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Questions You Should Ask Before Buying A Comforter

Most of us have many questions before buying a comforter. Before heading out, arm yourself with the questions you'll need to ask about comforters.

Questions You Should Ask Before Buying A Comforter

When you are busy looking for the right bedding, you will soon discover just how time-consuming it can be. However, when you settle on comforter sets, you will find how inexpensive and straightforward the entire process is.

Be cautious about just going ahead and purchasing the first comforter set you lay your eyes on. There is no harm in asking a couple of questions to ensure the comforter set you buy meets your needs and wants.

What are some of the most important questions? Let’s find out!

Are comforter sets too expensive?

Off the bat, it may seem like an expensive exercise to choose a comforter set rather than a single comforter. But, if you consider that you get everything included, such as the bed skirt, shams, the quilt, and throw pillows, often at a discount, then you end up paying much less than what you would have if you bought each item separately.

What filling is used for comforters?

Comforters are either filled with down, with fluffy cotton or wool, or with a synthetic material such as polyester.

Many people would purchase comforter sets to redecorate their rooms and opt for a set that is made from polyester as it is inexpensive and a more practical choice than going for a costly down comforter. But down comforters are considered better-quality and can be warmer.

Is a comforter set the same quality as individually purchased items?

The main thing to remember is to check the product specifications and read what others have to say when they purchased their comforter. If there is an issue with the quality of the materials used, the reviewers will be the first to mention this. Quilts are made to complement the decor and create a striking look. If durability is something you care about, then it is suggested you buy your bedding separately.

Is it important to have a comforter cover?

For a regular comforter is not such an issue to have a cover. Down comforters, on the other hand, are more expensive and cannot be washed easily. Washing it may alter the quality and is not recommended. Down comforters usually come with an all-white shell, so a comforter cover (also called a duvet) can help change up the decor of your room. With conventional comforters, which often come in a color or pattern, people would usually buy another set once they want to change their decor.

Why is thread count important

Thread counts start on the lower end with a count of 200 whereas a quality down comforter will feature a thread count of 400. The thing is that a down comforter requires a cover to protect it against staining. Why is thread count to important? For one, it has a lot to do with how soft the fabric is against your skin. Also, the tighter the comforter’s weave, the less likely that smaller pieces of a goose down comforter will escape whether you cover it or not.

Incidentally, comforter made from muslin will feature a thread count that ranges from 100 to 180.

How do I choose a down comforter?

Oh, there are so many choices when deciding which filler material is best. What would a better option - duck or goose feathers? Gray or white feathers?

Be sure to look at the label on the down comforter as it will be marked with the fill power. The number on it has to do with the quality of the down feathers used.

The higher the number, the better the quality of your down comforter. Higher ratings relate to a warmer, more breathable, and lighter comforter.

Why should I care about the size of my comforter?

Usually, down comforter should fall three-quarters of the way around the edges of your bed. Duvets would just fit the mattress without going over too much. Therefore, you need to pay attention to the size of your mattress as to whether it is a single, double, queen, king, or Californian King size before you choose your comforter.

Is down better? Why?

Synthetic materials are not the same as down that features organic qualities and enhanced breathability. Each cluster of the down features a 3-D structure that is designed to trap air and keep one warm.

What makes a down comforter so unique is the fact that the feathers are collected from the underbelly of a mature goose or duck. White or gray down taken from geese or duck lets the user experience exceptional quality.

How does the care of my down come into the picture?

Should the label on your down comforter suggest, you should only spot clean, then rather choose another down as you must be able to give it a deep cleaning when required? Some can be washed at home while other downs should be dry cleaned.

Resources - Overstock, Real Men Real Style

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