Winter is still working its snowy, cold magic, so having the best winter comforters at the ready will keep you and your family snug no matter how cold it is outside. Not only does this save you from the chill, but you’ll have a heating bill that won’t make you cringe. These 13 comforters for winter will ensure that you’ll only need to worry about layers when you decide to venture outside. (Are you a hot sleeper? Try one of the best comforters for summer!)
What are the warmest fabrics for a winter comforter?
There are several types of material that will make for the warmest winter comforter. Flannel is soft to the touch, but also serves as a great insulator, keeping in warmth. Wool is also a great heat trapper – and don’t worry, not all wool is scratchy. Be wary of bamboo fabrics or cotton material that’s marketed as “breathable.” While these are great for summer, they’re not ideal for colder temperatures. Our selections are warm but balanced with breathability, so you’ll be toasty – not overheated.
How much money should I spend on winter comforter sets?
While price doesn’t always correlate to the quality, spending a little more will pay off when you’re buying bedding. Comfortable sleeping conditions are essential for a good night’s rest, so you want to make sure your comforter won’t fall apart in a week or two. Although bed comforter sets can easily be $100 or more, we don’t recommend pulling the cheapest set from the shelf either. We found a compromise between price and quality below so you don’t have to sacrifice your wallet for well-made warmth!
How do you wash a winter comforter?
Just like with washing sheets, this depends on the material that the comforter is made out of. Make sure to check the tags and as a general rule of thumb, wash in cool to warm water on a gentle cycle. That way you’re not taking any laundry-related risks! All of our selections are washing machine-friendly – yes, even the electric one – so you can keep headaches at a minimum.
Sizing chart for comforters
King? Queen? Not too sure? Not to worry! We’ve banished any sizing calculation confusion with our handy standard measurements chart. Some comforters do vary, so double check before buying.
Shop the 13 best comforters for winter below
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1. Hypoallergenic Comforter for a Sniffle-Free Slumber
Hypoallergenic means no itchy eyes during a long night’s sleep. This down alternative comforter provides warmth and coziness without creating or worsening allergies. Don’t let its lightweight feel fool you – no bedtime chills are creeping in with this one. Amazon buyer Liz Bowman only found one issue with the product, “So comfortable. Not scratchy, very soft to touch. Very warm. Color is beautiful. The shape is perfect, no lumps! I highly recommend. Only problem… you will not want to get out of bed.” Not only is this comforter soft and warm, it is also has the super power of putting you right to sleep according to several reviewers. “This is a wonderful comforter and a great value. It is super soft, sized correctly and comfy! I slept like a baby the first night! I highly recommend purchasing it. It’s a great value for the money!” said Amazon reviewer LeesJule.
2. Alternative Down Comforter With A Sneaky Stain Guard
Another down alternative option that comes with an added bonus – the 3M Scotchgard protectant. This coating keeps stains and spots away and makes them easily washable if they appear (especially if your four-legged friends think the bed is theirs). Walmart buyer Boltsky said, “My husband and I are both thrilled with this comforter. It feels silky to the touch, fits our king size bed perfect, and is warm as toast.”
This soft material is practically a synonym for cozy, especially in the winter months. Flannel tends to trap heat, rather than circulating it and cooling you off. Your comforter might be a blanket of white, but this one is sure warmer than the one outside. This set includes a matching sham and a carry bag perfect for storing your winter comforter when spring rolls around.
4. Goose Down Feather Comforter for the Coziest Nap
Warmth will always be inevitable when you’re wrapped up in a down comforter. This blend of feathers, which gives the comforter shape and bulk, and down, which provides warmth, is a perfect mixture for keeping the heat in and the chill out. Rolling out of bed has never been harder.
5. Denim Comforter Set for Sleeping in Style (and Warmth)
Who knew that one of the most popular fabrics in our closets could work as one of the best winter comforters? Because denim is so thick, it’s weight offers a calming effect and will allow heat to stay where you want it. Nordstrom customer koverbyofmn was please with the weight of the comforter. “Love this, I have been looking for a denim comforter for so long and wanted it to be real denim. Heavier weight for warmth and comfort, perfect.”
6. Microsuede Fabric Comforter for an Unbelievably Soft Bed
Higher quality means a prettier penny that you’ll be spending, but this one proves that luxury doesn’t need a wild price tag. On top of how warm it keeps you, this Sherpa comforter has an exterior so soft you’ll be wishing you had pajamas made out of it. Macy’s buyer Trendymom mentioned that she, “Bought this comforter to put in the coldest room in our home, it is very plush and warm and my kids have taken it from our spare room to their rooms now!” Reviewer pmartfab admired the quality of the comforter once she purchased it for her bed. “This comforter is amazing. I was surprised at the amount of sherpa how lightweight it is. Color is very rich and vibrant I purchased the ‘Grey’ which in my room shows up more taupe…I was thrilled. It is warm to sleep under but doesn’t make you sweat. The velvet top is more like a suede look and feel and super soft. I highly recommend this is an outstanding comforter at a really great price. High quality.”
7. Heated Comforter – An Essential You Never Knew You Needed
This is something worth splurging on. While you may be familiar with electric blankets, you now have the chance to use an electric comforter. You also won’t have to shiver while you wait for the heat to collect under the sheets. With the pre-heat option, you’ll be even more excited to jump into bed after turning down that thermostat. Peggy of Maine, an Amazon customer, got creative and ended up buying two twin sizes so her and her husband can control the amount of heat they like. Amazon reviewer Ziba recieved the comforter as an early present. “This electric comforter is perfect! My husband purchased it for me as an early holiday gift and I absolutely love it! In previous years I have bought electric heating blankets, but I could always feel the wires through the material and they stopped working after only a year. This comforter is thick and luxurious and you can’t feel the wires at all. It’s like sleeping on a cloud. So comfortable and warm and the settings allow me to put it on to stay on or automatically shut off. I put a duvet cover on it and it looks very attractive. It’s great for the bitter cold nights in New England. I highly recommend this product!” So, why not treat yourself early?
8. Fluffy Comforter Set for the Coziest Cost-Conscious Bedding
The biggest bang for your buck offers a lot of style and comfort and comes in a set of 12. Two shams, two euro shams, a bed skirt, one flat, and one fitted sheet are a few pieces that happen to be included. We love the burgundy hue especially during the holidays, but you’ve got five other colors to choose from. While the weather channel might not be able to predict how long the sleet and ice will last, you can rest easy knowing that a deal this great still can at least deliver on its promise of ideal sleeping conditions. One Amazon customer said, “Gave this as a gift to my son and daughter in law. They absolutely love it. They said it keeps them nice and warm and the sheets are very comfortable.” Whether you gift it to yourself or someone else, staying warm will never be an issue!
9. All Season Down Comforter for Stress-Free Convenience
If you’re not one for switching around your bedding every time the seasons change, then your problem has been solved. This alternative down comforter allows you to choose between two colors when you feel like switching up your style, but not your whole bed. While this one keeps you warm during snowstorms and below freezing mornings, it’s breathable enough to use when the temperatures climb back up.
For the goosebump-prone, cold feet, shivering sleepers your sweetest dream has arrived. This comforter is well worth the price if you’re in need of something to keep you from feeling any kind of chill. While wool has a reputation for being itchy, this comforter’s 100% cotton cover prevents that. The Australian wool is a force to be reckoned with and will leave even the coldest sleepers feeling incredibly satisfied.
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11. Weighted Comforter for Calming, Restful Sleep
Weighted blankets have recently been introduced to the bedding world for helping calm and relax adults and kids with autism, anxiety, and insomnia. Most comforters and blankets, including this one, come in a variety of sizes and weights. It’s recommended to select one that is 10% of your body weight. To make this comforter even cozier, you can purchase its complementary minky duvet covered to have a blanket so soft you won’t want to leave your bed.
12. 800 Thread Count Cotton for a Luxurious Snooze
This comforter is the whole package — luxurious, warm, and soft. It’s 100% cotton, so you won’t overheat and can use it into the next season. It has a high thread count of 800 and is filled with cozy goose down, but has a hypoallergenic cover to keep those sniffles away. This is one treat that will certainly be worth it for years to come.
A bed fit for a queen needs this ruched comforter. Its style instantly freshens up a room and brings about an air of class, pulling the whole room together. Aside from how beautiful it is, it’s machine washable and both fade- and wrinkle-resistant. Three pillow shams are included and the thick polyester material will keep you warm during any snowstorm.