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Best IKEA Comforter for Your Bed

Candace Osmond

In a world with aggressive advertising and products that promise to deliver the world to you, shopping for pretty much any item can create a great deal of stress and confusion. You’d think that purchasing a new comforter would be a walk in the park, but there are so many different fabric and related terminology that you have to understand before buying, it can dip your head in a cloud of fog and you can’t always tell the good products from the bad.

IKEA is a brand that doesn’t need much introduction, since they’ve been in business for more than 70 years. We all know that IKEA is the king of affordable furniture, but did you know that they also make and sell the most affordable comforters in the world?

To aid you in your quest of bringing IKEA quality straight on the top of your bed, we’ve put together a list of the top five IKEA comforters that really caught our attention. Each of the models below serves as best for a specific purpose, so browse carefully to see which model might suit you best.

1. IKEA FJÄLLARNIKA – Editor's Choice

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  • Available sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King
  • Fill: 90% duck feathers, 10% duck down
  • Cover: Cotton
  • Thread count: 252

2. IKEA LEN

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  • Available sizes: Standard crib size
  • Fill: Polyester
  • Cover: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
  • Thread count: N/A

3. IKEA STJÄRNSTARR

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  • Available sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King
  • Fill: 90% polyester, 10% viscose
  • Cover: 55% lyocell, 45% cotton
  • Thread count: 236

4. IKEA MYSKGRÄS

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  • Available sizes: Twin, Full/Queen
  • Fill: Polyester
  • Cover: Microfiber
  • Thread count: N/A

5. IKEA FJÄLLBRÄCKA

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  • Available sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King
  • Fill: 75% duck down, 25% duck feathers
  • Cover: Cotton
  • Thread count: 252

Best IKEA Comforters

1. IKEA FJÄLLARNIKA – Editor's Choice

Highlights

  • Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King
  • Fill: 90% duck feathers, 10% duck down
  • Cover: Cotton
  • Thread count: 252

Pros

  • Fluffy
  • Good for all-season use
  • Cotton cover
  • Natural down fill
  • High-density weave

Cons

  • Some reported unpleasant smells after washing

If you’re passionate about natural down products, here is a more qualitative comforter. The FJÄLLARNIKA comforter is filled with a blend of 90 percent duck feathers and the remaining 10 percent is duck down. The outer cover is made entirely out of cotton, which is breathable and smooth against the skin, being one of the best options for people who care about comfort and don’t mind spending a little more to get it.

Much like the other IKEA comforters, this one can also be washed at a temperature of 140° Fahrenheit, making sure that all dust mites are eliminated in the cleaning process. But unlike the down alternative models, you can tumble dry this comforter. With a thread count of 252, this one is ideal for those who believe durability is an important factor in their bedding products. The fill weight is around 29 oz., while the total weight of the comforter is around 80 oz.

2. IKEA LEN – Runner Up

Highlights

  • Available sizes: Standard crib size
  • Fill: Polyester
  • Cover: 65% polyester, 35% cotton
  • Thread count: N/A

Pros

  • A hit amongst children
  • Lightweight and easy to move under
  • Fits all standard crib sizes
  • Machine washable
  • Good for dogs as well

Cons

  • Considered too thin by some parents

Do you want your little one to enjoy the IKEA quality as well? Take a look at this crib-sized comforter that features a polyester fill, making it a great choice for children. Considering how fragile a child’s body is, opting for a natural down comforter is not an option, which leaves you with the next best thing: synthetic fill.

This comforter is recommended for children who are at least 12 months old and should fit any standard crib size. The overall dimensions of this comforter are 43 x 49 inches. The outer cover is a combination of polyester and cotton, which is soft and smooth – just what you want for your baby’s skin.

3. IKEA STJÄRNSTARR – Best for Summer

Highlights

  • Available sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King
  • Fill: 90% polyester, 10% viscose
  • Cover: 55% lyocell, 45% cotton
  • Thread count: 236

Pros

  • Good price
  • Ideal for summer use
  • Machine washable
  • Good value
  • Highly appreciated by customers

Cons

  • Not very durable

Ready for something more summery? The STJÄRNSTARR comforter features a cover made of a lyocell/cotton blend. These materials are both naturally-cooling, and the lyocell’s absorbent nature ensures you stay comfortable on those hot summer nights. It’s filled with polyester hollow fibers, pretty much a standard option for this price range.

Overall, the comforter is lightweight and thin, leading to a perfect product for use in higher temperatures. You can easily toss and turn at night and the comforter won’t get in your way. It can be washed at high temperatures in your machine.

The filling weight of the polyester hollow fibers is about 17 oz., leading to a total weight of 45 oz. for the entire comforter.

4. IKEA MYSKGRÄS – Best Value

Highlights

  • Available sizes: Twin, Full/Queen
  • Fill: Polyester
  • Cover: Microfiber
  • Thread count: N/A

Pros

  • Good for summer use
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be washed at high temperatures
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • More of a duvet insert than a comforter

The MYSKGRÄS is probably the most affordable comforter in the IKEA line. It’s made with polyester filling and polypropylene fabric, which doesn’t excel in quality, but we’re going to assume that’s something you’re happy to compromise to get a good deal on a lightweight comforter.

This comforter can be machine-washed at a very high temperature, but using a normal washing cycle. You should avoid using bleach and tumble dry. The comforter has a filling weight of 17 oz., which leads to a total weight of 30 oz. for the entire product.

5. IKEA FJÄLLBRÄCKA – Best for Winter

Highlights

  • Available sizes: Twin, Full/Queen, King
  • Fill: 75% duck down, 25% duck feathers
  • Cover: cotton
  • Thread count: 252

Pros

  • Soft cotton cover
  • Good for winter use
  • Lofty and insulating
  • Natural down and feather fill

Cons

  • Expensive

To end our round-up in style, here is a comforter for people who value quality and insulation above everything else. If you often feel cold, having the FJÄLLBRÄCKA comforter is definitely a purchase to consider. The cover is made with cotton, is incredibly soft and smooth, but also highly breathable and has a luxurious feel.

The inside of the comforter is a combination of down and feather, and it also has great loft and insulation properties. This is definitely a comforter more suited for winter use rather than a thinner, more breathable one for summer. Despite it being lofty, the comforter can be machine-washed at high temperatures. You can also tumble dry on low, making sure that the fill is completely dry before setting the comforter back on the bed.

The IKEA Legacy

IKEA is a Swedish brand that’s been around for as long as we can remember. The company was founded by Ingvar Kamprad, and is now a world-famous brand that believes in cultural diversity and creating an enthusiastic workplace for all those interested.

IKEA manufactures and sells home furnishing items that are low-priced and have attractive designs. Everyone knows about IKEA’s concept of putting together your own furniture, and while it may seem like an unnecessary effort, people all over the world have fallen in love with IKEA’s way of doing business.

Curious how this concept was born? Well, delivering furniture directly to people’s doors was a very difficult and expensive process. Back in 1956, IKEA took off the legs of one of its tables (the LÖVET model), and then came up with the idea of self-assembled furniture. Fun fact: Did you know that IKEA has a museum? It opened in June 2016, in Älmhult, and it covers more than 3.500 square meters of IKEA history.

Conclusion

Throughout the years, IKEA has proven that it’s a brand worthy of our attention. As we explored what they have to offer in terms of comforters, we saw that their products are designed to offer a great level of comfort to every type of sleeper out there. 

That being said, their line of comforters is designed for every pocket, looking to please warm and cool sleepers alike, with products that range from the inexpensive polyester fill and covers to luxury down and cotton ones.

Additional Resources

Down Comforter vs Regular Comforter

Comforter vs Duvet: What’s the Difference?