Your Guide to Bed Coverings: Duvets and Coverlets

How you choose to dress your bed is personal preference, but remember, the top layer is always the piece that makes the biggest statement about your personal style.
Your coverlet and duvet cover is the piece that adds texture to a bed, creating an all-weather weight to your bedding ensemble. Just like your favorite set of pearls or the perfect cufflinks, the top layer ties it all together.

But first things first, you may be wondering what’s the difference between a duvet and a coverlet anyways? And do you need one or both? Let us help you crack the code and master the art of top of bed.

Duvet Sets

For a smooth, sheet-like top layer, you can’t go wrong with a duvet set. The duvet set consists of a comforter and a duvet cover. Your duvet set can be layered over a quilt or blanket, folded at the foot of the bed or pulled all the way up, as an extra layer of warmth.


The duvet itself is often referred to as a comforter. It’s the plush inner layer of the set and can come in various weights for warmth and insulation. Duvets are typically made of a down, cotton, wool, silk or synthetic material and do not need to be laundered as often as other bedding layers since it is protected by the outer duvet cover. When shopping for your duvet, we recommend that you (i) find one with corner loops that let you affix it to your duvet cover and (ii) make sure the size of the duvet perfectly matches your duvet cover to avoid it being too small or too large.

Duvet Cover

As the most visible element of the duvet set, the duvet cover elevates and embellishes your bedding. The duvet cover is an envelope-like case that protects your duvet and can be easily removed for laundering. A duvet cover is often made of smooth sheeting material and is constructed with an opening at one end to insert the duvet. Our duvets are designed with your choice of button or zipper closure, and include four corner ties to affix to your duvet. We also offer a wide variety of Egyptian cotton, Italian linen, and decorative jacquard fabrics for that perfect balance of style and comfort.


As a single-layer bed covering, the coverlet is a nice, lightweight alternative to heavier duvets in hot summer months. Styling with a coverlet can be an easy way to add subtle texture without introducing another color to your bedroom’s palette. At Home Treasures, the texture options of our coverlets vary from artfully sophisticated jacquards to casually relaxed cotton piqués to boldly patterned quilting. When styled on the bed, the coverlet should hang down past the box spring and can either be tucked in or left to drape down.

Atwood Collection

Provenza Collection

Gaia Collection

At Home Treasures, the Coverlet holds a special place in our hearts. Our lightweight luxury quilted coverlets have been part of the Home Treasures story since our founding. Their versatility in weight, color, pattern and finishes allow them to be a bold standalone bed covering or a textured complement to a smooth duvet set. Every quilted coverlet is made on demand to your exact specifications so we invite you to design one that’s perfect for your aesthetic: choose from our hundreds of colors of sateens, percales, linens and modals and select your favorite quilting pattern from our library of 50+ designs.

Home Treasures Linen Bedding

Exceptionally crafted in the USA using the highest quality, Egyptian cotton, Italian fabrics, and our unique quilting technology, our customized quilts are available in a variety of designs, colors and patterns for a beautifully bespoke look that perfectly fits your individual style.

While feel and durability are key to your comfort, the design and finish of your bedding shouldn’t take a backseat. We consider self-expression daily in our appearance, hobbies, and career choices. Your bedroom should be an extension of that personalization. With a myriad of choices, we provide you the opportunity to create a space you daydream to return to each day. And don’t forget, if you want to design something of your own, we’d be happy to customize something just for you and your preferences!