With the average person spending 26 years of their life in bed, it is worth investing in bedding that will make your bedroom a cosy place to sleep. To ensure you have a restful night and wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.   

A duvet can make a big difference to the type of night’s sleep you have. Choose the right one, and you will be cosy all night. Choose the wrong one, and you could end up in the cycle of kicking the duvet off because you are too hot and then waking up because you are chilly. Or if the duvet does not keep you warm enough, you could have to pile on extra blankets.  

So, how do you choose the right duvet for your bedroom when there are so many options? This blog will look at the important details to help you choose the correct one for you.   

When picking the right duvet for you, there are a few things to think about. One of which is how warm the duvet will be.   

How to choose the right duvet for your bedroom

Tog rating

The tog rating scale is designed to show the duvet’s heat-retaining abilities, not the duvet’s weight, which can vary quite widely depending on the filling of the duvet. The scale goes from 1 to 15 tog, with 1 tog being the coolest and 15 being the warmest.   

Duvets rated 1-7 tog are light and best for the summer, 7-10.5 tog are best for spring and autumn, and 10.5 togs and higher are best for the winter months.   

You can have multiple duvets for winter and summer, or alternatively, choose a breathable 10.5 tog that will be suitable all year round. The 10.5 tog duvet is often the best option if you do not want to store a spare duvet or would like to add a throw or blankets to the bed in the winter for that extra cosy feel.   

The next thing to consider is the duvet filling. There are two main types of filling to choose from natural and synthetic.   

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Natural duvet fillings


Downy duck feathers are a traditional filling for duvets. They are soft and lightweight to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They are, however, unsuitable for vegetarians or vegans as they contain duck feathers, which are often a by-product of meat production. 

Bamboo fibre

Organic bamboo is hypoallergenic and the perfect natural filling for anyone with an allergy, as it is resistant to dust mites and bacteria. This natural material is easy to wash, breathable and environmentally friendly and will ensure you stay cool in the summer and warm throughout the winter.   

The bamboo duvet from Panda London is the perfect guilt-free natural option. It is light, soft and luxurious, good for the environment and the ideal solution for allergy sufferers and animal lovers who want the benefits of a naturally filled duvet.   

Synthetic duvet filling

Also known as hollow fibre and microfibre, synthetic duvets are hardwearing and made of polyester, an artificial fibre produced by reacting coal, petroleum (from crude oil), air and water.   

Duvet size

The next thing to look at is the duvet size. Whilst it is generally best to choose the right size duvet for the bed, many people prefer a slightly larger option to ensure plenty of duvets to wrap up or share with your bed buddy.   

By now you should know how to choose the right duvet for your bedroom, to create a cosy bedroom which is a haven for sleep. Whether that is a soft silky natural bamboo duvet, a synthetic hollow duvet, or a down duvet. 

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