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How Much Should I Spend on Duvets?

How Much Should I Spend on Duvets
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How Much Should I Spend on Duvets

We all enjoy buying brand new bedding. Soft sheets, elegant duvet covers, matching pillow cases, fluffy new pillows. Worldwide, customers spend so much on bedding, that the global market size for home bedding has grown to a staggering $85.65 billion in the year 2023!

But what about duvets? Have you ever thought to yourself before buying, ‘how much should I spend on duvets?’

We will discuss this question in this article, so keep reading to find the answer.

What should I look for when buying a duvet?

When it is time to replace your duvet, there are many factors to take into account, including:

  • the Tog rating
  • the warmth the duvet offers
  • the current weather conditions (e.g. if it’s a heat wave, or a bitterly cold winter, or anything in between)
  • whether the duvet will keep you warm if you are a cold sleeper, or if it will keep you cool if you are a hot sleeper
  • the material
  • whether it is the right size for your bed
  • whether the duvet is hypoallergenic
  • the filling- natural fillings are breathable, cosy, and soft; whereas synthetic fillings are machine washable, anti-allergenic and easy to clean.
  • the thread count
  • whether you have any health conditions that affect your sleep
  • the cost of the duvet
  • whether the duvet will provide the right temperature regulation for you and your partner, if you share a bed

How much should I spend on duvets?

The price of a duvet will vary, depending on where you shop, and what type you go for.

Some companies charge prices in the hundreds for their luxury bedding items.

You will see a price difference when it comes to bedding made from materials like Egyptian cotton and goose down feathers. These products are more expensive due to the high quality that they promise.

In fact, the world’s most expensive duvet is made from elderdown, which is feathers taken from a bird native to Iceland, Norway and northern Canada– these duvets can retail for tens of thousands of pounds!

So, how much should I spend on duvets?

Well, we at Bedding Comfort Store believe that purchasing bedding doesn’t have to break the bank.

We recommend considering all the factors of the duvet (such as the Tog rating, warmth, material, filling, anti-allergenic properties and temperature regulation), and evaluating this against the duvet’s value for money.

When you are shopping for duvets, we think it is sensible to budget for:

  • Around £23 for a single duvet
  • Around £25 for a double duvet
  • Around £30 for a king size duvet
  • Around £35 for a super king size duvet

Of course, you can continue to shop around for duvets if you are looking for something more affordable, or more luxurious. You should choose a duvet that matches your comfort level and sleep requirements.

For people with asthma, allergies and skin conditions, we would always recommend buying a hypoallergenic duvet, as these reduce the chances of sneezing, coughing, and allergic reactions.

For children, a duvet which is hypoallergenic and machine washable is an excellent idea, to protect against spillages and allergens such as dust mites.

How Much Should I Spend on Duvets
How Much Should I Spend on Duvets

How often should you replace your duvet?

Even if you wash your duvet and covers regularly, your bed is actually a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses and fungi. When we sleep, we sweat, salivate, and shed millions of dead skin cells. Research has shown that a bed left unchanged for 4 weeks straight contained an alarming list of harmful bacteria linked to pneumonia, gonorrhoea and appendicitis.

That is why you should replace your duvet regularly, to banish those disgusting germs from your bedroom and prevent them from impacting your health.

We recommend replacing your duvet every 2 to 5 years. This will improve your sleep quality, and remove any infestations of dust mites and germs.

What are the signs that you need a new duvet?

So, when is it time for a brand-new duvet?

Look out for the following signs:

  • The duvet feels limp and uncomfortable to sleep on.
  • The duvet is flat and deflated, instead of full, springy, and fluffy.
  • The duvet won’t plump up.
  • There are lumps in the duvet.
  • There are visible holes, thinning, or fraying in the duvet.
  • The duvet is covered in stubborn stains, which don’t come out after washes.
  • The duvet has become discoloured.
  • The duvet has lost its warmth.
  • The seams have split.
  • The filling has started leaking out.
  • The filling is no longer evenly spread, and has started retreating to other parts of the duvet.
  • The duvet emits a foul odour.
  • You find yourself sneezing a lot, or having a flare-up of allergies, when you go to sleep or when you wake up.
    How Much Should I Spend on Duvets
    How Much Should I Spend on Duvets

How often should duvet covers be changed?

It is crucial to change your duvet covers, to remove the buildup of sweat, grime, body oils, food crumbs, germs and bed bugs.

You should wash your duvet covers, bed sheets and pillowcases at least once a week, to keep your bed fresh and clean.

If you share a bed with a partner or you experience night sweats or hot flushes, then it is even more important to clean your bedding regularly.

Allow pets in your bedroom can carry potential health risks, especially if you have allergies. Your furry friend can leave hair, dander, fleas, and traces of faecal matter in your bed, which can transfer infections to you.

If you suffer from acne or facial breakouts, then try changing your pillowcase every two days. A study has shown that an unwashed pillowcase contained several thousand times more bacteria than a toilet seat, due to the daily grime from our hair, faces, dust mites and dead skin cells.

As you can see, it is so important to wash and change your bedding every week, to limit your exposure to harmful pathogens and protect your health and skin.

How do I keep my duvet clean in between washes?

How Much Should I Spend on Duvets
How Much Should I Spend on Duvets

Follow these tips below, to keep your bedding fresh before wash day arrives:

  • When you wake up in the morning, don’t make your bed right away. Instead, peel back the duvet to air it out, as this will allow any moisture to escape.
  • Open your bedroom windows regularly, to allow fresh air in.
  • Hoover your bedroom before you strip your bed. If you strip your bed near a dusty floor, then the dust mites will land all over the bedding.
  • Wipe down your bed frame, headboard and bedside cabinet at least once a week.
  • If any condensation builds on your bedroom windows, wipe this away, to prevent the build-up of mould.
  • Pre-treat any stains in your duvet before it goes in washing machine.
  • Avoid eating or drinking while in bed, as this will create crumbs and spillages in your bed.
  • Take a shower and wash your face before you go to bed.
  • Wear clean pyjamas to bed.
  • Try not to wear your outdoor clothing while sitting or laying in bed.
  • Don’t allow pets to sleep on your bed, or limit the time they can spend time there.
  • Invest in a mattress protector, to keep the mattress in new condition for longer and prevent dust mites from getting into your bed.

Where can I buy good quality duvets?

Here at Bedding Comfort Store, we are one of the UK’s leading bedding shops. We are proud to offer a broad collection of duvets which are soft, breathable, supremely comfortable and easy to care for.

Click here to browse our Great Value Duvets, Soft Touch Duvets, Luxury Cotton Duvets, Feels Like Down Duvets and Hotel Collection Duvets.

Read on to discover some of our favourite seasonal duvets:

Our Winter Duvets

Snuggling into a warm duvet is the cosiest feeling ever. We all know what a drag it is to drag yourself out of a comfortable bed during a cold, winter morning.

If you need a lovely winter duvet to keep you insulated in the frosty months, then look no further than our collection of Winter Duvets.

Ranging from 13.5 to 15 Tog, our winter duvets offer complete comfort during the colder months.

One of our softest winter duvets is our 300 Threat Dobby White Winter Duvet 13.5 Tog.

We have packed 300 treads in every square inch of this duvet, which creates a soft, compliant duvet that feels divine.

The filling is a polyester hollowfibre, specially chosen because it is air-permeable. This allows air and moisture to pass through – an important characteristic for winter duvets to stop you from overheating and sweating during the night.

We have also treated this duvet for anti-allergy and anti-mite, to help fend off your allergies and give you a peaceful night’s sleep.

Click here to shop our 300 Threat Dobby White Winter Duvet 13.5 Tog.

Shop our collection of Winter Duvets here.

How Much Should I Spend on Duvets
How Much Should I Spend on Duvets

Our All Seasons Duvets

Looking for a multifunctional duvet to last you through all four seasons?

Then, you need a duvet from our All Seasons Duvets collection.

One of our favourites is our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable All Seasons Duvet 7.5 Tog.

This versatile duvet is good enough for hotel guests, so it is good enough for your home!

Designed to last for years to come, this all-seasons duvet will give you a healthy balance of warmth and coolness, all year around. It is warm enough to keep you cosy and insulated in the colder months, but lightweight and airy enough to keep you cool in the warmer months.

Click here to shop our Luxury Hotel Collection Supremely Washable All Seasons Duvet 7.5 Tog here.

Shop our All Seasons Duvets collection here.

How Much Should I Spend on Duvets
How Much Should I Spend on Duvets

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