How To Choose The Best Quilt For Your Bed

How To Choose The Best Quilt For Your Bed

Quilts can provide comfort at any time of the year, but with the ever-expanding range of sizes and materials, choosing the perfect quilt can be a daunting task. At KOO we love providing you with quality bedding and bed linens, and that includes a variety of cosy quilts that you can choose from.

To help you make the right decision we've created this guide on how to choose a quilt, including in-depth advice on the right size and the best quilt material for both the cover and inner filling. Read on to learn everything you need to know about choosing the perfect quilt.

What Is A Quilt, And What Is A Doona?

What Is A Quilt, And What Is A Doona?

Before delving into the world of quilts, it's important to address a term commonly heard among Australians: "doona." In Australia, the terms "doona" and "quilt" are often used interchangeably, both referring to the padded insert placed inside a quilt cover or on top of a bed.

Interestingly, "doona" originated as a brand name, associated with a type of quilt produced by Australian bedding brand, Tontine. Overtime, "doona" and "quilt" have been used interchangeably - so rest assured this quilt buying guide the only doona buying guide you'll ever need.

Your Quilt Size Guide

When choosing a quilt size, simply match it to the size of the bed you are buying a quilt for. For KOO's precise quilt sizes, refer to our quilt size guide below:

Quilt Type

Size (cm)


140 x 210


180 x 210


210 x 210


210 x 245

Super King

240 x 270

For a more luxurious feel consider opting for a quilt one size larger than your bed's dimensions. However, be cautious that an excessively large quilt could overwhelm a smaller bed.

The Best Quilt Materials

The Best Quilt Materials

The material your quilt is made from will play a huge part in the warmth, breathability, ease of cleaning, and weight of the quilt. Notably, quilt materials vary both in the outer covering and the filling. Let's explore the array of materials you may find in KOO's collection:

Quilt exterior cover

The exterior cover of our quilts (different from our decorative quilt covers), typically consists of either cotton or a bamboo/cotton blend. The outer material not only influences the quilts durability but also contributed to it's breathability.

  • Cotton is one of the most popular materials, renowned for its soft texture and breathability. It is durable and easy to wash, although does have a tendency to retain moisture.
  • Bamboo viscose/cotton is extremely soft and lightweight with excellent breathability. Despite not being as durable as pure cotton, this blend helps to wick moisture away from the body and into the air.

Quilt interior material

The filling material inside your quilt determines how heavy it is, how warm it keeps you, and how easy it is to wash.

  • Cotton is a lightweight quilt filling, perfect for any season. Its breathability and softness make it ideal for both warm and cooler nights.
  • Wool stands out due to its great qualities including water-repellence, fire resistance, and dust-mite resistance. Despite being a heavy in comparison to other materials, Wool remains breathable.
  • For a touch of luxury, feather and down provide superior warmth and softness whilst also offering moisture-wicking and breathable qualities.
  • Bamboo viscose/polyester combines the antibacterial softness of bamboo with the durability of polyester, providing warmth with added breathability.
  • Polyester, the most durable option, offers a super fluffy and soft feel, coupled with easy maintenance. However, it lacks breathability, potentially causing discomfort to hot sleepers.

So what is the best quilt to buy? Feather and down stand out for their quality materials. However, for a more budget-friendly option, consider wool or cotton-filled quilts ensuring affordability and comfort.

Find The Perfect Quilt For Any Season At KOO

We hope our quilt guide has assisted you in making the ideal choice for your new quilt! Whether you're seeking cosy warmth for chilly nights or lightweight comfort during warmer evenings, discover the best quilts tailored to you at KOO Home Store. Browse our full range of quilts online, where you can pay your way and have your quilts delivered straight to your front door.

Ensure your quilt cover is perfectly complemented by the right quilt cover set, and take the time to explore different quilt cover material types before making your purchase!



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