Up until recently, I'd never used a duvet cover. I'd shyed away from them simply because of the unknown. The only problem was.. I found myself wanting to switch up my bedding all.the.time. It's the nature of a designer that's taken over me- I'm always coming up with different ideas, and always changing things. Replacing our comforter or quilt every few months was not only getting expensive, I was running out of space to store big fluffy extra comforters. So.. I ordered a duvet. The first one I got was white cotton hotel-style with a geometric pattern that outlined the top of the bed. I wasn't a fan, and after a couple days, I sent it back. I was a little jaded by the experience, but decided to give duvets another go 'round anyway. I ordered this:
It's a yummy ikat pattern from Pottery Barn. We've had it for a few weeks now, and I LOVE it. The material is heavier- almost like canvas (I'll have to check to see exactly what it is..). I haven't had a single issue with it getting bunched up inside or shifting too much during the night. Definitely a keeper.
I think I'm pretty much a duvet convert. It's so much cheaper, and makes me feel much less guilty for changing things so often. I just picked up another duvet cover & matching shams that I'm using more or less as a coverlet draped across the end of the bed, and adding a little color behind my other pillows. Pictures soon, I promise.
Anyway, the whole point of this post was really to get your opinion on the whole thing. What is your bedding preference? Duvets? Comforters? Quilts? Coverlets? A combo of more than one? If you have duvets, what are your tips for keeping them in place? Do you put a down comforter inside or just one you already had sitting around? Please share!