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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 high-quality bedding that will keep you warm (or cool) all season long.
Read on for the best blankets and comforters.
Best Quilt: Parachute Marble Cloud Cotton Quilt
Quilts are a great way to add an extra layer of comfort to the bed, and we've found the fluffiest one yet. That's because it's made from layers of 100% premium Turkish cotton and overstuffed with a poly batting fill. Whether you treat it as an accent to your space, cozy addition to your existing comforter, or as a standalone blanket during warmer months, rest assured that you'll be more than pleased with its look and feel.
We especially love the chic marble pattern that isn't too busy. Choose from a subtle pinkish hue called Dune or a neutral Grey. It's available in two sizes: Full/Queen and King/Cal King.
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. Brooklinen sources their down clusters ethically—the construction of this comforter means that your down will never clump in one section, staying evenly distributed and fluffy throughout.
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, which 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 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 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 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 a comforter 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.
Best Lightweight Throw: Bolé Road Textiles Bati Pearl Throw
Created from a mix of delicate, handspun silk and cotton, this luminous throw will add just the right amount of warmth to any bed or sofa. It's handwoven in Ethiopia and merges the best of traditional techniques with contemporary design.
Mix and match from a range of gorgeous textiles offered on the site (think coverlets, pillows, and rugs). The color palettes range from soft, muted hues to bright accent pieces.
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 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 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 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.