Is a duvet more comforting than the comforter itself? Will it be more logical to call a duvet a comforter? Interesting questions, right? Well, I’m not going to answer that anyway. The point is, there are many questions around the existence of these two form factors of bed accessories. Including funny ones like the ones I mentioned in the beginning. It is not common for a mattress in Dubai to have accessories like a duvet or a comforter with it. So, it is important to have a discussion on it before buying one.
So, today, let me try to settle some major and not so funny questions and confusions related to duvet and comforters. The confusions start from their definitions themselves. Thanks to each bed company who used it interchangeably according to their convenience. They or their advertisers are the one who first created this confusion.
Clarity in Definitions
First of all, a duvet, as the word indicates, comes with two components. A cover and a fill. The fill will have evenly distributed quilts inside. And most of the duvet fills will be of sewn-through model. Yeah, just like a comforter. That is the reason for the confusion in the definition. So, with this let me tell you about the prevailing usages.
- Comforter: This is a ready-to-use out-of-the-box item. Comforter is a uniformly quilted mattress spread which is sewn-through.
- Duvet cover: No confusion at all. The outer cover that comes as a part of a duvet set.
- Duvet fill: This is the inner detachable part of a duvet set which is uniformly quilted. Comes usually in single color. The fill is also called a duvet by some people as the outer part is called a ‘duvet’ cover. Yeah, it feels sensible but not okay. Fill is the right way.
- Duvet: This is not just the fill alone. Duvet is the cover and fill together. The set in total.
Knowing Similarities and Differences
On comparing duvets and comforters we can find some similarities as well as differences.
The similarities are:
- uniformly distributed quilts
- the plush comforting feel
- similar fillings like downs, feathers and fibers
- sewn-through design in most cases
There are even more similarities but not major ones. Well, his similarities don’t make them the same. Because there are even more differences.
The differences are:
- Duvets are generally more plushy
- Comforters are generally larger
- Some duvets are not sewn-through
- Duvet tend to be warmer
- Duvet gives the bed set cleaner look
- Comforter has a layered look.
Just like the similarities, there are even more differences but not major ones.
When we compare a duvet and comforter, we cannot blindly say one of them is best. For that we need to consider different features separately. Comfort level to some special features, there are different factors to consider. And don’t worry, we will announce a clear winner.
In most cases duvets provide you more comfort. The relatively fluffy and warmer nature gives them the upper hand in this category. However, if you prefer not to have too much coziness, then a comforter is a good choice. Wait! We will finish the other categories and decide. Also, some duvets have a problem of the fill rolling up inside making the surface uneven. It is not a very common issue, still you may consider.
Ease of use
Comforter takes this category. Using duvet is not as easy as a comforter. Comforter comes in a single piece not hassle of fitting in or leveling the fill. Just open the box and rush to the bed.
Ease of clean
As mentioned before, a comforter comes generally in a larger dimension than a duvet. Not just that, the luxury to wash the cover frequently and keep the quilted fill fresh for longer periods is not there with a comforter. Washing it on your own can also be a big mess. Duvet takes the lead here.
Look and Feel
It is a difficult one to choose. But the world is moving to customizability. So, being more customizable with easy change in looks by just changing the cover, duvet takes the lead here.
Yeah! This one. This can be a bit confusing. No. I am not making it confusing, the brands are. I always love to give a clear verdict. Anyway, generally duvets tend to be costlier than comforters. This is due to their two piece design. However, you can find some brands with higher price on comforters with similar dimensions. This has more to do with the quilt material. They fill in the most premium quilts in their comforters making some of the comforter prices higher than that of duvets. Restonic, one of the top producers of accessories for a mattress in Dubai, is one among them.
For comforters, there is not much scope for special features except for the color, design or the sewn-through patterns. On the other hand, duvets have more special features like multiple covers, covers with fill locks which prevent the issue of fill rolling up inside the cover.
Making the selection of good mattress in Dubai
In each country the options available for selection are different. You may consider any shop that sells accessories for a mattress in Dubai. With the considered factors, duvet emerges as a clear winner. You may also consider the level of each factor to select the best suited one for you. Because, your preference may not always be the maximum of the parameters. If you consider the shop selling accessories for a mattress in Dubai also the result would be the same.
While making the selection the brand is also important. If you visit the websites of manufacturers of bed and mattress in UAE you can find mattress accessories like duvet and comforter with their complete specifications. This helps you to make the selection wisely.
Choose wisely. Have a great sleep in the nights to come.