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Mattress, sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers - we all have our preferences. Because it’s in direct contact with our skin, our duvet cover is one of the most important factors in ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep. Read on for our top tips on choosing the correct size and perfect fabric, for a bedroom that’s a haven of relaxation!

Choosing the correct size duvet cover

It’s important to choose the right size duvet cover for your mattress. A single bed means a duvet cover that’s 140x200cm in size, while double- and king-size beds require a duvet cover of 200x200cm, 240x220cm or even 260x240cm for the largest sizes. Fitted bed sheets also depend on the size of the mattress. For example, if your mattress measures 120x190x30 cm, your fitted sheet should be the same size. For pillows, two standard sizes exist: square pillows, which measure 65x65cm, and rectangular pillows, which measure 50x70cm.

Cotton percale, satin, linen: which fabric?

When it comes to choosing the right fabric for your duvet cover, the options are almost endless:

  • Reinforced cotton: manufactured from cotton flowers, reinforced cotton is the industry standard with a thread count of 144.

  • Cotton percale: higher quality than that of standard cotton, cotton percale owes its incredibly soft texture to its higher thread count (200 TC).

  • Cotton sateen: tightly woven and silky soft to the touch, cotton sateen’s superior thread count (300 TC) make it highly sought-after in the luxury and hotel industry.

  • Linen is a natural fabric made from the fibres of the flax plant. Extremely durable, it’s popular with fans of the vintage and boho look.

  • Cotton-linen mix blends the softness of cotton with the coolness of linen - ideal for those struggling to choose between the two!

Plain or printed duvet cover?

When it comes to creating the perfect bedroom, the possibilities are endless. If you’re a fan of the subtle look, bed linen in plain or neutral colours can help create a feeling of relaxation and calm. If you prefer things bold and bright, on-trend prints and vibrant colours will bring out your inner creative.  Whatever your style, from bohemian to traditional, you’re sure to find the perfect duvet cover for your interior with Carré Blanc’s selection of delightful duvet covers and bed sets.

Customise your bed with on-trend accessories, from throws and blankets to bolsters and cushions. Check out our top tips for mixing and matching colours and textures to suit your mood!


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