Does your winter preparation check list include switching out the bedding? It definitely should! I’m sharing a seasonal bedding update with my favorite cozy layers perfect for those colder climates.
Update your bedroom with seasonal bedding for colder days ahead. Dive in with these cozy layers for colder climates.
Winter is knocking on our door and there is quite possibly nothing better than sliding into a well made layered up bed. I switch out the bedding every Fall and Spring to acclimate with the changing seasons. And today I’ve pulled together my recipe for cozy winter bedding.
We sleep so much better having the proper layers, especially when those temperatures really drop. Here in the Northeast it can get pretty cold so in order to prepare I like to change out the bedding to match the season.
- layers to match the season
- weight for a more sound sleep
- fabrics that breathe and wash easily
It all starts with the sheets, well technically it starts with the mattress, but for bedding we will start at the base layer. We opt for linen sheets all year round. They are soft but not silky, breathable and have an earthy feel. If you love snuggly soft cotton then linen sheets are probably not the best choice. But if you prefer a more crispy, natural feel then I definitely suggest linen sheets.
Up next I add a cotton knit blanket. I’m using this pretty navy blanket with a diamond weave texture. It’s just the right amount of cottony softness and a great option for those exceptionally warm nights where you just want a little cover.
Perhaps the most important layer is the duvet and the duvet cover. This is your champion when it comes to weight and warmth. We turn down the thermostat to 65 degrees at night and this combination of a feather down duvet with a flannel duvet cover is perfection. The weight of the duvet is amazing. And the flannel duvet cover from Boll & Branch is super soft with a beautiful herringbone pattern. This duvet cover does come with matching shams however I opted for the gingham shams for a touch of farmhouse charm.
The last layer on the bed is the quilted coverlet. I could not have planned this better if I had tried but this white quilted coverlet has a larger herringbone pattern that mimics the pattern on the duvet cover! It’s subtle little detail that magically happened without thinking and I love the two textures together.
Of course you’ll want a few decorative shams on the bed to fancy things up a bit. I’m using white hemmed shams from Boll & Branch on the Euro pillows to contrast with the dark stain on the poster bed headboard. These shams are 100% organic cotton, super soft and make for a great backrest when sitting up in bed reading.
The gingham shams I’ve had for years and just can’t seem to part with their cuteness. And I made the navy linen lumber pillow covers myself with a yard of linen fabric, it’s just a simple envelope style pillow cover with raw edges.
Cozy Bedding Layers:
- stone washed linen sheets
- cotton knitted blanket
- down feather blend duvet
- flannel duvet cover
- quilted coverlet
- white hemmed shams
- gingham hemmed shams
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