Duvet Vs. Comforter: Which Is Best For You?

If you're upgrading your bedroom, new bedding alone can transform the entire space. When it comes to the type of bedding, one of the very first questions will be whether you want a duvet or a comforter. But before we can answer that, we need to define each one. A duvet is typically made of thick down material and made to go inside a duvet cover as the top layer of warmth on your bed. A comforter is also the top layer of your bedding, but more decorative and sometimes made to go in the washer and dryer. Determining which is best for you will be based on knowing the pros and cons of each and identifying your personal preferences to choose accordingly.

Choosing new bedding can be fun and represents a significant portion of the decor for your bedroom — your personal space and statement. A big part of the overall impression of that space will be made by the bedding you choose. The material, the colors, the design, and the quality will all be determined by your personal taste and desires. This can be both exciting and challenging at the same time! Today, we're diving into duvet versus comforter: Which is best for you?

The pros and cons of duvets

Duvets are often warmer than comforters and are more permanent due to the fact that the insert is typically dry-clean only; it's the duvet cover that goes in the washer and dryer. You can change up your look easily with different covers and don't necessarily need a top sheet. If you've ever heard someone say they sleep European, they're talking about the concept of sleeping with a duvet and no top sheet, which is common there. Duvets are surprisingly lightweight, though not as much so as some comforters.

Because duvets are usually made of goose down or other feathers or wool, they are generally of higher quality than comforters. They tend to be warmer and fluffier as a result, and they have a longer lifespan. This consequently makes duvets more expensive than comforters. It's also important to note that the duvet cover adds to the overall cost, but you can consider the insert a long-term investment. Simply buy a new cover when you want a change.

The pros and cons of comforters

Comforters, on the other hand, are a simple, less-expensive solution. Their aesthetics make them visually appealing since they come in an endless variety of colors, designs, and patterns. Additionally, they come in a variety of materials, from very lightweight to very heavy. They offer an easy design solution that can be popped into the washer and dryer easily, and you don't have to worry about putting it inside of a cover to keep it nice and protected. They typically come in sets with matching pillow shams and sometimes even matching sheets, blankets, and pillows.

Over time, a comforter has the tendency to lose its fluffiness, and its colors start to fade. You can't easily switch out the design like you can with duvet covers. Additionally, not all comforters are great in the washer. Some of them, especially if you get a down-filled comforter, will be dry clean only. Make sure you get one you can clean easily. Regardless of your preference, you should be able to find one that fits your lifestyle perfectly!