It’s really awesome to slide under a soft and fluffy comforter when you go to bed at night.
But with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones are actually worth buying.
You want your comforter to be plush, cozy, durable, easy to clean and well-constructed.
The picks ahead are winners with rave reviews.
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Top Rated Comforters
Keetsa Frankenmuth Woolen Mill Wool Comforter
This hand-tied 100% organic comforter is perfect for every season. It keeps you warm and cool. No matter if you are sleeping in bitter cold or tropic heat, wool is a natural insulator that regulates body temperature.
Wool keeps you healthy because it is naturally hypo-allergenic and repels dust mites, mold, mildew, and wicks moisture.
The comforter is filled with cozy, pure, Climate Beneficial wool. The small pockets within the wool become the same temperature as your body and allow air to breathe.
It eliminates hot and cold spots that can cause restless sleep. As a result, you get the perfect night’s sleep.
This bedding is also good option for people who suffer from fibromyalgia and arthritis because wool distributes weight evenly.
Eddie Bauer 600 Fill Power Down Comforter
This medium warmth white down comforter is made from 300 thread count cotton and stuffed with 600 fill power down fill. It brings traditional elegance with a subtle damask stripe pattern.
It’s also quite fluffy and makes you feel like sleeping in a cloud. The fill is significant, fabric durable and down stays in place all night.
It’s hypoallergenic and machine washable. Available in queen (35 ounces of fill) and king (40 ounces of fill) sizes.
Over 500 positive reviews.
Hotel Grand White Siberian Down 500 Thread Count All-season Comforter
This oversized comforter is perfect for recreating the look and feel of a hotel bed. It features a 100% cotton damask stripe cover. It is stuffed with Siberian white 600 fill power down filling that delivers incredible softness and luxurious comfort.
It’s rated for all seasons. It’s light enough for summer days, yet warm enough for cold months.
Many people noticed that after months of regular use, not a single feather has leaked or is even threatening to leak.
Dry clean only. Available in 3 sizes: twin (23 ounces of fill), full/queen (30 ounces of fill) and king (36 ounces of fill).
Over 4,000 positive reviews.
True North by Sleep Philosophy White 300 Thread Count White Down Comforter
The white cotton cover will brighten your bedroom, and the sateen weave feels smooth and luxurious. This breathable comforter prevents stains, making sure it lasts for a long time.
It is made from 300 thread count 100% cotton sateen cover and 600 fill power 80% white down and 20% feather fill.
It also features baffle box construction, which provides 3D chamber to allow down to loft fuller, giving better warmth insulation,
It is machine washable, and is available in three dimensions: twin: 68 (30 ounces of fill), full/queen: (40 ounces of fill) and king (50 ounces of fill).
Downlite Colossal Oversized Down Alternative Comforter
If are using a big, thick mattress, you will need this colossal comforter. This comforter is designed for beds that are very high and need extra draping on the sides.
It is intended to be used year round to keep you comfy all night. It gives plenty of room so that when your partner rolls over, he/she doesn’t take your side of the comforter with him/her.
It is crafted of 300 thread count damask cotton and hypoallergenic, down-like alternative polyester. With 70-ounce fill.
With baffle box construction and with 4 duvet loops.
Commercial laundromat cleaning only.
Elegant Comfort Egyptian Cotton Down Alternative Double-filled Comforter
Thanks to 1200-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton, this comforter feels satin-soft to the touch. It has baffle-box construction and double-needle stitching to prevent bunching.
A double fill of down-like polyester fiber offers amazing plushness and insulation. Without off-odors or potential allergies.
You can unquestionably tell from the look and feel that this is a double-filled comforter.
It is rated as medium warmth in most climates. It’s hypoallergenic and machine washable.
Available in sizes twin/twin XL, full/queen and king/California king.
Soft Essentials Premium Ultra Soft Down Alternative Comforter
With baffle-box stitching, this hypoallergenic comforter creates a simple yet spectacular design, while keeping the lightweight filling from shifting.
A combed microfiber covering provides luxurious softness against your skin.
With modern and contemporary style, it is available in chocolate, grey, ivory, navy, sage, or white color. And 3 sizes: twin/twin XL, full/queen and king/California king.
Hotel Grand Naples Hungarian White Goose Down Comforter
It features a soft, plush 650 fill power and pleasant-feeling cotton outer. Designed with baffle box stitching for durability and gusseted side walls. This 700-thread-count comforter is antimicrobial and extra warm.
The piping is done just right and give it a great look.
The weight is ideal as well. You don’t feel as though it’s so heavy you can’t move, but you don’t feel like you’re laying under a light-weight blanket either.
Available in these dimensions: twin (35 ounces of fill), full/queen (50 ounces of fill) and king (55 ounces of fill).
Kathy Ireland White Goose Down And Feather Comforter
Featuring a 250-thread-count cotton cover, this comforter is very soft on the skin and good for all seasons. The end-to-end box construction keeps the fill (goose down and feathers) from shifting. This comforter is hypoallergenic and provides consistent warmth.
Available in twin (44 ounces of fill), full/queen (56 ounces of fill) and king (68 ounces of fill).
Silk-filled Damask Stripe Comforter
With 260-thread-count, this is featuring a fluffy quilted design. It is designed for all seasons and pairs well with most decors and color schemes. This comforter is made from 100-percent silk fabric for a luxurious feel.
If you never had a silk comforter, they aren’t puffy like down but flat so they drape very nicely on the bed. It is allergy free since silk is naturally dust mite resistant.
Silk also regulates body temperature so you don’t get too hot or cold.
Double-stitched edges with satin piping. Dry clean only.
Dimensions: twin (30 ounces of fill), full/queen (40 ounces of fill) and king (50 ounces of fill).
If you are interested in comforter sets, you can buy them here. You can shop by size (twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king), color (white, grey, blue, black, off-white, pink), style (modern and contemporary, bohemian and eclectic, nautical and coastal, floral, shabby chic, farmhouse) or price (under $50, under $80 and under $150).
Down Vs Down Alternative Comforters
Down or down alternative, which one is right for you?
What are the similarities and the differences between down and down alternative comforters?
What is the main difference?
It’s actually quite simple. It’s just in the fill.
With a down comforter you’re gonna have a down filling. It’s either going to come from ducks or from geese.
With that alternative, that fill is going to be not down, it’s going to be something alternative to that, like a synthetic material, such as polyester.
That is the main difference between these two types of comforters. But because of that, you’re going to find some other smaller differences.
I want to go into those, starting with warmth and breathability.
Down is going to be warmer than a down alternative fill. That’s because it expands more, it’s more of an insulating material. It’s actually gonna hold warmth better than what you get with a down alternative.
But at the same time, it’s going to be more breathable than a down alternative comforter. That’s because as it expands more, there is more room for airflow. So you get nice breathability and nice warmth.
With a down alternative though, it can be a little bit thicker, a little bit less breathable. So you can sleep hot with a down alternative comforter.
A big thing people are looking for in a comforter is fluff and loft. They’re imagining sleeping under a cloud.
If you’re thinking about that, you’re definitely want to go for a down comforter over a down alternative comforter. That is because down is going to expand more than the filling you’re gonna find in a down alternative comforter.
With polyester that you find in a down alternative, it’s not gonna fluff up quite so much, it’s not going to be quite that full fluffy feel overall.
With a down comforter however, that feel is going to expand quite a bit. If you find something with a high fill power, like over 550, up to like 700, even 800, it’s gonna have a very, very fluffy down comforter.
If you struggle with allergies, you may have a big issue sleeping under a down comforter because it can exacerbate your allergies.
That’s because down comforters are known for trapping allergens, like dust mites, pollen and other types of allergens. Sometimes underneath that you may get watery, you may get a stuffy nose.
But you may not have issues with a down alternative comforter.
That’s because down alternative comforters are going to be hypoallergenic, while most down comforters are not going to be hypoallergenic. So if you struggle with allergies, a down alternative comforter is usually going to be a better option.
As with all types of bedding, it’s important to figure out how you’re going to clean your down comforter or your down alternative comforter.
When it comes to cleaning, it’s definitely easier to clean a down alternative comforter. That’s because you can do it at home, you can put it into your washer and your dryer and do it very quickly.
With a down comforter, most the times you cannot wash that at home. You’re gonna have to take it to a laundromat or a dry cleaner.
I usually say, with a down comforter, you’re definitely gonna want to use a duvet cover. That’s because it makes it very easy to take the duvet cover off, wash just that, so if you make any messes, it’s just gonna be the duvet cover and not on the comforter itself.
When you’re shopping for a comforter, you definitely want to think about how long is that comforter going to last. Is it going to break down quickly or last for many years?
When speaking about durability, usually down comforters are going to be more durable than down alternative comforters. That’s because down fill is more resilient and more durable material than the fills you find in down alternative comforters.
While down comforters sometimes cost more than down alternative comforters, they are going to last a little bit longer.
I just said down comforters are usually going to cost more than down alternative comforters. But it’s not always the case. Some higher end down alternative comforters might cost more than a lower end down comforter. But in general, you’re going to be spending more money with a down comforter.
So which one of these types of comforters should you get?
Speaking of down comforters, they’re going to be a better option for those who like something fluffier, something more full. So if you like sleeping under a cloud, I would go for a down comforter.
Also speaking of warmth in general, a down comforter should be warmer than a down alternative comforter. But at the same time it’s more breathable.
If you want something warm and insulating that doesn’t make you overheat at night, I would go for a down comforter.
Last but not least, if you want something that’s going to last you for a good amount of time, I probably go for a down comforter.
Who should get a down alternative comforter?
First off, those with allergies are probably gonna prefer a down alternative comforter. It’s hyperallergenic and much less chance of causing and exacerbating your allergies.
If want to save some money up front, I would usually go with a down alternative comforter. They are usually gonna cost less than down comforters.
Comforter vs. Duvet
What is the difference between a duvet and a comforter?
Which one is more expensive and which one is easier to clean?
If you are having trouble telling the difference between a duvet and a comforter, you’re not alone. They have several important things in common.
They’re both very plush quilts that are typically filled with down, feathers or synthetic fiber.
Both comforters and duvets generally feature a sewn in pattern, designed to keep the fill evenly distributed throughout the quilt.
But there are some differences.
Duvets usually feature more fill power, which means they’re fluffier, have a little bit more of a poufy look. On the other hand, comforters have a little bit less fill power, meaning they’re a little less fluffy, but they’re also usually larger, which means they offer a little bit more hangover on the bed.
The key difference between a comforter and a duvet is that a comforter is one piece of bedding that you can use right out of the bag, but a duvet must go inside a duvet cover.
Now that you know the key difference between these two bedroom essentials, let’s dive deeper into the details so that you can decide which is the best option for you.
Let’s start with the comforters.
What I love about the comforter is its simplicity. It’s one piece of bedding that’s ready to go right out of the packaging. In most cases, comforters come in different colors and pretty designs. So even without a decorative cover, they’re decorative in their own right.
Comforters are top choice for people who like a layered look to their bed. Because they are a little less fluffy, they look great over a top sheet and under an additional blanket.
Comforters often come as a part of a matching bedding set. This is known as bedding in a bag ensembles. If you don’t like spending a lot of time coordinating pillowcases and sheets, comforters are a good option because they come with complete matching sets.
The main problem of the comforter is that it’s tougher to clean because it doesn’t have a protective outer layer that the duvet cover provides.
It is also much bigger than a duvet cover, so you are gonna wash it less often and spot clean as necessary.
When it comes to duvets, one of great things about them is that it’s very easy to switch up the style, because the duvet cover is removable. Anytime you want to change the look and feel of your bedroom, all you have to do is buy a new duvet cover.
Some people s who sleep with the duvet, stop using top sheet completely. This known as sleeping European style. The removal of sheets makes the bed making process a lot easier.
Having the removable duvet cover makes the duvet easier to wash. A protective outer layer keeps your duvet insert inside clean and protected from all the outside elements. When you want to wash your duvet cover, just remove it and throw it in the washing machine.
What are some problems with duvets?
Getting the duvet insert inside of the duvet cover can be challenging.
Most duvets have the sewn-in quilted pattern that’s keeping the fill evenly distributed within the duvet. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes duvets don’t have any of that sewn-in quilt and so the fill isn’t distributed evenly within the duvet.
Some duvet covers feature little clips that make sure that the insert stays put within the cover. That’s gonna keep it a little less cumbersome, make sure everything’s evenly distributed. But again, that’s not always the case.
In general, the whole process of getting the insert inside the duvet cover can be tough.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.