Bed risers pack a lot of utility into a small package. If you have a health issue that makes it challenging to get in and out of bed, raising the height of your bed can make things easier. If you’re cramped for storage space, elevating your bed by a few inches can open up new storage options. Or maybe you just like the elegant look of a taller bed, or you’re sick of your bedding dragging on the floor.
No matter your reasons for wanting to raise your bed, the bed risers on this list should give you some great options to choose from. To find the right risers for you, consider your personal needs alongside safety concerns, budget constraints, and aesthetic preferences. Then, do your research to make sure the options you’re considering will fit your bed’s feet. Happy hunting!
Best Natural Down
Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter
If you’re looking for a fluffy comforter made from real down, the Brooklinen All-Season Down Comforter is a great choice.
This comforter is covered in 100% cotton sateen, which feels silky and smooth to the touch. Additionally, sateen woven cotton has a natural luster to it which might appeal to those who prefer a subtle sheen to a matte appearance.
As far as what’s inside this comforter, it’s ideal for the down-lovers out there. It’s filled with ethically sourced down clusters… and only the clusters. Many down comforters are filled with a combination of clusters and feathers, but it’s important to note that clusters are softer, fluffier, and more insulating as compared to feathers (they’re also less likely to poke through the fabric!)
This comforter features a fill power of 700 which, as I mentioned, is on the high end of the spectrum. Sleepers looking for comforter that’s extra fluffy should give this one a try. Additionally, the down is treated with a textile manufacturing technology called Ultra Fresh Antibacterial Additives, which is used to make it hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and mildew.
Want to know more about Brooklinen down products? Check out my review of the Brooklinen Natural Down Pillow!
Perfect for: The sleeper who just can’t say no to a fluffy natural down comforter!
Pricing: $299-$399, which is about average for a down comforter of this fill power. What’s great about this brand, though, is it offers a lifetime warranty on all its products!
The Brooklinen comforter use natural down and is great for those looking for a really fluffy feel. Enjoy 10% off your order with code SLEEPOPOLIS10!
Casper Humidity Fighting Duvet
Yes, this is technically a duvet and not a comforter, but I’m including it anyway because it brings some unique benefits to the game.
Firstly, it’s covered in a soft and breathable cotton shell, which I found to offer good airflow through the fabric. It’s filled with ethically sourced down, and features sewn-in chambers that keep the down in place and prevent it from concentrating into one area. Similar to the Brooklinen comforter we just looked at, it’s got a fluffy cloud-like feel that’s characteristic of real down, and features a high fill power of 750.
More: Check out my guide to understanding the difference between a comforter and a duvet!
What’s unique about this duvet, though, is the layer of merino wool that sits directly beneath the cotton shell. Now you might be thinking, “Yikes, wool is way too warming for a hot sleeper like me.” But the wool is actually the reason this comforter is called “humidity fighting.”
Wool is thermoregulating, which means it adapts to your body’s temperature and can serve to regulate your warmth throughout the night. Essentially, it draws heat away from your body when you get too hot, and serves as an excellent insulator when you get chilly. Additionally, wool is naturally moisture-wicking, which might be particularly beneficial to those prone to night sweats.
Perfect for: The sleeper looking for a temperature regulating down duvet!
Price: $350-$450, which is on the pricey side, but Casper offers a generous trial period of 100 nights. So if you don’t love it, just send it back within that time frame for a full refund.
The Casper Duvet is covered in a soft and breathable cotton shell, which I found to offer good airflow through the fabric!
How We Picked
When you research bed risers, you’ll probably notice there are a lot of options around a similar price range. And we mean a lot of options. So how do you narrow in on the right risers for you? While compiling this list, we took the following factors into account.
Most bed risers focus on function over form. Within a certain budget, you’re unlikely to find effective risers that don’t look like plastic, utilitarian items. But the good news is you can always add a bed skirt to cover them up.
The risers on this list do vary in terms of the size of their footprint, and that can affect how bulky they look. If size is an issue, select your bed risers accordingly.
All of the bed risers on this list are less than $40; some are as cheap as approximately $15. This price range can accommodate a variety of budgets.
That said, it’s important to know that you often get what you pay for. The pricier options on this list are also more likely to be sturdy and durable, while the bargain options may not remain intact over the long-term.
People raise their beds for different reasons. Maybe they have a health issue that makes it challenging to get in and out of a lower bed. Perhaps they want just enough space to store flat items. Or maybe they’re looking for some seriously enhanced storage space.
Because height requirements will vary depending on your needs, we chose bed risers of different heights (as well as risers that offer customization options) so you could pick the right option for you.
In our view, this is the most important factor when it comes to picking a bed riser.
Sturdier options might cost more, but they also protect you from the risk of your bed crashing through the risers and causing damage to family members, pets, and/or physical belongings.
All of the risers on this list have decent reviews when it comes to safety, but there’s also a clear trend: The more expensive options tend to be more reliable.
Nobody wants their bed risers to destroy their floors, so we focused on options that were designed with floor protection in mind. Each of the bed risers on this list claim to protect carpets from snags and wood floors from scratches or dents.
Sleepopolis Buying Tips
Before purchasing a set of bed risers, ask yourself the following:
- Why are you raising your bed? This will help you figure out how high the risers need to be. For instance, if you’re planning to store shoe boxes under the bed, then you’ll want to buy risers that are tall enough to accommodate the height of those boxes.
- Which matters more: cost or sturdiness? You get what you pay for when it comes to bed risers. Cheaper options are more budget-friendly, but they may not last as long or be as reliable as pricier options. Choose accordingly.
- How big are your bed’s feet? This measurement will help you filter out risers that don’t accommodate the type or size of your bed’s feet. Before purchasing any bed risers, make sure you’re confident that they’ll fit the base of your bed.
Once you consider why you want to raise your bed, whether you’re more concerned with cost or stability, and the dimensions of your bed’s feet, you’ll have made it a lot easier to find the best bed risers for your needs. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying more storage space and/or easier access while getting in and out of your bed.
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