(Closed) Duvets?

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Haha! Darling Husband and I were SO confused about these things when we registered and Google was NO help. Thankfully, a nice BBB dude helped us out without making us feel completely stupid. What you do, is you buy a comforter. Whatever kind you want. We have a nice down one.

Then you get a duvet cover(s). It’s essentially a pillow case for the comforter – so you put the comforter inside the duvet. We got a blue one and a maroon to switch out as we wish. We definitely wash them. We have not washed the comforter.

Here is a link to the navy one we got –

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=128128

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If your dog ever goes on the bed (whether or not he/she is allowed to!) you’ll need something you can wash. 

We have a down comforter with a pretty duvet cover. I like it because it’s much easier to wash the cover than a whole comforter. The only downside is sometimes the comforter part gets smooshed at the bottom. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We went the duvet route because we have dogs that like to lay on our bed.  The cover is usually machine washable, just not the comforter!  The downside is that they can get pretty pricey, we opted for a cheaper cover from Target just because with the dogs we knew that we would be replacing it before too long.  The comforter we went with something nicer because that would be more protected from the doggie grime. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

You’re talking about two different things. A duvet is just a comforter cover. It’s like a pillowcase for a comforter. They’re fantastic because you can take them off and wash them, without messing with the fluffy blanket part.

I switched from regular comforters to a medium-warmth down comforter and Calvin Klein duvet set, and we LOVE it. I just like that I can replace the cover material (or even make one) and still keep the expensive down comforter. It seems less wasteful.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Also we got a super thick heavy comforter which is a bit much in these summer months so I like the idea of using the same cover but switching out with a lighter comforter for the different  seasons. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We have a Duvet and we love it. We had a comforter already but its pretty ugly so we just put the duvet over it. we have a cat who likes to sleep with us, so its awesome come laundry day you just pull the duvet off instead of having to wash a huge comforter. I’ll definately be buying another duvet in the future 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

A duvet is simply like a white comforter.  They aren’t patterned.

The pattern that you are looking at is most likely a duvet cover that you put over the duvet to keep it clean.  It is essentially a pillowcase for the comfortor/duvet.  You wash the cover but not the duvet itself.

Darling Husband wanted a duvet/duvet cover because it was heavier than a comforter but now it drives him nuts because the duvet doesn’t stay positioned in the cover like it should.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@daybyday:  We have those.  There are 12 of them running around all sides of the duvet.  Not helping very much though.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Splurge!  As long as you dont plan on changing schemes very often, it could last for years!   Or if you or someone you know is handy with a sewing machine, a cheaper route would be to find two king flat sheets you like (home goods, tjmaxx has lots of nice patterns and colors for cheap), sew them up and, poof, duvet cover.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Oooh, Ikea actually has some fairly cute duvet covers…  I loooove having a duvet cover on, because then I don’t need a sheet, but Fiance loves his sheets.  Drives me crazy, I get all tangled up in them, and it never stays put, because I am a violent sleeper.  But, no, I am forced to fuss with the stupid sheets in the name of compromise…  Gah!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had one as a teenager, and we have one on our spare bed now. I really like them – much easier to launder and you can change them up without taking up too much space in your linen closet.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve washed my down comforter before. It was fine. The thing is, you can’t do it very often (I mean I’ve done it maybe once a year) and if you don’t have a big washing machine you’ll need to take it to a laundry matt. I put it in the dryer with heavy things (Like shoes that will clunk around and fluff it up) and dry it on fairly low.

The cover, you can wash as often as you wash your sheets. 

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