Can the Duvet Cover Be Smaller or Bigger Than the Insert?

When it comes to buying a duvet cover for your duvet or comforter, size is an important factor. If you buy the wrong size duvet cover, the duvet or comforter might not be comfortable. Moreover, it will not look good.

So, you might be confused about whether duvet covers can be smaller or bigger than inserts or not. Well, you can decide it according to your purpose of adding a duvet cover on the duvet. So, let’s see the appropriate measurement of duvet covers and the requirements.

Can the duvet cover be smaller or bigger than the insert?

Duvet covers can be both smaller and bigger than inserts. The duvet cover is 2 or 3 inches bigger than the insert to create a regular-shaped duvet. Bigger duvet covers are also easy to put on the inserts. If you want to make the duvet look fluffy and less heavy, you can use a smaller one.

Should a duvet cover be the same size as the duvet?

Generally, the size of a duvet cover depends on your purpose of using a duvet cover. You can use the duvet cover with the same size duvet if you want the duvet to look straightened and less heavy.

But the general rule for adding a duvet cover on the duvet is to use a little bit bigger-sized duvet covers. It will make the duvet inserting process easy. Moreover, the duvet or insert will have enough space to place correctly.

You can also use smaller-sized duvet covers if you want. But using the duvet cover with the same size duvet isn’t always preferable. You should use a little bit longer cover on your duvet.

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Should the duvet cover be bigger than the duvet?

Yes, duvet covers should be bigger than the duvets. The regular-shaped duvets are inserted into the duvet covers that are slightly bigger than the duvets. This bigger-sized duvet cover is easy to insert the duvet or comforter into it.

Besides, duvet covers bigger than the duvets can hold the duvet well inside. Moreover, if you want to prevail easy add and removal of the duvet covers, slightly bigger duvet covers are recommended.

But if you don’t like the bigger duvet covers, you can also apply smaller duvet covers or the same size as the duvets.

How much bigger/smaller should a duvet cover be than the duvet?

If you want to use a bigger size duvet cover, you should use a 2 to 3 inches bigger duvet cover than the duvet. It will provide an easy applying and removal process.

But if you want to apply a smaller size duvet cover for the duvet, you can apply a 1 to 2 inches smaller duvet cover than the duvet. This will make the duvet look fluffy. Moreover, a smaller duvet cover will make the duvet weigh less.

So, whether you want to use a smaller or bigger duvet cover, you can choose 2 inches smaller or bigger duvet cover than the duvet.

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Why are duvet covers bigger than the duvet?

The common rule is to use a slightly bigger duvet cover than the duvet. It will be convenient for both appearance and comfort. So, let’s see the reasons why duvet covers are bigger than the duvets.

Easy to use:

When you put a duvet cover on a duvet, it will be needed for washing and cleaning. So, when you reapply for the duvet cover or remove the cover, a bigger size duvet cover will be easy to use.

Holds the duvet well:

When you insert the duvet or comforter in the duvet cover, the bigger duvet cover easily holds the duvet or comforter in place. Otherwise, you need to push and make a place for holding the duvet well.

Keep the duvet straightened:

When you put a smaller size duvet cover on the duvet, you have to straighten the duvet manually. But if you use a bigger size duvet cover, it will straighten the duvet automatically.

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What size duvet cover do I need?

Applying an appropriate duvet cover on the duvet is essential. So, if you want to use the appropriate duvet cover, you have to know the measurement of the duvet covers. Let’s see the duvet covers and their sizes.

Twin:

If you have a twin-size duvet, you will need a twin-size duvet cover for it. So, you have to keep the length 75 to 80 inches and the width 40 to 42 inches.

Queen:

If you have a queen size duvet, you will need a bigger duvet cover for the duvet. The length and width both have to be increased. For example, you have to buy an 82 inches long and 62 inches wide duvet cover.

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King:

Kind size duvet also needs larger duvet and duvet cover. You have to choose a duvet cover that has 80 inches in length and 76 inches in width.

Full:

Like the queen size, a full-size duvet also needs a bigger duvet cover. You should use a 75 inches long and 54 inches wide duvet cover in a king-size duvet.

Here is a list containing different size duvets and duvet covers.

Duvet name Duvet size Duvet cover size
Twin40 inches x 75 inches approx.42 inches x 80 inches approx.
Queen60 inches x 80 inches approx.62 inches x 82 inches approx.
Single duvet53 inches x 78 inches approx55 inches x 80 inches approx.
Double duvet78 inches x 78 inches approx.80 inches x 80 inches approx.
King duvet90 inches x 86 inches approx92 inches x 88 inches approx.
Super King duvet102 inches x 86 inches approx.104 inches x 88 inches approx.
Emperor duvet114 inches x 92 inches approx.116 inches x 94 inches approx.

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How are duvet covers measured?

Measuring duvet covers is essential since an appropriate size is needed. So, let’s see how you can measure duvet covers.

  • Lay the duvet or comforter on the bed straight.
  • Measure the length and width of the duvet or comforter with a measuring tape.
  • Select the length and width of the duvet cover bigger than the duvet or comforter.
  • Try to select 2 or 3 inches bigger length and width of the duvet cover than the duvet.

Should the duvet cover be the same size as the comforter?

The duvet cover should be bigger than the comforter. Generally, people choose a 2 or 3 inches bigger duvet cover than the comforter. If you buy the same size duvet cover and comforter, inserting the comforter in the duvet cover will be difficult.

Moreover, the comforter will not get enough space in the duvet cover, so you have to put it inside the duvet cover. But if you want to make the comforter look fluffier, you can buy the same size duvet cover as the comforter.

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Why are duvet covers bigger than comforters?

Generally, duvet covers are bigger than comforters. This has some specific reasons. For example, if the duvet cover is bigger than the comforters, you can insert the comforter easily. Moreover, the comforter will get enough space to insert into the duvet cover.

Besides, the comforter will look straight on the bed and hold its actual look. So, duvet covers are bigger than comforters.

Will a duvet cover fit over a comforter?

Yes, a duvet cover will fit over a comforter. Generally, a comforter is like a duvet. So, inserting a duvet or a comforter in the duvet cover is the same.

Moreover, if you buy a slightly bigger duvet cover for the comforter, the duvet cover will easily fit over the comforter.

Will a duvet cover fit a weighted blanket?

Yes, a duvet cover will fit a weighted blanket. Generally, weighted blankets are pretty similar to duvets or comforters. So, you can put a weighted blanket in a duvet cover.

But while doing this, try to choose a duvet cover that is bigger than the weighted blanket. So, inserting the blanket into the duvet cover will be easier.

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Will a king comforter fit in a queen duvet cover?

You can fit a king comforter in a queen duvet cover. Generally, we try to use a little bit bigger duvet cover than the comforter. But if you put a king comforter in a queen duvet cover, it will look fluffier.

You have to push a little, but the outlook will be different and the weight will also be less.

Will a queen duvet cover fit a double duvet?

Generally, a queen duvet has a pretty similar dimension to the double duvet. So, the cover of a queen duvet will also be a similar size to the double duvet cover.

You can fit the double duvet in a queen duvet cover. The duvets have a similar size, so the duvet covers’ size will be similar.

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Will a king duvet insert fit in a queen duvet cover?

Yes, a king duvet insert will fit in a queen duvet cover. Generally, a king-size duvet is pretty bigger than a queen-size duvet. So, the duvet cover of a queen size duvet seems to be smaller than the king size.

But you can insert a king duvet in a queen duvet cover to create a fluffy look.

Final Thoughts:

Duvet covers can be smaller or bigger according to your choice. If you want a regular and straight outlook of the duvet, you can choose a bigger duvet cover than the insert. But if you put a bigger insert in a smaller duvet cover, it will look fluffy. Moreover, the weight of the duvet will be less.

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