Designer Picks for the Best Down Comforters

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WORDS BY Gillian Grefe

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Published on April 6, 2020

Our bedrooms are our refuge, and these days, it’s more important than ever to create a nurturing, comforting space. When it comes to the bed itself, there are a lot more decisions to make than you might think on first glance. Take sheets — do you go sateen or percale? Linen, silk, satin, jersey? Not to mention countless colors and patterns. Then, of course, there’s the investment of a down comforter. 

Down comforters are the ultimate source of coziness and warmth. Their high fill and cloud-like texture make beds look inviting and voluminous. They’re a core piece of your bedroom wardrobe, so you want to choose a quality comforter that you’ll have (and love) for years to come.

As a Havenly senior designer, I’m always on the lookout for superior down comforters at reasonable price points. Below, I’ve shared a few of my favorites, any of which would help create a sanctuary-like space in the bedroom.

This down comforter from Brooklinen stays true to its name: it can be used in any season. It has a high fill power (translation: it’s extra fluffy), and the baffle box construction helps the comforter keep its shape. I also like that it’s treated with antimicrobials, which reduces the potential for stains and odors.

This Fieldcrest comforter from Target packs a lot of punch for the price. If you like to bundle up at night, then consider this comforter your perfect match. I also like the very subtle strip design and piping — this piece could be used alone or with a duvet.

The Seasons Collections Homegrown Cotton Year-Round Warmth White Goose Down Comforter from Bed Bath & Beyond might have the longest name, but it also has great features that make it an enticing pick for a wide range of consumers. This comforter strikes a nice balance between being light and fluffy while offering heat retention. People who live in warmer climates might find themselves having to sacrifice one thing for another when it comes to down comforters: if they want fluffy, it’s typically too hot; if they want a cooler down, it’s typically not fluffy. This comforter provides a nice middle ground with plenty of fluff — and minimal hot flashes.

Ahh, the Linenspa down alternative quilted comforter from Home Depot. I don’t even know where to start with this one! It has so many great features. First, it comes in your choice of several colors, and it’s also reversible. Second, since it’s alternative down, you can throw it in the washing machine with the option to tumble dry on low heat — super easy maintenance! Plus, many reviewers describe it as “sleeping on a cloud.”

No matter which option you choose, you’ll probably want to factor in the cost of an easily washable duvet cover. This helps protect the down comforter and cuts down on a tedious laundering process (of course, down alternative is more easily washable). I’d also recommend looking for a down comforter with a baffles, such as my Brooklinen pick. Baffles prevent down from migrating to one side of the comforter — no lumps!

Now that you’ve got a core bedroom piece covered, let Havenly help with the rest. It all starts with finding your design style.

Words by Lyndsi Lee