A duvet? A comforter? What is the difference?
Many use these two interchangeably - though they are not the same. Today we are going to help you understand the difference between a duvet vs comforter and which works best for your lifestyle.
In simplest terms, a duvet is a thick, fluffier bedding that is placed inside of a duvet cover. Whereas a comforter is a standalone single quilted piece.
That was as simple as we could get. Let’s delve into the nuances of a comforters vs duvets.
What is a duvet?
To better understand what is a duvet, we first should note that the word duvet originated from the French language, meaning “down.” Down is what duvet’s are stuffed with to give that fluffy, warm, thick feel. This can be either duck, goose, or down alternatives. Shop our duck down duvet with our Original Duvet or our goose down found in our Premium Duvet. If you are looking for more in what down feathers we have you covered in this blog Down vs Feather? Goose vs Duck? Down Explained.
You will notice when looking at a duvet, the stitching. Rest Duvets have intricate stitching to ensure that the filling is evenly distributed. As mentioned earlier, a duvet also known as a duvet insert is the piece that gets “inserted” into a duvet cover. This duvet cover makes managing the cleanliness of the duvet a lot easier. The addition of the duvet cover is the biggest difference between duvet vs comforter.
What is a comforter?
A comforter differs from a duvet in that it is a standalone piece. It’s typically not as thick as a duvet that is filled with down. It is also ready out of the bag with no need to insert into a cover. But it typically is larger in that it extends to the sides of the beds.
The filling of a comforter usually consists of synthetic fibre filling. The synthetic filling allows for it to be hypoallergenic. Rest Comforters are filled with a mix of TENCEL™ and Sorona®.
Pros and Cons of Duvets vs Comforters
|Wide range of duvet cover looks
|Thick and bulk - can take up a lot of room in storage
|Can be easily washed
|Limited in design - unless willing to purchase more comforters
|Covers are light and easier to wash
|Can be too warm during warmer seasons
|More washing needed than duvets
|Durable and long lasting
|Attaching the duvet to the cover can be challenging
|Covers more of the bed
|Can get cold and need additional items for warmth
|Lightweight and breathable for year round
|Cleaning insert may require a larger washing machine
|Easy to put on a bed
Should You Get a Duvet or Comforter?
Ultimately, the decision rests on personal preference. Consider a duvet if you desire:
- A thicker, fluffier feel
- Frequent changes in aesthetic
- Easy cleaning
Opt for a comforter if you prefer:
- A single-piece solution
- Lightweight bedding
- Ready-to-use convenience
In general, the main difference between a duvet and a comforter is the way they are constructed and used. Duvets are designed to be used with a cover, whereas comforters are typically used on their own. Duvets are also usually softer and warmer than comforters, and are more popular in certain regions of the world. However, both types of bedding serve the same basic purpose, and the choice between a duvet and a comforter ultimately comes down to personal preference.
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