Picking a duvet cover for your child’s room can be a quick and inexpensive way of changing the look and feel of a bedroom.
Plain or patterned duvet cover
Plain/neutral duvet covers are easier on the eye and make for a more restful room. However, children may prefer an injection of colour. It depends on how much design input you want to give to your kids. A good compromise is to find a couple of duvet covers that are within budget that already have your seal of approval and then ask your kids to select their favourite. This way everyone is happy.
If you do go for a plain duvet cover consider adding a few fun-shaped or textured cushions to add a cosy feel. I recently bought a gorgeous rainbow cushion from H&M or Urban Outfitters have a fabulous fluffy Lama cushion that I am coveting.
Here is a round-up of my Top 10 Kids Duvet Cover
1: Stylish reversible prints
Where: La Redoute
Description: Another great destination for colourful, fun and affordable bed linen. Most of the designs are reversible too. Please note that pillowcases are sold separately. They also often sell matching sheets if you want to all over co-ordinated style. I like this pastel coloured Marshmallow geometric print with a confetti style reversible print.
2. Liberty Prints
Where: Coco and Wolf
Description: Gorgeous Liberty print duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets. These are on the pricey side so if you love the prints but can’t quite stretch to a duvet cover perhaps go for a pretty sheet and pillowcase instead.
3: Geometric patterns
Description: Chevron stripes are a great option if you are looking for something that will last and take your children into their teens. These reversible chevron striped duvet covers come in four different colours, pink, grey, blue and yellow and come with a matching pillowcase.
4: Great value
Where: H&M Home
Description: H&M have a great selection of affordable duvet covers along with matching cushions and storage solutions. Interestingly they come in a variety of strange sizes so pick carefully. We love this pondlife pink and green duvet cover complete with swans and mice with strawberries on their heads.
5: Bulk buy
Description: One duvet cover is never enough as you’ll need another whilst one is in the wash. You can either find another duvet cover that still works within the colour scheme of the room, buy two of the same duvet cover or head to Next where they sell double packs of duvet covers both in a similar colour scheme but the patterns are slightly different. These pink floral covers are just the right side of girly.
6: Scandi chic
Description: Featuring a range of Scandi prints along with simple modern designs from Ferm Living and the gorgeous Spanish brand, Nobodinoz, there are some fantastic duvet covers that would work in most bedrooms. The problem is choosing your favourite. I love this Rocket duvet cover by Studio Ditte, perfect for all aspiring astronauts.
7: Intricate design
Where: Zara Kids Home
Description: Zara has a great selection of patterned and plain duvet covers. I find their patterned duvet covers tend to be quite ‘busy’ but the designs are exquisite and incredibly detailed. The kind of detail which could make a great starting point for a bedtime story. A single duvet cover set starts from about £50 but during sale period they are often reduced to £20. I like this Asian inspired car print duvet cover.
8: Fun simple patterns
Where: Urban Outfitters
Description: Not strictly for kids but I love the range of prints at Urban Outfitters, in a particular this simple yet eye-catching Peach duvet set. Their current range includes duvet covers printed with sausage dogs, sloths, watermelons and cats. There is also a ‘booby’ one but I don’t think that is quite appropriate!
9: Fun prints
Where: Dunelm Mill
Description: Dunelm Mill has a really good range of fun, affordable bed linen. From Sharks to Panda bears, to geometric prints and even the latest craze of colourful tassled duvets there is really is something for everyone, all at great prices. I am a bit partial to cutsey woodland animals so I adore this lovely dark print which has a pretty floral design on the reverse.
10: More Scandi prints
Description: Sheffield based Scandiborn stocks a wonderful range of Scandinavian inspired clothes, furniture and accessories. I particularly adore this Rose leaf print duvet cover by Copenhagen brand Cam Cam. This design is also available in a blue hue, both colourways would work well in many nursery/bedroom themes.
I have recently invested in a bunk bed for the kids and wanted to buy a couple of matching duvet covers. As I am buying two of everything cost was obviously a factor so we went for the gorgeous, yet affordable, pond life duvet covers from H&M. They have such a great range of homeware that I splashed on a few cushions too.
Over to you
Have you discovered a brand or website that stock some great kids duvet covers that deserves a mention here? I do like to support the small independents so let me know either in the comment section below or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you find something that fits the bill. Happy shopping!