Blankets Vs. Comforters

It’s Snuggle Season! Here’s how to choose the right cover for you!

The leaves are changing, the weather is cooling down, and you’re probably wanting to spend more time cozied up in bed. Now is the perfect time to re-assess your bedding and make sure that you have the right cover for your needs!

One of the more common questions we receive is about the difference between a blanket and a comforter. We’ll cover the benefits of each option and share some popular options that are available at DOWNLITE.

Blankets are typically about half the thickness of a comforter and offer about half the warmth. If you are usually on the warm side when you sleep, opting for a blanket might be the right choice for you. You can even add a blanket to your existing bedding set for added warmth and style without too much weight or bulk.

Our best selling blanket is the DOWNLITE Lightweight 230 TC Luxury Satin Trim White Down Blanket. The 550 fill power white duck down provides lightweight warmth perfect for use alone in the summer or in addition to something heavier in the cooler months. 230 cambric cotton is one of the most down-proof fabrics, so your down will stay in the comforter with minimal leaking through the years. This option is popular not only because of the versatility of the blanket, but also because it has a gorgeous satin trim that adds an upscale touch to any room.

Comforters are thick, usually fluffy, and generally provide a higher level of warmth than blankets. If you live in a cold climate or typically feel cold at night, a comforter would be a great addition to your hotel bedding. We sell comforters that are both down and down alternative, but the best selling comforter on our website is made from hypoallergenic PrimaLoft®, the Luxury Down Alternative.

The PrimaLoft® Winter Weight 400 TC Silky Sateen Luxury Down Alternative Comforter features Pima cotton paired with a specially woven cotton sateen fabric that is extra silky to the touch. Designed to be the perfect winter weight and keep you snuggly through the cold months. Details like delicate satin trim and our exclusive easy care PermaBaffle™ construction make this the ultimate comforter.

Both blankets and comforters can be used with a duvet cover, but be sure to check for duvet tabs if you plan to do this. Duvet tabs on a blanket or comforter are strips of fabric on the corners that make it possible for you to attach your duvet to your blanket or comforter. They’re convenient, but not totally necessary if you plan on using a duvet cover. Just keep in mind that blankets and comforters without duvet tabs may need to be adjusted within the duvet cover more frequently.

If you still have questions about choosing a blanket or comforter, feel free to reach out to us and one of our friendly customer service representatives will assist you!