Comforters Guide

 

Comforters are one of the most popular beddings items on the market today. They add color, pattern, and interest to a room as well as providing a layer of insulating warmth. View a large variety of comforters at the above retailers.

 

All comforters are not created equally, to help you here are some things you should consider before buying a comforter for your bed.

Size

 

Measure your bed before you buy a comforter if you are unsure of its size. Below is a guide of the typical bed sizes:

 

Twin or Single - 39" wide x 75" long

Double or Full beds - 54" wide x 75" long

Queen - 60" wide x 80" long

King - 76" wide x 80" long

 

Filling

 

Comforters are generally filled with layers of polyester batting. The "loft" of the filling will determine the “fluffiness” and physical size of the comforter as well as the insulating ability.

 

Stitching patterns or quilting helps secure the filling inside the comforter and helps it stay evenly distributed.

Thread Count


Thread count refers to the number of threads per inch used to weave the fabric covering of a comforter. More expensive fabrics have a higher thread count (over 250) while cheaper muslins have a low thread count (in the 100's or low 200's). Higher thread counts mean that the fabric will be softer, more luxurious to the touch, and will often last longer.

 

Versatility and Design


Your comforter should not only be functional, it should be beautiful. They come in colors and designs to please every taste.

 

Some comforters are made with contrasting fabrics on each side. Use this feature to get a summer and a winter look for your bed by just reversing the comforter.