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Winter Bedding Must-Haves

Updated: Jan 4, 2021

Ultra-Warm Textiles to Help You Survive the Minnesota Winter

Now that we’re heading into the long winter stretch here in Minnesota, the nights are about to get really cold. But, that doesn’t mean you have to go on a hunt around the house to gather any and all extra blankets you can find. It is possible to have bedding that’s both stylish and warm this season without it looking like a hodgepodge of mismatched layers.

In today’s post, we’re giving you a step-by-step guide to creating a winter bedroom look that’ll keep you oh-so-cozy during those long chilly nights. Pulling together your bedroom aesthetic, it turns out, is as easy as can be. So, grab a cup of hot tea and settle in - you’ll have the bedding of your dreams in no time at all.


Layer #1: Cozy Sheets

If you’re still using your lightweight cotton sheets from last summer, it’s time for a seasonal upgrade. This time of year, with temps dropping in the single digits and lower, you’ll definitely want to invest in a set of cozy sheets to keep things nice and toasty. Flannel, soft velvet, and fleece are perfect for this time of year, but if you really love the feel of cotton, there are also thicker/heavier cotton sheets on the market for you, too. Whatever your fabric choice, having that first layer as soft and luxurious as possible will feel like the best respite from the cold at the end of the day.


Layer #2: Blanket

A lot of people forget or forego this part of their bedding, but in the winter, it’s especially important for adding that extra bit of warmth. Typically layered between your top sheet and duvet, a blanket shouldn’t be too heavy so you don’t overheat. Instead, opt for a lighter weight version that you can easily tuck in with your sheets when you make the bed in the morning. Oh, and style tip - make sure that beauty is peeking out at the top of your made bed. A fun pattern or color pop is all you need to give your bedding a splash of pizzazz.


Layer #3: Down Duvet (or Down Alternative)

While you can certainly buy comforter sets at any store, sometimes having a true duvet is the better option. Not only is a duvet typically warmer, but it’s also much easier to change the overall look of your bedding by switching out the covers (instead of having to buy an entire new comforter). Plus, there are also so many options available to fit your needs, including down or down alternative fills. Does your temp run hot at night? Go for a duvet that’s cooler and more lightweight. Do your teeth chatter because you’re always too cold? Opt for a super warm traditional down duvet. Whatever your preference, a duvet is an absolute must have.


Layer #4: Pillows & Extra Throw (Just for Fun)

Okay, in all honesty, adding a few throw pillows and tossing a throw onto the end of your bed isn’t going to make that much difference in terms of temperature. But, we had to include this layer anyways. After all, a bedding set isn’t complete without an infusion of personality, wouldn’t you say? Get creative with this part - play with textures, patterns, and colors to your heart’s desire. Just remember to stay within your room’s color scheme and make sure your layers feel cohesive together and you’ll have a bedroom fit for a photoshoot.


It’s always tough looking down the pipeline of several more months of snowy cold, but with the proper bedding, braving those frigid temps is a whole lot easier and more enjoyable. So, go ahead and snuggle in - just be warned that with cozy bedding like this in place, you may need to set 10 alarms just to pull yourself out of bed to start the day.

By Megan Johansson, Contributor to Designs by D

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