Dumb question: Can i buy a duvet cover and put it over my existing comforter?

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Posted 7/2/2011 by nursebeth in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 7/2/2011 1:39:28 PM
I painted my bedroom light purple and a cool gray color. My chocolate brown comforter no longer matches but there is nothing wrong with it. It seems cheaper to buy a duvet cover to put over it and I wouldn't have to figure out where to store it.

Does a duvet cover have to go on over an actual "duvet" of some kind or can it go over a regular comforter. I am decorating impaired.


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Posted: 7/2/2011 1:41:26 PM
Well, the duvet police will not be knocking on your door insisting that you remove a duvet cover from a comforter. However, since duvets are generally thicker/fluffier than comforters, you may find there's quite a bit of extra room in the duvet cover. You can always try it out and return it if you don't like the way it works.

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Posted: 7/2/2011 1:46:46 PM
I am planning to do this as the comforter I have no longer match my room decor and its still in good shape so I don't want to buy new. I would measure the comforter to make sure the cover matches or if you are good with sewing you can always sew it to fit your comforter


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Posted: 7/2/2011 1:56:43 PM
Why would you think it can't??? of course it can.



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Posted: 7/2/2011 1:58:14 PM
I didn't think about the fluffiness factor. I can sew a little bit so that is an option. Another dumb question, how does the duvet/comforter not just puddle up in the bottomm of the cover? Are there buttons on one end or something?


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Posted: 7/2/2011 2:00:19 PM
I have a thick, ugly patterned comforter but love the weight and length/width of it--so I bought a duvet set from Anthropolgie and covered it--it's perfect and I'm so happy with the results. So, yes, you can

ETA: you have to "fluff it" every so often so that the comforter is laying correctly in the duvet. Just grab one end and shake it--it's simple.




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Posted: 7/2/2011 2:01:41 PM
My duvet cover does not have anything to hold the duvet inside, but some do. We don't have any problem with it moving around inside the cover once we get it in there. Duvets actually come in varying degrees of fluffiness (we like a lightweight/thin one because of the climate here) and all the duvet covers I've used can accommodate the difference without problem. It doesn't have to be an exact fit.

The only thing I would say is to not get anything too light-colored that will show the dark brown duvet through the fabric.

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Posted: 7/2/2011 2:04:26 PM
We frequently do this/ We don't have issues with the fluffy factor, or with it puddling at the bottom. You can just shake it up to even out distribution when you make the bed. Or if you want to be systematic about it, you can sew on ties, both on your existing comforter and inside the duvet, and you can go to the extra work of tying it in place when you change it. I've had some high-end duvets that used that system, but it wasn't worth the extra effort to me.


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Posted: 7/2/2011 3:08:22 PM
Yes you can.

Just an FYI... you can but duvet/comforter clips at Bed Bath and Beyond or any home store. They will clip the comforter or the duvet to the cover. Makes it much easier to keep it straight and not bunched up.





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