Here’s the sheets & bedding 101. I have the cozy essentials you’ll need to style your bed for the cold months ahead, including flannel sheets.
I prefer to make our bed everyday. I feel like it starts my day off on the right foot. We used to have the rule that the last one in bed has to make it. But I micromanage that whole thing, so Sean very seldom, if ever, makes the bed. What can I say, I like everything just so. The other morning when I was making the bed, I started thinking about changing out the bedding for more cozy sheets for the winter.
As you may have guessed, it’s a little drafty here in the 1820. I’ve mentioned several times that we’re slowly installing insulation, as there was very little when we moved in, and taking the steps to make this old house more run more efficiently. Still, our bedrooms are a little chilly. I happen to like it, but the other three do not. Sean facetiously jokes that he needs to wear a parka to bed. Though he may be speaking in half truths, it honestly isn’t that bad. So I set out to warm things up, starting in our master bedroom, putting together winter bedding that promises a warm and cozy night’s sleep.
Whenever I style a bed, I like to keep it classic. I prefer a neutral scheme with a good pop of color added in to keep it lively. For the cozy factor, I turned to flannel sheets, and naturally they would be my answer, bringing me to bedding essential #1. I chose a set from Boll & Branch in a beautiful heather grey, and let me tell you, they’re amazing. Here’s why: First of all, I’m totally into heather gray and these sheets are the perfect weave. They’re a thicker yet breathable flannel with a velvety feel, which is so great. Second, they wash like a dream; no pilling at all, which is also important when buying flannel sheets. Simply put, they’re high quality and, yes, cozy. No doubt, long lasting, too.
Of course, a bedding essential for winter is a warm comforter. You’ve gotta have a warm blanket! There are varying degrees of down-filled thicknesses out there, ranging in lightly filled, to jam packed with feathers. Obvi I made up that verbage, but in colder climates, we need the thicker filled duvet. Best part about a duvet down comforter is that they keep you warm when you sleep, and are light as a feather. Pun intended. On our bed, we have this duvet and it has proven to be a good and wise investment that has kept us warm for five years and counting.
When styling a bed, let the duvet cover set the cozy tone. This is where you mix and match patterns and fabrics. I found this pretty flannel duvet cover that complements the sheets with a dark grey heather pin stripe. It has a bit of a masculine tone, but I’m diggin’ that, and the pin stripes keep these neutral grey tones interesting.
Pop in the color! Add in the layers!
My favorite color combination is grey and orange. For real. I love the two together, and the reversible pom pom throw was my inspiration when styling our bed. Every bed should have a throw draping off the side for an added layer, and for that hopeful daily afternoon power nap.
Keep the pop of color going with pillows. Pillows, pillows and more pillows. Sometimes I like a lot, sometimes I like a few. Here, I’ve popped in more orange with a couple solid lumbar pillows, and a fun holiday inspired pillow in the center. When styling this bed, less proved to be more. With orange being such a vibrant color, a little goes a long way.
So here’s the sheets and bedding 101 for a cozy winter. Stick with classic colors and velvety flannel for the sheets, and up the game with a duvet color. Add pops of color with accent pillows and a throw for drape and additional layer. All of these things are essential for a cozy and warm night’s sleep.