When looking to buy new bed linen, it can be easy to get lost in the sheer diversity of choice available. Every term starts to sound the same, and in frustration, we just end up buying whatever we can get our hands on first. But at SPACES, we value your sleep above all else. That is why we’re committed to help you understand all the terms in bed linens, so you can make the best choice that enhances your sleeping habits.
In this blog, we’ll be talking about comforters and duvets. Since they’re both thick blankets, many get confused between the two. Many thinks of them as the same product. But a duvet and comforter have distinct differences, which we will expand on as you keep reading.
What Is a Comforter?
A comforter or quilt is a thick, cosy blanket that is generally used in the winter. They are often paired with sheets or thinner blankets to give your bed a layered effect and double up on the warmth. Comforters are made by stitching two layers of cloth together, which are filled with material like polyester or cotton blends. These layers are generally quilted or stitched in a particular pattern, so the material inside is evenly distributed throughout.
For those who like buying matching bed linens, getting a comforter is great since you can almost always find matching bedsheets and pillow covers in the same store. For example, you can browse collections like Geostance, Bonica and Essential Anti-Viral on the SPACES website, that offer matching bed sheet sets as well.
Since comforters are created to work as an independent piece and not meant to be covered with or accessorised with anything else. This makes the decoration process of your bed very easy. But you can look for a comforter cover or double bed quilt covers to add an additional layer to your comforter.
What Is a Duvet?
A duvet is also a thick, fluffy blanket that originated in Europe. In French, duvet means down comforter. This is because traditionally, a duvet was filled with down feathers. In recent times, you can find duvets that are filled with feathers, wool, or synthetic fibers. Since a duvet is not meant to be quilted or stitched, they can have a less “finished” look when compared with a comforter. But a duvet is not meant to be a complete, independent product. It is used as an insert and is meant to be used with a duvet cover.
A duvet cover is made using a variety of materials like cotton, silk, synthetic blends and more. It can be described as a big pillowcase for your duvet. They come in a variety of colours and styles and keep the duvet clean. You can find cotton duvet covers on the SPACES website when browsing the Sky Rise Single Duvet Cover and Hygro Cotton collection.
Duvet covers are meant to change at regular intervals. This makes them a great way to give your bedroom a fresh look, without dealing with the hassle of dry cleaning your duvet. You can easily remove the duvet cover and pop it into your washing machine to clean it. As a bonus, they can also be used as a comforter cover, provided the sizes of the two matches.
What Should You Choose?
You should make your choice based on the following factors:
Your Internal Body Temperature
A duvet is thicker than a comforter. This makes it a better match for those who feel colder while sleeping.
A comforter is a single unit that will have to be cleaned at regular intervals. On the other hand, you can simply change the duvet cover and keep a clean duvet on your bed.
Style Of Decoration
If you’re looking for a single matching bed set, a comforter is a better choice. But if you enjoy switching up the style of your bed sooner, a duvet is better.