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What is a Duvet and Duvet Cover?

A duvet, pronounced "due-vay", is a down comforter; that is, a comforter filled with down.

A duvet, without a duvet cover

A duvet cover is the protective cover that slips over the down comforter, much like a pillow case on a pillow.

Duvet covers and matching/coordinating bed linens are available in a wide variety of color and design options.

A duvet cover, on a duvet
More Reading: The Well Dressed Bed, or How To Make Your Bed Like Nobody is Watching.

A Duvet is a Down Comforter. A Quality Duvet is Warm Fluffy Goodness

image of a fluffy goose down duvet
A Plumeria Bay® winter warmth duvet

A (quality) duvet is soft and fluffy, lightweight yet warm. A delight to sleep under, as cozy as you could ever wish. Your duvet is best used with a duvet cover, both to protect the comforter and to provide a design statement/accent. Of course, simple colors such as white or ivory is a classic design statement as well. No need to overwhelm yourself with choices - go with what you like. A quality (soft & lightweight) duvet cover also helps enhance the experience of sleeping with your duvet.

These days, a duvet is much more than a rough cloth bag filled with the inedible portions of last nights supper! Luxurious soft down proof fabrics, highly processed, super clean, de-dusted and sanitized white goose down and state of the art baffled box construction result's in a comforter that will stay fluffy and warm for many years to come.

Duvets are available in a wide range of down proof fabrics and construction styles such as Sewn Through, Channel and Baffled Box. Our down comforter buying guide is a good place to learn more about what makes a good quality down comforter and about Plumeria Bay® duvets in particular.

Duvet Covers, as mentioned above, are available in an almost infinite variety of colors and designs. You can shop among our favorite choices, along with coordinating sheets, pillow cases, shams and bed skirts, here. Learn more about all of the elements that make up a well dressed bed.

A Quilt, in it's most basic form, is a comforter that is usually filled with cotton or a synthetic batting such as Primaloft®, and sewn through from top to bottom. These bed covers have also become the medium for some amazingly beautiful and elaborate creations that can take the artist months and even years to complete.

Featuring designs that range from traditional to impressionistic to abstract to realistic and everything in between, often with intricate stitching and a wide array of fabric choices; the quilt as art is something to behold.

These priceless creations will often be found displayed as wall hangings and will never even see a bed:

image of quilts at the local county fair
Quilts, at the local County Fair

A rose by any other name...

No matter what you call your comforter: A duvet, continental quilt, doona, dyne, federbett, duvet insert or Mr. Fluffy, we think there's nothing quite like cuddling beneath a wonderful cloud of soft warm fluffy goodness, all protected, of course, by a duvet cover.

Also see: How To Use A Duvet Cover




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