Things to Consider Before Buying a Comforter


Everyone wants the best for anything they buy, but most people find it difficult to balance price and quality. With different sizes, qualities, and colors available, choosing a comforter for your bedding becomes more challenging. While its important to go for the best material for duvet cover, these four things being suggested in this article are to be taken into consideration when buying a comforter.

1. Size of The Comforter

The size of the comforter is dependent on the size of your bed. First, you need to determine what size comforter is required. Of course, you have to take the measurement of your bed before going to the market. Most people prefer comforters that are larger than their mattress, while others want a smaller comforter, this depends on individual tastes. The length and width of the comforters will give you an idea as to its exact measurement. Compare the measurement with that of your mattress and be sure that you buy a comforter that fits your bed both in length and width. Lastly, don’t forget to allow for a little spacing in the sides.

2. Fill Power

Fill power is used to determine the quality of the comforter; a comforter with a higher fill power tend to have stronger and larger clusters – this provides more insulation which gives more warmth. Fill power is also used to measure the warmth and softness of the down comforter. So it is a good idea for you to compare the fill power from different brands and manufacturers in order to get the warmth you need. Check your budget, and find out what is best for you.

3. Colors and Design

When choosing comforter for your bedding, it is important that you take into consideration the décor of your bedroom. You are advised to shop for one that blends with your room. If you are not sure of this, choose neutral colors what will fit in any color scheme.

4. Weights

Comforters come in many different weights. And, the weight of your comforter should be determined by your climate. TOG rating is used by the majority of comforter’s manufacturers. It is a measure of thermal insulation that is measured in grams per square meter which helps to determine how cool or warm you are to be when you are sleeping.

The higher the TOG rating, the heavier the comforter will tend to be on a body in bed. Comforters with higher TOG rating will create a warm feel. A standard weight comforter is ideal for more temperate climates. While a summer weight comforter is recommended for those warm weather climates. Those living in an area where they experience both cold and hot weather may want to have comforters for both seasons.

Standard bed sizes are:

  • California King – 72″ x 84”
  • King – 76″ x 80″
  • Queen – 60″ x 80″
  • Full – 54″ x 75″
  • Twin – 39″ x 75″
  • Twin xl – 36″ x 80″
  • Crib – 28″ x 52″