There's nothing like cotton when it comes to blankets and comforters, especially the ones you sleep with. But with so many options out there, how do you know the best cotton comforters when you see them? Typically, there are several things you can assess when evaluating a cotton blanket:
First, look at how warm it is. Think about your personal needs. Do you live in a cold climate where you need the warmest comforter possible? Or would something lightweight be a better fit? If you're looking at goose down blankets in particular, the "fill power" will be a good indicator of its warmth (usually a higher fill power means a warmer down comforter).
Next, think about breathability. This is especially important if you're one of those people who tends to get hot or sweaty at night. You want the fabric to be well-ventilated so you don't spend the night writhing around in a puddle of sweat. Look for breathable weaves that reviewers say don't cause overheating.
After that, consider the stitching. In down comforters, baffle box construction prevents feathers from bunching together. In regular blankets, stitching can add style or accentuation. And in both kinds of blankets, piping around the edges will make them more durable. Keep these options in mind when shopping around.
Given these factors, I've made a list of the best cotton comforters below. Scroll through the different options to find the one that's best for your bedroom.