Warm Up Your Bedding for Winter
Plain white, patchwork or plaid, an extra quilt or blanket brings the cozy, keeps the chic
I'm a freelance writer and design enthusiast who believes the best design is collected, not decorated, and that homes should always be as comfortable and functional as they are chic. In addition to writing for Houzz, I work as the Head Copywriter for Layla Grayce and Zinc Door.
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There are few things as cozy as snuggling up in a warm, comfortable bed during the cooler seasons. Depending on your climate, this may mean unearthing that heavy, age-old quilt from storage, or adding a cuddly extra blanket. Regardless of your cool-weather needs, the time is upon us to winterize our bedrooms. Here's how to get a head start for creating a warm, chic bedroom that will prove the perfect respite from the chilly outdoors.
You can't beat a quilt for warmth in the cooler months. Choose a patchwork one with loads of color and fold it at the end of your bed when not in use.
Don’t be afraid to pair a colorful patchwork quilt with printed sheets…the mix of textures will add to the warmth.
Plaid blankets warm up both the room and the bed’s inhabitants. Don’t worry, this traditional pattern can still be chic. Simply pair it with a contemporary headboard, side tables and accessories and there will be nothing “Grandma” about your look.
Of course, the classic comforter is always a cozy choice. Choose a timeless look that will last for years, such as a solid color or a classic pattern. They are generally easy to wash, so their upkeep is low maintenance.
Create an autumnal bedding landscape with colors that reflect the season, like deep oranges. If your climate doesn’t get too chilly, the addition of a medium-weight blanket may be all you need.
Another option is choosing rich colors like silver …
… or gold for warmth with a hint of glamour. If you experience fairly cold winters, a silk duvet is a good option because it holds the heat more effectively than cotton or linen.
Don’t feel like you have to avoid white. This color can be warmed up with ease via texture, such as the stitching pattern on this cozy duvet from Target. A few colorful, patterned throw pillows add even more texture to complete the look.
Also, you can achieve a warm white look through lots of layering. Pile on a comforter, loads of pillows, sheets and shams for a winter look that will make your bed almost too inviting.
Another way to warm up your bedding is by mixing several different patterns prints through blankets, sheets and pillows. Choose a variety of colors to add to the visual texture. Including colors like a deep grey will ground the look with a cozy vibe.
Don’t want to swap out the bedding as a whole? Accessories will also work to warm up your look, like this cozy faux sheepskin throw.
Ideabook updated on Oct. 10, 2011.
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