One of the easiest ways to give a stylish makeover to your bedroom and transform it into an elegant retreat is by using colorful and attractive duvet covers or quilt covers. The first thing that comes to mind when we say duvet covers is that they protect our duvets and being easier to wash, they are functional as well.

These days you can easily find coordinated quilt cover sets in an array of beautiful and unique designs to match your interiors. While choosing readymade duvet covers there are three primary things to keep in mind, namely size, style and material.

Choose duvet covers that are about 2 inches bigger on all sides than the size of your bed. If you would like to display an artistic quilt, you could choose an even larger size. For example, if you have a queen size bed, use king size duvet covers so you can let the duvet drape even without a bed skirt.

Styles of different quilt covers include one with a convenient zipper so you can just slip in the quilt and zip it up. The second type is the traditional one with tie-up straps which are attached to the edges. There are other alternatives available including ones with oversized buttons or even Velcro strips.

If you have a kids’ room or a guest room with two beds, you could choose duvet cover sets that are available in matching patterns and colors to go with each other and with your décor. If you want to create a modern look for your bedroom then you could use duvet cover sets that are plain, in solid colors or even ones with textures like twill, denim or damask. Embroidered or ruffled quilt covers bring about a warm and more traditional look.

There are duvet covers available in a wide range of materials from cotton to soft, luxurious silk, and satin. The only thing you should keep in mind when using satin or silk quilt covers is that they will need to be dry-cleaned. You can choose organic or poly cotton covers for easy maintenance and the many colors available.

Research the wide variety available based on these factors and you will definitely find something wonderful to suit your taste.

Author's Bio: 

Donald Baker is a certified interior designer and runs his own interior decoration consultancy. Donald especially loves decorating a home in wooden furniture and believes that nothing gives a home as warm and cozy a touch as all-wood furniture and decor. Donald loves reading up on new design ideas, and has a special interest in space saving techniques. Here he writes about how to enhance your duvet covers with duvet cover sets.