10 best duvet covers and bedsheets

Snuggle down in style with our list of the best duvet covers and bedding sets from the likes of The White Company, Urban Outfitters and more

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A fresh new duvet cover set can completely change the look and feel of a bed. We’ve all seen those lust-worthy bedroom set ups on Pinterest and Instagram, piled high with pillows and adorned with throws; but before you get into any of the fineries and fripperies, think about the bedsheets and covers for your bedroom.

Duvet covers need to know

Duvet covers are what come into contact with our skin, so it’s important to spare a thought for their construction. Egyptian cotton is probably the most recognisable name in the bedding biz, and with good reason, as its extra-long fibres make smooth, soft and durable sheets for maximum comfort and an indulgent feel. Most bedding sets you come across on the market will likely be cotton, with the occasional cotton-synthetic or cotton-cashmere blend, but take a moment to think about the weave, too. Sateen is very soft with a subtle lustre, while percale is more matt with a crisp feel to it that’s perfect for sleepers prone to overheating and anyone looking to achieve the ideal hotel bed linen look in their own home.

And then there’s the fun bit: the design. Whether you prefer a White Company-inspired tone-on-tone look that’s all about the texture, a big, bold pattern, or something in between the two, you’re sure to be well catered-for with our round-up of the best bedsheets and duvet covers in the shops right now. Keep reading for abundant bedroom inspiration.

West Elm Organic Pleated Grid Bedding

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1. West Elm Organic Pleated Grid Bedding

You'll sleep like a dream under this hotel-style 300 thread count bedding

Best for: Luxury
Material: 100% organic cotton
Sizes: Double, king, super-king
Colour: White
Reasons to buy
+Looks and feels amazing +300-thread count
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Pillowcases are separate

You pay for quality, and this 100 per cent cotton duvet certainly won't disappoint. Its textured style ensures it's not completely plain looking, and its 300 thread count ensures you'll sleep more than comfortably each night. Our only complaint? We wish it was cheaper so we could buy more than one.

Urban Outfitters Daniella Floral Bedspread

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2. Urban Outfitters Daniella Floral Bedspread

Flower print but not OTT

Best for: Best floral
Material: cotton
Sizes: King
Colour: White with multi flowers
Reasons to buy
+Floral pattern which isn't too harsh on the eye+Reversible
Reasons to avoid
-Only comes in one size-Pricey

Anyone who is an avid Urban Outfitters Home shopper will know that their items are of good quality, and this duvet is no exception. What's more, this lovely example embraces both the trends for vintage and boho looks. Simply add some cushions and voilà! It's reversible too...

3. Savoy Bed Linen Collection

A luxury duvet cover set, for a luxury budget

Best for: Hotel style
Material: 100% Egyptian cotton
Sizes: Single, double, king, superking, emperor
Colour: White with navy,white or silver detailing
Reasons to buy
+400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets +Crisp, elegant look 
Reasons to avoid
-Enormously expensive for a full set 

For first-class luxury in your very own bedroom, look no further than The White Company’s Savoy collection. This set boasts 400-thread-count sheets made with fine Egyptian cotton, with a cool, crisp percale weave intended for the closest thing to a hotel bed you can hope to get at home. Minimal and elegant in all its incarnations, we particularly like the white and navy version of this bedding, with high-quality stitching that creates an immaculate solid border for a polished look. Simply stunning, if a bit pricey. 

Maisons Du Monde Beige Washed Linen Bedding Set

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4. Maisons Du Monde Beige Washed Linen Bedding Set

Linen lovers, this elegant duvet cover is for you

Best for: Eco-friendly
Material: Linen
Sizes: Double and king size
Colour: Beige, white and grey
Reasons to buy
+Eco-friendly+Range of colours
Reasons to avoid

This linen bedding set by Maisons Du Monde doesn't just look good, it's also completely recyclable and is as comfy as it is lightweight. Although it's available in just one colour, we think it's the perfect addition to bedrooms that have a lot going on in them (decor-wise, we mean), and offers an elegant yet vintage vibe. It's also available in white and grey too.

Orla Kiely Summer Flower Stem Duvet Cover

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5. Orla Kiely Summer Flower Stem Duvet Cover

Instantly recognisable style for a surprisingly purse-friendly price

Best for: Retro
Material: 100% cotton percale
Sizes: Double, king and super-king sizes
Colour: Multi
Reasons to buy
+Looks great in a retro scheme+Excellent value for a designer duvet cover
Reasons to avoid
-Pillowcases aren't included

Any one of Orla Kiely’s iconic designs would make a great centrepiece for any retro-themed bedroom, or a more minimal scheme in need of  a punch of colour and pattern. This Summer Flower Stem bedding set has a deliciously ‘70s look to it, and a cotton percale finish that promises to be smooth and crisp to the touch and keep its cool at night. For a designer duvet cover which will be sure to last, it’s great value. A simple and not overly expensive way to make a statement in your next bedroom project. 

Evesham Bed Linen Collection

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6. Evesham Bed Linen Collection

Premium materials and a polished finish come together in this top-flight bedding set

Best for: Luxury
Material: 90% cotton, 10% cashmere
Sizes: Double, king, superking, emperor
Colour: Grey
Reasons to buy
+Luxurious cotton and cashmere blend  +Unique slubby look 
Reasons to avoid
-Very expensive 

The White Company's elegant Evesham collection might just be the ultimate luxury bedding. Made from their smoothest cotton with a hint of sumptuous cashmere, the sheets bring together the best of both worlds, promising to be soft and smooth, cosy and ultra-light all at once. It’s a big claim, but those who own it seem to agree, calling it 'pure luxury'. Plus, the combination of slubby-look pale grey and neat Oxford-style edging is fabulous, managing to look both relaxed in pretty much any interior scheme. For its versatility and luxury, it’s a real winner. 

 Parisan Maison Grey Bedding Set

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7. Sainsbury's Home Parisian Maison Grey Bedding Set

Love Parisian style interiors? Look no further than this gorgeous bedding set

Best for: Minimalist floral
Material: 100% cotton
Sizes: Double, king and super-king
Colour: White and grey print
Reasons to buy
+Buttons for easy changing+Muted tones fit majority of interiors
Reasons to avoid
-Only available in one colour

A pattern which can never go out of fashion in our eyes, this floral duvet set includes two pillowcases and also has buttons for easy fastening. The muted grey tones will fit in with any colour interiors, but particularly grey bedrooms, and the grey sateen border and its 200 thread count, gives it a luxury look.

Ralph Lauren Polo Player Duvet Cover

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8. Ralph Lauren Polo Player Duvet Cover

A sporty set for grown-up masculine spaces

Best for: Bachelor pads
Material: 100% Egyptian cotton
Sizes: Single, double, king, superking
Colour: Navy
Reasons to buy
+Sporty, masculine finish +More interesting alternative to white 
Reasons to avoid
-On the pricier side

If the bright and breezy look isn't for you, try this premium Ralph Lauren bedding set for size. It scores highly in the style stakes with its intense indigo hue, a deep, saturated alternative to the usual white or grey that still sets of a relaxing mood in the bedroom, but with an unmistakably masculine vibe. A great addition to a New England-style interior, it promises to feel as good as it looks with sheets crafted from fine, soft Egyptian cotton, all set off with Lauren’s iconic embroidered polo player logo in contrasting cerise. 

Crinkle Velvet Duvet Cover + Pillowcases

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9. Crinkle Velvet Duvet Cover + Pillowcases

A fabulously velvet duvet set which will jazz up any dull room

Best for: Fashionistas
Material: 100% cotton
Sizes: Double, king, super-king
Colour: Gold
Reasons to buy
+Bright statement+Reviewers love the quality
Reasons to avoid
-Quite pricey for a high street brand

This bright and beautiful velvet duvet cover almost guarantees a good (and welcomed) night's sleep. The perfect addition to a plain room that needs a little jazzing up, the crinkle effect on the velvet creates a modern statement. Soft to the touch and easy on the eyes – a good combo for us.

AFAW Moroccan tassel cotton duvet cover

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10. La Redoute AFAW Moroccan tassel cotton duvet cover

Add a little boho to your home with this Moroccan duvet cover

Best for: Boho vibes
Material: Pure cotton
Sizes: Single, double, super-king
Colour: White/coloured tassels
Reasons to buy
+Button closure for easy changing+Oeko-Tex® approved - don't contain any harmful substances
Reasons to avoid
-Pillowcases are separate

Want to add some boho vibes to your bedroom? This duvet cover will do just that, and it's finished with adorable coloured tassels, too. Simply pair with a copious amount of cushions and you've got the look. Although they're sold separately, it's well worth completing the set with matching pillowcases and a fitted sheet.