The arrival of winter brings fun things like snow and Santa, but it also brings cold winter nights. Now is the time to take a look at your bedding and see what you need to make your bed a cozy and warm spot to snuggle into each night.
- Sheets: Flannel sheets are a great way to keep your toes warm at night. They are available in all sorts of colors and patterns or you can sew your own. When choosing flannel look for an ounce count of 5-8 ounces (thread count does not apply to flannel) that will keep you warm and avoid pilling over time. Use fabric softener and low drying temperatures to keep them soft and longer lasting.
- Blankets: There are several choices when it comes to warm blankets. Choose wool blends, down, flannel and electric blankets for the ultimate in comfort.
- Comforters: Your comforter or duvet needs to be decorative and functional at the same time. Choose a color and/or pattern that makes you feel cozy just by looking at it. Velvet is a great choice and is available in several colors and price ranges. A down comforter provides warmth and comfort and comes in different weights for different climates. Nothing feels better than climbing into bed and pulling a down comforter over your head!
- Accent throws: Add a throw or coverlet to the foot of the bed to cover your toes during those lazy afternoon naps when it can get a bit chilly. A quilt ranks high in the cozy department and will add color and pattern to your room as well.
All that is left to do is grab a good book or a loved one and, as Santa says, “.. settle in for a long winter’s nap.”