What is the difference between a Duvet Cover and a Comforter Cover?

Posted: Jul 07 2011

One of the most popular questions among many Americans today is "What is a Duvet Cover?" and "What is the Difference between a Duvet Cover and a Comforter Cover?" Actually, a duvet cover and comforter cover are the same thing. The words are interchangeable and are used within the same context by different areas of the world. In the United States a Duvet Cover is basically a large pillowcase to cover your current comforter, down comforter, or heavy quilt. It can be used for decorating purposes, comfort and ease of use, or for a more softer feel on the body.

Generally, at the end of a season, many people like to change out their bedding just as they like to change out their wardrobe. Whether it is for decorating and color schemes or to put away a heavy comforter and move to a lightweight quilt for spring, a duvet cover is a perfect choice because it is convenient, easy to use, machine washable, and easy to store. A Duvet cover will either have a side with button closure or zipper closure to keep the comforter inside the duvet. Most of the higher end duvet covers will have strings attached at the corners so you can tie them to your current quilt or comforter to keep your bedding straight inside the duvet cover. Some companies call it a duvet cover and some call it a comforter cover, but in all essence the product is still the same thing.

When buying a duvet cover make sure to measure your current comforter or quilt, because you want to have plenty of room to cover your current bedding with a little overhang especially if the material is 100% Cotton in case it shrinks some in the washing machine. Some people will buy a size larger for extra length and comfort for example if they have a pillowtop queen bed with a large comforter (average size of a queen is 96 x 96), then they will buy a king size duvet cover to overlap and cover the sides of the pillowtop mattress.

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