The Swedish firm Ikea, known for its furniture sold in kit form, offers a range of bed linen that is "comfortable and stylish", and above all, very affordable. To choose an ikea duvet cover, you have to learn to read between the lines.
Birth of the Swedish multinational
IKEA was born in 1943 in the mind of designer Ingvar Kamprad. The name IKEA comes from the initials of its creator, followed by the name of the farm of his parents, Elmtaryd, and the name of his village, Agunnaryd. At the beginning he decided to create affordable furniture, according to the motto FFF, which means functionality, form and ease. This brilliant idea, and the good management of his company, at a time when the market was favourable, brought him a grandiose, almost unreal expansion. Today Ikea has 422 stores in 50 countries. It is even said that its catalogue is the most widely read book in the world, ahead of the Bible itself.
The IKEA duvet cover range
Duvet cover for single bed or cot
The Swedish brand offers duvet covers, size 150x200, bed sets for single beds with a price of 5.99€, including a 65x65cm pillow case, in cotton and polyester. The price of the duvet covers for single beds goes up to 59€ for a duvet and a pillow in 100% linen, created by a designer of the firm.
There are many patterns available that will delight your children, such as many types ofanimals and even unicorns.
The range of duvet covers for double beds
At Ikea, you will find a 240x200 duvet cover for a double bed for 9.99€ with only one choice of colour/pattern. IKEA's 240x200 duvet covers are priced up to 99€, sold with two matching 65x65 pillowcases in 100% linen.
Prices for Ikea bed linen vary depending on the fabric fibre used, its quality and design. Some products are created by designers recognized by the firm, and are therefore more expensive. At Ikea, delivery for packages under 20kg costs 5.90€.
IKEA duvet cover colours
Ikea offers a wide range of colours and patterns, with over 100 different colours and patterns. The majority of the patterns in the catalogue are stripes, florals, checks, polka dots and modern designs - there's something for everyone!
IKEA duvet cover material choices
Ikea offers bedding in three different materials: polyester and cotton duvet covers, 100% cotton duvet covers and 100% linen duvet covers. The quality of the fabric depends on the number of threads used per cm2 of fabric. At Ikea, the density of the fabric varies between 41 threads per cm 2 and 125 per cm 2 . The softness, comfort and durability of your duvet cover is directly related to this number, which is usually indicated on the product data sheet.
Ikea and the environment
On their website, the Ikea store states that their cotton comes from more sustainable sources. This would mean that the cotton is "either recycled or grown using methods that use less fertilizer, pesticides or water, while increasing the income of the growers". There is no label on their labels or on their website, and the only press article on the subject comes from ... from their own blog.
Choosing between an IKEA duvet cover and a La chambre Paris duvet cover
The IKEA pluses:
- IKEA prices defy all competition
- A vast choice of patterns and colors
- The possibility to see and touch the products in stores (we all have an ikea near us)
The pluses La chambre Paris:
- High quality, soft and silky materials.
- European manufacturing, respectful of the environment and sustainable
- You will not find our bed linen in everyone's home
The large Swedish company offers bed linen at unbeatable prices. However, if you are looking for a quality, soft, durable and environmentally friendly bedding, you should not hesitate to read the detailed product description and question the ecological impact of mass production. Taking care of yourself and those who will stay in your bed also means reading the labels.