Comforter is the name given to a type of blanket that keeps its user warm and cozy. Mostly, comforters are used in the form of blankets only, but some people also use them in the form of mattress pads, especially in the daytime. They are usually rectangular in shape and since they run slightly larger than the bed, they are quite big in size. Comforters have a covering, which is filled with natural or synthetic, insulative material. They work the best when winter is about to come or about to go. This is because during this time, the weather is only slightly cold, so that you do not need quilts, but cannot make do with sheets too. Given below are some tips on how to buy a comforter.
How to Buy a Comforter
Before buying a comforter, keep the below-mentioned tips in mind. This will ensure that you buy only the best.
The first thing that you need to keep in mind is the size of the comforter you want to buy. For the purpose, you will need the measurement of your bed. The high-end manufacturers provide comforters built especially for each bed size and have a finished size for each of their products. Always make sure to keep your bed’s size in mind before picking the comforter.
The filling of a comforter not only determines the warmth it provides, but also has a bearing on its size and storage. The most common comforters are the ones with polyester batting. However, today we find numerous types of comforter fillings in the market.
The stitching patterns or quilting of a comforter has a bearing on the proper placement as well as distribution of the filling. Always make sure that the comforter has been properly stitched and has the right stitching pattern.
Comforters are available in so many designs that it is difficult to name all of them. However, most of them come with the usual details like welting, fringes, ruffles, buttons, contrasting borders, etc. In case you are buying the comforter for using it as a blanket, make sure that the detailing, such as buttons, is situated away from its top.
A lot of comforters available in the market today have the option of contrasting fabrics on each side. This enables the same comforter to be used alternatively, from either of the side. At the same time, you can change the winter look to the summer look, and vice versa, just by changing the side of the comforter.
Thread count means the number of threads used in an inch of the comforter, for weaving its fabric. The higher the thread count, the softer will be the fabric of the comforter. At the same time, higher thread count also increases the life of the comforter. However, the comforters with a higher thread count also demand a higher price.