Add a layer of warmth, style and plush comfort to one of the most important rooms in your home with a cozy bed comforter. Comforters not only provide softness and warmth but can also add a pop of color to a neutral bedroom or complement already existing hues and patterns. Here’s how to choose the right bed comforter for your practical and aesthetic needs.
How to Choose a Comforter
Choose a bedroom comforter that matches the size of your bed: king, queen, full or twin, keeping in mind that if your bed features an ultra-thick mattress, you may need a bigger size. In that case, purchase a comforter one size larger than your bed frame.
And don’t forget to consider the comforter’s materials when making a selection:
● Exterior Shell. Cotton comforters are a classic choice. They’re lightweight and breathable with a soft feel. For extra durability and stain resistance, choose one with a polyester shell, particularly when selecting twin comforters for kids’ rooms.
● Interior Filling. Look for a comforter with hypoallergenic filling, such as a down alternative or wool, if you’re sensitive to feathers. Budget-friendly filler options include cotton or polyester, which are also machine washable.
Selecting a Style
A comforter’s color and pattern will greatly impact the overall style of your bedroom. Light, muted colors like grays and creams work well for clean and modern designs, while deeper colors like purple, brown and black will establish a more traditional mood.
Turn your bed comforter into a statement piece in a guest room or master bedroom by choosing a visually striking pattern. A plaid or striped comforter sets a masculine tone, while floral comforters can offer romance and femininity.
Finish the look with a matching bedding set and shams for your bed pillows. Some comforters come in sets that include coordinating sheets and pillowcases. These “beds in a bag” make room design a snap. Plain white down comforters, also known as duvets, can easily accommodate seasonal changes in colors, too, with the purchase of coordinating duvet covers.