The Best Comforter Sets, According to Our Editors
I grew up in a bed-in-a-bag household. When I visit my parent's home now, it's not uncommon for my mother to have purchased a new comforter set to freshen up my old room or another guest room in the house. A comforter set, or bed-in-a-bag, typically contains a comforter and matching shams. Deluxe sets will also include sheets, pillowcases, and sometimes a small decorative pillow, as well, so you can unpack the bag, make the bed, and enjoy new bedding immediately.
Buying a new comforter set is an easy way to change up the look of a room without having to do extensive research on materials or color-match shams to a comforter or quilt. Comforter sets are great for quickly preparing a guest room or for DIY and design enthusiasts who love to switch up their bedding. When shopping in-store, you might slip your hand in the bag to get a feel for the comforter's material, but you never really know what you're going to get until you get home and fully make the bed with your new bedding set. We went ahead and did that for you.
Best Comforter Sets
- Best Overall: Brooklinen Luxe Move-in Bundle
This modern bed-in-a-bag from Brooklinen has everything you need to set up your bed in luxury.
- Best Budget: Bedsure Comforter Set
This is the best value if you're looking for a simple, cheap comforter set.
- Best Quilted Set: Southern Living Westcott Floral Quilted Mini Set
This quilt and sham set is super soft, well-constructed, and comes in a classic blue floral design.
- Best Build-Your-Own Set: West Elm Velvet and Tencel Build-Your-Own-Set
Customize your colors, size, and bedding options in this build-your-own-set from West Elm.
- Best for Your Guest Room: Southern Living Aurora Velvet Quilt Mini Set
This velvet set is sure to make a statement for your guests, and the comforter's soft inside ensures they'll also get a good night's sleep.
- Best for Cold Sleepers: Eddie Bauer Plaid Cotton Comforter Set
This Eddie Bauer comforter is fluffy and warm, and the inside elk pattern adds a fun touch.
- Best for Hot Sleepers: Southern Living Cambridge Embroidered Comforter Mini Set
This three-piece comforter set is light but still cozy, making it perfect for those who run warm during the night.
- Best for Toss-and-Turners: Lauren Ralph Lauren Comforter Set
This Macy's bed-in-a-bag has a nice weight to it, making it a calming choice for sleep kickers.
- Best for Kids: The Company Store Jersey Knit Comforter Set
This comforter was deemed 'the comfiest' by our textile expert, making it great for kids or kids at heart.
- Best for Teens: Urban Outfitters Washed Cotton Comforter Set
This Urban Outfitters set comes in a tote bag that makes dorm move-in day a little bit easier.
What to Look for in a Comforter Set
We chose the best comforter sets based on our testing, input from a textile expert, and essential customer details such as flexible return policies and the variety of sizes and colors offered. Whether you're searching for a beautiful guest room comforter set or one that will suit a teenager's tastes, there are a few things you should consider before you start shopping.
"The type of material you're looking for will depend on your body heat. Do you run hot or cold?" asks textile expert, quilter, weaver, and colorist Katie Wong. "Heavier piles like velvet aren't breathable, so if you run hot, you're going to want to find a more natural fabric like linen or cotton."
Wong also points out that some comforters can have synthetic cooling or temperature-regulating fabrics in place, but she prefers a lighter, more natural fabric.
Of course, you'll want to consider the price, but make sure you're not paying just for a brand name. Look at the materials listed on the packaging to assess the quality. "One hundred percent organic cotton sets will be more expensive because they take more water to produce," explains Wong. She says cheaper sets will likely contain a blend such as cotton and rayon.
Traditionally, a comforter set includes a comforter, shams, sheets, and a pillowcase, but we found that it's more common now for comforter sets only to have three pieces: a comforter and two shams. Read the details to make sure you know what exactly will show up in your bed-in-a-bag.
The way a bedding set is made will affect how easy it is to maintain its look and feel. If you plan to sleep on it every night, look for a durable comforter that can survive multiple runs through the washing machine. Wong points out that some of the comforters we tested had very few stitches holding the inside filling in place, so it will surely gather and bunch up over time. A box stitch or baffle box style keeps the filling from migrating and gives a comforter a much fuller look.
Bedding labels often include fabric and manufacturing certifications, but there is one agreed-upon certification in the industry: Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex. If a comforter has this label, it has been tested for both illegal substances and harmful chemicals.
You can also look for other certifications that are important to you, such as sustainability or fair-trade certifications.
How We Tested
After researching popular and well-reviewed comforter sets, we rounded up 16 of them to test in our studio. Our testers made notes on quality, feel, and pillow sham fit, then wrapped themselves up in each comforter to look for construction issues and red flags like color bleeding, loose stitching, and uneven filling.
After evaluating our initial product set, we weren't 100 percent satisfied with our picks, so we ordered even more comforter sets for testing. We had testers take our favorite comforters home to nap, snuggle, or sleep under them and document the experience.
Read on for the best comforter sets, according to our testing.
Best Overall: Brooklinen Luxe Move-in Bundle
Best Budget: Bedsure Comforter Set
Best Quilted Set: Southern Living Westcott Floral Quilted Mini Set
Best Build-Your-Own Set: West Elm Velvet and Tencel Build-Your-Own-Set
Best Guest Room Set: Southern Living Aurora Velvet Quilt Mini Set
Best for Cold Sleepers: Eddie Bauer Plaid Cotton Comforter Set
Best for Hot Sleepers: Southern Living Cambridge Embroidered Comforter Mini Set
Best for Toss-and-Turners: Lauren Ralph Lauren
Best for Kids: The Company Store Jersey Knit Comforter Set
Best for Teens: Urban Outfitters Washed Cotton Comforter Set
Other Comforter Sets We Tested
These comforter sets didn't make our top ten, but depending on what you're looking for in a comforter set, one of them might be the right choice for you.