Today we are going to be talking about duvet covers made by Ikea. They make quite a big variety of them, and Ikea are well known for their affordable prices. So how do you choose the ideal cover for your bed, and what material should you be looking out for? Hopefully we can answer those questions below, and to start off with we will be talking about why an Ikea cover is a good choice. After that we will be talking about the various materials they come in, and the different designs. Keep reading to find out more!
Why choose a cover from Ikea?
Ikea has been a trusted name in the interior design and decor business for over 75 years in Sweden, and has been operating in the USA for over 30 years. They are one of the biggest furniture retailers in the world, and their reputation is one of great value and reliability. They have been at the forefront of every modern furniture invention and supply a wide range of both contemporary and traditional items to suit every home out there. This wealth of experience means you are get a finely designed duvet cover. For these reasons, Ikea is without a doubt one of the better choices you can make if you are getting a duvet cover.
Now let’s move onto what you should look out for when picking one out.
What should you look out for when choosing a cover?
There are a few things you should keep in mind when you are shopping for a duvet cover. The first is your current look and theme in your room. The bed is often the focal point of the room, so it is very important to get something that matches the design of your current room, or at least something that will compliment it. Ikea offer a wide variety of colors and styles so you can be sure of finding something that does a good job of blending in.
It is also a cheap and easy way to give your room a nice fresh facelift, since the bed is generally the center of attention in most rooms. The good thing about Ikea is that they generally keep the patterns and colors the same for all the various sizes. In other words if you buy a queen sized duvet cover for yourself, then you can generally also find the same pattern in a single size if you perhaps want a matching one for your childs room.
Another thing you should consider is what type of material to look out for when picking out a cover. Generally thicker materials are designed for winter time usage, while thinner materials such as cotton are designed for summertime so that the heat retention is kept to a minimum. Most people tend to have two separate duvet covers, one for winter and one for summer as there isn’t really a material that is ideal for both seasons unfortunately. Otherwise you could use the same cover year round, but use blankets to keep a bit warmer on those chilly nights.
Color options and accessories
As a standard, all Ikea duvet covers come with matching pillow cases. This is quite nifty as it allows you to keep the theme consistent.
All of the duvet covers are machine washable, so this is something you should perhaps do every couple of weeks. Be careful though, as some of them have specific washing instructions depending on what type of fabric it is. Remember to follow these instructions very carefully so your cover can serve you well for many years.
In terms of actual colors and designs, you will find that here is a large range of both on offer from Ikea. Solid colors like red, blue and white are always popular, and provide a simple yet minimalistic approach which always works out very nicely. White often seems like a good choice for many folks, until something is spilt on it, or the dust starts to add up. Keep in mind that the primary usage of a duvet cover is to protect the duvet, so white may not be the best choice especially if you like to eat in bed!
If you want something a bit more modern or funky, you could look out for a striped pattern, or even a polka dot one if you would like to liven up the room a bit. Checkered patterns are also quite popular, and you will find these in abundance, especially in tartan and plaid which many people love.
What can you expect to pay?
As mentioned earlier in this article when it comes to duvet covers, Ikea are well known for having excellent value for money products, and their duvet covers are no exception. For a really cheap cover set, you can expect to pay as little as $15. For some of the more premium bedding sets you will be looking at around $80 or so. Most tend to range in the $30-$40 price range which is very affordable. It really depends on what type of material you are after, and how much you are willing to invest into the product.
So where can you find these products if you don’t have a Ikea store nearby? The good news is that many of them can be found online. A bit of searching will normally yield some good results, and the option to compare and inspect the various duvet covers is always an advantage to shopping online. You can also read reviews from other buyers so this is another handy tip to look out for.
So remember when looking at duvet covers that Ikea is without a doubt one of the best first places to start looking. Don’t forget to compare designs to find a match for your current room, and to check out the various materials to see what will suit you best.