I’m definitely of the belief that you should make your bedroom as cozy and relaxing as possible, with lots of pillows, soft sheets, and a warm and snuggly comforter. I’ve had down comforters before, but they were usually the cheap-y kind from Target. When we first moved to Nashville two years ago, our bedroom kind of got the shaft when it came to decorating (we still have our bed/box spring on the floor. Sad), and while we had decent sheets, we had been sleeping with a paper-thin quilt on top of us, which was less than ideal. Lately, I’ve been trying to give our bedroom some TLC, and we decided to splurge on a nice down comforter. If you don’t have one, I HIGHLY suggest registering for one. We paired ours with a Restoration Hardware linen duvet cover, and I seriously can’t wait to get into bed now. It’s like sleeping in a marshmallow, minus all the stickiness.
After doing some online research, we decided to get our down comforter from Macy’s. I was looking for a 700 fill power down comforter under $400, and the Hotel Collection seemed to have the best reviews. I also had a 20% off coupon. Granted, there are top-of-the-line comforters out there for over $1,000, but I think I would be too nervous sleeping on something that expensive! The one we got, below, has been great. And based on the high fill power, there’s not that much different between it and the 4-figure ones.
When registering for a down comforter, keep these tips in mind:
-What climate do you live in? Down comforters typically come in three levels of warmth: Light, Medium, and Heavyweight. If you live in Florida or a year-round warm climate, you should consider a Light. If you live in a warm/cold climate, a Medium will be good all year. And if you live in Minnesota or any other “freeze- your-ass-off city,” you should get a Heavyweight.
-The most important number for down comforters is fill power. Look for a fill power around 600-700 for the best quality.
-If you’re going to use a duvet cover, thread count doesn’t matter.
-Make sure it’s baffled. This will prevent the down from shifting, and will keep your down comforter nice and fluffy.
Product: Hotel Collection Medium Weight Down Comforter
- Baffle Box Construction
- Thread Count: 450
- Fill Power: 700
- Fill Weight: 40 oz.
- Measures 90×98″
Price: $379.99 on sale (if you register at Macy’s, make sure you check the prices of your registry items often, as they tend to go on/off sale a lot)