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Find Your Perfect Duvet Set: A Guide for Expats in Spain

Find Your Perfect Duvet Set: A Guide for Expats in Spain

We at The Bed Centre understand that making your home in Spain, whether it’s a permanent residence or a holiday retreat, is about creating a space that reflects your style and offers the utmost comfort. For those of us who’ve ventured from Holland, Great Britain, Germany, France, and other corners of the world to make Spain our home, creating that snug, homely feel can be a bit of a puzzle, especially in the realm of bedding. That’s where we come in! Let us help you navigate the sea of choices to find that perfect duvet set – the one that’s not just a feast for the eyes but also a haven of comfort, promising you a restful sleep night after night.

Understanding Duvet Sets

In the world of bedding, the duvet set reigns supreme for both comfort and style. Selecting the perfect duvet set involves more than just choosing an appealing color or pattern. It’s really about getting to know the fabrics and recognizing how they influence your sleep comfort. Take Egyptian cotton, for example. It’s famous for its luxurious texture and long-lasting quality, which is why so many people swear by it.

Amalfi White Duvet Set

39,0064,00 incl. VAT
Stylish white duvet set with pin-tuck detail.Made from soft cotton and easy care polyester. 

Charbury Silver Duvet Set

84,0093,00 incl. VAT
Modern, geometric design duvet set in silver grey  

The key is to find a material that suits your personal comfort preferences and enhances your sleeping experience. On the other hand, for those who prioritize easy maintenance, synthetic blends can be a practical alternative. They’re wrinkle-resistant and often more affordable. We also offer eco-friendly options, like organic cotton, for our environmentally conscious customers. Check out our variety here and remember, the right fabric not only complements your bedroom decor but also enhances your sleep quality.

Style and Comfort for Every Season

Spain’s diverse climate calls for a versatile approach to bedding. Light, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen are ideal for warm summer nights, offering comfort without overheating. As the seasons change, you might want to switch to something warmer like flannel or a denser weave that helps retain heat. This doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. Our collections range from bold, summery prints that capture the essence of the Mediterranean to rich, deep tones perfect for a cozy winter setting. Dive into our seasonal collections and find the perfect match for every time of the year.

Joelle Duvet Set

39,0055,00 incl. VAT
Leaf print duvet set available in a stunning blue or natural colour wayMade from responsibly sourced soft cotton and recycled polyester. 

Loxton Duvet Set

27,0044,00 incl. VAT
Modern geometric design duvet setMade from soft cotton and easy care polyester. 

The Expat Touch

Blending the comfort of your homeland with the vibrant essence of Spain can be a delightful challenge. We understand the unique needs of our expat community and offer a range of styles that cater to diverse tastes. For example, if you’re from Great Britain, you might enjoy our classic checkered patterns, reminiscent of traditional English decor. German expats might appreciate our minimalist designs that evoke a sense of modern, sleek comfort. Dutch and French styles are also well-represented in our collections, from lively Dutch florals to elegant French provincial patterns. Whatever your background, we have something that will make you feel right at home.

Practical Tips for Choosing and Caring for Your Duvet Set

When it comes to selecting and maintaining your duvet set, a little know-how can go a long way. 

Choosing the Right Duvet Set

  • Fabric Matters: Each fabric type has its own benefits. For instance, microfiber is durable and resists pilling, while cotton offers breathability and softness. Consider your personal preferences and the local climate when choosing.
  • Thread Count: A higher thread count usually means a softer and more durable duvet cover, but don’t overlook the weave. A percale weave offers a crisp, cool feel, while sateen provides a silkier touch.

Washing and Drying Tips

  • Pre-Wash: New bedding should be washed before use to remove any residual dyes or chemicals and to soften the fabric.
  • Separate Laundry: Wash your duvet set separately from other items, especially towels or clothing with zippers or hooks that could cause pilling or damage.
  • Gentle Detergents: Use a mild detergent and avoid chlorine bleach, which can weaken fibers and strip colors. Opt for a gentle, non-biological detergent, especially for colored or delicate fabrics.
  • Drying: If machine drying, use a low heat setting and remove the bedding promptly to prevent wrinkles. Consider adding wool dryer balls to reduce static and soften the fabric.

Ironing and Storage

  • Ironing: If you prefer a crisp look, iron your duvet cover and pillowcases while they’re still slightly damp. Use a warm iron and avoid high heat settings, which can scorch natural fibers.
  • Storage: Store your off-season duvet sets in a cool, dry place. Avoid plastic bags; instead, use natural fiber bags or cotton storage cases to allow the fabric to breathe.

Regular Care

  • Spot Cleaning: For small stains, spot clean with a mild detergent and cold water to prevent setting. Avoid harsh scrubbing, which can damage the fabric.
  • Refreshing Your Bedding: Besides washing, airing out your duvet cover and pillows regularly can keep them fresh and prolong their lifespan. This is particularly important in humid climates.

Professional Care

  • Dry Cleaning: Some luxury fabrics, like silk or certain blends, might require professional cleaning. Always check the care label and, when in doubt, consult a professional.

Protecting Your Duvet Set from Strong Sunlight

Protecting darker colored duvet sets from strong sunlight is crucial, especially in sunny climates like Spain’s Costa Blanca. Dark colors can fade more quickly under direct sunlight, so here are some key points to help preserve their vibrancy and extend their lifespan:

  • Direct Sunlight Avoidance: Keep your bedding away from direct sunlight as much as possible. If your bedroom gets a lot of sun, consider using blinds, shades, or curtains during the day to reduce exposure. Sheer curtains can be particularly effective as they allow light in while diffusing the intensity of direct sunlight.
  • Rotate and Flip Bedding: Regularly rotate and flip your duvet sets. This practice ensures that any fading happens evenly, which can make it less noticeable. It’s particularly important if one side of the bed is more exposed to sunlight than the other.
  • Wash Carefully: When washing darker colors, use cold water and a mild detergent. Hot water can accelerate fading. Additionally, inside-out washing can help reduce exposure of the colored surface, minimizing fade during the washing process.
  • Dry in Shade: Always dry your darker colored bedding in the shade. Avoid using a tumble dryer if possible, as the heat can also contribute to fading. If you must use a dryer, opt for a low heat setting and remove the bedding as soon as it’s dry to avoid prolonged exposure to heat
  • Quality Fabric Selection: Higher quality fabrics tend to hold color better. Investing in good quality, colorfast bedding can make a significant difference in how well the colors withstand sunlight and washing.
  • Color-Safe Laundry Additives: Some laundry detergents and additives are designed to help protect and maintain colors. Look for products labeled as color-safe or intended for dark fabrics.

By following these tips, you can significantly reduce the rate at which darker colors fade, keeping your bedding looking vibrant and fresh for longer. Remember, even with the best care, some fading over time is natural, but these practices can help slow down the process.

Personalizing Your Space

Your bedroom is more than just a place to sleep; it’s a personal retreat. That’s why we encourage you to think beyond duvet sets. Add layers of comfort and style with our range of throws, cushions, and bedspreads. Experiment with different textures and hues to craft a bedroom that’s a true reflection of your style. Remember, the right bed frame or headboard can be the finishing touch that brings it all together. Why not pop into our showroom to see our collection for yourself? Our team of experts is always on hand to offer tailored advice, helping you pick out not just the ideal duvet set but also assisting with the overall design of your bedroom. We’re here to guide you through every step of creating your dream sleeping space.


We hope this guide has sparked some inspiration for your Spanish home or holiday retreat. Remember, the right duvet set can transform your bedroom into a cozy, stylish haven that reflects your personal taste and heritage. We invite you to explore our diverse range of duvet sets at The Bed Centre, both in our showroom and online. And if you need any help or advice, don’t hesitate to visit us or give us a call – we’re here to assist you in creating the perfect bedroom oasis.

Ready to find your perfect duvet set? Visit us at our showroom to experience our range in person or browse our selection online here. For any queries or personalized advice, feel free to call us. We can’t wait to help you create your dream bedroom in Spain!

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