What’s the Difference?
Working with so many people, this is a question I often hear. It’s not the fact that they both serve the same purpose which is to cover the bed, but it’s about their makeup, durability and your preference.
Comforters are two pieces of fabric with the fill sandwiched between them. That fill is not removable. This causes you to wash them and that leads to premature wear of the fill, resulting in the purchase of a new one much sooner than expected.
Duvets are two pieces of fabric with the fill inserted between them. That fill, unlike the comforter, is removable. This allows you to remove the fill or insert and take the outer shell – or duvet cover – to launder, extending the life of the duvet itself which, in turn, saves money.
Comforters and Duvets have similar thickness. They can also have the same edge style – scalloped, flanged, ruffled, box-pleated, knife-edge or welted. Both can also be custom-designed and made. The only difference is one can have the inside removed , one cannot. The Duvet requires a snap-in feature to secure the insert. Most ready-made duvet covers have ties to hold the insert in place.
Most people find it daunting to attach the insert to the duvet cover.
Consider the fact that you will have to re-attach the insert through snap ties every time you launder the duvet cover. Some are opposed to this while others are not. It is purely preference – based on what you are willing to live with. There is not right or wrong, only what you want when it comes to custom design.
Always remember your options whether you are a designer trying to explain this to a client or you are a consumer pondering their actual differences. It’s good to be informed.
Here is an image of a custom Duvet with 1/4 inch piping on the edge. The insert is already inside.
This is what it looked like in place:
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