How to Decide between a Duvet, Quilt, or Comforter for Your Bedroom

June 15, 2021

When you’re ready to refresh your bedroom, a great place to start is with your bedding. Home decor is an outward reflection of your inner life so it’s important to make the right choice. Plus, the ideal bedding brings restful sleep, soothes your soul, and fuels a healthy lifestyle. What’s the best way to decide between a duvet, quilt, or comforter? Let’s take a look.

Duvet, Quilt, or Comforter - What’s the Difference? 

The words duvet and comforter are often used interchangeably. A duvet is a comforter but not all comforters are duvets. To confuse things even more, a duvet is sometimes referred to as a feather quilt. The distinction lies in their content, construction, and seasonal use. 

A duvet is a textile bed cover that’s often filled with goose or duck down and feathers, although sometimes has synthetic filler. The outside tends to be a solid color like white because an extra casing, or cover, for the duvet is commonly used. A duvet cover is much easier to remove and toss into the washing machine than a voluminous duvet. Duvets come in different weights known as togs or fill-power to help the buyer understand the amount of warmth provided and the appropriate season for their use. A good duvet is a valuable investment that will last for years to come.

A comforter is a lighter weight, exceptionally puffy bed cover usually with a patterned design. A comforter is often sold as part of a “bed-in-a-bag” containing a bed cover, pillow shams, and sometimes a couple of decorative pillows. In most cases, a comforter is made of synthetic materials like polyester and is meant to be appealing on the surface but not necessarily get a lot of use. Comforters are a quick, inexpensive way to brighten up your bedroom.

A quilt is also a flat textile covering for a bed. Quilts are lightweight like comforters but are often made of cotton fabrics. Mentioning the word quilt to most people brings to mind smaller pieces of fabric sewn together in a larger geometric pattern. Quilts were born from a sustainable mindset. They were a creative way to reuse fabric from other items like worn out clothing or food sacks. Even the invisible, inner warming layer between the two outer layers was often made of recycled textiles (and was even sometimes a hiding place for personal treasures like important documents or cash). A quilt is a unique way to personalize your bedroom.

Your Bed Is the Place to Rest and Recharge

Walking into your bedroom at night and seeing a custom pattern on the bed is a relaxing way to wind down the day. If you work from home at all, you may be more aware than ever of the effect your home decor has on your well-being. A calming, modern design rejuvenates your spirit and refreshes your energy no matter what time of day or night.

Note that if you’re allergic or sensitive to feathers or pet dander, it’s a good idea to consider a synthetic alternative to a down-filled duvet. There are lots of great options available.

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This blog post was written by Kara Stefancik