As the days grow shorter (and colder!), our desire to rug ourselves up in all things warm and cosy grows exponentially. Creating a snug, inviting bedroom vibe is more important than ever, and at Canningvale, we like to take advantage of the cold weather to really layer up our beds to achieve that effortless, laid-back feel that magazines and our insta feeds are always flooded with once the cold snap hits.
For a start - make sure to change your quilt based on the season! Keeping the same quilt year round is a common mistake and we can’t even begin to express how much difference a winter quilt can make. Try swapping out your cotton quilt for something with a heavier infill, like a wool quilt or a luxury quilt. There are also some very affordable quilts out there that allow you to remove layers for summer and add them back on for winter. Genius.
So if you’re looking to up your cosiness factor this winter, read on for our top five hot tips to create a warm, inviting (and yes, LUXE) bedroom space.
1. Switch up your sheets
Switch out your cotton sheets for flanelette. Flanelette offers that soft, brushed finish that makes it impossible to get out of bed on frosty mornings. And if you’re worried about overheating, opt for just a flanelette fitted sheet and pillowcase set, you get all the snuggly benefits, without the flat sheet trapping in extra warmth.
For an extra cosy upgrade? Try bamboo cotton flannelette sheets - they’re a luxury game changer. Taking winter comfort to the next level, the bamboo/cotton blend offers an exquisitely soft feel and long-lasting wear. And if you really want to up the warmth factor - you can double down on flannelette with the matching flannelette quilt cover.
2. Boost your bedding
3. Layer on warmth
4. Pile on the pillows
5. Consider colour
Create your own warmth with “warm” tones and depth of colour. Layering up with textured neutrals like soft pinks and butter tones can create an understated, yet cosy feel that you won’t be able to resist snuggling up in. Alternatively, deep jewel tones like jade green, ruby or sapphire blue are perfect for winter and evoke a feeling of luxury and drama. Saturated jewel tones work especially well with textural accessories, like velvet cushions or a textured blanket.