Bed comforters are the center of attention

Since the first thing you notice when going into a bedroom is the comforter, then it only makes sense to get the nicest bed comforter that we can.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular bed comforters that are available these days: cotton….down….polyester…silk.

Cotton comforters are awesome. Cotton ‘breathes’ or lets moisture wick away from your skin. This way you sleep better and your bed stays warmer. Granted, these comforters are a bit lighter in weight than other comforters can be, so just throw an extra blanket on the bed and you’re good to go.

You’ll find them in all sorts of colors, prints and styles. My personal favorite comforter has a white background with multi-colored hearts on one side and polka dots on the other!

Not everyone’s taste, but I think it’s fun! It just goes to show how many different possibilities there are with comforters. These are also inexpensive and can just be machine washed. Pretty neat.

I also get a new look by slipping on a different comforter cover on it, so everything stays looking great.

Down comforters have traditionally been at the head of the class for warmth and luxury. You can pick these types of comforters from various weights, according to fill power, or how many ounces of down are actually in the comforter. The higher the number, the warmer the comforter will be. Dry clean them only by a pro. Not needed very often, maybe every 4-5 years with proper care and of course a quality duvet cover.

Fill power numbers:

close to 600 is good

close to 700 is better

700 or more is the best, with 800 or more being rare and very expensive.

Look for ‘baffle’ or words with ‘baffle box construction’ in the description. This means that your comforter will have an internal layer of fabric that holds the down in place inside the box design for maximum loft. It also keeps the down from shifting around and forming lumps.

If the comforter doesn’t say baffle box or baffle, then chances are that it is ‘sewn through,’ which is more economical, but also not as well made. The down may shift, and your comforter may lose loft, meaning the down will over time not stand up like it did at first, meaning the down will lose insulation and not be as warm and comfy.

Polyester and the cotton blend comforters are incredibly popular! They are economical, warm and lightweight, and come in a huge array of prints colors and designs that will match or compliment any bedroom decor. They’re popular for kids, teens and adults because they are durable, tough, and can really decorate any bedroom with flair! Some are even reversible for added extra value. Just flip them over for a brand new, fresh look!

These comforters are usually machine washable too, which is a better option for some people. They can’t be used by some people that have severe allergies though, and they’ll get stuffy sometimes because they don’t allow the body to breathe like the more natural fabrics will.

Then you have silk comforters, which have come into their own as an alternative to down. They used to be reserved as luxury bedding for the wealthy ruling class in Asia, but now these comforters can be in anyone’s bedroom! The best types of silk comforters are made with grade-A mulberry silk floss and are available in all your standard bed sizes.

They are very lightweight, are allergy-free and are even warmer than medium weight down comforters according to people that use and love them. Normally they’ll come in white or off-white, so you’ll need a comforter cover for these. They will also need to be professionally dry-cleaned to keep them clean and comfortable.