What Is a Duvet?A duvet is a large, puffy blanket or quilt filled with synthetic fibers or genuine down feathers. Duvets are used as bedding, often in place of sheets or throw blankets to create a more luxurious look.
What Is a Duvet Cover?A duvet cover is a covering with a zip or tie closure that encloses a duvet. The purpose of a duvet cover is to protect the duvet, which is usually made of delicate down feathers. Duvet covers are popular because they provide an extra layer over the duvet; only the cover comes into contact with the skin, keeping the duvet itself permanently clean.
Difference Between Duvet and ComforterA duvet is a large quilt that goes inside a larger cover. A comforter is a large quilt that is used “as is,” no cover required. Since comforters usually are too large to be washed, many people choose to use a comforter with a top sheet underneath it, to protect the comforter from skin’s oils and dirt.
Our take on the duvet-vs-comforter debate? Use a duvet set for nightly sleeping; use a comforter (with a top sheet) for guest rooms.