This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on purchases made through one of these links but this never influences our experts’ opinions. Products are tested and reviewed independently of commercial initiatives. Find out more here. You may find this hard to believe but duvets were barely used in the UK until the 1960s, when Habitat founder Terence Conran imported the idea from Sweden for the British mass market. They’ve been used by the rich and those living in the coldest conditions since far earlier though, from the continental nobles who took to using them from the 16th century onward, to the Norse folk who made the very first duvets using eider duck down in Viking times. Duvets today remain as luxurious and as practical ever – and thankfully, they’re available at prices to suit many people’s budgets. Your most important consideration will be which seasons you need your duvet to cover. Do you plan on using the same moderately warm duvet year-round, or will you have two or three duvets of different weights to change with the seasons? If you’re getting two duvets, we’d recommend buying one heavy, one thin. If you’re getting only one, look out for a sp...