When the temperature drops, there is nothing like having a good comforter that will keep you warm and comfortable. However, you will want to make sure that you are buying the right size, weight and fill to gain the most value for your money. The comforter must provide the right warmth level that is suitable to your sleeping style.
Choosing a comforter based on fill material
One of the most ideal filling materials is sheep wool because of its warmth. Wool wicks moisture away to prevent the body from overheating during the colder months. However, wool-filled comforters are quite heavy and cannot be machine-washed.
Down filling is a high-quality natural goose product that is warmer than wool, breathable and fluffier. Down-filled comforters are a good choice for people who are allergic to wool. However, down-filled comforters are usually more expensive and not machine washable.
Mulberry silk-filled comforters are considered more luxurious than other alternatives. Silk has natural long fibres that are breathable, moisture wicking and antibacterial. However, silk is not resistant to stains making it hard to clean.
Synthetic fillings are also considered as high-quality filling but less expensive than natural materials. They are washable, breathable, lightweight and resilient and can be used in all weather conditions. It is comfortable enough to be used in summer and can provide the necessary warmth during winter.
However, it is not only the filling material that must be considered but the fill power or the amount of space that the fill takes up. The higher the fill power the more warmth the comforter can provide. A fill power of about 600 or higher will keep you warm and toasty without the heavy feeling.
How is the comforter constructed?
The way that the comforter has been constructed will determine how long it will last. Down-filled comforters are constructed in two ways – baffle box and sewn-through box. In the baffle box construction, stitching used to create the pockets for the down is separated from the internal fabric walls of the comforter for a smoother look. Sewn-through box construction means that stitching goes through the top and bottom layers of fabric to create a puffy, pillow-like look.
How will you wash the comforter?
Read the care instructions carefully. Before you buy the comforter, you must know whether it can be machine-washed or dry cleaned. When the label indicates that the comforter can be machine-washed, it can be cleaned in a front-loaded washing machine on gentle cycle. This will ensure a good deep cleaning.
White comforters are very popular but there are also premium comforters in different colours, designs and patterns. If your purpose is to refresh the look of the bedroom, opt for a solid-coloured or patterned duvet cover that will protect the comforter from wear and tear.
Meanwhile, there are cool comforters that are custom-made and personalized to make it unique for you and only you. They are available in different colours, designs and patterns that could upgrade the bedroom’s ambiance. The colours and text on each available design can be altered without any extra cost.