a little shorter here.

Buying a duvet: the most important criteria

As you can see, there are a number of details to consider when buying a duvet. The most important purchase criteria are your individual needs, because everyone makes their bed in their own personal way. When purchasing a new duvet for your bed, it is advisable to consider the following points:

  • Size of the bed
  • Your body size and girth
  • Sleeping position
  • Need for warmth
  • Bedding amenities

If you're considering a change to a larger duvet, it's best to check your linen closet to see what covers you already have in stock. Finally, switching to a different duvet size means you may need to purchase additional bedding to match.


What are duvets filled with?

Feathers and down, natural hair such as sheep's wool or camel hair, silk, climate, synthetic and natural fibres can be used as fillings for duvets. Of the natural fibres, cotton is the most popular because it is breathable, absorbs moisture well and thus ensures a comfortable sleep.

Which duvets are suitable for allergy sufferers?

There are people who are allergic to house dust mites. To prevent mites from settling in, the blanket should be washable at at least 60 degrees Celsius. Suitable fillings are lyocell, cotton and bamboo.

Why are duvets quilted?

The filling is fixed in the cover by the quilting. This means that it cannot slide around loosely and the blanket stays the same thickness throughout.
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