When it comes to bedding, there are a variety of options available to suit different preferences and needs. Two common options are comforters and duvet inserts, but what is the difference between the two, and why would you choose one over the other?

A comforter is a type of bedding that is typically made from layers of synthetic fibers, down feathers, or a combination of both. Comforters are designed to be used on their own and are typically machine washable. They come in a variety of styles and weights, making them a versatile option for different seasons and sleeping preferences.

This Temperloft Comforter is a mix of down & down alternative helping regulate temperature in all seasons: 


Temperloft® Down/Down Alternative Comforter - Featured at Many Hotels


On the other hand, a duvet insert is designed to be used with a duvet cover. A duvet insert is usually made of down feathers, synthetic fibers, or a combination of both, and is placed inside a duvet cover, which can be easily removed and washed. This allows for greater flexibility in terms of changing the look of your bedding, as duvet covers come in a range of colors and designs. Additionally, a duvet insert can be easily swapped out for a lighter or heavier weight insert depending on the season or personal preference.

This Pillow Factory duvet insert is filled with white duck down, that will keep you warm when it’s cold but also will act cooling as temperatures rise. https://pillows.com/collections/comforters_and_duvet_inserts/products/encompass-duck-down-duvet

Looking for a gorgeous duvet cover? Try our Pillowtex Copper Infused Bamboo Duvet Cover!

So why would you choose one over the other? If you prefer a simpler bedding option that can be easily cleaned and doesn't require a separate cover, a comforter may be the way to go. However, if you enjoy switching up the look of your bedding frequently, prefer washing your blanket with ease, or want the option to switch out the insert for a different weight, a duvet insert may be a better fit for you. If you live somewhere with a smaller washer dryer or paid laundry, duvet covers will be much easier and timely to wash. Ultimately, the choice between a comforter and duvet insert will depend on your personal preferences and needs.