Do you put one or two down comforters in a duvet?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MacFaniam24:  We use only one, my husband is one of those people that is hot ALL the time. I’m usually cold lol. I would love a thick comforter. You can buy them thicker. check the fill power. The higher the number the thicker they are.

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MacFaniam24:  Although it may look nice, it could be awfully hot.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

Why change the comforters when you can change the duvet? If it doesn’t look full enough,  but you are happy with the warmth,  get out your sewing machine and make it smaller. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Birdi:  exactly my thoughts. FI is hot all the time (it’s the dead of winter, and we sleep with 2 windows slightly, and a fan on every night), but we love our down comforter. i can’t imagine putting two in a duvet, it’d be absurdly hot for us.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hah, I once asked the same question at Pottery Barn since theirs always look so full and fluffy. I was told the same thing, two comforters. I only put one. Those down comforters are so warm and usually both my DH and I get hot with it on the bed. I can’t imagine having two in there!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Agree with PP that 2 down comforters would likely be very hot. I’m guessing they put 2 in there just to make it look extra nice and fluffy/inviting for the sales display. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@colorofmyheart:  Windows open? God bless you girl! We have a fan on too for white noise. I failed to mention that my husband bought us an electric blanket with individual controls that goes under our comforter and over our sheets..nice compromise. I turn it on when I’m getting ready for bed no more cold sheets! ahhh!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we only put one in and we use it all year round– has kept us warm in a winter nearly full of negative temps and keeps us cool in the summer.  (I do have winter and summer sheets though). I think that 2 would be too hot!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Birdi:  yeah. even in 10 degree weather, we have the windows cracked and the fan on. for some reason, even with the heat vents closed, our room is a sauna. it’s weird. i actually prefer being cold at night, cause i can bundle up under the blankets. i put a crocheted afghan on my side of the bed if i’m really cold. plus, FI is a human heater. so as soon as he comes to bed, i get cozy.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@colorofmyheart:  I get it There’s nothing worse than waking up in a pile of sweat. My problem is our doggies sleep with us and usually restrict my blanket access.  Our windows haven’t been open since November haha. Right now it’s -10 here. The news just informed us that we’re due for another 10inches of snow this weekend. Happy days! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I can’t even sleep with pants on, I don’t know what I would do if I added another comforter. But it would sure look pretty.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Down Duvets are sort of like Sleeping Bags.. They come in different Loft Ratings for a variety of temperatures … you need to find a single weight that works for you… OR you can buy more than one duvet depending on where you live, the climate and how you like to sleep ( ie thermostat turned down,windows open, flannel sheets etc)

So yes you can go with one duvet at a time, double up, or duvets for different seasons… It is up to you

The Ikea website explains it well for both natural down (which breathes and therefore a good 3 or 4 season choice) and also synthetics

Hope this helps

 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Another option is to but a bigger duvet. When I sold linens we used to put king duvets in queen covers. It gives you that nice fluffy look without quite as much heat. Although if I had it my way I’d have 2 duvets, I always get cold when I sleep.

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