Comforter - Comforter Bedding Set

Comforters have surpassed bedspreads as the most popular covering for the bed, and no wonder!

The breadth of styles, fabrics, textures, colors, prints and patterns encompassed by today's bed comforters have created a wealth of decorating options in all price ranges.

The availability of fashion-forward bed comforters has grown dramatically since the 1960s, when choices of the time were typically limited to cotton covers in a lackluster range of solid colors. That all changed when Croscill introduced its first collection of decorative comforters, and the market hasn't looked back.

Comforter - Find it. Love it. Buy it.

Everyone's gotten in on the act of producing high-styled bedroom comforters. Fashion designers the likes of Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Kate Spade and Donna Karan have expanded their repertoires to include couture bedding comforters at off-the-rack prices, as well as lines of luxury comforters. Textile designers including Waverly and Laura Ashley have sized up the market as well, and offer quilts and comforters to correlate with their signature fabrics and wallpapers.

Online and local retailers and bedding outlets feature comforters in all styles and sizes in their collections, so take heart - if you can't find just the right California King comforter in your color scheme locally, it will probably take just a little investigating to find it on the internet. Also look for bedding bargains during winter white sales and end-of-season sales, when discount comforters are and duvet covers go on sale.

Remember too, that your comforter-topped bed isn't fully dressed without a bed skirt and pillow shams. Comforters are not sized to fall to the floor on every side, nor neatly tuck over the bed pillows ... so enter the world of bedding accessories and more opportunities to turn your bed into a masterpiece! Convenient comforter sets include the comforter, bed skirts and pillowcases to relieve you of some decorating decisions. Think of layers when you outfit the bed and decorating will be a piece of cake. Here's the basic recipe: Layer your comforter over a bed skirt and sprinkle generously with an assortment of stuffed pillow shams - a terrific look no matter how you slice it!

Lightweight and warm, down comforters are increasingly popular bedding choices, especially when encased in smoothly elegant duvet covers. Wool, silk and cotton are other natural comforter fills that offer exceptional insulation. If protected with a comforter cover, down and natural fiber comforters need only be aired out every year and dry cleaned every five or six years.

Store your spare or out-of-season comforters in a linen closet or large blanket chest, in zippered bags to prevent dust from settling on them. Tuck a cedar block in your blanket chest to repel moths or scatter a few on your closet shelves where covers are stored. For an added touch of fragrant freshness, slip a lightly scented sachet between the folds of your bedding.

Comforters offer the amateur home decorator an endless variety of stylish, functional looks with which to make their bedroom a truly beautiful retreat.

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