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Whether you're upgrading your bedding or starting a registry, you’re likely to be faced with lots of choices. This is especially true when it comes to blankets and comforters. Do you go down fill or a down alternative? Linen or cotton? Lightweight for summer nights or heavier weight to keep you warm in winter? Of course, this all depends on if you sleep hot or cold and what kind of climate you live in. Some of it also depends on your own personal style as you look for patterns and colors that work with your bedroom decor.
Regardless, chances are you’re going to have questions about which are the best, and which are right for you—which is where we come in, naturally! We’ve done our research and found the best blankets and comforters out there, so you can rest assured (pun intended) that you’re getting quality bedding that will keep you warm (or cool) all season long.
Here, the best blankets and comforters.
Best Matelasse Blanket: Coyuchi Topanga Organic Matelasse Blanket
We’ve tried this one out, and believe us, it’s worth every penny. This blanket is soft and light as air, perfect for any cozy occasion. With unfinished edges and a textured finish, this pretty blanket has an organic feel that would fit in perfectly to any home—and it would be especially gorgeous paired with raw edge wood furniture and airy neutrals. This blanket comes in three pretty palettes—warm stripe, neutral stripe, and cool stripe—to fit in with any decor.
The best part? This beauty is reversible so you can switch things up easily. Keep it draped over the foot of your bed with your linen bedding (because let’s be real, if you have this, you probably have the most perfectly wrinkled linen sheets), or on the back of your sofa for cuddling up on a lazy Sunday.
Best Down Comforter: Brooklinen Down Comforter
If you’re going to go with a real down comforter (versus a down-alternative), we think you truly can't go wrong with this version from Brooklinen. Brooklinen sources their down clusters ethically, and their construction of this comforter means that your down will never clump in one section and will stay evenly distributed and fluffy.
This comforter also has those handy dandy loops to keep your duvet cover perfectly placed all night long. It also comes in two weights—lightweight, which has a 600 fill power and is perfect for hotter climates or sweaty sleepers, and all-season, which has a 700 fill power and is good for—you guessed it—all seasons.
Best Down Alternative Comforter: Parachute Down Alternative Duvet Insert
There are a few pros to down-alternative comforters. They're usually a much more affordable price point, a must-have solution for allergy sufferers, and they’re lower maintenance to keep clean. When these comforters are done well, you can barely tell the difference between down alternative and real down.
Such is the case with this comforter, is described as a “cloud of comfort”. The hypoallergenic fill aptly mimics the fluffiness of real down or feathers, and is constructed with a 100% sateen cotton shell. Another great pro of this comforter is that Parachute is committed to testing for harmful chemicals and synthetics—they’re Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. This comes in three sizes and two weights (lightweight and all-season) for ultimate comfort and choice.
Best Wool Blanket: Pendleton Eco-Wise Washable Wool Blanket
Pendleton wool blankets are classics for a reason—their quality has stood the test of time (they’ve been making them since 1909!). The designs—especially the National Parks patterns—have become iconic decor must-haves. All of their blankets are made of 100% virgin wool which means top-notch quality that won’t shrink, pill, or bleed in the wash.
Oh yeah, and you can wash them with ease which means this won’t sit in a corner of your closet in “to be dry cleaned” pile for years. Don’t lie to yourself, we all have that pile! In 29 colorways there’s something for every style, and in 6 sizes you can cover your whole bed or leave it folded at the foot of your bed.
Best Eco-Friendly Comforter: Buffy "The Breeze" Comforter
This comforter is made of eucalyptus grown in Austria and is perfect for hot sleepers. Eucalyptus is a super sustainable material, as it takes ten times less water to produce than cotton, and is turned into fiber in a waste-free production. It's also naturally breathable and smells naturally divine (which is no surprise considering what it’s made of!).
The shell is super soft and 300 thread count, and don’t worry! There are loops on every corner of this to ensure a safe place holding for your duvet cover. This also comes in three sizes (twin/twin XL, full/queen, and king/California king) so there’s an option for every bed size.
Best Linen Blanket: Parachute Linen Loft Quilt
This dreamy linen blanket is made of 53% linen, 47% cotton, and has poly batting fill. One of our favorite things about this blanket is the gorgeous muted shades it comes in, a perfect light grey and the most beautiful “rose clay”—aptly named as it’s a mix between blush and a dusty clay shade.
The tufted nature of this quilt feels both classic and modern, and it’s sculptural silhouette (thanks to the batting fill) works just as well slung over your sofa for snow days as it does strewn over your bed to keep you warm all year round. Come summer, you may as well switch out your comforter for this versatile beauty. Falling between the warmest and coolest of Parachute’s blankets, you might call the Linen Loft Quilt the Goldilocks of bedding. It’s justttt right.
Best Knit Blanket: MLMGUO Chunky Knit Merino Wool Blanket
If you’re in the market for a chunky knit blanket, this cozy number will be right up your alley. Did someone say hygge? Sure, you may not know how to pronounce it but this has hygge written all over it. The great news is— there are different sizes galore! Twelve, to be exact, along with thirteen color choices, to boot. We’re pretty into the classic ivory shade, and we’re also pretty into how many uses we can see for this.
Sure it’s perfect for the sofa or bed, but it’s also just right for curled up in your favorite nook reading, or anywhere, really. Heck, we could almost see it used as an impromptu cozy rug for those particularly chilly days! Made from Merino wool, this will keep you super warm and keep any area of your home soft and cozy.
Best Patterned Blanket: Allswell Organic Mod Geo Blanket
If you're looking to make a statement, you’ve got it made with this geometric spread. One part mod, one part boho, this raw-edged blanket both gives your bedroom a splash of color while still being subtle enough to be versatile. At the same time cozy and lightweight, this 100% organic cotton blanket will be your go-to, whether it’s the dead of winter or a sweltering summer night.
We also have to mention that this terracotta shade (a clay hue which is basically the cooler older sister of orange) is totally trending. We know—when someone says “orange” to us in the same sentence as decorating, we can get a little squeamish. But trust us, this sophisticated color will totally change your view.
Best Weighted Comforter: Bearaby "The Sleeper"
In case you haven’t heard, weighted blankets can do a whole lot for your quality of sleep—and your anxiety!. This comforter is made from eucalyptus, which is a sustainable and eco-friendly material. It's super breathable, but it still has that body-hugging and contouring weight you need to help you doze with ease.
This blanket comes in three sizes, and three weights (15, 20, and 25 pounds) so you can choose just how much you need to truly relax and let go. As a side note, Bearaby also makes a pretty weighted blanket that isn’t your run-of-the-mill version—it’s a chunky knit, soft-as-a-cloud dream that will help you snooze as deeply as the comforter.
Best Luxe Comforter: Scandia Home Copenhagen European White Down Comforter
Want to invest in bedding that’s seriously luxurious and makes you feel like you’re sleeping on the fanciest hotel bedding? Go for this 5-star comforter. With 300 thread count cotton cambric ticking and 600 fill-power European down, this super-soft guy is like the bedding version of a cloud.
If that wasn’t enough, it comes in four weights—ultra-light, light, medium, ultra— so there’s something for all seasons, and, of course, it also comes in four sizes. With double-stitched edges for durability and baffle box stitching, you’re guaranteed a cozy night’s sleep.