Advice: Get a duvet that's one size too small
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Advice: Get a duvet that's one size too small

So that you can easily stick a foot out the edge for temperature adjustment. Especially with heavy winter duvets, the traditional overhang can be oppressive.

(Related: In Europe it’s common to actually have a personal duvet (twin size) for each of the bed occupants.)

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This post explains the two duvet option, which I also think is legit:

Here's a nice synthetic duvet (350 gsm fill)

(maybe better for allergies? — I've heard mixed opinions here because on the one hand, bird feathers seem like they would be bad for allergies, but on the other hand, a good down comforter should have a very tight weave so that none of the feather bits can escape, and that might act roughly like a dust mite cover — where there isn't a natural reason for a synthetic duvet to need such a tightly woven cover)

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And here's one that's slightly thinner (250 gsm fill) and so maybe better for summer and/or warmer climates?

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Note: Duvet covers are weirdly expensive. I don't really understand why — shouldn't it be about twice the cost of a sheet? I really love the feel and durability of the percale options at LLBean and I like that they have ties in the corners to connect with the loops on the duvet, but I can't resist the diversity of prints (and the lower price tag) of the options at Ikea even though they're typically not as soft. (and they'll ship for $6, so you don't even need a nearby store)

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