A down comforter is always a great addition to any bedroom. It’s soft, warm, and extremely inviting. However, it’s not uncommon to see a flat and clumpy comforter or duvet insert after a few seasons of use. Fortunately, restoring the fluffiness of your ultra-cozy comforter is not too hard! Read on to learn how to restore the down’s loft and make your comforter or duvet inserts look fluffy again.
Lift and Flip
Making your bed every morning is an easy way to ensure that your comforter stays clean, fresh, and inviting. Another way to keep your comforter looking great is to make sure that the down inside its chambers is distributed evenly. Try this simple tip: Shake the flat comforter from both ends and from the sides, then snap the edge of the blanket downward to ensure that all the down fill is moving freely within the chambers of the comforter.
Keep an Eye Out for Lumps
After giving your down comforter a good shake, hold it close to the light. Does the down bunch together in lumps, allowing light to shine through the comforter shell? Lumps or bunching of the comforter fill is one of the most common reasons behind comforters losing their loft. To break up lumps and restore your comforter to its original loft, feel the fill through your fingers, press any large lumps to break them, and then put it through a machine wash in cold water on a delicate cycle. In order to ensure that your comforter is properly cleaned and thoroughly dried, we recommend sending it for dry cleaning to a trusted dry cleaner.
Tumble Dry in Low Heat
Over time and with regular use, your comforter can get a little flat and lose its natural loft. Tumble drying your comforter in the dryer is one of the most effective ways of restoring that lost loft. Ensure that you have read the special care instructions on the comforter label before proceeding with the tumble drying process. Ensure the tumble drying process is carried out in a low-heat setting. Use a dryer large enough to give your comforter room to tumble and move; you may need to use a commercial dryer at a laundromat.
You can also get better results by adding a couple of clean tennis balls or wool dryer balls to ensure proper drying. These will help break lumps, avoid creasing, and ensure that your comforter lofts to its fullest.
Rejuvenate in Sunlight
Comforters are a considerable investment. To help keep yours fresh and free of dust, give it a yearly deep clean. Give your comforter a break from the flatness by hanging it outside in the fresh air on a sunny day. Fresh air will help prevent mold, mildew, and odor build-up. Letting your comforter breathe outside prolongs its life. Let the sun and fresh air do their magic on your favorite bedding.
When the comforter is fluffy and warm from the sun, bring it back home and give it another good shake before using it again.
Caring for Your Down Comforter
Down is a staple in the bedding world. Light, airy clusters of down create pockets of warmth to keep you feeling toasty and comfortable. Despite down’s remarkable resilience, it must be properly cared for and maintained for it to last for years. In most cases, down comforters lose their loft due to the following reasons:
- The fill is crushed when heavy objects are placed on it for a longer duration.
- A comforter that isn’t maintained or cleaned annually can become lumpy and lose loft. Keep your comforter fresh between cleanings by air drying or tumble drying it with a couple of tennis balls to prevent lumps and odors.
- Fabric softener, mild detergent, or laundry soap residue forms lumps. Make sure your comforter is thoroughly cleaned, preferably with the help of a professional dry cleaner you can trust.
- Down consists of one of the most resilient fibers; good down comforters can last for decades. It is common for down comforters to wear out over time, so you will have to replace them eventually.
To ensure that your precious down bedding offers you many years of fluffy companionship, we have put together a detailed blog on how to care for and maintain down comforters.
Puredown: Helping You Make the Best Choice for Sleep
If you’ve invested in a quality down or down alternative comforter, it makes sense to protect that investment by learning how to care for it. A clean comforter maintained with proper care can last for generations.
With a touch of warmth in its softness, Puredown comforters have become an heirloom quality bedding staple for many households. Enjoy life’s simple pleasures in style, comfort, and warmth with Puredown’s plush-down comforters. With a myriad of colors, sizes, and weight options to choose from, Puredown comforters are designed for your bedroom with years of blissful sleep in mind.