So, you’ve finally decided to get rid of that hand me down comforter that your mom gave you ten years ago. Now, you have to decide which comforter is the right one for you. Simple, right? Actually, there are so many types of comforters that shopping for the best one for your home can actually be a bit overwhelming. Why not take a look at a few of these comforter buying tips before you head to the store?
The first thing you should consider when you are shopping for a comforter is whether you actually want an entire new bed set. A bed in a bag is an economical way to change the look of your bedroom when you are on a budget. These bed sets typically include a comforter, a top sheet, a bottom sheet, a pillow case, and decorative pillow shams. Some also include a bed skirt. As you shop for a bed in a bag, keep in mind that they usually are not the best quality. The sheets can be quite rough and the comforters often have poor stitching.
If you just want a comforter, you will need to decide whether you prefer a down filled comforter or whether a comforter made with satin, silk, velvet, suede, or cotton is a better fit for you. All of these comforters will keep you snug and warm at night, but there are a few differences.
Before you buy a down filled comforter, you should be sure to check the care tag to see if the comforter needs to be dry cleaned. Of course, if the comforter is too bulky, you may not be able to fit it in your washing machine anyway; but it’s nice to have other options. Another thing you should look for is information on whether the down filling in the comforter is hypoallergenic. Many manufacturers now clean down to remove allergens and dirt before they use it. If you like the feel of down but you are concerned about having to care for a down comforter, you may want to look at another option – the synthetic down comforter.
If you prefer to shop for satin, silk, velvet, or suede comforters, you should also take a close look at the care instructions. Many of these comforters will need to be dry cleaned, while most cotton comforters are machine washable.
Finally, for some of the best deals and the widest selection, you may not want to head to your local store at all. Shopping for comforters online is a convenient and easy alternative to searching for the right comforter in traditional brick and mortar stores.