The 3 best down alternative duvets for people with different budgets

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Now that summer is officially over, it’s getting a bit chillier every morning. Soon, you’ll be back to wearing coats and boots every time you head outside. 

While you’re inside, though, it’s probably a good idea to upgrade that lightweight blanket you’ve been using to something more substantial as fall sets in, and winter isn’t far behind. That’s where duvets come in. They’re the perfect cold-weather bed topper because they offer extra warmth on chilly nights.

These days, down alternative duvets are popular because they offer comparable coziness to traditional down yet don’t contain feathers, which can irritate some people.

A duvet is also a nice alternative to a printed comforter because it makes updating your bedroom decor a bit easier. Rather than buying a whole new comforter with a different design when you want to switch things up, you can simply buy a new cover for your duvet to change the vibe in your room. It will definitely save you storage space and probably some money, too.

If you need a new duvet for the season, you probably know there are lots of options out there that run the gamut in terms of price and material. To help make your shopping a bit easier, you’ll find three of the best down alternative duvets for different budgets below. Whether you want to stay under $100 or price is not a factor, the duvets below won’t disappoint.

Note: All prices below are for a queen-size duvet.

The Best Down Alternative Duvets

Budget: Simply Essential Microfiber Down Alternative Comforter in White, $60

Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond
Credit: Bed Bath & Beyond

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Bed Bath & Beyond is always a go-to for home basics, and a trusty duvet is no exception. Their new Simply Basics collection has lots of gems, including this Microfiber Down Alternative Comforter. It’s available in Twin, Full/Queen and King sizes and currently has a 4.3 out of five-star rating. Shoppers say it’s very soft and a great weight.

Mid-Range: Martha Stewart Summer Polyester Down Alternative Comforter, $129.99

Credit: Wayfair
Credit: Wayfair

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Have a bit more to invest in your bedding? Treat yourself to this Summer Polyester Down Alternative Comforter by Martha Stewart. It’s a popular pick on Wayfair, where shoppers give it 4.8 out of five stars. It’s an especially great option if you tend to run hot while you’re sleeping, as it’s designed for summer use, so it won’t cause you to overeat.

Splurge: Riley Down Alternative Comforter, $269

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I was gifted this Riley Down Alternative Comforter a few years back, and it's still the best thing I've ever slept under. It's super soft and fluffy, and in the "All Year" option, it's the perfect not-too-heavy, not-too-light weight. As one shopper on their website put it, "This is a great weight, not too hot, not too cold — like Goldilocks. So deliciously comfortable, I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. Highly recommend!"

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