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Comforters and Duvets: What Makes These Bed Sheets Unique?

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Duvets are available in a variety of styles due to the ease of designing duvet covers.

When building the perfect bed, your top bed sheet will either be a comforter or a duvet. Both of these sheets are used for warmth, comfort, and decoration. Sometimes the terms are used interchangeably, but these two items are actually distinct. The primary difference between these two sheets is that a duvet has a changeable cover that can be removed and washed, while a comforter does not. To learn more about comforters and duvets, read on to dig into their unique qualities. 

Comparing and Contrasting Major Qualities

When it comes to use, style, price, and the cleaning of comforters and duvets, customers should be aware of the following differences: 

  • Use: duvets can be used with a removable cover, while comforters have a built-in cover. 
  • Style: duvets are often plain white but customizable with changeable covers. Comforters come ready-made in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures. 
  • Price: Duvets can save you money in the long run, as buying a new duvet cover is cheaper than buying a new duvet or bedding set. Comforter prices vary based on material, size, and style quality. 
  • Cleaning: Duvet covers can easily be removed and washed separately from the duvet in any washing machine. Comforters are often machine-washable but, depending on their size or bulk, may be challenging to wash. 

What Is a Duvet? 

Duvets originated in Europe, where bedding was stuffed with feathers from geese and ducks—known as “down”—to create warmth. However, duvets can often be made now with synthetic fibers. Duvets are unique because they go with duvet covers. This cover is a large, flat sheet that envelops the duvet. You can imagine the cover as a large pillowcase, with a closure on one side. Using a cover allows for easy washing of the outside, saving wear and tear of the more expensive duvet inside. 

What Is a Comforter? 

The dictionary definition of a comforter is a thick bed covering made of two layers of cloth, with a filling (often down). In contrast to a blanket with a single layer of cloth, a comforter has two outside pieces of fabric enclosing some filling. The inside can be down, cotton, or a synthetic material. The cover and filling are stitched together to make a single sheet and keep you warmer than a regular blanket. 

Comforters can offer easy and versatile styling, as they are often available in various sizes, colors, textures, and designs. Comforters are also relatively easy to use, as they don’t require a separate cover you have to maneuver. However, when you want to change your comforter style, you will have to buy a completely new comforter. 

Whether you prefer duvets or comforters, both of these bed sheets can provide you with reliable comfort and warmth and help contribute to reliably great sleep. 

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