Whether it’s for a guest room, college dorm or to save space in your own bedroom, there are plenty of reasons you might want a grown-up looking twin comforter set for your twin bed. After all, not everyone needs a Queen or King, especially considering how much space they take up. Fortunately, many bedding manufacturers produce the exact same prints for different sized beds, making it easy to find a print you’ll love in the size you need. But before choosing the best twin comforter set, you might be wondering what sets a comforter apart from a duvet.
Duvets and comforters are easily confused, but they are distinct. What they have in common is that both are quilted and have a fill which can either be down or synthetic. Duvets will typically be bed-sized, while a comforter is slightly larger and designed to hang over the edge of the bed. You’ll usually want to purchase a duvet cover for your duvet, both to protect it and for aesthetic purposes.
A comforter, however, has a color or pattern as part of the quilt, meaning that no extra work is necessary. Duvets are warm and cozy, and comforters are light and convenient. One major benefit of a comforter is that it’s typically sold in a set, and that’s the case with most of the options below. The pieces in the set will coordinate or match, taking out the guesswork. Neither is objectively better, but we’ve kept this list to comforter sets, instead of duvets.
Whether your style leans minimalist or maximalist, bohemian or conservative, we’ve rounded up some of the best twin comforter sets out right now. Many comforter sets are for both Twin/Twin XL, while others are just for Twin.
1. Linenspa All-Season Reversible Down Alternative Quilted Comforter
Linenspa’s comforter set is available in a dozen colors and patterns. It’s actually double that if you count the fact that most of these are reversible. Color combinations include navy/graphite, grey/white stripe, and this option, which has blue pinstripes on one side and a light blue on the other. The comforters are box-stitched to prevent movement of the synthetic down-alternative fill, meaning the comforter will keep its shape. One matching sham is included.
Pros: Tasteful colors and print options, reversible design to change up colors. Available in Twin or Twin XL (the price shown is for XL). Box-stitched to prevent fill movement.
Cons: Can be too hot for some warm sleepers.
2. AmazonBasics Bed-In-A-Bag Comforter Bedding Set
Amazon’s in-house Basics line is not terribly exciting, but it’s a good place to get affordably-priced home goods, such as this complete comforter set. It’s available in several prints, including this stylish and simple blue and white windowpane plaid pattern. Along with the comforter, a flat sheet, fitted sheet, sham and pillowcase are all included. The bedding is made from soft microfiber polyester. The sizing is for either Twin or Twin XL.
Pros: Affordable bed-in-a-bag includes everything you need, including a sham, comforter, pillowcase, top sheet and fitted sheet. Variety of colors and prints available.
Cons: Sheets could be better.
3. Beckham Hotel Collection 1600 Series Comforter
If you prefer to mix and match, you may want to buy a comforter by itself, rather than investing in a bed-in-a-bag. In that case, this comforter from Beckham Hotel Collection is a solid investment. The quilted comforter is made from a hypoallergenic down alternative. And if you find loud prints to be an eyesore, then you’ll like these muted solids. Colors include black, olive and slate gray. It’s sized for either Twin or Twin XL beds.
Pros: Soft and plush yet lightweight. Smooth microfiber feel.
Cons: Only includes comforter, and some may prefer a full set.
4. Comfort Spaces Vixie 2 Piece Comforter Set
This comforter set from Comfort Spaces has a unique geometric quilted pattern, giving it a little more visual flair than the standard box stitch shape that many comforters have. The sets are also reversible, and colors include red/navy, pink/orange and yellow/grey. It’s made from a plush microfiber polyester that will feel smooth to the touch, and it’s lightweight enough for all-season use. In addition to the comforter, a sham is included.
Pros: Reversible colors. Unique quilted patterns add visual flair. Soft microfiber feeling. Includes a sham.
Cons: Stitching could be more durable.