With the arrival of winter and the colder weather, now is the time to make some simple changes to our homes to keep the house warm and welcoming. The cold in winter can be very harsh, in particular when night falls and no one likes getting into a cold bed, especially at the end of a hard day’s work, so let’s start there!
In this article we are going to bring you some tips on how to dress a bed in winter, so that it’s as warm and cosy as possible and you can sleep like a baby throughout the winter ahead.
This is an essential element when it comes to dressing your bed during the cold months. It must be thick enough to combat the low temperatures typical of winter. The best material for the mattress topper is without a doubt wool, since it helps to protect the mattress and is a perfect insulator against the cold.
The next step in creating your perfect, warm bed for the colder months are pure cotton sheets. The great thing about cotton sheets is that despite their thickness, they provide natural breathability. For those seeking a bit more you can always opt for “Brushed Cotton” giving that increased cosy feeling against the skin. Synthetic materials are not advisable at any time of the year as they do not breathe well or provide the heat in winter or cool in summer that is required to maintain a healthy sleep pattern.
Duvets are an essential accessory when dressing your bed in winter. Goose down is the perfect fill, it's both lightweight and fluffy, and wonderfully breathable too. These duvets naturally provide great insulation and warmth, without being too heavy or thick. Another good option is the quilt filled with natural fibres.
Finally, when it comes to dressing your bed during the winter, you cannot beat a good, knitted wool blanket or throw to top it all off. Although it’s a perfect addition to the bed, it doesn’t stop there. The wool knit blanket can also be used in other places in the house, such as on the sofa or curling up in your favourite chair. This type of textile is perfect when it comes to combating low temperatures, since they have a soft texture and provide that much-needed warmth.
One last point to highlight when dressing the bed during the winter months, is about choosing the right colours. Opt for different warm tones that create the feeling of a cosy space that can cope with the low temperatures outside. Colours such as earth, yellow or brown, will add the ambiance you are looking for. As for the materials, flannel or wool should be your focus. The combination of warm tones with this kind of material is ideal to make the bedroom a cosy place that invites you to rest.
Who doesn’t like to get into a warm bed when it’s cold? It’s one of the most pleasant sensations of the winter season. Discover Cuddledown’s truly fine bed products, and avoid that cold chill in your bones. You’ll be nodding off into dreamland in no time!