What is a Duvet?
You are probably wondering what is the difference between a duvet and a comforter is. Both duvet and comforter serves the same purpose to keep us warm. There's always a confusion which one to choose between the two. There’s nothing better than snuggling under the covers especially during winter to stay warm.
I guess it will depend on what will serve you better based on your style, budget and easy maintenance. If you don't like making your bed, a duvet might be the best choice for you. I like my bedding to be fluffy and always smelling good, so I prefer to use a comforter that I can laundry every week. If I have a duvet, it would be so inconvenient for me to take it to the laundromat every week, plus it would cost me an arm and leg to get it wash. I know the duvet cover can be laundered at home which is great, but I still feel that it is not clean if I don’t wash the duvet. So it all depends on our personal preferences. These are things to keep in mind when deciding on what to get. Whatever you choose, a comforter or a duvet, you are adding a huge difference in your bed’s overall comfort.
One thing to point out before you buy make sure to read the tag on the duvet or comforter regarding the care and washing instructions.
A duvet is a type of bedding that is soft, flat bag filled with down, feathers, wool or synthetic alternative fibers. It is better to research which material will work best for you when buying a duvet set. A duvet is an insert that is sold separately from duvet covers which is a removable cover to protect the duvet. If you don't like making the bed or just don't have the time, adding a duvet to your bed instead of a top sheet, blanket, quilt or bed spread is a lot easier and saves you more time. Usually a duvet cover is machine washable, while duvets are usually dry-cleaned.
What is a Duvet Cover?
A duvet cover is a protective layer that you slip over the duvet with a simple closure either inside tabs or loops to prevent the duvet from slipping out. Duvets can be expensive and not easy to clean so having a duvet cover allows easy maintenance and care than a bulky comforter. Duvet covers are usually smaller than a comforter and can be easily removed and washed when needed with other bedding. Duvet covers are very versatile allowing you to quickly and easily change the look of your bedroom from season to season without having to completely redecorate.
What is a Comforter?
A comforter is a thick, quilted, fluffy filled blanket with natural or synthetic stuffing and it is used to keep warm. Comforter sets are usually filled with polyester batting, down feathers, wool or silk and comes in different sizes and are usually larger than the bed. It is very important to research which material will work best for you when buying a comforter set. Comforters are usually included as part of a “bed in a bag” to form a complete bedding set. A comforter unlike a duvet usually has a decorative design printed on them and you don't need any other linen to go with it. Comforters are used for warmth usually in the winter but many people use it as a bedspread too which often stay on a bed year-round. It is intended to sit as the top layer of the bedding. Caring for your comforter is easy as you can just place it in the washing machine with your other bedding but for bulky sizes such as Queen, King or Cal King I suggest that you wash in a laundromat.
So have you decided yet!