What Are the Differences Between Duvets, Duvet Covers, and Comforters?

What Are the Differences Between Duvets, Duvet Covers, and Comforters?

If you're shopping for something to make your bed more comfortable, a duvet or a comforter can do the job.

Now, while they're similar, they also have some important differences. Which one you choose depends on your specific needs.

To help you make the right decision, let's take a look at some of the basics.

What Are Duvets?

A duvet cover is (as you might expect) what you put over your duvet. But what is a duvet?

A duvet is a quilt that is plusher than your typical quilt. You may sometimes see a duvet referred to as a "duvet cover insert." They can be filled with any of a number of materials, including down and polyfill.

The point of a duvet is to provide warmth without being too heavy. Duvets do not hang over the sides of the beds like top sheets and comforters. Also, they usually come in neutral colors that will not be visible under a duvet cover.

They're traditionally used as a bed's only covering. In other words, there is no need for a blanket or top sheet if you're using a duvet. This can simplify the process of making your bed.

What Are Comforters?

A comforter is basically a lighter version of a duvet. It is a thick blanket filled with the same down or polyfill that you might find inside a duvet, but less of it. They come with less filler material because it is supposed to be thinner than a duvet.

Although it does not provide the same level of warmth as a duvet, it's still warm enough in most environments. Unlike a duvet, a comforter does not require a cover, which can make it a more convenient option. Since you cannot change its look, it's a better option if you're committed to specific decor.

The thinness of a comforter means that it will be easier to fold and store when compared to the effort involved in folding and storing a duvet. Since it's thinner, it's also easier to wash since you can simply toss it into your washer like any other piece of laundry.

Now, a comforter will typically be larger than a duvet for the same bed size, which means more of it will be hanging off the side of the bed. You can place it over a top sheet or blanket to create a layered look for your bed.

Comforters are often packaged as a part of a bed in bag set. These sets are one-and-done solutions that make it easy to decorate your bedroom.

What Are Duvet Covers?

A duvet cover has a practical function as protection for your duvet, but it can also be a great addition to your bedroom's decor. It allows you to change the look of your bed and update your bedroom's look whenever you want.

So think of a duvet cover as the equivalent of a pillowcase. The duvet fits snugly inside the duvet cover in the same way that a pillow fits inside a pillowcase. You can wash your duvet cover with your bedsheets, but the duvet itself may have to be dry cleaned.

Looking for a Duvet Cover?

Duvet cover sets not only give you a new bedroom decor with minimal effort, they are affordable as well, especially when you get them at Lifestyle Marketplace.

If you want a sleeping environment geared towards giving you a good night's rest, visit Lifestyle Marketplace to see bedding designed to enhance bedroom comfort. We offer wrinkle-free sheet sets, pillowcases and duvet cover sets that wick moisture away from your skin thus keeping you cool through the night.

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