A duvet cover is a protective fabric cover that slips over your down comforter or duvet insert, just like how a pillowcase works with a pillow. Duvet covers are convenient when you want to switch up your room's style or when you want to avoid washing an entire duvet. Since these covers will need to be taken on and off frequently, here's a quick and easy way to put a duvet cover over your comforter or duvet.
Step 1: Turn the duvet cover inside out.
Whether you use a comforter or a duvet, place your chosen duvet insert on your bed. You can read the benefits of Duvet vs. Comforter to decide what goes inside your duvet cover. Turn your cover inside out and lay it on top of your insert.
Step 2: Tie the top corners of the cover and insert your comforter.
The open end of a duvet cover will usually include buttons, snaps, hooks and loops, or a zipper to secure the cover. Some duvet covers come with ties or clips on the inside to attach to the corners of your comforter to keep your comforter from shifting around or bunching up inside the cover. If your cover has ties, fasten the ties on the end opposite the opening.
Step 3: Reach inside and flip the cover right side out.
Reach your arms into the duvet cover opening and grasp the corners of the comforter from inside the cover. Lift the corners and shake the comforter to turn the cover right-side-out as it falls off your arms and over the comforter. If necessary, you can have another person help pull the cover down or lay the entire comforter on the bed and pull the cover over the comforter.
Step 4: Close the cover and shake it out.
After the comforter is completely inside the cover, use the closure to secure the duvet. You can shake the covered comforter to fluff up the down filling before smoothing it across your bed.
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With these steps, your bed will be ready to cradle you in comfort all through the night. To enjoy the best sleep possible all year long, check out the Best Duvet Covers for Each Season. For tips on layering your bed with additional comforts, read How to Dress a Bed.