How to Put on a Duvet Cover

How to Put on a Duvet Cover

Beautifully decorated room with a blue and white striped duvet cover.
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. Besides prolonging the life of your duvet, duvet covers let you quickly change the look of your bedding when you want to switch up your room's style, and they are more convenient to wash than 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.

How to Put a Duvet Cover on a Comforter or Duvet

The open end of a duvet cover will usually include buttons, snaps, ties, hooks and loops, or a zipper to secure the cover. This gives you plenty of options to suit your personal preference. 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. After you’ve purchased a duvet, follow these simple steps to secure your comforter snugly inside.

Step 1

Place your comforter on your bed and turn your cover inside out. If your cover has ties, fasten the ties farthest away from the opening of the duvet to your comforter.

Step 2

Reach your arms into the duvet cover opening and grasp the corners of the comforter from inside the cover.

Step 3

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

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. Now your comforter is ready to help you get a good night’s sleep.