While both duvets and comforters act as blankets, there is a slight difference between the two. A comforter is a single piece of blanket whereas a duvet has two pieces- a cover and an insert. Knowing the difference between duvets vs comforters can help you make the right shopping decision. This blog will take you through everything you need to know to be able to make an informed decision before choosing between a duvet or a comforter.
What Is a Duvet?
A duvet is a soft blanket filled with down or feathers. It is not quilted and has a bare look because a duvet is used with a cover. A duvet insert is a soft blanket that you put inside the cover.
A cover is an outer case that protects your duvet insert. The cover is removable and can be washed separately which helps increase the lifespan of your duvet. You also get duvet covers in multiple colors and designs allowing you to customize your bedroom as per your mood.
Pros and Cons of a Duvet
- Super easy to clean
- More versatile since the cover comes in different styles
- Lightweight and comfortable
- The filling is prone to clumping together
- Can be difficult to assemble if the insert doesn’t fit well in the cover
- Provides less coverage than a comforter
What is a Comforter?
A comforter is a quilted blanket that is usually filled with down, cotton, or down alternatives. A comforter is ready to use as you buy it and doesn’t need a cover
Comforters generally come in matching sets that have bedsheets and a pillowcase for the same bed size. So, you do not have to run around to buy each piece of bedding separately.
Pros and Cons of a Comforter
- Cheaper than a duvet
- Ready to use as you buy it
- Comes with matching bed sheets
- The filling is evenly distributed and will not clump.
- Not easy to clean since they are quite heavy
- They can flatten over time