THE GREAT DEBATE: Duvet vs. Comforter

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

When I first moved out I treated myself to the best down duvet I could afford! It was floofy and big and plesantly heavy and had a ‘romantic’ feel to it…anyone who owns big floofly duvets knows what I mean. Here is the problem though, I am a very warm sleeper and prone to night sweats. Within the first few nights I knew I picked wrong. Plus the cover for it never stayed on right..andI even retrofitted it with some snaps to help hold it in place. After two years I replaced it with a basic Walmart comforter. It’s not as nice…but at the end of the day I need to be comfortable.

Though….if I didn’t have my little night sweat problem I’d be team duvet all the way! 

Post # 32
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Busy bee

Duvet!  Love them. Can’t imagine switching back.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Duvet, with a duvet cover (I like west elm’s), no top sheet. My duvet and cover have corner ties, so there’s slippage. And it’s super easy to make the bed because there no sheet to fuss with. I have several duvet covers, and change out the duvet cover along with the bed sheet. 

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I love my duvet! I had comforters pretty much my entire life, and I finally got a duvet last year. It was a magical experience haha. The only downside is finding covers that you like to go over it. 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee

Thunderstorm :  you should check out society6. i was also frustrated by a lack of duvet design options and their stuff is great. they also do other decor.  

Post # 36
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Bumble Beekeeper

mrslovebird12 :  duvet all the way! My husband is a sweaty sleeper so being able to wash the cover regularly is big. I also got a really nice duvet but I can buy cheaper covers whenever I want a new look. 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

ana2017 :  no a duvet is a fabric cover that goes over a down comforter.

i am absolutely team duvet forever and ever because it’s so much easier to wash! A lot of comforters need dry cleaning or to lay flat and take ages to dry. 

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wait do I not know what a duvet is?? Lol. I have a duvet cover that buttons over my down comforter. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We have a duvet (synthetic) in the winter (with a top sheet as well) but just a thin cotton quilt for spring/summer/fall. Fiance is a human oven. Comforters get gross and you’d have to have a backup for when it’s being cleaned.

Post # 40
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Helper bee

I prefer duvet covers because they’re easy to wash and swap out.  Having to wash a big old comforter every time seems tedious.

Post # 41
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sparklesalways :  

A duvet is a soft quilt filled with down, feathers, or a synthetic fiber, used instead of an upper sheet and blankets.

A duvet cover is used to cover a duvet.

A comforter is bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together, so technically a duvet can be a comforter.

 

 

Post # 42
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

SithLady :  I learned this trick a few years ago. It makes inserting a duvet into the cover so easy.

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

julies1949 :  OMG I washed my duvet yesterday and tried this. I’m amazed, it’s like magic!

Post # 44
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

SithLady :  I’m glad it worked for you. It seemed weird when I first saw it, but it works so well.

I always wonder who figures out these things!

Post # 45
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Bumble bee

julies1949 :  You’re not supposed to use a top sheet if you’re using a duvet?! I never knew that! I use both because I love to be nice and cozy.

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