As we know, both coverlets and duvets can be used to accommodate a various size of beds including standard twin, queen and king size mattresses. However, do you know the difference between a coverlet and duvet? The following table briefly describes the 2 products.
|Made of a decorative exterior layer quilted or sewn around batting or other insulation||Coverlets stay smoother and flatter on the bed|
|Made of feathers or other material enclosed in a plain white or cream casing and often inserted into a decorative duvet cover before use.|
Many decorators like placing the coverlet over the entire bed and folding the duvet in half or in thirds at the foot of the bed, thus they can use a coordinating a coverlet and duvet cover as part of their bedding design.
Many people confuse coverlets and duvets with bedspreads together.
A bedspread, a third distinct type of bed covering, is constructed in the same manner as a coverlet. However, bedspread will extend to the floor at the sides and foot of the bed.
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