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The 7 best duvet covers for summer 2020

Duvet covers are a great way to protect your comforter and quickly change the look and feel of your bedroom. If you’re wondering, ‘what is a duvet cover?‘ it’s the pillowcase of your comforter, and it serves as a great option to change your bedding with easy washing.

Is it time to freshen up the bedding in your room? We’ve picked out duvet covers that are all made with high-quality components, there are at least three that get softer each time you wash them (bonus!), and most are conveniently machine washable. Some of them even have 100-night sleep trials. Come explore our favorites and decide which needs to come home with you this season:

At a glance:

Best overall: Parachute Luxury Sateen Duvet Cover

Our favorite overall, this duvet cover comprises all the features that make Parachute a beloved luxe brand. Described by previous customers as simple, silky, soft, and chic, the Parachute Luxury Sateen Duvet Cover is light, airy, wrinkle resistant, and has been compared many times to ‘sleeping on a cloud.’ Held together at the edges with high quality, fabric-covered buttons, it’s available in three sizes and four subtle colors. Be careful if the family cat sleeps with you; this fabric is so soft and cushy, it has been known to get snagged by little kitty claws.

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Best runner-up: Riley Home Sateen Duvet Cover & Shams Set

Our runner-up in the overall best category is the Riley Home Sateen Duvet Cover and Sham Set. This set of cool and smooth 100% cotton sateen weave is stitched carefully around the edges, holding each duvet in place with loops sewn inside the corners. Certified to the highest environmental standards and tested for harmful chemicals, Riley Home duvet covers come in three sizes (each with two shams included) and six gorgeous colors. Note: This is the kind of fabric they say actually gets softer with each wash, too. Riley Home products come 100-night return policy if kept in new or gently used condition with the original packaging on hand.

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Best for hot sleepers: Brooklinen Linen Duvet Cover

The Brooklinen Linen Duvet Cover is true luxe simplicity made from 100% Portuguese linen crafted from French and Belgian flax. Sturdy corner ties hold your duvet in place discreetly, while large buttons prevent the duvet cover from popping open as you sleep. Available on Amazon, Brooklinen Linen Duvet Cover features superior cooling properties as well.

Wash these in cool water and line-dry for best results. You’ll have a whole year to return it if you decide it’s not for you — just be sure to keep all your documentation and receipts

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Best Certified Organic: Boll & Branch Luxury Long Staple

Known as the top purchaser of fair trade, certified organic cotton, Boll & Branch makes a remarkably soft cotton duvet cover without any chemicals or toxic dyes. Another type that grows softer with each wash, the Luxury Long Staple Organic Cotton Duvet Cover is heirloom quality with interior corner ties and a flap-type enclosure with buttons. It fits full and queen sizes. Wash this one carefully according to instructions for best results.

Best for softness: Buffy Eucalyptus Duvet Cover

If you love the Buffy comforter, you will love this Buffy duvet cover as well. It’s a match made in heaven, with the Buffy Eucalyptus Duvet Cover being machine washable, crafted into a fabric that gets softer every time you wash it. What’s more? The Austrian-grown eucalyptus Buffy uses requires 10 times less water than cotton. Buffy uses no bleach or other harsh chemicals either. Breathable, soft, and cool, you’ll love this duvet cover even on the summer’s hottest nights.

Best for kids: Pottery Barn Kids Organic Chambray Reversible Duvet Cover

This exceedingly soft and reversible duvet cover will complement nearly any child’s bedroom decor with its first side solid blue and second side light navy and grey pinstripe (solid pink and pink/grey pinstripe here). Tested for safety and harmful chemicals, the Pottery Barn Kids Organic Chambray Reversible Duvet Cover is also fair trade certified and hypoallergenic. A stylish envelope closures and interior corner ties keep the inner duvet centered. A blend of linen and cotton, this duvet cover keeps things cool and breathable as your little one sleeps through the night. The duvet cover is machine washable.

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Best budget: IKEA Alvine Kvist

Popular among IKEA fans, this is a lovely budget option covered in a unique pattern first created in the 18th century. Now housed at the French Musee de l’Impression sur Etoffes, the beautifully drawn wispy flowers on 100% combed cotton are shown on the duvet above, holding everything together with carefully covered buttons. This duvet cover maintains a strong 4.7-star rating (out of a possible 5) on the IKEA website after 140 reviews. Made from only the most sustainably-sourced cotton. Available in three sizes.

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