What is a duvet?
A duvet is a type of bedding that consists of a soft, flat bag filled with materials such as down, feathers, wool, or synthetic fibres. It is designed to be used as a blanket over you at night, providing warmth and comfort while you sleep. It normally comes with a removable cover known as a duvet cover, and often comes with matching pillows of a similar material. Having removable covers means that you can often change up your bed sheets, meaning you can clean them more often and keep your bedding feeling fresh!
What’s the difference between a duvet and a bed quilt?
Duvets and bed quilts are similar, but there are a few differences that might help you decide which one you’d prefer to sleep with:
A duvet is a soft, flat bag filled with materials such as down, feathers, wool, or synthetic fibres.
They’re designed to be inserted into a removable cover, known as a duvet cover, which often features a decorative pattern or design.
Duvets provide warmth and insulation and come in various thicknesses or warmth levels, measured in "togs."
Duvets are typically used as the top layer of bedding, replacing the need for a top sheet and blanket. They are often part of a bedding set that includes pillowcases and sheets.
A bed quilt is a layered textile made of three components: a decorative top, a layer of batting (insulation), and a backing material.
Bed quilts are often intricately stitched or quilted, featuring unique patterns and designs on the top layer.
Quilts provide warmth, but the level of insulation can vary depending on the materials used in the batting.
Bed quilts are versatile and can be used as a decorative layer on top of the bedspread or as a standalone covering. They can also be used for added warmth in colder weather.
Duvet size guide
From the snug confines of a single bed to the expansive luxury of a super king-size, we offer bedding solutions that guarantee both comfort and style.
For those who favour the intimate cosiness of a single bed, our duvets and quilts are crafted to fit seamlessly, providing just the right amount of warmth for a restful night's sleep. The range extends to double mattresses, offering an ideal size for couples who appreciate a bit of extra room without compromising on comfort.
If you revel in the grandeur of a king-size bed, our bedding options are designed to complement its spacious dimensions, ensuring a luxurious and enveloping embrace. Opting for a slightly larger duvet can be a game-changer, bringing an end to the age-old struggle for ownership of the covers. Just remember to pair it with the right-sized duvet cover to complete the ensemble seamlessly!
What duvet tog do I need?
Creating the ideal sleep environment involves more than just the right bed and linens – it's about adapting to the ever-changing temperatures throughout the year. At MattressNextDay, we understand that every bedroom is unique, and our range of duvets is designed to cater to your comfort needs in every season and to different tog ratings. Tog stands for Thermal Overall Grade, referring to how much heat the duvet holds. You’re going to want different tog ratings for different weather conditions.
As the temperature rises during the summer months, our low tog duvets become your perfect sleep companions. Ranging from 3 tog to 4.5 tog, these lightweight options are ideal for keeping you comfortably cool on those warm, balmy nights. Enjoy restful slumber without feeling weighed down by heavy bedding.
Transitioning through the brisker seasons of spring and autumn requires a duvet that strikes the right balance. Our mid-weight options, including 7.5 tog, 9 tog, and 10.5 tog duvets, provide just the right amount of insulation to keep you snug without overheating - it's the Goldilocks solution for those in-between times when the weather can't quite make up its mind!
As winter sets in and the chill becomes more pronounced, our winter duvets step in to ensure you stay warm and cosy. Choose from 13.5 tog and 15 tog duvets to combat the cold and embrace the luxurious warmth that envelops you as you settle into bed. For those extra chilly nights, our extra warm 18 tog duvets offer an additional layer of comfort, providing a haven of warmth even in the coldest weather.
If you don’t think you’ll need two different types of quilts to switch with the seasons, a soft, 10.5 tog duvet will be ideal for any weather, keeping you cosy and refreshed every night.
If you really want to get snuggly, try an electric blanket. Turn it on just before you get into bed and wrap yourself up in a super cosy, warm environment. We also stock cooling, and refreshing duvets with temperature control technology. If you prefer a cooler night’s sleep, enhanced ventilation through your duvet could prevent you from overheating.
At MattressNextDay, we believe that the key to a good night's sleep lies in adapting to your surroundings. Our versatile range of duvets allows you to customise your sleeping experience, ensuring that, regardless of the season, you'll find the perfect balance of warmth and comfort to enhance your nightly rest. So, whether you're seeking a cool embrace for summer or a cocoon of warmth for winter, our selection of duvets has you covered, ensuring that each night brings you the peaceful sleep you deserve.
Quality duvets and quilts to suit every need
Our extensive collection of duvets and quilts is sure to provide you with exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you need a low-cost basic duvet to pop on a guest bed, or an indulgent feather and down duvet to upgrade your own sleeping experience, we’ve got you covered.
Not only can your duvet keep you toasty warm, but your mattress can also be a great source of heat, especially when you pair it with a cosy mattress topper! Check out our MattressFinder tool today to find your perfect pick and revamp your bedroom in time for the seasons' changing.