The duvet versus comforter question has been an ongoing debate among the sleepers of the world, with many people taking to the internet to ask their overseas peers, "what's a duvet?" or “what is this giant pillow case surrounding the comforter?"
A huge factor in what you choose to dream under can depend on which country you grew up in. Those in the UK, Europe, and Australia use the duvet plus duvet cover method almost exclusively. Those in the U.S. however, may have grown up with just a comforter on their bed and wouldn’t imagine having it any other way.
Everything has its pros and cons. However, using the duvet + duvet cover duo has some seriously great benefits:
1. Extra Protection and Increased Longevity
With duvets, especially down-filled, being higher in quality (and therefore, price) they’ve become real investment pieces. You want to get bang for your buck and one important way of doing that is to use a duvet cover. The extra layer surrounding the duvet will take on any dirt and dust, and prevent the shell of the duvet from wearing.
2. Cleaning Becomes a Breeze
Duvets are easier to clean and maintain than comforters, most are machine washable, and you can easily switch out the cover for a clean one without having to wash the entire duvet! This makes it easier to keep your bedding fresh and clean, especially if you have pets, allergies, or a penchant for eating in bed (we see you).
3. Refresh Your Bedroom on a Budget
A duvet allows for more versatility in terms of style and design. Duvet covers are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and fabrics, making it easy to change the look of your bedding without having to purchase a new comforter. This also makes it easier to match your bedding to the decor of your bedroom.
Like changing clothes for your bed, switching out duvet covers is an easier and more cost effective way to redecorate the focal point of your bedroom. The variety of duvet covers offered now is incredible and at QE Home, we’ve got styles to suit all seasons and tastes, young and old.
4. Save Space!
Whether you’ve bought multiple designs or you’re stowing away some layers for the warmer months, finding space is much easier for duvet covers than for bulkier comforters. Even keeping additional sets for the guest bedroom is a no-brainer! Like sheets, the covers fold tightly and efficiently into any linen closet.
If you are in need of a smart storage solution for bulky items, try our Duvet Storage Bag.
5. Fine-tune the Temperature of your Duvet
Duvets allow for more customization in terms of thermoregulation. According to whether you’re a warm or cold sleeper, you want to pick a duvet (and fill type) that suits your needs. We have duvets to suit every type of sleeper and season, including light warmth, extra warmth, and options suitable for year-round comfort.
Duvet covers are also a great way to increase the versatility of your duvet. With covers now available in a variety of fabrics, you can hone in on the desired warmth. Choose TENCEL™ or bamboo blend to add cooling properties to your bedding, and for particularly hot nights, ditch the insert altogether and use your duvet cover as a lightweight, breathable layer!
6. The Eco-Friendly Option
Lastly, using a duvet can be more environmentally friendly. Since you only need to replace the cover rather than the entire duvet, you can reduce waste and save money in the long run. Additionally, many duvet inserts are made from sustainable materials like bamboo or recycled fibers, which can be a more eco-friendly option than traditional comforters.
In conclusion, while both duvets and comforters serve the same basic purpose, there are several benefits to using a duvet. From versatility in design and ease of maintenance to customization in warmth and environmental friendliness, a duvet is a practical and stylish choice for your bedding needs!
If you're thinking about upgrading to a duvet and aren't sure where to start, ask an expert today!