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Why You Need A Duvet Instead Of A Comforter

Crisp White Duvet Cover

I was always a comforter kind of gal.

I loved all the colors and patterns and affordability comforters provide.

But as the mother of a young child and two to three black pets at a time, I went through more than my fair share of them.

Sure, they can be washed.

If you have an industrial sized washer and dryer.

I do not.

So I decided to branch out and try something new.

A duvet.

And y’all, I’ll tell ya, I’m disappointed that I hadn’t tried it sooner.

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So in an effort to persuade you to try a duvet, too, I want to share five reasons why they’re better than a plain Jane comforter.

Yeah, I said it. They’re better.

Reason Number One:

They can be washed easily.

You can throw any size duvet, even a king size, into a regular ol’ washing machine.

No trips to the laundromat while waiting in an uncomfortable chair avoiding eye contact with the man who meticulously folds his underwear.

I probably don’t even need to mention any more reasons than that.

Done deal, right?

But let’s add in four more just for fun.

Soft crisp white sheets

Reason Number Two:

They store easily, making it possible to own multiple colors and patterns.

Want a summer, spring, fall, and winter style?

Try finding storage for four different comforters for each bedroom in the house.

Not. Gonna. Work.

Finding storage for four different duvet covers for each bedroom in the house?

Totally doable.

All you need is a small linen closet or extra drawer in your dresser.

You can find duvet cover sets on clearance at end-of-season sales for less than $30, so they’re perfect for budget shopping and low-cost seasonal decorating.

Classic white sheets and duvet cover

Reason Number Three:

They’re so incredibly soft!

Ladies, you know that feeling of freshly shaved legs on super soft sheets?

It’s the best, right?

Duvet covers are that kind of soft.

A good quality duvet set is made like high thread count linens.

It basically feels like a big thick pile of sheets layered on top of you.

And that’s definitely a winner in my book.

My personal favorite in the ultimate cozy factor? Linens and Hutch.

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Reason Number Four:

Duvet inserts come in various thicknesses and materials.

You can opt in for the pricier feather-filled duvets if you choose, but in all honesty, the down-alternatives are just as good.

And hypoallergenic. Double win.

They also come in three weights.

Light Weight, Medium Weight, and Heavy Weight.

Light weights are great for spring and summer, while medium to heavy weights are better for winter.

If you’re usually hot at night, or if you keep your house the same temperature all the time, you can go with a light weight year round like we do.

Duvet covers are perfect for pet owners

Reason Number Five:

They’re a life saver for pet owners.

Our two cats insist on sleeping in our bed with us, despite the thirteen other pet-specific beds throughout our house.

Rose sleeps leaned up against our legs like a floppy sack of potatoes, and Anakin sleeps with his head on my pillow and arm cradled around my head.

(He’s a snuggler.)

So with two black cats lumped up on the bed 15+ hours a day, our linens accumulate a lot of fur.

Two days after washing, there are a couple of big round fur circles on our crisp white bedding.

Gross, right?

Especially for someone allergic to cats.

(I know, I know, allergic to cats and own two of them…I recognize the insanity.)

But the ability to pop these babies in the washer (the linens, not the cats) and dryer to defur them is such an asset.

The old comforter just got vacuumed regularly, which didn’t really do much of anything to be honest.

Linens & Hutch

white duvet cover and sheets

So what do you say?

Ready to ditch that comforter once and for all?

You definitely should be.

Trust me, you’ll never go back.

And just before I send you off into the land of duvet internet shopping, I have to throw out a recommendation for my personal pick when it comes to bed linens.

Linens and Hutch is a new company I found on Instagram and I’m absolutely smitten with their products.

They’re softer than any sheets and duvet covers I’ve ever owned.

I truly won’t ever own anything else.

And they offer sets including four pillow cases instead of two, perfect for the crazy allergy-prone cat lady who has to change her pillow case nightly so her sweet little baby can cuddle with her head.

Ugh. I’m such a sucker.

Related Post: Give Your Bedroom A Spring Refresh

Linens & Hutch

Do you use a duvet instead of a comforter?

Are you considering trying one?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

**This post was written in collaboration with Linens and Hutch. I was compensated to try their product, but all opinions are my own. I only promote products I love, and this one definitely earns my stamp of approval. This post contains affiliate links and by shopping from them, I earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. This helps keep In The New House Designs website up and running. Thank you for supporting my site! To read more about affiliate links on this site, visit my Disclosures page.


  1. Great tips ! I am a huge fan of duvet covers for all of the reasons you’ve listed here. I like the variety that they offer.

  2. I looooooove my duvet! I have it all year round, even in the summer as it doesn’t get too hot. I had no idea that I could wash it myself though! I’ve been paying so much to dry clean it all this time. Mind blown. Thank you!

    • Lela Burris

      If it’s a feather filled duvet, you should stick with your dry cleaner, but if it’s a down-alternative, you can definitely wash it. Just pop in some tennis balls in the dryer to keep the fill from bunching. 🙂

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