Comforter sets come in a wide variety of colors and fabrics. Choosing the right one is easy if you follow a few simple steps. Start by asking yourself 3 questions:
Light or Heavy?
Do you want a heavy comforter to keep you warm or a lighter comforter to keep you cozy but cool? If you want to stay warm on chilly nights, you will want to purchase a comforter set made of a heavier fabric or one that has down filling inside. Down comforter sets are light but the insulation effect keeps you nice and toasty. However if you prefer to stay cooler when sleeping, pick one that is made of a lightweight fabric such as silk, satin or cotton. These breathable fabrics will allow air to circulate to keep you cool. You also have the option of choosing the lighter fabric comforter and adding extra blankets underneath to keep you warm and comfortable whenever you feel you need the extra warmth.
What color or pattern?
What color or pattern of colors is best for your room? You can choose a solid color comforter to coordinate with other fabrics in your room or purchase a comforter in a printed pattern and build your décor around your bedding. A beautiful patterned set with a coordinating picture above your sleigh bed can really be classy. If you like to change your bedroom for the seasons or just to change things now and again then you should go with a solid colored comforter so that you can make a change easily, without having to redo the entire room.
Do you prefer to wash your comforter yourself or take it to the dry cleaners when it needs to be cleaned? You should read the label carefully when you make your purchase to see what the care instructions are. If the set is for a seldom-used guest room you might opt for a pretty luxury bedding set that requires dry cleaning when needed. For a home with small children or for a child’s room you might want to consider getting bedding that is easier to care for.
The last thing that you need to consider is what size of comforter you will need for your bed. There are the king comforter set, queen comforter set, twin, double and single sets on the market. If you want to use a bed skirt, you will want to match the size to the size of your bed. If you have a queen, twin or double mattress but you want it to hang over the side of the bed then you can buy a comforter that is one size up from the size of your bed.