Your bed should help you get a good night’s sleep. The best comforter sets can help you get the healthful benefits of a restorative snooze while making your bed beautiful.
Comforters are typically made of cotton and filled with goose down, duck down, or polyester or synthetic fill. They’re essentially thick, stuffed blankets that go on top of your sheets. A comforter set usually includes a comforter and two matching pillow shams, but some of the best comforter sets also include a set of sheets.
This guide can help you figure out the best comforter sets for your bed.
- BEST OVERALL: Sweet Home Collection 7 Piece Comforter & Sheet Set
- BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: Utopia Bedding Printed Comforter Set
- BEST FOR KIDS: SLEEP ZONE Kids Bed-In-A-Bag Set
- BEST FOR COLD CLIMATES: AmazonBasics Ultra-Soft Micromink Comforter Set
- BEST DOWN ALTERNATIVE: Bare Home Comforter Set
- BEST LIGHTWEIGHT: Homelike Moment Lightweight Comforter Set
- BEST KING SIZE: Bedsure King Comforter Set
- BEST COMPLETE SET: Bedsure 8 Pieces Bed in a Bag
Choosing the best comforter set means figuring out what size, weight, warmth factor, and filling you need. Here are some key considerations.
Comforters come in sizes to fit all beds, ranging from twin to king, but the actual dimensions on each size can vary between manufacturers. You may need to upsize or downsize the comforter, depending on the brand. You want a comforter to be larger than the mattress so its edges drape over the sides of the bed.
The filling determines the comforter’s warmth and fluffiness. Common types of comforter filling include cotton, wool, down, and synthetic.
- Cotton is breathable, hypoallergenic, and generally used in lighter weight comforters. Cotton is a good choice for the warmer months.
- Wool offers warmth, fluffiness, and is moisture-wicking. Wool is also heavy and best suited for colder temperatures.
- Down filling is a natural product―goose feathers―that’s a more expensive option. It’s breathable, lightweight and warm. Down filled comforters are a great choice for colder months, but lightweight down comforters can work year-round.
- Synthetic filling is a man-made fiber that’s an alternative to down and a good choice for those with allergies. It’s lightweight and can be used comfortably for most of the year.
The top layer and the base layer of a comforter are commonly made of cotton, polyester, or silk.
- Cotton wicks away moisture while you sleep. It’s soft, and gets softer the more you wash it.
- Polyester, generally microfiber, is a budget-friendly, lightweight option that’s soft, wrinkle-resistant and durable. It holds more heat than natural fibers but isn’t as breathable as cotton.
- Silk is lightweight, breathable and hypoallergenic, a plus for those with sensitive skin. It can be used year-round, but doesn’t hold much warmth and is best for warmer nights.
Thickness can indicate a comforter’s warmth and it’s determined by the amount of filler. Thick, fluffy comforters trap your body heat and surround you in warmth. Thinner comforters don’t trap as much as body heat and will keep you cooler. Comforters are typically quilted or stitched to keep the fill in place and distribute warmth evenly.
Thread count is the number of fabric threads woven together in a square inch of cloth. Thread counts range from 60 to over 1,000. Typically the higher the count, the softer and better quality the fabric. Thread count isn’t the only factor affecting softness. Grams per square meter, or GSM, measures the quality of microfiber and can range from 90 to 120 GSM. The lower the GSM, the lighter the fabric. GSM can also refer to the amount of filling in a comforter. A higher GSM for filling means a comforter is thicker. Yarn size, finishing and how the bedding is constructed also determine a comforter or sheet set’s quality.
Comforters come in a variety of designs and colors. You can find one to match most any decor. A solid color comforter set is agreeable with most design aesthetics. Comforter sets take the guesswork out of design, giving users a cohesive look without having to pick each piece. A reversible comforter set will let you change your bedding style without buying a second comforter.
Our Top Picks
With so many options available, narrow your search from the get-go with this selection of some of the best comforter sets on the market.
The Sweet Home Collection 7 Piece Comforter Set includes a comforter and sheet set so you get the bedding you need for a cozy sleep in one purchase. It’s also a good buy compared to other comforter sets. The comforter is made of polyester microfiber for extra softness and filled with a goose down alternative that’s cozy, hypoallergenic, and appropriate for year-round use. The comforter is machine washable, a big plus, and has a box stitching design that holds the filler in place while giving a touch of elegance to the set. Choose from 22 colors to match your bedroom decor.
This Utopia Bedding Printed Comforter Set packs a lot of features into a budget price. The brushed microfiber comforter is super soft and filled with a down alternative, so it’s hypoallergenic. It’s wrinkle- and stain-resistant and has a high tensile strength, meaning it’s strong and tough to tear. It’s lightweight, so suitable for year-round use. The comforter set comes in an ogee print available in five colors, so there’s probably a shade to match your decor. Both the comforter and the pillow shams are machine washable, which keeps costs down and adds to this set’s value.
SLEEP ZONE’s Kids Bedding Set includes a sheet set and a comforter that comes in 11 adorable patterns ranging from dinosaurs to fish to sheep. The brushed microfiber comforter is filled with a down alternative, so it’s lightweight and hypoallergenic. The comforter cover is overfilled with 200 GSM of premium microfiber for coziness and breathability. Kids’ bedding needs to be durable, and this comforter delivers that with reinforced edges to prevent tears. It also has quilting to keep the fill in place, even through the wash. The sheets are made of polyester microfiber.
You won’t need won’t extra layers with the AmazonBasics Ultra-Soft Micromink Comforter Set. The comforter and pillow shams are covered in soft “micro mink” polyester on one side and white sherpa fleece on the other, giving two textures to choose from when you make your bed. The faux materials look and feel like real fur and fleece and provide a lot of warmth. The set comes in 13 colors and the comforter has stylish box stitching to hold the alternative-down filler in place. The set works for adults or children and is available in sizes for twin, full, queen, and king-size beds.
If you love the feel and warmth of down comforters but have allergies, Bare Home’s down-alternative filled comforter is a good option. It’s made of ultra-soft, double-brushed microfiber fabric filled with breathable siliconized fiber filling. The down alternative fill protects against common allergens like dust mites, mold, and mildew. A solid box stitch keeps the filling from shifting and bunching inside the comforter, and piped edges give it a clean, elegant look. This high-quality comforter set is available in 20 colors and made for twin, full, queen, king, and California king beds.
The Homelike Moment Lightweight Comforter Set is reversible with two different colors on each side of the comforter, so it’s like getting two sets in one. It’s lightweight and is a great option for those who don’t like the weight of a blanket while they sleep. The comforter’s shell is a soft, breathable, hypoallergenic microfiber and it is filled with whole-piece microfiber that resists clumping and is held in place by box stitching. This comforter set is light enough for use during warmer months and retains body heat well enough for use in the cooler months. Piping along the comforter’s edges gives a crisp look to the set. Its corner tabs anchor the comforter to a duvet cover if you so choose. Available in five colors, this versatile comforter set is a fine choice for many bedrooms.
If you want a supersoft comforter, the Bedsure King Comforter Set stuffed with 300 GSM down alternative filling is a good option. The comforter’s shell is made of smooth microfiber that has additional stitching to keep the filling in place and maintain the comforter’s fluffiness long term. Even though it’s thick, the comforter is breathable, lightweight, and doesn’t add pressure on your body. The set is available in three colors and uses an innovative dyeing process to make the color uniform, natural, and resistant to fading. The comforter has corner tabs, so you can put a duvet cover over the comforter.
Bedsure’s set is an all-in-one bedding set that comes with a comforter, sheets, pillow shams, and a pleated bed skirt. Made of breathable, brushed microfiber, the comforter is supersoft, easy to clean, and won’t shrink, fade, or come out of the wash wrinkled. It’s stuffed with whole-piece 240 GSM microfiber fill to give warmth similar to down, and it’s sewn in place using diamond-pattern quilting. This set comes in five reversible color choices that will coordinate with a number of design styles and allow you to change the look of your bedroom without purchasing a second comforter.
FAQs About Your New Comforter Set
Here are some of the common questions and answers about purchasing a comforter set.
Q. Do I need a duvet cover for my comforter set?
You don’t need a duvet cover, but a cover will protect your comforter from dirt and stains.
Q. What is the best comforter to keep cool at night?
A thin comforter doesn’t retain as much body heat as a thicker one does, keeping you cooler. A silk comforter is one of the best choices for a cool sleep.
Q. What is a good quality comforter set?
A thread count over 200 indicates good quality and a thread count over 400 indicates high quality.
Q. How often should I wash my comforter?
If it hasn’t been soiled by other spills, you can wash it as infrequently as four times a year. Some comforters must be dry cleaned.