The Best Children's Comforters for your Kids' Bedrooms

In this article we'll talk about the different types of children's comforters, and give you some ideas for when it comes to buying them for your own kids.
The Best Children's Comforters for your Kids' Bedrooms

Last update: 14 November, 2018

Children’s comforters are one of the most popular options when it comes to buying bedding for children’s rooms.

There is a whole world of bedding out there and many different stores dedicated to helping you buy the right textiles for your bedroom. Choosing your bed sheets isn’t something you should take lightly; there are many important factors which will influence your decision.

Quilts, comforters, and duvets, combined with pillows and cushions, aren’t just functional things to keep you warm and comfortable at night. They are also decorative items, which is why it’s so important that they match the rest of the decor in your bedroom.

In this article, we’ll talk about  the different types of  children’s comforters on the market and show you some of our favorites.

A quick introduction to bedding

Many people get confused between quilts, duvets, and comforters. And it’s not really surprising – if you’re not familiar with the world of bedding, it’s easy to forget which is which.

So, before we talk about children’s comforters, we first want to take a look at the differences between the different types of bedding.

The first differences you’ll find between these three types of bedding is their thickness, and whether or not you can remove the filling.

In general, a quilt weighs approximately 8 ounces, and you can’t remove it from the cover.

Duvets can weigh anywhere between 4-18 ounces and you can remove them from their covers.

Finally, there are comforters, which weigh between 0-5 ounces. Just like with quilts, you can’t remove the filling.

Now that you have a general overview, you’ll easily be able to differentiate between the types of bedding.

Types of comforters

As we’ve mentioned before, comforters are lighter than duvets and you can’t remove their filling. They are more of a decorative element than a functional item, as they’re not really designed for keeping you warm at night. So, depending on the time of year, you might want to combine them with a blanket.

Comforters are also known as covers, as they cover the bed without really keeping you warm. There are different types of comforters, depending on their thickness and design.

Comforters – different thicknesses

Lighter comforters are also called summer comforters. These comforters don’t have any filling and are primarily decorative. As the name suggests, they are cooler and are mostly used in the summer.

You can also find quilted comforters, which come in various thicknesses. They have layers of decorative stitching to make them look like quilts.

Finally, there are thicker, smooth comforters, which are perfect for colder climates.

Children's comforters come in all different thicknesses, so you can stay warm in winter and cool in summer.

Comforters – different designs

Obviously, when it comes to comforters, there are a lot of different designs to choose from. Later, we’ll talk specifically about children’s designs. However, there are two really practical and original comforters that we’d like to mention.

Firstly, let’s talk about reversible comforters. Needless to say, their practicality is what defines this type of bed sheet.

Their main feature is the fact that you get two different designs in one comforter, and you can swop between the two designs whenever you feel like it.

Next, we have the patchwork comforter. These are handmade – you could even make one yourself, for example, a crocheted comforter.

What we like most about this type of comforter is that they have so much character, as you can choose the patches yourself.

You can find loads of tutorials and instructions on how to make a patchwork comforter online. Why not give it a go?

You can buy children's comforters in all kinds of different designs.

Children’s comforters

Comforters are a great way for your children to express themselves. They reflect their tastes, their personality and even who their favorite fictional characters are.

If your children are really young, you’ll probably be tempted to choose their comforters for them, but if they’re a little bit older, you should involve them in the decision.

Remember, children’s bedrooms should be warm, welcoming spaces where they feel safe and comfortable.

To choose the right comforter, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:

  • The bedroom decor: comforters are an extra decorative element, so they need to be in harmony with the rest of the elements in the room.
  • Your children’s likes and dislikes
  • The time of year: choose lighter comforters for the summer and heavier ones for the coldest months.
Children's comforters reflect their personality, likes and dislikes.

Children’s designs

Nowadays, you can find a whole array of different designs when it comes to children’s comforters.

In fact, there are many companies who specialize in children’s comforters.

Children’s comforters usually have bright colors and bold designs.

The most common designs are:

  • Cartoon characters
  • Superheroes
  • Soccer teams and sports stars
  • Celebrities


As you can see, there are lots of different types of comforters available. The one you choose will depend on the time of year. You could even consider making one yourself.

We hope that this article has helped you to differentiate between the most common types of bedding. It’ll help you make the right choice when it comes to choosing your children’s comforters.

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