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    Updated on Sep 13, 2018. Posted on Oct 26, 2017

    This Duvet Cover Will Make You Feel Like An Actual Adult

    Now I really don't want to get out of bed.

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    Listen, I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I didn't eat Annie's all-natural Shells & White Cheddar for the third night in a row last night, but I do consider myself a pretty high-functioning adult, and that's partially due to a certain purchase I made recently.

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    OK, fourth night.

    What was that purchase, you ask, your tired, bloodshot millennial eyes barely widening? It was this linen duvet cover from West Elm!

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    The price tag is pretty ~adult~ too โ€” it goes for $199 โ€” but if you're splitting the cost with your partner like I did, it basically costs the same as eating a few bougie brunches that, unlike this duvet cover, don't gently caress your face every night.

    Sure, it's on the pricier side, but you deserve nice things in your life, especially when it comes to your bed, where you spend a third of your entire life.


    At my 26th birthday dinner, the 40-something waiter asked how old I was turning, and when I told him, he responded, "Wow, that's the start of everything!" In that moment, wiping the red-wine mustache off my upper lip, it fully sunk in that I am officially a grown-ass adult with lots of grown-ass adult things ahead of me. So, I decided it was time to start investing in some high-quality stuff for my home that won't look like garbage in six months. And to me, West Elm screams "grownup!!!"

    Since guests always end up seeing my duvet cover when I give them the "grand tour" of my lil' apartment, I went for the linen, which has a ~weathered and heathered~ look that makes my bedroom seem crisp, clean, and more grown-up.

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    As if I didn't already want to dive into my bed at all times, this thing is soft and homey, drawing me in even more and making me feel super-snuggly.

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    This cover also closes with buttons, which I find way cozier than a zipper that'll inevitably get caught on the fabric and tear it.

    Plus, it's linen, so even though it's cozy, the fabric is still really breathable, so I don't feel like I've set myself on fire in the summer (I refuse to sleep without blankets in any season).

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    The one downside about linen is that it wrinkles easily (though, that does make it look more relaxed and lived-in), but if you want to get rid of those pesky lines, it's safe to steam or iron. When you're ready to clean it, the directions suggest you wash it with cold water on the gentle cycle, fluff to release the wrinkles, and tumble dry on low.

    I bought the gray for a classic look, but it also comes in "shadow blue" and, TBH, they both look dreamy as hell.

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    I'm a firm believer in having the most soothing colors in your bedroom (it should be your personal ~oasis~), and these certainly do the trick. The gray also matches just about any pillows or furniture you could buy.

    Being an adult seriously sucks sometimes, but you gotta fake it 'til you make it, and this chic duvet cover will trick people into thinking you have your shit together while also making you feel like a toasty cinnamon bun. I highly recommend it.


    Get the queen/full-sized duvet cover for $199 or a king-sized cover for $249 from West Elm.