When it comes to bedding, there are a few key pieces that you need to create a cozy and comfortable bedroom. One of the most important decisions you'll make is whether to choose a duvet or comforter. What's the difference? Hear from our bedding experts about the key differences between these two types of bed covers.
What Is A Duvet Insert?
A duvet insert is typically a top-layer bedding piece that spans over the entirety of the bed. Duvet inserts tend to be flat and fitted with cotton, silk, down, wool, or another insulating material to keep you warm at night. Since the duvet insert will be placed inside a duvet cover and will sit on top of your sheets, it won't need to be washed as frequently as your sheets. Plus, you can easily change the look and feel of your bedroom by changing the duvet cover rather than having to purchase new bedding.
What Is a Comforter?
Unlike a duvet insert, a comforter doesn't have a protective layer or cover that can be washed separately. Comforters are more traditional in their look and feel and often compromise of patchwork carefully sewn together to form a large bedding layer. For instance, the top layer of Qbedding comforters are crafted with natural cotton or eco-friendly lyocell fibers.
Key Differences Between A Duvet Insert and Comforter
When it comes down to choosing between a duvet or a comforter, the most significant difference is in their convenience and versatility. A duvet insert can easily be changed with a new cover, whereas a comforter may need to be replaced entirely if you want a different style or material. However, you should take into consideration that comforters can be washed while most duvet inserts can't.
Duvets also tend to have more insulating properties, while comforters may be fluffier and softer to the touch. But if a duvet insert frustrates you as it moves around inside the cover, then perhaps a comforter is best. The quilting or stitching of a comforter is specifically designed to ensure the fiber filling is securely in place and will not move around, helping you enjoy a good night's sleep.
Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference and how you want your bedding to look and feel. When it comes to price, both duvets and comforters can range in cost depending on the materials used.
Materials & Price Point
Both comforters and duvet inserts are available in various materials and price points. Quality design, warmth level, and the use of premium materials are all factors that will indicate different price points. At Qbedding, we have a wide range of comforters and duvet inserts to suit your specific sleep environment needs and budget.
Best Option for You
A Cotton All Season Comforter is the best choice if you’re looking for a quality comforter that won’t break the bank. A cotton all-season comforter is durable and available in a wide range of patterns and colors to best suit your bedroom’s individual style. It’s comprised of a 100% cotton fabric with microfiber filling. It offers ideal warmth for year-round use. Cotton all-season comforters can be used with quilts and throw blankets for added customized warmth. This is a comforter you can use without a cover.
If you or a loved one suffers from chronic allergies or asthma or has sensitive skin, you’ll want to invest in a quality hypoallergenic material like silk. Our All Season Silk Duvet Insert is filled with 100% tussah silk. Silk is great for controlling moisture level that leads to dust mites, mold, and bacteria from forming on your bed. These irritants and allergens affect air quality and cause flare-ups on the skin, which often disrupts your sleep. This is a duvet insert, so you need to use it together with a duvet cover.
The environmentally sound choice, lyocell is 100% plant made and utilizes earth-friendly production practices. It offers a silky and luxurious look that you can feel with every touch. Our lyocell comforters are designed, so the filling stays in place, which results in a beautiful drape when placed on any bed. It is also loved for its moisture-wicking benefits that prevent mites, bacteria, and mold from growing for a healthy sleep environment. Lyocell provides a medium level of warmth, making this option suitable for all four seasons. This is also a comforter you may use without a cover.