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.
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
Twin XL - 39" wide x 80" long
Double or Full beds - 54" wide x 75" long
Queen - 60" wide x 80" long
King - 76" wide x 80" long
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 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.
Down comforters are filled with natural down feathers. A cozy down comforter will provide exception warms and comfort compared to most other fill types. However down alternatives maybe more suitable if you suffer from allergies.
When purchasing a down comforter you should look at the fill power and fill weight. The fill power describes the quality of the fill; higher fill power means better insulation and breathability. The fill weight is the amount of actual filling that goes into the bedding. The higher the fill weight, the warmer the comforter; a high fill power means less fill weight is required to keep you warm.
A comforter set is one option that you may want to consider. This package typically comes with various matching items including a bed skirt, comforter, pillow shams, accent pillows, and neck rolls. Many opt for a set as it can lower price and add a cohesive element to a room. You will find sets in various sizes including twin, queen and king. It is also possible to find a set with only 3 pieces or one with as many as 16.
Our website can help you from the beginning stages of planning all the way through selecting, using, and caring for your bedding. We feature advice on choosing the correct size as well as planning your color scheme and theme. If you're looking for name brands, we feature the latest and most popular lines from the leading designers.
Caring for your bedding is another of our featured areas. Saving money is always important, especially these days, so we tell you how to care for your purchases to prolong the lives of those beautiful comforters.
So start looking for your perfect bedding and get ready to have a great night's sleep. Pleasant dreams!