How to Pick the Right Silk Comforter for You

Silk is one of the fanciest fabrics and it has a rich history. In fact, historically most significant trade way was named after this fabric. This classy and gorgeous fabric is cozy to wear and bedsheets and silk-made comforters are super comfortable. You might think of getting a new silk comforter. But if you can't decide how to choose a perfect comforter for you then you are in the right place. In this article, you will get a proper guideline on choosing the best silk comforters for you.

Silk Fill Weight

Most silk comforter manufacturers have at least two weights of comforters available; one that is more suitable for summer use and a heavier one more suitable for cooler weather. In climates where the weather gets extremely cold, it is suggested to use the summer weight and heavier weight comforter together to ensure you will be comfy and cozy no matter what the weather is. However, some silk comforter manufacturers do offer an extra warm silk comforter for extremely cold weather use.

As a general rule, summer weight comforters are 4 -5 pounds; fall weight is 6-10 pounds; anything 11 pounds or over is for winter weather.

Don't Forget a Duvet Cover

A silk-filled comforter should always be encased in a removable duvet cover that can be laundered regularly. The covers are available in a vast array of materials from different weaves and grades of silk to ones made of organic cotton to a combination of materials. The choice is up to you, but I recommend a silk cover for the silk comforter. Why skimp on the cover? But if the silk comforter you are buying is for a child, opt for a cotton cover because it is going to stand up to the wear and tear a child will subject it to better than a silk duvet cover will.

Silk is measured by its weight, its “momme” (pronounced “mummy”) weight. The higher the momme weight the heavier the silk and the more durable it is. While you should look for sheets with a momme weight of 12-19, look for a duvet cover that is on the high end of that range or even in the 20s. It will be more durable.