Choosing the Perfect Comforter for Winter

Choosing the Perfect Comforter for Winter

Winter is here, calling for a substitute for your home essentials, especially those items that provide warmth such as blankets, throws and comforters. Thingz offers a range of comforters and bedspreads to keep you snug and warm without compromising on style or quality.

The Benefits of Investing in a Winter Comforter

Extra Warmth: The main benefit of investing in a winter comforter is the extra warmth it provides during cold winter nights. 

Potential Energy Savings: With a winter comforter, you might not need an electric blanket throughout the night, which could save on your heating bills.

Improved Sleep: The right comforter acts as a thermal insulator, trapping body heat and maintaining a comfortable sleeping temperature throughout the night. This is particularly important during winter when the external temperatures plummet, making it difficult to stay warm.

Versatility: Many winter comforters are reversible or designed to be used in other seasons as well. They can be a practical addition to your bedding throughout the year.

Durability: High-quality winter comforters are designed to be durable and long-lasting, making them a worthwhile investment for the next winter and the next.

Easy Maintenance: Most winter comforters are easy to clean and maintain. Some are even machine washable.

Types of Comforters 

Typically, comforters are filled with either natural materials like bamboo or synthetic materials like polyester. Bamboo comforters are highly coveted due to their natural insulation and breathability which facilitate airflow and prevent overheating. However, for those suffering from allergies, synthetic options like polyester comforters provide a hypoallergenic alternative that is also cost-effective.

Understanding Tog Ratings

The tog rating of a comforter indicates its thermal insulation; in simpler terms, it tells you how warm the comforter is. Typically, a tog rating ranging from 12 to 13.5 is perfect for the winter months in colder climates. This range ensures that the comforter is thick enough to keep you warm without causing excessive heat retention.

It’s important to choose a comforter with the right tog rating for your specific winter climate. For instance, in milder winters, a tog rating of around 10 might suffice, while colder areas, opting for a higher tog rating would be advisable. Remember, the aim is to maintain a balanced temperature that facilitates restful sleep without overheating.

Comforter Size and Fit Matters

A comforter should ideally drape comfortably over the sides of your bed for ample coverage and insulation. The size of your bed is an important consideration before making a purchase. At Thingz our comforters come in common sizes including twin, full, queen, and king. Each size is designed to match standard bed dimensions, ensuring that every edge of the bed can be covered for optimal warmth.

Carefully measure your bed and understand the dimensions of the comforter you are considering to ensure a perfect fit that complements both functionality and style.

Care and Maintenance of Your Comforter

Make sure you follow the correct care procedures to maintain the quality and longevity of your comforter. This may vary depending on the type of filling. Most synthetic-filled comforters are machine washable, which makes them relatively easy to maintain. On the other hand, natural fillings like down or bamboo often require professional cleaning to maintain their fluffiness and insulating properties.

Regular airing prevents the buildup of allergens and preserves the freshness of the comforter. Always follow the care label instructions to avoid accidental damage during cleaning.

Shop for Your Winter Comforter at Thingz

We know that when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, your bedding is essential. Our collection of comforters and bedspreads offers the perfect foundation to create a cosy and comfortable sleeping environment this winter. We have a variety of options to choose from and sizes to fit any mattress. Shop online or visit one of our stores.



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