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I have a cheap and nasty duvet - can you recommend me a nice one??

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doublecakeplease Sun 27-Jan-13 10:18:50

After reading the 'things you can't live without' thread I have decided that I NEED a better duet - currently have a cheap and scratch £8 supermarket one - any recommendations??

Need a kingsize, preferably online and preferably not bank breaking! :-)

gobbin Wed 01-May-13 09:47:00

Now, pillows...that's another story! Searching for a pillow that suits was like looking for the holy grail.

IKEA's pillows were best for us in the end. They stopped making the cheap-but-brill one and the nearest equivalent was their most expensive but they're fab. I like how their pillow range caters for back/front/side sleepers.

bonzo77 Tue 30-Apr-13 19:33:22

I'm happy with my pop-together JL one. I think it's a down one. When I lived in Australia the wool filled ones were cheaper than down, and seemed warm in winter and cool in summer. Ours was quite heavy, but it felt nice and comforting IFYKWIM.

Winceywoo Tue 30-Apr-13 19:21:50

Reading this thread has made me wonder where on earth I put our summer duvet last autumn? Hoping to be able to change over to lightweight in the next few weeks!! That said, I bought two winter duvets last year in Dunelm for the kids. Quite an upgrade for them but they're house trained now. Only 20 quid each but so much nicer than the crappy smart price ones they used to have. Both (duvets, not kids) have stayed fluffy and bouncy since October. They are natural filling but obviously nothing exotic at that price. DH and I have a JL one at present which was dear but tbh nothing special. If I had to choose, I would pay more for a decent pillow, but that's another story.

bran Tue 30-Apr-13 19:15:28

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Alwayscheerful Tue 30-Apr-13 17:13:25

White company goose down- heaven, worth every penny.

OrbisNonSufficit Sun 28-Apr-13 13:47:29

We have a microfibre one from DAPW and I love it. I can't have down as I'm allergic to dust mites but the microfibre is just a fluffy and not sweat inducing like polyester fill cheapie duvets.

awkwardsis Sun 28-Apr-13 13:46:06

Snuggledown of Norway. It's my only extravagance, I get so cold at night I sleep under twin duvets. Very expensive but you can get bargains in tk max or amazon. Hugely big, fluffy and warm.

fussychica Sun 28-Apr-13 13:39:57

Got a fab lightweight one that snaps together for summer/winter from John Lewis. Love it - it's so soft and light but toasty/cool as you need or so my husband says as I'm always so hot at night I don't bother sleeping under it most of the timegrin

gobbin Sun 28-Apr-13 11:20:40

May I recommend a Baavet (Baa - vey)? Wool duvet.

I used to use cheap duvets and treated us to a 90% Hungarian goose down 10tog duvet from John Lewis in October. I'm too embarrassed to say how much we paid for it because it stayed on the bed precisely 4 months...(--so about £50 a month then!-- grin)

It was totally unbreathable and we'd wake up ebery morning dripping in sweat. I googled wool duvets, steered clear from the Fogarty ones as they have polypropylene liners which trap heat and came across Baavet, wool duvets from Wales, made ethically and with home-grown wool.

Bought a king size slightly overweight Light duvet from the Bargain Box corner. Together with a voucher code (just searched for Baavet vouchers) I only paid £68. It has revolutionised my sleeping life.

They lie very flat, not fluffy. I prefer that, others won't. In a normally-heated house you wouldn't need more than the Light or Medium weight. Can't recommend them highly enough, I'm a Baavet evangelist! (No connection to the company btw in case people are wondering!)

iwantavuvezela Thu 25-Apr-13 16:39:38

TK Max have some good duvets which are good value

Fairydogmother Thu 25-Apr-13 16:34:48

We have a tesco king size and its perfect!

Particularly love the shiny outer coating which was great when my dog had an accident on the bed!

It's v light but super warm and great value

BeCool Thu 25-Apr-13 16:28:56

I brought my kingsize feather/down one on ebay (new) for £50.
It's actually 2 that snap together so you can use both in winter, and one in summer. It is vair naice & snuggly. I love it!

Jolsen Thu 25-Apr-13 14:54:27

Hubby bought duvet from it is really great although not sure what he paid for it.

PoppyWearer Sun 27-Jan-13 19:57:12

If you're getting a king size bed, get a super king quilt if poss! Although that may mean new bedding too. grin

Rattitude Sun 27-Jan-13 18:52:57

DAPW's website is definitely worth checking. I got my down duvet from there and it was much cheaper than anything else I saw.

doublecakeplease Sun 27-Jan-13 18:07:16

Ooh - I'm all confused - thought i'd be looking at £100 ish but seems like luxury doesn't have to be big spend!! I'm on my phone so struggling to have a proper look - will do later.

Have just ordered a new bed (kingsize for the first time ever - very excited!!) and bought new bedding from tk maxx as recommended on here so thought a new quilt would just finish it off nicely :-)

Ponders Sun 27-Jan-13 17:58:37

I have Silentnight Egyptian cotton 10.5 tog, which is very light but plenty warm enough in a warm room (Argos have it in stock but it's £50 there)

They do 13.5 tog as well - good for a cooler room, and it's in stock & only £30

It's described as "just like down" - haven't ever tried down, so can't vouch for that, but it is light & fluffy & lovely smile

discorabbit Sun 27-Jan-13 17:50:22

i have a peachy soft one from john lewis which was about £50 iirc and lovely! if you go in store they have lots out to to feel and they come in all price ranges. definitely would buy from there again.

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 27-Jan-13 17:46:13

That was probably me, cate . I am evangelical about DAPW silk duvets, cool in summer and warm in winter. Also fab if you are of an <ahem> certain age as helps with thermoregulation, I find. Not for those who like v deep fluffy duvets though.

cate16 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:40:19

Ive got a DAPW silk one as recommended by someone on here- and I love it.

I've had expensive down ones, but I like the smooth tidiness of the silk, not to mention lovely to sleep under.

Nowhere near as expensive as I thought it would be.

middleagedspread Sun 27-Jan-13 17:33:44

I've got a Hungarian Goosedown. It was a present, the best ever. it's like sleeping under a cloud.. I searched endlessly, really wanted White Company but went to DAPW (as recommended). It was expensive but cost per use is good value. It makes me smile every night..

doublecakeplease Sun 27-Jan-13 17:28:36

Thanks everyone - erm budget wise nite really sure, assumed down ones were the way to go after people raving about them on the other thread and assumed they'd be quite expensive so prepared to pay more if they last?? :-)

Ladyflip Sun 27-Jan-13 15:43:38

Someone on another thread recommended DAPW. I have bought a throw which I am really delighted with, service was excellent and they have free delivery.

Rikalaily Sun 27-Jan-13 14:59:12

We've just got an all seasons one from Dunhelm mill, a 10.5 & 4.5 tog which pop together to make a winter duvet. It's very nice compared to the supermarket crappy one we did have and alot warmer considering the tog difference is only 1.5 between the old one and new one. It was on sale for £30, bargain!

PoppyWearer Sun 27-Jan-13 14:54:36

We got one from JL that is two-in-one, a thinner one for summer, a thicker one, then they pop together.

Really useful for occasional guest use as well. Had it about a year and it's good. Think it was a JL special offer this time last year?

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