Choose your duvet
Your choice of duvet shouldn’t be made lightly. Here’s how you can bring home the kind of comfort you might experience in the world’s most prestigious palaces.
Choosing a size
We offer four standard duvet sizes: 140x200cm, 200x200cm, 220x240cm and 240x260cm.
However, if these sizes don’t meet your requirements, our experienced seamstresses can custom-make duvets to your exact specifications. Simply supply us with the desired dimensions by using the "Custom design" tool available on the website's product pages.
Which duvet to choose according to the size of its bed?
It’s important to consider the size of your bed. Leave an edge of about 30 to 40cm on each side to keep out cold air. It’s also important to factor in the height and weight of the sleepers, as well as the how sleepers move while they sleep.
Choosing a duvet for single beds (90x190cm or 90x200cm)
Opt for a duvet measuring 140x200cm or 200x200cm.
Choosing a duvet for double beds (140x200cm)
For one person, a 200x200cm duvet will suffice, while a 240x220cm duvet is better suited to two people.
Choosing a duvet for queen-size beds (160x200cm)
Here you could select either a 240x220cm or 260x240cm option; the choice would depend on the sizes of the bed’s occupants or how much you move during your sleep.
Choosing a duvet for king-sized beds (180x200cm)
For optimal comfort, the biggest standard size of 260x240cm would be the best choice.
It is essential to carefully choose the right stuffing so that you enjoy a comfortable sleeping experience.
What is stuffing?
A duvet is made of a fabric casing filled with stuffing to give it the desired shape and comfort. There are two main types of stuffing: natural and synthetic.
The type and amount of stuffing determines heat, puffiness, longevity and how it should be maintained.
Down or synthetic?
Natural stuffing offers increased puffiness and a longer shelf life. Its scarcity makes it an exceptional product that enjoys an excellent reputation and proud tradition.
Synthetic stuffing is more affordable without compromising on comfort, while the fibers offer hypoallergenic qualities and easy maintenance.
Both options have their own set of qualities and characteristics. The choice between natural and synthetic is a personal one and should depend on what you need for a good night’s sleep.
Why choose a down duvet?
Down: tradition and authenticity
Since 1850, DROUAULT has been using its savoir-faire to respect the material’s natural properties: thermoregulation, moisture evacuation, lightness and puffiness.
Traditional and authentic, down is Nature’s solution to keeping us warm and dry (for longer than the synthetic alternative) and has been used in high-end bedrooms for generations. The feathers added to the down provide elasticity and make for a pleasant weight on your body.
The Drouault tradition implies perfectly mastering the combination of down throughout the year. Thanks to our strategic location near farms in Vendée and the south-west of France, we benefit from a regular, secure and high-quality supply, allowing us to collect this raw material quickly and efficiently.
Drouault's savoir-faire stems from a great deal of experience in the selection of raw materials and the washing, sterilization, sorting and assembly of down. Mastering these steps is essential to avoid altering the down and to continue offering the finest-quality stuffing.
New duvet / Eco-friendly duvet
The word "down" guarantees superior quality and indicates that the material comes directly from the farms with its properties intact.
In the interest of preserving the environment, products are filled with recycled natural stuffing. After intensive washing, spinning, sterilization at 120°C and meticulous sorting, the material is subjected to anti-mite treatment for people prone to allergies. This refurbished natural material continues to offer you the comfort and thermoregulatory qualities characteristic of down stuffing.
Duck down / goose down
Thanks to its structure, goose down stores more air, making it puffier and warmer. It takes feathers from about 50 geese to make a duvet (versus 72 ducks).
Respect for animal welfare
In keeping with our policy on animal welfare, no stuffing used in our duvets comes from live animals. Our down and feathers come from duck and geese raised for meat, and we only collect the plumage to make our exceptional stuffing. No animal is hurt in any process linked to plucking.
Silk, another natural fiber
Thin and light, silk also offers a cool, fresh feel when slipping into bed, while the warmth provided adapts to body temperature thanks to thermoregulatory properties.
Why choose a synthetic duvet?
Thanks to advances made in technology, synthetic fiber offers anti-allergy properties, thermoregulation, a soft touch, lightness, puffiness, etc. It’s important to take the time to become familiar with the characteristics before making a choice.
Synthetic-fiber duvets and pillows are recommended for people with allergies.
The products are machine-washable and easy to dry, making for a healthier sleeping environment.
The right stitching is an essential factor to consider when choosing a superior-quality duvet. It adds a unique aesthetic to your product.
For down duvets, open-box stitching is ideal since it allows optimal distribution of the down throughout the duvet.
For synthetic duvets, there are several different options, each offering a different aesthetic:
- Linear stitching
- Wave stitching
- Hexagon stitching
- Box stitching
- Dimple stitching
What is grammage?
Grammage refers to the weight of the stuffing. It is expressed in g/m² (grams per square meter). The higher the grammage is, the warmer the duvet.
NB: For an equal distribution of warmth, natural down will be lighter than a synthetic product since the grammage is lower. The higher the percentage of down, the lighter the duvet.
Duvets by seasons
For summer and in-between seasons, a light duvet is recommended. Light duvets are ideal for heat-sensitive people and rooms heated above 22°C.
For winter, warm duvets are best for people who easily feel cold and for poorly heated rooms with temperatures below 18°C.
Temperate duvets can be used all year and are suitable for most people, ideally in rooms with temperatures of between 18°C and 22°C.
The four-seasons duvet
By combining a light and a mid-season duvet at their links, you create a proper winter duvet. Separate them and enjoy the benefits of one duvet perfect for use during fall, and another one for use during summer.
Choosing a duvet based on room temperature
Light duvets are ideal for rooms heated over 22°C. Warm duvets are perfect for rooms with temperatures of below 18 °C. Temperate duvets are suitable for rooms heated to between 18°C and 22°C.
Can a duvet regulate temperature?
Thermoregulatory duvets adapt to changes in room and body temperature thanks to high-quality synthetic fibers and innovative technology. The Climarelle ® system features microcapsules that store and redistribute heat for when the temperature falls around the sleeper.
Which duvet is best for people with dust-mite allergies?
We offer a range of duvets specially designed for people prone to dust-mite allergies.
The anti-mite treatments used by Drouault are guaranteed to offer you sweet, peaceful sleeping experiences.
Neem oil has been used for millennia in traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda. A powerful pest deterrent, Neem oil is scientifically proven in its action against mites. Formulated with vegetable oil of Neem, Proneem ® is composed of 100% natural active ingredients.
Microstop ® mite control
This high-performance anti-dust mite treatment remains effective after frequent washing (30 washes at 60°C). This treatment has been awarded the Oeko -Tex Standard 100 certification. Oeko-Tex is an eco-label certification awarded to textile and clothing producers who meet specific requirements that respect eco-friendly production and waste management.
Anti-stain fabric is treated with Teflon ® that repels liquids without any negatively affecting air permeability. This technology allows liquids to bead and roll off the fabric’s surface.