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Duvet vs Comforter

Setting up effective washing schedules for your Airbnb cleaning service is crucial to maintaining the cleanliness and quality of your bedding. Here's a suggested washing schedule for each item.

1. Duvet:

Frequency: Every 2-3 months, or more often if visibly soiled. Reminder: Set a quarterly reminder to inspect the duvets for cleanliness and schedule washing as needed.

2. Comforter:

Frequency: Every 2-3 months, or more often if visibly soiled. Reminder: Set a quarterly reminder to inspect the comforters for cleanliness and schedule washing as needed.

3. Blankets:

Frequency: Monthly, or more often if visibly soiled. Reminder: Set a monthly reminder to inspect the blankets for cleanliness and schedule washing as needed.



duvet vs duvet coverWhat is a duvet?

A duvet is a comforter that goes inside of a duvet cover and is typically filled with down but can be filled with synthetic materials that also offer excellent insulation. Due to their down or synthetic filling, duvet comforters tend to be lighter and fluffier than their traditional comforter counterparts.

Since they are so well insulated, duvet comforters can be very warm – people frequently have summer and winter duvet comforters so that they don’t sweat all night in the summer. Duvet comforters tend to be light colors, like white or beige, since they go in a duvet cover – this prevents a darker color from showing through on a duvet comforter.

While this seems simple there can actually be a bit of confusion about what a duvet is. Duvet actually translates to “down” from French though in the United States, “duvet” and “duvet comforter” are used synonymously.

What is a duvet cover?

A duvet cover is a protective layer that goes over your duvet (also called a duvet comforter) in order to protect the down comforter from body oils and dirt as well as add decorative accents to your bedroom. Basically a duvet is a really big pillowcase for your down comforter.

Duvet covers are great for people who like updating their decor and accents frequently as it is easy and relatively inexpensive to change your duvet covers out. All you have to do is pull off the old duvet cover and throw on a new one and you can give your bedroom a fresh new feel.

Another advantage of the duvet compared to a comforter is that they are designed to be used without a top sheet. If you’re not the type of person who likes to spend time making your bed, a duvet is a great choice. Since you don’t need a top sheet, making your bad with a duvet cover is a faster process.

Fun fact, making your bed without a topsheet is also known as “European Style”

When you are buying a duvet cover, one convenient consideration is whether the duvet cover has interior ties. These are ties in the corners of the duvet cover that can be used to hold the duvet comforter in place so it doesn’t move within the cover.


Duvet vs Comforter

What is a comforter?

Comforters are more common than duvets in the United States. As such, you can usually find a wider range of colors, styles, and patterns on comforters. Unlike a duvet, a comforter does not have a removable cover. Rather a comforter has two thicker, quilt like, layers encompassing the bedding insulation – typically this is down or synthetic. Often, comforters are quilted or sewn through in order to keep the insulation in place.

Since the outer layers are thicker than a duvet cover, they tend to press the air out of the insulation, making it not as fluffy as a down comforter. Given this thinner starting point, some people think that the comforter “goes flat” faster than a duvet.

Many people prefer comforters because you don’t need a separate cover for them as you do with a duvet. Once you have your comforter, you’re good to go. Additionally, you can often find comforters in bedding sets which feature comforters, sheets, pillowcases and shams – making it easy to have a stylish bed with minimal effort.

Comforters are used with top sheets and can be used with other quilts and blankets which is great for creating a layered look on your bed.

As there are so many options for comforters they tend to be a popular choice for kids beds and for cost conscious shoppers.

What is a comforter cover?

There’s no such thing as a comforter cover! Comforters are “all in one” and have their covers built in so you don’t need an additional cover. If you want to update the style of your comforter, you can try to put a duvet cover over your comforter. If you do this, be careful and pay attention to your dimensions! Duvets and duvet covers tend to be smaller than comforters so make sure your comforter and the duvet cover you are looking at fit well together.