Post # 1
I just read the technical definition of the two and what they are made of and the care for each, can anyone tell me what they like and why. I want to get us a really nice set from the wedding gifts, my sis wants to buy it for us and she said pick out a nice one, can anyone help me deciede what would be best and suggest and designs.
We are very plain and neutral when it comes to style. Clean lines and simplicity is best. Thansks Bees!!
Post # 3
Duvets are easy to take off and clean, as opposed to just a comforter. When we had pets, I LOVED our duvet, as our cat snuck up on the bed all the time and shed all over the place.
But duvets are a bit shifty on the bed and can be a bit of a pain to put the comforter in and out.
Ours was kind of like this:
Post # 4
I personally like duvets better, partly because the cover is easier to clean than a whole comforter, but mostly because I just like the feel of them better. Something about how puffy they are. 🙂
Post # 5
I agree with everyone else. I bought a duvet for my down comforter precisely so I could take it off and wash it. Washing comforters is a major pain! I haven’t had any problems with my comforter shifting, and it fits well within the duvet. I have this is gold and ivory. I like the style because the stripes are subtle but classy, and the neutral colors allow me to decorate with cool curtains and pillows. I haven’t opened the ivory one yet, but I’ve used the gold one consistently for a couple of years now, and it’s held up well. No fading or pilling.
Post # 6
we have a down comforter and i love having a duvet! you can just take it off to wash it, and not have to wash the whole comforter (which is a pain to dry! i don’t mean that you NEVER wash the comforter, but you don’t have to do it often). also, they’re an easy way to change the look of your BR without having to spend $300 on a whole comforter & they’re super easy to store if you rotate during the year- unlike finding space for multiple comforters. if you have a problem with it shifting, you can use safety pins inside the duvet, in the corners, to keep it from shifting.
Post # 7
I love duvets, we have one now, and registered for a brand spankin new one. We also registered for a “coverlet” too (I had to look that one up) and thought it would be good to have in the summer when it may be too warm for the duvet. Plus it just looked to darn good with the bedding set not to register for. 😉
Post # 8
i love my duvet too, but there definitely aren’t as many nice choices as there are for comforters! we recently just had our shower, and we got the set we asked for…but it doesn’t look nearly as nice in person as it did online. =(
Post # 9
We have a down comforter from Ikea which is amazing quality for the price and I bought a lightweight bedspread to cover it. I didn’t like wrestling the comforter out of the duvet cover every week to wash it. It protects the comforter and it’s so easy and inexpensive to change the look of your bed too:)
Post # 10
get yourself a high thread count down comforter and duvet. it’s like sleeping on a pillow… you’ll NEVER want to wake up. And strangely they’re always the perfect temperature. Nice and light in the summer, but holds all your body heat in during the winter. AMAZING!
Post # 11
We use a duvet in the winter and a comforter in the summer.
I much prefer the duvet because of the cleaning factor. Also, if you want a different look you just change the cover as opposed to buying a whole new comforter. Also, anybody who’s slept under a duvet will tell you, it’s super awesome and floofy and cozy.
Post # 12
We have used duvets for years. Get a good duvet, filled with down and that has stitching that keeps the down from clumping all in one area.
We change the duvet covers seasonally so we have a different decor in winter and summer. Also have a flannel duvet cover for when I’m feeling partivularly hard -done- by the bit of winter we do get.
It is a great advantage to be able to remove and wash just the cover.
Post # 13
I totally agree with duvet. We have a lighter down-alt. comforter and just wash the cover, which is much easier than washing an entire comforter. Duvets can be cheaper, too, so you could switch colors and styles more often.
Post # 14
Duvet all the way. I was a comfotor lover until I studied abroad and feel in love with my duvet. I bought a down comfoter in 2004 and still use it inside differnt duvet covers. I since got a seconf winter weight version from Ikea which is amazing. Somehow duvets are more fluffy and the down means they adjust to your temperature better, Covers are easier to wash which helps significantly when you have a Queen or King size bed.
Post # 15
Deff duvet over comforter!! Agree with PPs, easier to change design, easier to wash, etc 🙂
Post # 16
Nice down comforter with a nice duvet set! I’m a girl that’s into threadcount, after a few washings, you can definitely tell the difference!