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Choosing the right duvet for you

Just as Goldilocks wanted her porridge 'just right', it's key to apply the same principle when buying a duvet for your own home. With so much choice available and lots of factors to consider, it is not always easy to know which duvet is the right one for you. However,  a duvet with the right fill and tog rating will leave you neither 'too hot' nor 'too cold', which will help you boost your health and well-being by creating an environment conducive to a good night's sleep.

Whether you love the delicate warmth of a down fill or prefer to snuggle under something plumper and heavier, our collection of duvets promise to keep you the perfect temperature and comfortable all-night long. After all, we spend one third of our life in bed, so it makes sense to get it just right!

N.B. Opt for a lower tog if buying a children's duvet or baby bedding*



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How to know when it's time to buy a new duvet

What duvet filling should I buy?

What duvet tog rating is right for me?

Caring for your duvet

How to choose a duvet for a toddler


Is it time for a new duvet?


We recommend that to get the best out of your duvet it needs to be replaced after 1,000 night's sleep, so every three years. Unlike pillows it is not always as obvious when a duvet needs replacing but often they start to become discoloured, flatter and lose their loft and lustre.



What duvet filling should I buy?


Feather filling


Feathers contain small quills that give duvets that snug, tucked-in feeling and pillows a firmer feel. Plumper and heavier than pure down, our hotel quality Savoy duvet combines high-quality feather and duck down for ultimate luxury and weight. It is our most popular duvet both with our five-star hotel clients and is by far our most requested duvet from hotel guests.


Duck down filling


Scarcer than feather, down is one of the world’s best insulating materials and comes from the breast of ducks. Luxuriously soft and fluffy, it offers warmth without weight due to the way the big down clusters trap air.

European Goose Down filling


Europe has a long tradition of raising geese that are more mature, resulting in higher grades of down. Our light, soft and supremely comfortable Goose Down duvets and pillows can provide more lightweight, all-season warmth than Duck Down and are naturally breathable.

Non-allergenic filling


Synthetic duvets are often considered inferior to natural duvets, but a hotel quality microfibre duvet can feel just like the real thing. Warm, soft and supremely light, 100% microfibre duvets are anti-allergy with the drape of a luxury natural duvet. However, it is worth bearing in mind that our natural duvets and pillows are encased in a high thread count, dust mite proof outer shell which also keeps dust mites at bay.

What duvet tog rating is right for me?


The tog rating and filling affect the weight and warmth of a duvet. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. Things to consider include the temperature of your home and bedroom, your body temperature when your sleep.


10.5 tog


A 10.5 tog duvet provides perfect all year- round comfort for almost all UK homes. Most hotels use a natural filled 10.5 tog duvet to get the right weight, look and feel for their hotel and to create a fabulous night's sleep for their guests.


4.5 tog


For warmer climates and hot summer nights, a good quality 4.5 tog down or luxury microfibre duvet is ideal. We find that this tog rating is just right to keep you cosy all night long during warmer months without you overheating.



The weight of a duvet varies depending on the filling. If you like a heavier duvet that gives you a tucked in, cocoon-like feeling, opt for one with a higher feather content. If you prefer lighter duvets with the same warmth, a pure down duvet is for you.


Choosing the right size duvet for your bed


Before buying your duvet, it is important to make sure you are buying the right size for your bed. It may seem obvious, but many people end up with the wrong size so it's worth digging the tape measure out before you order. Our duvets are made to perfectly fit standard UK bed sizes whilst ensuring that you have a beautiful drape or enough to tuck under if you are really looking to create that hotel look.

Single bed size 90 x 190cm | Single duvet size 140 x 200cm

Double bed size 135 x 190cm | Double duvet size 200 x 200cm

King bed size 150 x 200cm | King duvet size 225 x 220cm

Superking bed size 180 x 200cm | Superking duvet size 260 x 220cm



Caring for your duvet


For the most practical of reasons, due to the size of normal domestic washers and dryers, we recommend you leave the laundering of your duvet to the professionals.

You can find your local Textile Services Association approved laundry or dry cleaners by calling 0207 843 9490.

Other useful tops include folding back the duvet and blankets after sleep to allow sweat to evaporate and help kill off dust mites and germs.


How to choose a duvet for a toddler


Keep your toddler snug and safe with a lightweight duvet and linen that's the perfect fit. For extra snuggle-factor, add a fluffy anti-allergen pillow and super-soft blanket for hours of blissful sleep... for both of you!


Cot quilt and pillows


Cot beds are larger than a cot, but smaller than a single bed. To avoid overheating, use a lightweight duvet that's tailored to fit a standard cot bed, and top with a blanket on colder days. All our children's complete bedding sets contain a duvet and pillow with a refluffable, hygienic filling that prevents the build up of dust mites, fungi and bacteria. Click here to read our full guide to choosing baby and toddler bedding.


Did you know?


When you buy a Tiny Tielle product you're supporting children around the world. Our work with The Citizen Foundation (TCF) in Pakistan helps to make basic education accessible to all, regardless of sex, class and background. For more information on this click here

*Important note: We don't sell new born bedding sets as duvets and pillows are not recommended for standard cots and cribs. Please always follow expert guidance for baby bedding safety.