Style At Home // Pottery Barn vs. Amazon Duvet Cover

I’m a big fan of duvet covers instead of fancy comforters, mostly because they’re easy to keep clean – just throw the cover in the wash!  It was time to replace ours, since it had been a few years and a few mendings.  See the last bedroom post here.

Hotel-style bedding has always been my favorite, so I like to stick to white.  However, I wanted something with a little more pizazz, so I started my search for a white duvet cover with stripes. I came across Frette and Restoration Hardware and fell in love, but I didn’t want to spend that kind of money on something so white when Mr. Bond likes to snack (messily) in bed!  You can’t really use bleach on this duvet style because of the black stitching, and it weakens the fibers over time anyway.

I decided to see what Pottery Barn and Amazon had to offer as an alternative.  Here they are side by side:

Style At Home // Pottery Barn vs. Amazon Duvet

Style At Home // Pottery Barn vs. Amazon Duvet

 

Pottery Barn:

Style At Home // Pottery Barn vs. Amazon Duvet

 

Amazon:

Style At Home // Pottery Barn vs. Amazon Duvet

 

The triple-stripe is the Pottery Barn duvet; the double-stripe is from Amazon.  As you can see from the close-ups, the Amazon duvet stitching kind of “bleeds” into the surrounding fabric; some reviewers said that the stitching came apart after washing it a few times, but of course I wanted to see for myself.  Since it’s not as clean of a stitch as the Pottery Barn (which you’d expect since there is a price difference), I decided to return the Amazon duvet.

For those of use who are OCD about things like this (I know I’m crazy, but it’s not gonna change, haha), the Pottery Barn duvet came closest to the Restoration Hardware option I had felt in person:

Style At Home // Pottery Barn vs. Amazon Duvet

iPhone Snap at Restoration Hardware

 

Here’s the Pottery Barn duvet on our bed this morning after washing it and testing it out for one night.  Mr. Bond approved, so let’s hope it holds up to the test of time.

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Style At Home // Pottery Barn vs. Amazon Duvet

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7 Comments

  • annyshka18@hotmail.com'
    Reply September 17, 2014

    Anna

    Hey Irina! Beautiful duvet cover! I too personally prefer to use duvet cover vs comforters! What bleach/ laundry detergent would you recommend using for more expensive fabric? Do you have a preference? Maybe you can do a post about that 🙂 Thank you!

    • Reply September 17, 2014

      Irina Bond

      Hi Anna! I was using Tide pods for a long while for the convenience, but I wanted to try something different since I’ve been using them for so long. Right now I have the Mrs. Meyers liquid detergent. My laundry recipe is usually 1 Tbsp Mrs. Meyers detergent, a bit of Oxiclean, and a dash of Downy Unstopables in glow. With the black stitching, I don’t add liquid bleach when this duvet is in the wash; I do load up on the bleach when the load is completely white. If there’s a spot that needs extra attention on the duvet, I use a bleach pen very carefully and/or Biokleen Bac-out. Hope that helps. xo

  • dcfenili@gmail.com'
    Reply September 26, 2014

    Daniela

    Lovely post – and super timely since I am thinking about a bed makeover. My question is around the actual comforter you slip into the duvet. I have had bad luck with those I have chosen, so if you could share which comforter you use and love, that would be great!

    • Reply September 26, 2014

      Irina Bond

      Hi, Daniela! We are currently using a white Calvin Klein down comforter. I like that I’m able to wash it every once in a while to really refresh our bedroom. I’d check out the selection at Target or HomeGoods, if you have one near you.

  • CharlotteSVarley@dayrep.com'
    Reply December 6, 2015

    Charlotte

    An useful post and beautiful duvet covers! Thank you for this post Irina 🙂

  • dorisc.graham@yahoo.com'
    Reply December 18, 2015

    Comforter

    Great for this post.Its design is wonderful and luxurious.

  • jackden@tutanota.com'
    Reply November 18, 2016

    Sally

    Very useful post for beginners, this will help to pick my first duvet cover.

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