How to keep duvet cover from wrinkling

How To Keep Duvet Cover From Wrinkling?

If you are bothered by your duvet cover constantly wrinkling after almost every night and right after you have washed it, then I completely feel you. For people who like to keep their bedroom neat and decent-looking, wrinkling can be somewhat stressful and hard to get rid of.

In that case, I have decided to share a comprehensive guide on how to keep duvet cover from wrinkling, since many people have experienced the same problem. We all know that wrinkles can be removed with ironing, but that can be time-consuming and painful for many of us. For that reason, we will take a look at some other solutions and how to be completely wrinkle-free!

Wrinkling usually happens with new covers and beddings, but this also includes cotton beddings in particular. Keep in mind that cotton beddings are one of the most popular ones you can buy, and they do their job pretty well. It is not necessary to throw away your cotton duvet covers and get the new ones from a different material. Instead, let’s focus on solving the problem, and find out how to get rid of wrinkles.

RELATED: Full Guide On Cotton Duvet Covers.

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How To Keep Duvet Cover From Wrinkling Effectively?

1. Spray Bottle

This is one of the best solutions if you want to keep your duvet cover from wrinkling. It is very simple and straightforward, just use a spray bottle and add water in it. For wrinkles to go away, it is best to entirely moisturize the duvet covers, but go lightly. The idea is just to dampen the fabric and using your hands to flatten out any wrinkles by firmly running them across the cover.

Leave the cover to dry out for 10-20 minutes, and wrinkles will be gone. Using a spray bottle is a great solution if you are short on time and just want to get the wrinkles out of the way as soon as possible.

This method can be also used with sheets, pillowcases, and other covers as well.

2. Clothes Steamer

Clothes steamer is not something we all have in our household, but it is an excellent tool for making your covers and beddings soft and not prone to wrinkles. A combination of water and heat will remove any wrinkles, just be sure to flatten out the surface so you can easily run over the fabric with the steamer.

3. Stuffing The Washer

Many people tend to wrap up their beddings in one big ball of fabric, and simply throw it inside the washing machine. If beddings are cramped inside the machine, it’s no wonder that wrinkles will occur. To avoid this issue, separate your beddings and let them naturally fall in place when they are inside the washing machine.

Some people like to completely separate their covers, and wash them individually, but from my experience that is not necessary to stop wrinkles from reoccurring. If you want to invest extra effort, you can wash only a couple of covers and fill up your washing machine somewhere around the middle so it is not cramped. When the covers have room inside the machine, they will not be prone to wrinkling.

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4. Washing Temperature

Washing temperature also plays a big role in causing wrinkles. This becomes a problem when you are washing your covers on high temperatures inside the washing machine. Now, it is important to wash your covers on high temperatures every now and then, so you can be sure that they are cleaned and sanitized. On the other hand, if you do it too often, it will cause wrinkling on the fabric but it also causes a lot of stress on the fabric, which means the durability of the cover will start to decrease much faster.

What I suggest is that you sometimes wash on high temperatures, and sometimes use a low or medium temperature just to maintain the fabric a bit more and make it wrinkle-free. If you wash your covers on low temperatures, there won’t be much work do it in terms of wrinkles.

5. Regular Washing

Washing your covers every week or two on a regular basis will actually make your fabrics less prone to wrinkles. This is a good practice in general, but especially for cotton beddings which are prone to wrinkling. With proper scheduling and time management, you can have fresh, clean and soft beddings every time you go to bed, and reap the benefits of having a good night’s sleep.

6. Detergents

There are actually wrinkle-free detergents which are specialized in not causing the fabric to wrinkle. However, these detergents can get expensive, but they will do a good job of sanitizing your fabric and making it soft.

In general, using mild detergents will do the trick of keeping your covers wrinkle-free. Detergents that use brighteners are not a good solution, and they might damage the fabric. Also, avoid using bleach, fabric softeners or any other chemical that has strong properties for treating the beddings.

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7. Drying

Drying on open air or on a drying rack is the best way to dry the beddings, without causing wrinkling. It will take a bit more time than using a dryer, but the material will not be damaged, squished and wrinkled. Drying on open-air has its benefits since the fabric stays fresh for a longer period of time.

If you are drying them upside down, then you are good to go since there won’t be a possibility for the fabric to wrinkle. When the covers are almost dried, but still a little damp, grab the cover by its edges and shake it off a bit. This will flatten the cover and make it smoother.

Using a dryer is also an option, but be careful with the temperatures. I suggest using a single cover at the time and adding it to the dryer while using a low-medium temperature and not drying them completely. Let them be a little damp, place them on your bed or on a flat surface and let them dry there completely. While the fabric is still damp, use your hands to flatten out the wrinkles with straight, firm movement.

Learn more about drying and why drying sheets on high temperatures might be a bad idea.

8. Ironing

You’ve probably guessed it, ironing is the best solution when it comes to putting an end to wrinkling. For many of us, ironing can be time-consuming and stressful, especially when you have a lot of things going on in a day.

Sure, ironing provides many benefits since your covers and beddings will be very soft, wrinkle-free and comfortable to use. For people who love ironing and like tending to their beddings, then you can safely skip the steps I mentioned earlier and after your beddings have been washed and dried, go straight to ironing.

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Anti-Wrinkling Duvet Covers

I always believe that prevention is the ultimate solution for many problems and issues that might occur to use. Taking this into consideration, I can safely say that if you invest time in preventing your covers from wrinkling, you will be set for life. With proper washing and drying, you won’t have to worry about wrinkling and pilling. Ultimately, you can always iron your beddings and make those wrinkles go away.

Covers come in different forms, and they can be made from a number of different materials. Some materials are prone to wrinkling, and some less, which is useful to understand especially if you are buying new covers for your bed, but don’t want to trouble yourself at the same time by spending too much time on getting rid of wrinkles.

Duvet covers that are in the medium-price range are usually made of a mix of cotton and polyester. This type of beddings is not prone to wrinkles, just like most non-organic covers. In this category, the most popular duvet covers are made of polyester and latex.

Usually, high-end covers made from 100% cotton, like percale cotton which are prone to wrinkling, but also shrinkage during washing. Fine materials require extra attention, so be sure to count on that when you go shopping for new covers.

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Do I Need To Iron Duvet Covers?

It is not a requirement to iron your duvet covers, but it is beneficial in many ways. Ironing will completely remove shrinkage and make your fabric flat and evenly spread. We all love clothing and beddings that are neat, tidy and comfortable. In that area, ironing is a plus, but it can be time-consuming and an issue, especially after a long, hard-working day.

Deciding if, and when to iron is completely individual, and it is not a necessity. You can have smooth and good-looking covers and beddings without ever ironing them if you know how to treat the fabric and how to reduce wrinkling. For that reason, I have shared my steps and methods I would use for removing wrinkling on duvet covers.


We found out that there are many ways on how to keep duvet cover from wrinkling, and how to treat the fabric well in order to keep it neat and smooth. For people who love having their bed in order and enjoy sleeping in nicely-looking covers, be sure to try the methods I provided and hopefully you will find them easy to use and apply.

Each material used for beddings has different properties and behaves differently in certain conditions. This also applies to maintenance and the general use of the fabric. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the material that is used for the cover you decided to purchase since you will know exactly how to treat the cover.

Let me know in the comment section what you think about duvet cover wrinkling, and what is your approach in solving this issue. Also, if you have any questions be sure to ask anytime, I would be more than happy to reply.

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