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How to Put a Duvet Cover On Easy and Fast

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JESSICA SCHRAMM FOR PARACHUTE
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Does putting your duvet cover on cause you to huff and puff or even break a sweat? You're not alone. This seemingly simple task can actually be pretty hard — at least, without the proper technique.

If you're wondering how to put a duvet cover on a comforter, you've come to the right place. Find step-by-step instructions for three popular methods below.

Want to learn how to make your bed like the pros? See our article: How to Make a Bed Like a Professionally Styled Hotel Bed.

How to Put a Duvet Cover On: Traditional Method

Here's how to put on a duvet cover with ties using the traditional method.

1. Start with your duvet insert or comforter lying flat on your bed in the proper orientation, with the corner tabs facing up.

2. Next, place your duvet cover on top of the insert, turned inside out, with the corners lined up and the opening at the head of the bed.

3. Secure the corner ties of the cover to the corner tabs on the insert.

4. Once everything is lined up and attached, reach into the duvet cover from the opening and grab the corners at the opposite end. Making sure you're grasping both the cover and the insert, flip the entire thing inside out. (The flip should leave you with the top at the head of the bed and the opening of the cover at the foot of the bed.)

5. Button or zip the bottom, then give your duvet a few good shakes to fluff it up.

This technique might still get your heart rate up, but it's pretty quick and easy.

How to Put a Duvet Cover On: Rolling "Burrito or California Roll" Method

Here's how to easily put on a duvet cover using the burrito method (aka the California roll method).

1. Start with your duvet cover inside out, lying flat on your bed, with the opening at the foot of your bed.

2. Place your duvet insert or comforter on top of the cover, lining up the corners, with the corner tabs facing down.

3. Attach the corner ties on the cover to the corner tabs on the insert.

4. Once everything is aligned, position yourself at the head of the bed and start tightly rolling the entire duvet (cover and insert) toward the foot of the bed. Keep rolling until you reach the foot and it looks like a burrito.

5. Reach in to grab the top corners, and carefully turn them inside out — or technically, right side out since it was previously inside out.

6. Then unroll the duvet back toward the head of the bed. Once unrolled, the cover should be on the outside, and the corners should be at the proper orientation.

7. Button or zip the bottom, then give your duvet a few good shakes to fluff it up.

This technique is usually a little easier than the traditional method, though it might take a couple tries to get the hang of it.

How to Put a Duvet Cover On: Stuffing Method

The stuffing method is pretty intuitive, as you don't have to turn anything inside out, but it's not necessarily the easiest. Here's what to do.

1. Start with the duvet cover right side out.

2. Take your duvet insert and stuff it inside the cover.

3. Line up the corners, and secure the ties to the corner loops.

4. Button or zip the bottom, then shake your duvet to fluff it back up.

These steps sound simple enough. However, when you don't flip the cover inside out, it's harder to line everything up and attach the corners. This was a more popular technique before most covers had corner ties.

Frequently Asked Questions About How to Put a Duvet Cover On

Find answers to frequently asked questions about how to put a duvet cover on below.

What is the easiest way to put a duvet cover on?

Figuring out how to put on a duvet cover by yourself can be a challenge, but the easiest way is the burrito method. Start with your cover inside out, place the duvet on top, attach the corners, then roll the entire thing up like a burrito. Flip the corners back so they're right side out, then unroll the duvet.

How do you put on a duvet cover in seconds?

The fastest and easiest way to put on a duvet cover is to use the burrito method. But the entire process of lining things up, securing the corners, rolling it up and unrolling will take closer to three or four minutes rather than mere seconds.

Do duvet openings go on top or bottom?

Duvet openings traditionally go at the bottom (foot end) of the bed. This ensures the buttons or zipper closure is away from your face while you sleep. That said, some folks find it more aesthetically pleasing to place the opening at the top — and to each their own.

How do you secure a duvet cover without ties?

If your duvet cover doesn't have ties, you can secure the corners with large safety pins. Another option is to attach them with rubber bands, looping the elastic around a few times until it's secure. But the latter method won't give you the squared-off corner look, which may or may not be an issue.

Where to Buy High-Quality Duvets and Duvet Covers

The high-quality comforters and duvet covers you'll find at Parachute are among the best on the market. You can choose from duvet inserts with fluffy natural down or lofty down-alternative fill and sustainably sourced covers made of lightweight linen, crisp percale, silky-smooth sateen, buttery-soft brushed cotton or eco-friendly organic cotton.

Shop the bedding collection today!

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