Duvet and Comforter: The Differences

So many people do not know the difference between a comforter and a duvet that they get confused when buying their bedding's. So, we don’t want you to buy a duvet when what you need is a comforter and vice versa. That’s why we are sharing this post with you.


A comforter is thick and fluffy and serves as the top blanket on the bed. You can use sheets or extra thin blankets under them. They are filled with synthetic fiber materials like cotton blends or polyester. They are usually stitched or quilted in some pattern to make the material secure and evenly distributed.

Comforters usually come with bedding sets or bed-in-a-bag sets. This means they are to be used as a final piece and not to be covered with anything. This makes decorating your bed very simple.


A duvet is softer and flatter than a comforter. It is usually filled with synthetic or downs like wool or feather. Duvets are not quilted or stitched. Duvets are meant to be a type of insert and they are sold separately from other duvet covers and coverlets. A duvet is a soft, flatter version of a comforter that is usually filled with synthetic fibers or down such as feather or wool. Unlike a comforter, they’re not supposed to be quilted or stitched.

You don’t have to add sheets and blankets with duvet because they are already warm enough.

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Comforter and Duvet: The Similarity

Both bedding accessories serve as the main fluffy, thick blanket on your bed.

Comforter and Duvet: The differences

While a comforter should be used as it is, a duvet should be used with a duvet cover, top quilt, or a coverlet. A duvet keeps you warmer, as well, because you don’t need additional sheets or blankets. However, you can add them if you want.