Fluffy Bedding Hack 2023: Put a King Duvet Insert In a Queen Duvet Cover

I’m going to let you in on the most amazing bedding hack today: put a king duvet insert in a queen duvet cover.

For years, I’ve had a queen duvet cover with a queen duvet insert. And, for years, I’ve lamented all the extra fabric that hangs off the sides and the ends of my bed. Every morning, I’d aggressively fluff my duvet, only to have the insert slip and slide around, even when tied neatly in place to the inside corners of the cover. Whenever I’d stay in a hotel I’d wonder, “how on earth do they keep these duvets so perfectly fluffed and full?!”

Then, a few weeks ago, I thought I’d google how long duvet inserts are supposed to last. Y’all…they don’t last forever.

Deep breaths. I know, I was shocked, too. Especially since I’d had my insert for over 13 years…and, before that, it was my roommate’s. So, I promptly went online and ordered a new one.

Fluffy Bedding Hack: King Duvet Insert in a Queen Duvet Cover

But, as I placed my order, I decided to try my hand at a fluffy bedding hack I’d come across years before: going one size up with your duvet insert so that it perfectly fills out your duvet cover. I looked at reviews for probably 50+ duvet inserts online before finally settling on this Martha Stewart King Goose Down Duvet from Target. I figured best to go with a budget-friendly option out the gate and see how it works.

Well, this hack is a winner. Putting a king duvet insert in our queen duvet cover is a game-changer. Our duvet cover is filled out end to end, without being over-filled. It fits like a glove. And, it’s super, super fluffy. Adam was a bit concerned that it might get too hot or heavy, so we opted for an all-season weight, and it’s perfect. It’s a heavenly cloud of fluff at night — without feeling stifling.

So, yeah, that’s it. That’s the hack. Just buy a size up next time you’re replacing your duvet insert. Trust me, you’ll never go back.


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  1. Laurie He slept
    January 27, 2023 / 9:33 am

    Ok so I recently did this a few days ago. And now my duvet is short on the sides of my king bed. How do I fix this?

    • January 27, 2023 / 9:36 am

      Hi! I did this by putting a king duvet in a queen cover because I have a queen bed, so I believe if you use a queen duvet cover on a king bed, it’s going to be short since it’s not the right size cover for the bed. I can’t speak from experience, but maybe try the same thing by going a size up from king to California king? But, again, I don’t know for sure since I used a queen cover on a queen bed!

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