How Often Should Comforters Be Replaced?
A good comforter can be key to sleeping well. Not only does a comforter ensure you stay warm on cold winter nights, but it also offers a cozy quality that helps you forget your stresses and drift off to Dreamland. Still, not all comforters are created equal. A number of factors can impact which comforter best meets your needs from fill power to shell material, size to style, color to pattern. Additionally, even the best made comforters don’t last indefinitely. If you want to sleep easy and stay productive throughout the day, it’s crucial to replace your comforter when the need arises. So how often should comforters be replaced? Keep reading to learn more about comforters and discover tips on finding the right one for you.
How Long Do Comforters Last?
Nothing lasts forever, and that goes for even the best made comforters. However, you can expect a high-quality comforter from a premium brand to last between 15 and 25 years. While mattresses tend to wear out in seven years, comforters don’t suffer the same amount of wear and tear as they go on top of the body rather than underneath it. In general, the lifespan of this bedding item varies based on how frequently people or pets rest on top of them, how restless sleepers are during the night, and whether or not the comforter was made with quality materials to start. Buying a well-constructed comforter from a premium brand is the best way to ensure the item has a strong likelihood of going the distance.
How to Know If Your Comforter Needs to Be Replaced
Ultimately, every comforter is different, and each individual needs to decide for themselves if it’s time to consider a replacement. To assess your current bedding, you can start by holding it up to a room light or window. In particular, you should examine the area that lines up with your shoulders for any signs of fraying or aging. Additionally, fading colors and patterns can be a sign that your bedding has seen better days. And of course, it’s a good idea to toss any comforter that features stains, rips, or tears.
How to Wash Your Comforter
Comforters are a relatively low-maintenance item in that they are used over a top sheet. As a result, they don’t come into regular contact with your skin and are less likely to suffer damage from skin oils. Still, all bedding components need washing, and comforters are no exception.
It’s worth noting that not all comforters can be washed at home safely. When purchasing new bedding or washing an item for the first time, it’s best to read the care label carefully. However, in general you can machine wash your comforter and either dry it in the machine or hang it outside on a sunny day.
If your comforter has suffered staining, we recommend spot cleaning it with a soft detergent like Woolite before putting it in the washer. It’s best to avoid harsh cleansers including powdered detergents, fabric softeners, and bleaches, as these can weaken the product’s natural fibers.
Some comforters and duvet inserts are dry clean only, meaning you have to take them to a professional cleaner rather than washing them at home. Note that dry cleaning a down comforter too frequently can reduce its lifespan. Using a quality duvet cover is a great way to preserve the life of your down duvet or comforter and limit your bedding costs over the long haul.
Choosing a New Comforter
When the temperature drops and you’re feeling the need for extra cuddles, a fluffy comforter is hard to beat. Warm and plush, comforters provide a serene, calming environment for sleep while keeping out the chill. Additionally, they add interest to a room and help create a mood to aid in sleep. Wondering how to go about choosing a new comforter? Check out these tips courtesy of the team at Latest Bedding:
While there are various considerations when buying a new comforter, environment is one of the most important. After all, your bedding needs will likely vary based on whether you reside in a warm or cold climate. Additionally, individuals who sleep hot generally want lighter bedding than those who are always cold. If you live in a warm part of the world – or suffer from night sweats – we recommend a lightweight comforter or duvet. If your corner of the world is on the chilly side, a heavier comforter is probably the way to go. When in doubt, opt for a lighter comforter option and pick up a spare blanket to throw at the foot of the bed. You can always snuggle under it if you’re feeling a chill.
Fill is another factor to take into consideration when purchasing new bedding. This measure refers to the amount of loft, or fluff, in a comforter, and is determined by the amount of space 1 ounce of down takes up. If the down takes up a lot of space, the comforter has a higher fill than if the down takes up less space. The end result is a lighter, fluffier comforter and ultimately a better night’s rest.
If you’re investing in a comforter, then you probably want to know it’s going to hold up for several years. One way to ensure the longevity of this bedding item is to look for comforters with a baffle box construction. Referring to bedding with three-dimensional fabric boxes, a baffle box design allows for maximum loft while keeping down and other fillings distributed evenly. As a result, you don’t have to worry about encountering cold spots when you’re trying to sleep. Additionally, baffle box comforters have a smoother appearance than those made with other construction styles.
Choosing a comforter size may seem obvious. However, not everyone matches their comforter to their mattress size and calls it a day. If you love the idea of falling asleep wrapped in a cloud, you might want to choose an oversized comforter. For example, if your mattress is a queen, you could opt for a king comforter to maximize the snuggle factor. On the other hand, if you don’t like the way bedding looks when it hangs too far off the bed, sticking to the proper comforter size is probably the way to go.
Selecting a comforter is about more than practical considerations. If you want to love your bedding, paying attention to style is equally important. The good news is modern comforters come in a wide assortment of colors and patterns. Choose from neutrals like white, ivory, and grey or go bold with shades like terracotta or olive. Prefer patterned or printed bedding looks? Consider upping your style game with stripes, spots, and damask luxury comforter sets.
Top Comforter Sets at Latest Bedding
If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your comforter, then you’ve come to the right place. Latest Bedding offers a broad assortment of luxury comforters by all the top designers, including Bebejan, J Queen, Donna Sharp, and Rose Tree. And because the sets include multiple pieces, such as pillows and bed skirts, you save both money and shopping time. Here are some of the most popular bedding collections currently available in our online store:
For a soft set that’s also warm enough for cold winter nights, you can’t go wrong with Bebejan’s Maia Blue collection. Featuring a shell of 230 thread count 100 percent cotton sateen, this reversible comforter set includes five separate pieces to maximize value. The reversible comforter boasts a modern floral print in shades of white, blue, blush, pink, and terracotta on the front. Flip it over for a reverse side showcasing dozens of subtle roses in soft terracotta. Along with the comforter, this set includes two zipper shams and two decorative pillows, one embroidered and one printed. Additionally, the Maia Blue collection comes with a bonus bag for easy storage.
This reversible quilt set is a great choice for bedding shoppers seeking a lighter-weight option for sleep. Made with 100 percent cotton sateen featuring a thread count of 230, the Bebejan Nicole Grey Set works well on its own or as a layering piece with a comforter or duvet. While the front side of the quilt showcases a beautiful, multi-hued floral print against a grey backdrop, the back boasts a serene tonal leaf pattern. The all-over quilting is filled with 100 gsm polyester wading. Like the quilt, the two pillow shams are also reversible and quilted. The set comes complete with a bonus quilted tote that you can use to store your new purchase or another bedding item.
Blue is a popular bedding color, and for good reason. At once serene and restful, blue is associated with calm seas and soothing winter skies. If you’re looking to sleep easier in the New Year, we recommend this Botticelli Navy 4-Piece Comforter Set. Created by J Queen, this fashion-forward collection offers extra elegance thanks to the intricate woven medallion pattern featuring navy, dusty blue, and gold. Additionally, riche chenille adds both depth and texture to this baroque design. Oversized for added cuddles, the collection comes with a comforter, two coordinating shams, and a bed skirt to hide that unsightly area under the bed from view. However, customers can purchase Boticelli throw pillows, Euros, and window treatments for an additional cost. You can save time without sacrificing when it comes to bedroom style.
Searching for a modern bedding set that will meld flawlessly with your existing decor? We’re confident the Deco Charcoal 4-Piece Comforter Set is a step in the right direction. Featuring shades of ivory and charcoal grey, this oversized and overfilled comforter boasts a highly constructed, engineered jacquard with bordered edges. The geometric pattern is both modern and sophisticated and is replicated on the pillow shams, which feature hidden zipper closures. The bedskirt is extra long and boasts a split corner tailored finish and coordinating stria satin with a geometric puff jacquard finish. Those looking to finish off their bedroom can pick up additional items, such as deco accent pillows, shams, and window treatments, for an extra cost. You can rest assured knowing this J Queen set will last for years to come.
Ivory bedding is far from basic. In fact, there’s a reason that the finest hotels tend to decorate in whites and ivories rather than bold colors or prints. Soothing and sophisticated, ivory bedding adds elegance to a space while providing a clean, fresh backdrop for a great night’s rest. If you’re looking for a replacement comforter, you can’t go wrong with the Blossom Ivory 4-Piece Comforter Set by J Queen. Along with a soft ivory comforter featuring a woven jacquard all-over floral pattern, the set comes with matching hidden zipper pillow shams and a solid ivory satin split corner bed skirt. Oversized and exceptionally soft, this creates an elegant look for any space from masters to guest rooms. Pair it with Blossom Throw Pillows, Shams, and Window Treatments to finish off your room while saving time on shopping.
Shop the Selection at Latest Bedding
Latest Bedding was created with a simple philosophy: that brand-name bedding doesn’t have to come with the designer price tag. Our online shop exists to provide all customers with access to top-quality bedding at a fraction of the cost found in the big box stores or boutiques. Shop online today for a wide array of luxury comforter sets from top brands, including J Queen, Waterford, Croscill, Bebejan, Rose Tree, and Donna Sharp. As a bonus, we offer free standard shipping 365 days a year, so you won’t have to wait long to start getting more rest. Contact us today and start loving your bedroom again.
- Alex Nicastro