If you’re buying a queen size comforter, you need to look at other factors beyond the price tag. Here are other things you need to consider when you go shopping.
Check the Size
Decide if you want the comforter to reach the floor or if you want a skirt to go with it. A king size comforter might be the better option if you have a regular frame and you want the comforter down to the floor. Those with lower beds and don’t want it on the ground can go for the queen or full size.
Get a tape measure and size up the area. This ensures the queen size comforter will fit in. Both online and brick and mortar shops include the comforter measurements. Compare them with what you have.
Read the instructions on how to care and wash the comforter. You need to check your laundry machine to see if it can handle the comforter. A soaked comforter can weigh up to 50 lbs or more. Remember that a pint of water equals 1 lb.
Examine your laundry machine’s capacity. If the unit can’t handle it, the comforter must be taken to a laundry service. Don’t force the issue with your home laundry; you might damage the unit and it’ll end up costing you more money.
Some queen size comforters are dry cleaned, but others don’t. Clean the material only as indicated. Cleaning in other ways might damage the fabrics.
What are its Fillings?
Comforters come with various types of filling. These may consist of cotton, polyester or other materials. Pay close attention to these fillings. If you have allergies, look for those with an allergy control sign. If you’re not sure, consult your doctor.
These fillings also determine the comfort level so go with material you’re most comfortable with. This info will be included in the package description along with other facts, so read the product guide.
Quality and Construction
The most basic queen size comforter will have a fabric container with basic fibers. The high end ones will have a baffle container for balancing the fills. Other comforters use channel construction. These are columns integrated in the fabric.
These are set top and reverse and the channels stuffed. Karo-step use crosses to keep the filling in place. The ring stitch sews little dots on the fabric.
Other types include the sewn box construction. These are lines (horizontal and vertical) sewn to make 4” x 18” boxes. These are then filled with the fabric. The baffle utilizes a thinner fabric to link the upper and lower parts. The baffle box is the most comfortable but it’s also the costliest.
The comforters can be expensive, but you don’t want to settle for anything second hand. This is where you’ll be resting, so get one as comfortable as possible. A poorly designed comforter will make you feel very uneasy and cause discomfort.
Finally, pick the colors and patterns that appeal to you. The queen size comforter will be the main focus in the bedroom, so get the ones that suit your room and sense of style.
John is a free lancer writer and content builder of www.howtocleanit.org/.