Give Your Duvet a Designer Update

Take a standard duvet cover and give it a designer look with stylish trim and embellishments.
Classic Duvet Update

Classic Duvet Update

Materials Needed:

  • duvet cover
  • fabric scissors
  • tailor tape
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • extension cord
  • tassel or trim tape
  • notepad
  • pencil
  • iron
  • gift-wrapping tape

Determine Look

To ensure the proper duvet update, decide on overall intended look. Tape trim is best for transitional and modern aesthetics. Tassel tape is ideal for more formal, traditional styles.

Measure Duvet

Using tailor tape, determine length and width of duvet. Jot dimensions down on notepad using pencil. Referring to measurements on notepad, ask fabric store employee for help choosing proper yardage.

Prep Duvet

Lay duvet out on a long, flat surface. Protect both the surface and duvet by placing towels down. Once towels are in place, lay duvet down, then remove wrinkles with iron.

Cut and Place Trim

Roll tassel or trim tape out along edge of duvet. Mark tassel or trim tape with pencil at end corner of duvet. Wrap marked area of tassel or trim tape with gift-wrapping tape. Using fabric scissors, miter trim by cutting at a 45-degree angle.

Attach Trim

Once all pieces of tassel or trim are cut, add a bead of glue to bottom of trim (Image 1). Press tassel or trim tape firmly into place (Image 2).

Next Up

How to Ombre Dip-Dye a Duvet Cover

Transform a simple set of white bedding into a fresh and modern masterpiece with your favorite color dye and just a few hours.

Put on a Duvet Cover

Here's how to easily stuff the duvet in and you won't feel as if you've been in a three-way wrestling match!

How to Give a Basic Toddler Bed a Designer Look

Some simple do-it-yourself tricks can take toddler beds and bedding from basic to stunning, designer-caliber showstoppers.

Quick-and-Easy Bed Skirt

A great project for beginning sewers, a custom bed skirt will boost your bedroom's style.

Turn a Coverlet Into a Duvet Cover

Give a favorite thin quilt or coverlet new life by turning it into a custom duvet cover.

Mitering a Sheet

Mitering a sheet bottom keeps it snug and sharp beneath the bed covers.

How to Make a Reversible Bedspread

Step-by-step instructions for a kid-friendly bedcover guaranteed to stay clean twice as long

Guide to Buying Sheets

How to choose sheets that are soft, comfortable and long-lasting.

Our Top Spring Bedding Picks, From Budget to Luxe

Give your bedroom the seasonal pick-me-up it deserves.

Update a Bunk Bed With Paint and Drapery Panels

Add designer flair to a kids' room by transforming a basic bunk bed with ceiling-mounted hardware, floor-to-ceiling drapery panels and a fresh coat of paint.

Stories We're Following

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.