There is a general confusion about duvet and comforters. Duvet covers add to the problem. The simplest way of explaining the difference between them actually begins with knowing what a comforter is.

A Comforter is a large, fluffy, thick, slightly heavy, often quilted bedding that is used as a blanket. It overhangs on all sides of the bed, except on the head side. It is stuffed with down (natural or synthetic), or polyester fibers, to improve its ability to make the person feel warm, and comfortable. In contrast, a Duvet is a much thinner, lighter, and narrower version of it, though it too may have a similar filling. Duvets generally have a removable duvet cover, allowing one to change the cover and keep it hygienic, apart from being able to change the colors and look of the bed. They do offer warmth, to a lesser degree. Therefore, they are suitable for the period when winter is just stepping in or is nearing its end, when it is still cold, but not cold enough to be hiding under heavy comforters. Duvets are also lighter so those who are not comfortable using comforters might opt to use multiple duvets instead to remain warm. In mid winters, duvets are spread over the comforters. By doing this, warm air is trapped between the two, effectively adding an additional blanket that has no weight. In addition, the duvet then serves as something that prevents comforters from getting dirty.

a. These are multipurpose thin blankets that can prevent dirt on comforters, and become substitute blankets for guests or during mild winter temperatures. They can also be added over comforters for additional warmth and can be carried easily during vacations or camping or when visiting others. b. They are lighter so people who are uncomfortable with a lot of weight on them might prefer one or multiple duvets for remaining warm rather than comforters; c. They often have removable covers, which helps to keep them clean more easily. d. They can be used creatively to enhance the colors of the room in winter.

a. They offer limited heat, so they do not become full-fledged substitutes for blankets in severe winters.




I have a duvet right now for my bed and in my opinion, its just better than the comforter. The fact that the duvet is light yet comfy makes it a great option and as an added bonus it is extremely easy to clean. Plus my room tends to get hot after a while in the night even when its freezing so a comforter might be too hot
Posted by kingcool52 on 02-23-2018

I prefer Duvets

Blankets are usually made by composing mixed fabrics such as polyester, cotton and acrylic, among others. So they are easier to fold, store and wash. They are more practical and indicated mainly for those who need agility on a daily basis.

If you receive guests frequently, fight against dust and need to change bedding constantly, blankets are a good indication. Ah, remember: give preference to 100% acrylic blankets with antiallergic treatment.

The duvets are made of fine fabrics, often 100% cotton. Result? They give a touch of class to the decor of the room, but need more space to be stored and time to wash. And of course, they are also very comfortable

Posted by hermessantos on 02-23-2018

More convenient.

While comforters are typically the more aesthetically pleasing choice, I'm definitely more of a fan of duvets. Duvets are warm yet not overly fluffy which makes sleeping under them less of a hassle. Comforters tend to be super fluffy, so if you're trying to watch television or your laptop from bed, it can often be annoying trying to flatten it out so you can see. Not to mention I've had trouble washing comforters in the past, where the materials would bunch up inside and it would get lumpy. With duvets, you just wash the covers and presto, no problems.
Posted by Denis_P on 02-26-2018

The duvet.

Comforters seem kinda annoying, ironic considering the name, I don't really like having too much piece of cloth on top of me, so I'm gonna go with a duvet, tbh I don't like both of them too much, because they are a bit too huge, but at the same time I guess that can be comfortable.
Posted by manmad on 02-26-2018

I prefer this

I think it's a good solution for seasons where it's not cold enough, the fact that it's light is great, also, I love it's easy to wash and it can be changed regularly. In colder seasons it is very useful use duvets and comforters at the same time.
Posted by cubo on 03-18-2018

better for me

I like being under a blanket and still getting a bit more of the coldness outside it so I just choose this. With comforters I think you get too warm and while for some it might be the right amount of warmth I myself prefer sleeping in as cold of a climate as I can handle so this is a bit more suited for me since it does not block out the cold temperature completely.
Posted by Wubwub on 02-25-2018


I live in a tropical country were comforters arent really suitable. During cold nights a duvet will come in handy but a comforter would only make you sweat.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 02-25-2018

Easier to clean

I love my duvet because I can just take the cover off and wash it - it's so much easier to keep it clean than a comforter! Temperature wise, I also like the weight of a duvet more than a comforter as well.
Posted by amelia88 on 07-19-2018



Comforters are soft blankets for winter time, made from fabric that is initially stitched like a large mattress and then filled with polyester fibers, synthetic down, natural down, etc. This filling material is light and flexible. It is also resilient unlike cotton which over time tends to get compressed. But the most important property of this filling material is that it offers comfort and warmth in bed, without being in touch with the skin. Therefore, there can be no allergic reactions. The material also does not gather dust easily since it is completely covered by a fabric that is usually soft to touch as well, and may be stitched like a quilt to prevent the filling material from accumulating in some parts and forming lumps. Basically, comforters are voluminous and a tad heavy too, depending upon the filling material used in them. They can get dirty and cleaning them would naturally be expensive because you cannot stuff them in a household washing machine. Therefore, alternate ways to keep them hygienic and dust free become necessary. They can also prove to be too warm in early winters or late winters. They also need to be neatly stored when not being used and this means they do need a considerable amount of room on shelves or in wardrobes. Comforters are often stitched in materials that match the room’s décor because of their somewhat permanent availability in the room during winter.

a. They offer warmth during winters; b. They help to make the bed match with the room’s décor; c. The filling material is flexible and resilient. They do not form lumps on any side.

a. They are large and voluminous, so not easy to clean. They need an additional cover or duvet to keep them free from dust. b. They are difficult to store when not in use and difficult to take out as well; c. They are also quite heavy. d. They may be too warm for early winters, or late winters.




I prefer the comforters because as the word says... they're far more comfortable.

Being comfortable while laying in bed and falling asleep is a big must for me so I always try to make sure that I'm using those big, fluffy kind of comforters. It makes you feel like you are floating on a cloud! I love it.

Posted by Mehano on 02-23-2018

Comforters all the way

The name is, as the name implies, comforting so I really love comforters and find them to be the perfect alternative. I have a heavy weight one for the winter, and another one for summer that is lightweight. I love them.
Posted by kgord on 02-23-2018

Warm & Cozy

I'm not going to lie, there's nothing I enjoy more than simply lying down in bed during a cold winter, hide underneath my comforter and have a warm mug of hot chocolate nearby.

I understand they're not exactly useful outside of wintertime, but I enjoy them so much that I simply cannot vote for the alternative; I like the fluffy feeling and the warmth it provides, and actually it's part of what makes wintertime so special to me.

Posted by VintageRose on 02-24-2018

Comforters For Me

I personally prefer comforters. I am pretty cold-natured, so I like the way that comforters keep me warm during the harsh winter weather. I also like snuggling under these heavy blankets, and they remind me of the quilts which my grandmother used to make for us when I was growing up. I understand the cons listed for these types of bed coverings, but I think that the benefits of comforters far outweigh the cons. I grew accustomed to these growing up, and I think that they are the perfect winter item to have on a cold night as the snow is falling.
Posted by JoeMilford on 02-23-2018


Comforters are more comfortable because they offer more warmth and are like an added layer of pillow fluff all over your body.
Posted by treecko142 on 02-25-2018


I prefer comforters on the bed. I really love the way you can just change the cover on a duvet, thus reducing the amount of storage room needed if you want to change the look of your bed. No bulky quilts or comforters to put away. But the problem we always seem to have, is the duvet itself slides to the bottom of the cover. For some reason they don't have a way to keep them centered unless you want to use safety pins .
Posted by Rmarsh1984 on 02-23-2018
I have never used duvets but I use Comforters. Since I have not used duvets I don't know how it compares to Comforters. Based on my experience of using Comforters, I can say these are lightweight yet very warm. By the way I also use quilt.
Posted by vinaya on 02-23-2018
I like the two but I prefer comforter better it help keeps the body warm better one is sure of feeling comfy and cozy even in the crazier of weather. Winter cold will have less minimal on the body with comforter than duvets. Comforter seem more useful then duvets.
Posted by lovely on 02-23-2018
I don’t care about duvets because for me, the comforter is true to its name – it is the blanket that makes me comfortable during the cold weather. When we travel abroad, we always stay in a hotel and surely there is a comforter on the bed otherwise my impression of the hotel is not good. When I sleep, what I want to warmth but not heat so I can adjust the comforter to the desired position.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-25-2018
I will prefer the duvets since they are lighter and they are not as heavy as the comforters, since the place where i live is not has cold as that of Europe i will go for the duvet bed cover.
Posted by babyright on 02-25-2018
Unless on heat and very hot weather, my preference will always be the comforters for they are better for feeling warm during the rainy season when we need to cover the whole part of try body while sleeping. This is not to say that devets are not nice, but I don't think I'm going to take it during some period.
Posted by Barida on 02-26-2018
We have a comforter so I would say that a comforter is good during cold weather. It's nice and cozy to use during the cold months but it's heavy so it's a pain to do the laundry. Though it's a nice accessory in the bed but the downside is really cleaning it.
Posted by Scarlet on 02-26-2018
Duvet covers are washable, made from sheet quality material and provides a decorative color for what is usually a plain white duvet. It ensures that the duvet stays clean for longer as the duvet is usually too big to go in a domestic washing machine and (in Europe) we do not use a flat sheet between the body and the duvet, As I understand it, the comforter is decorative in itself and the decorative cover is not removable. The comforter is usually a lower tog rate than the duvet and will fit in a domestic washing machine. Also, if a flat sheet is used between the comforter and the body it will require less washing.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 02-27-2018
Some prefer using duvet because it's not too heavy, but I personally like using a comforter. I feel like comforters are just more comfortable and movable since I don't use a sheet under my blanket, duvets just aren't as snug.
Posted by cess_08 on 03-14-2018
Duvets feel better when used. They're not as heavy as comforters. I don't like the weight of comforters because it makes me feel uncomfortable. And the fact that it can get too hot at times. It's just not for me. I still use duvets.
Posted by Steve5 on 04-11-2018
gata montes
To be fair I’m not altogether sure that it is just a matter of confusion - particularly as the difference between the two where I am goes like this

A comforter is a lightweight quilt - generally only used either as a bedspread or when needing a touch of warmth towards the end of our very hot summers - whereas as duvets - which originated from the colder regions of Northern Europe where winters are harsh to say the least - are what we always put on our beds during the winter months - as they are the ideal solution for staying cozy and warm during our extremely cold winters where not only do the temperatures hover around the well below zero mark for months on end - but very few homes have central eating either!

Either way - as the level of warmth you get from a duvet very much depends on not just how it is constructed but the choice of filling too - therefore giving a choice of weights to cater for all seasons - I much prefer the latter.
Posted by gata montes on 04-15-2018
I think comforters are used only in cold countries and since I live in the Philippines we really don't use that here. Well some do, those who sleep with strong AC in their room. But for me I only use a thin blanket even with AC.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 09-24-2018
Honestly, I prefer to have both of them. Duvet and comforters are comfortable and I like their thickness too. Although Duvet is lighter than a comforter, I still want to use both of them for my bed. Both of them can give me warmth during cold days.
Posted by superlicca on 10-18-2018