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Duvet Vs. Comforter – What Are The Differences?

Duvet and a comforter are different. Most people believe that a duvet is the same exact thing as a comforter, just a fancier name. A duvet will go over a comforter or replace your comforter.

 

What is a Duvet?

Duvet

A duvet is typically white with no decorative design printed in it. Duvets are thicker and contain more filling, making them fluffy. They were made to either replace a comforter or to be an extra thick cover on the top of a regular comforter. Duvets are not generally decorative, they are more functional. You can purchase a removable and washable duvet cover to add a decorative touch and make them easier to clean.

 

What is a Comforter?

Comforter

A comforter is a thick blanket that is filled to be warmer and softer than a regular blanket. Comforters will have a decorative design printed directly on them and usually come with matching pillow covers for an added decorative touch. A matching bed skirt may also be included in a comforter set that coordinates the entire ensemble for your bed. Some may have matching window treatments and decorative pillows. Comforters are meant to be placed directly over bed linens.

 

Size

sizes

A duvet is the same size as the actual bed, no material drapes over the sides. A comforter is larger than the actual bed so it drapes down the sides.

 

Filling

A duvet can be filled with down, feathers, natural or synthetic materials. A comforter is usually filled with down or polyester.

 

Care Instructions

A duvet should not be washed. The filling of a duvet is not washable. You will want to purchase a duvet cover that way you can keep dirt off the actual duvet and the cover can be washed or replaced easily. A comforter is washable, but regular washing can cause decorative designs to fade or fabric pilling to occur.

 

Difference Between Duvet and Comforter

Here are 4 major differences between the duvet and comforter that is shown in the below comparison chart.

Duvet

Comforter

  • Typically white with no decorative design printed in it, are thicker and contain more filling
  • Thick blanket that is filled to be warmer and softer than a regular blanket, will have a decorative design printed directly on it and usually come with matching pillow covers
  • The same size as the actual bed
  • Larger than the actual bed so it drapes down the sides
  • Filled with down, feathers, natural or synthetic materials
  • Filled with down or polyester
  • Should not be washed, you can purchase a duvet cover to keep dirt off the actual duvet and the cover can be washed or replaced easily
  • comforter is washable, but regular washing can cause decorative designs to fade or fabric pilling to occur

 

Still having thoughts? Watch the below video outlining the Comfort vs Duvet differences:

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