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Imagine a cold winter night and you are settling down to sleep in your warm and comfy bed. Does it really matter if you are wrapped up in a duvet or in a comforter? Probably not at that precise moment, it does matter when it comes to decorating your bedroom so it will be that happy place you crave. So, what is the difference between duvet and comforter?
A duvet is basically a bag of cloth that has a changeable cover on the outside. The duvet itself can be filled with feathers (down), cotton batting or some type of synthetic material. A comforter is a thick, quilted, flossy blanket to keep us warm on cold nights. It is filled with fiber so it is thick. The fiber inside it should be equally distributed and it should not slip from its space, so it is sewn in a way which gives equal space to its fiber also which gives decorative look to it.
Duvet: It can be used year-round because these coverings are rated due to the thickness of the duvet. The thicker the duvet the colder the weather. In Europe, they are commonly used without sheets or other linens.
Comforter: A comforter is used primarily in the winter months on most beds, but it can be used as a bedspread or covering, even if not used for warmth.
Duvets are easier to care for since they have a thinner outer cover which can be removed and laundered. It is easy to put the duvet back in its cover, plus you can change the duvets with the seasons or with different colors to suit your mood.
A comforter, on the other hand, is much more difficult to keep clean. The stuffing often settles, and they are difficult to wash or either they must be dry cleaned. Comforters require sheets, which comes in contact with the skin, and can be changed and washed more frequently.
Both of these types of bed covering will undoubtedly keep you warm, but when you consider cost and ease of care of a duvet with its removable cover, that alone is awesome. One no longer needs to purchase sheets, unless to color coordinate with other accessories, but you can purchase multiple covers that do the same thing.
Having a removable cover makes it easier to change the ambiance of the room too. By just changing the cover and accessories, you can have another totally different look in a matter of minutes.
So, is there a difference between duvet and comforter? The answer to this is a resounding yes! Not only is there a difference in how to use these bed coverings, but there is also a difference in the cost as well. Then there is the difference between duvet and comforter when it comes to changing the way your room looks and feels. With little time and effort, you can change the color scheme of your entire room.