Keep your bedding free from fur with comforters for pet hair

The best comforters, blankets, and bedding to keep stray pet hairs and fluff at bay.

Pug lying on bed

by Eleanor Weaver |

We love our furry friends, but one thing we can do without is the stray hair, fluff, and fuzz that always seems to coat our bedding after a snuggle on the sofa or letting them up on the bed as a treat. It gets absolutely everywhere and loves to stick, making it extra difficult to shake off.

This is where pet-hair-resistant bedding comes to the rescue, and it's a wonderful thing! We've found the best bedding options that not only keep cat and dog hair to a minimum but are also easy to clean and hypoallergenic, great for you and your pet.

From blankets to comforters, duvet covers, and bedspreads, these are a must-have for pet owners who are looking to keep their bedding as clean and fuzz-free as possible.

What colour bedding hides pet hair the best?

If you're looking to keep any pet hair that does get attracted to your bedding more discreet, you should choose bedding similar in colour tone to your furry companion's coat of hair.

For breeds with lighter fur, we'd recommend bedding in the colours grey, beige, and even white for a particularly light coat. For dogs and cats with darker fur, black, navy, or dark grey bedding would work best to help keep the stray hairs out of sight, and out of mind.

Which fabrics repel pet hair the best?

When choosing your bedding, the most important thing to consider is the material used as this is what will determine how 'sticky' the fabric is.

You should avoid:

• High-static materials that are likely to attract fur more easily. This includes loosely woven cotton, velvet, nylon, linen, acrylic, chenille, and velour.

• Highly textured fabrics that are fluffy or embellished. These are more likely to trap hair between the threads, as well as being a risky business for pet claws.

Dog lying in bed
Super cute, but not the best choice of bedding. ©Getty Images

You should choose:

• Tight-knit materials that prevent pet hairs and other debris from getting trapped in between fibres and are easier to rid of rogue fluff with a simple shake or wipe. We'd recommend tightly woven materials such as rayon, satin, silk, canvas, microfibre, and tight-knit cotton.

• When shopping for the best comforter for pets, we would also advise choosing duvets or comforters that are machine-washable. Fur — combined with other potential accidents — means you’ll probably have to clean your bedding and put it through the machine more often than non-pet owners.

Now you know exactly what to look out for, we've listed some of the best fur-repelling comforters, duvet covers, bedspreads, and blankets on the market to save you valuable time hunting that could otherwise be spent with your furry friend.

Best comforters for pet hair

Available in a range of colours and sizes, this ultra-soft, all-season microfibre comforter will help keep you cosy and your bed as clean as possible.

With a tightly woven material, it provides superior protection against dust mites and pet hair, and many reviewers have raved about its hypoallergenic quality and its lightweight feel - great for hot sleepers.

Comforters are a great piece of bedding that be used on their own, or as an insert for your favourite anti-pet hair duvet cover, with corner and side loops to easily attach.

Promising review: "LOVE this comforter. I am very fussy about comforters. I want very soft and the right weight, not light but not really heavy. The second I got this on my bed I knew I loved it. Both my husband and I love them. They have little loops so you can use them as a duvet. We however are using it as a comforter with no cover. We got the navy/grey and have had it for months and it doesn't show any dirt! Surprising as it's summertime and we have two little dogs that sleep in the bed with us. Our bed is located about 15 feet from our doggy door where our backyard is full of dirt and water (ponds). We never see dirt like we used to with an old blanket. Highly recommend."

With dark grey, black, and white colour choices available to suit your pet's fur no matter how light or dark, this comforter is easy to care for with simple washing instructions. It's breathable, soft, lightweight, and the premium poly filling is secured with a durable box stitch. No excitable pups will be ripping the filling loose from this cover!

Promising review: "I like the warmth and feeling of this blanket. I don’t use a duvet cover. I use it as is. Although I bought it to keep me cool, sometimes it gets too hot under the blanket so I usually stick my feet out and it’s better. I constantly have to wash it because I have a Belgian Malinois that sheds all over it. After 50+ washes it’s still in MINT condition. Downside is that it’s a dog hair magnet. Wouldn’t recommend it for owners that sleep with their pets."

Just because you're trying to pick a comforter to keep your bed clear of pet hairs, does not mean you have to give up on luxurious, hotel-quality bedding.

This uber-soft comforter is a great pick for all seasons, and the handy box stitching will keep the filling evenly spread within the comforter, no matter how much you or your pet wriggle and move in the night. Reviewers have found it to be comfy, lightweight, and a great quality comforter that keeps its 'fluffy' appeal without bulking over time.

Promising review: "Like sleeping in the clouds! We love this comforter and will be ordering another! It is so soft and light! I have washed it several times (we have cats that sleep on it) and it is as soft and comfortable as the first day."

Best duvet covers for pet hair

This gorgeous tanned duvet cover is a great choice for adding a pop of colour to your bedroom that feels natural, chic, and contemporary.

It has a tight weave that prevents hairs from getting trapped and gives this duvet great strength and durability, preventing snags and tears from excited fur babies who can’t get enough of the softness.

Made of 100 per cent washed cotton, it's been made to withstand laundering time and time again which will come in useful for those extra washes you'll need to make as a pet owner.

Promising review: "The colour is slightly darker than it appears in the images, but it's still a really, lovely, warm colour that has worked well in our room. I'm really happy with it."

High in quality and thread count, this 400 thread count duvet cover will keep your pet's hair from getting trapped on the cover and will feel lovely and fresh against your, and your pet's, skin.

Egyptian cotton is celebrated for its superior strength, durability, and comfort, making this duvet cover no exception with the lightweight, buttery-soft fabric.

Available in a range of tonal greys and creams, this one will guarantee you years of great quality sleep.

Promising review: "I bought this for my spare room and ending up putting it on my own bed as it's so crisp and fresh. Washes really well and looks good time after time. Really pleased!"

Yes, this is a much higher price tag but it boasts so many benefits for you and your pet, it was worth including if you're looking for that extra luxury.

Made with real silk filling and ultra-soft royal cotton, this cover is breathable, lightweight, and makes for a great temperature regulator for you and your furry friend.

It’s machine-washable, so getting rid of pet hair is a breeze and in between washes, pet hair will also easily slide off this fabric, much easier than material alternatives. The only thing you’ll need to watch out for is scratches.

Available in pinks, blues, whites, creams, greys, and blacks, this duvet cover is zip-up instead of button-up which should help to make bed-changing less of a chore as well as prevent any stray hairs from creeping between button gaps and onto the duvet itself!

Promising review: "This duvet cover is the most beautiful bedding I have ever owned, I have put off buying due to cost but I'm always just too hot in the depths of summer. So this year I am now prepared. I have also ordered myself the actual silk quilt to match, on its arrival will update and let you know. I was surprised to only see 4 reviews on this bedding as it really is such good quality. It 'feels like silk' - there is a reason for that little saying. Silk feels amazing. Oh yes! and I cannot wait to sleep under it..."

Best bedspreads and quilts for pet hair

Adding a bedspread is not only a fantastic way of styling your bed during the day and keeping the bedroom looking pristine, but it's also a great way to preserve and protect the underlying bedding from dust and hair, especially from sneaky daytime visitors.

This 100 per cent pre-washed cotton quilt is soft, easy to care for, and comfortable, available in a choice of nude, blue, and green.

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, it's been recommended by 94 per cent of buying customers.

Want to add a bit of pizzazz to your bedroom décor? This elegant sage print bedspread is a stylish quilt choice that'll also work well as a 'hair-defender'.

Made of 100 per cent microfibre to help repel hairs and dirt, this quilt is machine washable for easy cleaning and comes in sizes for single and double beds.

Promising review: "Bought this duvet for my elderly mother who has difficulty changing the cover on her present one. She is very pleased with it. Light, warm and fits in her washing machine. Dries quickly."

With a luxurious silky satin finish, this quilted bedspread screams quality and looks way more expensive than it actually is. Machine-washable and even tumble-dryer friendly, it's easy to clean and clear of impromptu stray fuzz at the end of the day with a simple wipe or shake.

Promising review: "The lovely dusky pink colour is great! Excellent quality feels thick and weighty; ideal for extra cold nights when you need a throw. I hope it will also be handy to use on top of a cotton sheet, in the summer, instead of a duvet. We purchased the super-king, and it certainly lives up to its name."

Best blankets for pet hair

Silentnight Waterproof Pet Fleece Blanket

Silentnight Waterproof Pet Fleece Blanket

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The waterproof dog blanket uses Hydrotex technology that repels moisture, helping to protect everything from your sofa to your car seats. The super-soft, reversible print blanket is the perfect place for your pet to snuggle down and relax on.

Tried and tested by Deputy Commercial Content Editor, Natalie Corner: "I cannot fault this waterproof dog blanket in any way. Not only is it super soft and snuggly, when my dog comes in from his walks and he's damp from getting his paws washed it is the perfect spot for him to lay on as it means the blanket soaks up the water and he can still be on my lap! Love the reversible pattern and grey colour as it goes with everything."

If you’re looking to prevent your bedding from attracting hair without having to fork out on a whole new set or bedspread, a great alternative is to buy a more affordable blanket to protect your bed.

It’s waterproof on the underside, so as not to let any drool or accidents seep through, and it won’t allow any pet hair to get through to your actual bedding. And it's machine-washable, with users reporting that it really held up, even after repeated washes.

Promising review: "I've been burnt before by ordering 'waterproof' covers that aren't actually waterproof. So when I bought this one I immediately laid it out and absolutely doused it with water for a test run. I'm happy to report that nothing leaked through! I left it a couple of hours and even tried to press the water through the fabric, but none of it came through. On top of that, the blanket is nice and cosy. Couldn't recommend it more."

This 100 per cent waterproof and leakproof blanket offers double-layer protection, easy to clean and dry while maintaining its high quality. The polar fleece is super soft for pet comfort while providing all the protection needed with treated waterproof technology. It comes in a reversible colour design for two stylish looks and can be used on the bed, sofa, car - wherever your pet-protection is needed!

Promising review: "We wanted to protect our couch from our pet, and let's just say it didn't take long to find out that the blanket is indeed very waterproof! Was easy to clean up as liquid seemed to float on the surface of the blanket. I will run it through the washer/dryer now but the description says it is easily machine washable which is a big plus as well. I will be buying another one for the other side of the sectional."

This is our top item for keeping your pet cosy, great if you're feeling a little guilty about denying them direct access to the bed - they won't be missing out on any of the comforts. Machine-washable for easy cleaning, this reversible blanket has soft plush on one side, fuzzy Sherpa on the other, and an internal waterproof lining to provide extra defence against damage.

Promising review: "Absolutely brilliant, bought it for guinea pigs going on the bed, super soft and no leaking through, totally protects anything underneath the blanket from getting wet, great quality, super soft and machine washable, wash mine every day and still in great condition, highly recommended for any pets great purchase well worth the money."

How do you get pet hair out of a comforter?

To keep your comforter in top-notch condition, you can regularly vacuum it to suck out any trapped allergens, dust mites, and stray hairs that may have collected on the surface.

Alternatively, if you don't have a handheld vacuum and are looking for an affordable solution, we'd recommend pet hair removers that come as rollers, brushes, and tools to help shift those extra pesky cat and dog hairs.

If you're looking for an instant pet hair remover you can source in your own home, you can try to use lint rollers or tape to pick up loose hairs, or tumble-dryer sheets and rubber gloves to collect hairs using static.

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