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    Default futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    In Korea, nowadays they sleep on the bed a lot, but some people still sleep on the floor on futon or whatever you call.
    So what do you call the thing on which you lie and sleep? Do you call it futon? I don't think you use it a lot as you don't sleep on the floor. Do you only call it bedding?
    For something to cover yourself, do you call it quilt, comforter, duvet? Which is most widely used?

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Futon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I sleep on a bed. People with limited living space may have a futon, since it can be used in two modes (couch by day, bed by night).

    You cover yourself with a blanket or a comforter.

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Futon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I sleep on a bed. People with limited living space may have a futon, since it can be used in two modes (couch by day, bed by night).

    You cover yourself with a blanket or a comforter.
    Thank you, I think futon is something you use on the floor in a limited space, but blanket seems a thick material used in winter made of wool, but do you also call a thin one you find at hotel blanket or comforter? There's only thin one. What do you call it?
    And how do you normally say when you organize bed stuff after sleeping? Do you say "make the bed" after sleeping and "lay or spread the bedding" right before sleeping?

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Blanket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Blankets can come in many forms. To me a blanket is thinner than a comforter, but I live in an area that features cold winters and a "comforter" to me is thick and quilted.

    You "make the bed" by organizing the sheets, blanket, pillows, etc. for a neat appearance. Whether it is before or after sleeping.

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post

    You cover yourself with a blanket or a comforter.
    Or a quilt, or a duvet... I personally use a quilt when it's warmer and a duvet in winter.

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Thank you, I think futon is something you use on the floor in a limited space, but blanket seems a thick material used in winter made of wool, but do you also call a thin one you find at hotel blanket or comforter? There's only thin one. What do you call it?
    And how do you normally say when you organize bed stuff after sleeping? Do you say "make the bed" after sleeping and "lay or spread the bedding" right before sleeping?

    In the West or at least North America a futon is a little different than your description. The Wikipedia link shows a Western style futon.

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Or a quilt, or a duvet... I personally use a quilt when it's warmer and a duvet in winter.
    Thank you, but what's the difference between bed cover and bed sheets?
    Do you say bedclothes for blanket, quilt or something? Which is the most common term among blanket, quilt, duvet, comforter or bedclothes?

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Thank you, but what's the difference between bed cover and bed sheets?
    Do you say bedclothes for blanket, quilt or something? Which is the most common term among blanket, quilt, duvet, comforter or bedclothes?
    A bed cover covers the bed. It can be a separate decorative cover or it could be the actual blanket you sleep under that's used to cover the bed during the day.



    All the stuff that goes on the bed is called bedding.

    If you scroll down on this page it has some terminology that's used to describe bedding:
    Bedding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The sheets and pillow/duvet covers are also called bed linen or bedclothes. But I've never actually heard anyone use bedclothes.

    To me blanket, duvet, and quilt are all different things. I think comforter is what Americans call a duvet.

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Thank you, but what's the difference between bed cover and bed sheets?
    Do you say bedclothes for blanket, quilt or something? Which is the most common term among blanket, quilt, duvet, comforter or bedclothes?
    As you have seen on the replies here, the words used will vary regionally. For example, "duvet" is not a word I would ever use.

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    Default Re: futon? quilt, comforter, duvet?

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Or a quilt, or a duvet... I personally use a quilt when it's warmer and a duvet in winter.
    Also, in more traditional houses, an 'eiderdown'.

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