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Cold Weather Bedding Essentials

With the days getting shorter and temperatures dropping, we're quickly moving into the time of year when our beds become a welcome respite from the biting cold. Incorporating a few key cold-weather pieces into your bedding rotation can help make your bed into the ultimate winter retreat.

Lavato Ella White Bed w/ Fur Throw

For a particularly cold sleeper or climate, investing in a heavier-weight duvet for the winter months (such as the Classic Weight versions of our Au Lit or Lausanne duvets) can make all the difference. We recommend sticking with a 100% goose down fill, as down maintains its breathability while offering ample warmth.

Au Lit Down Duvet

In terms of sheeting, incorporating flannel is a wonderful way to warm up your winter bedroom. The way flannel is woven - fluffy on the surface rather than flat - makes it a better insulator than "smoother" sheeting options, keeping heat trapped in for a warmer sleep. The weave also affords that classically soft hand feel we associate with flannels, a wonderful textural addition for a cozy winter bed.

Charcoal Flannel Sheeting

Accessorizing can add form as well as function. The addition of a faux fur throw will offer additional physical warmth as well as luxe visual warmth to the space.

Grey Frosted Faux Fur Throw

Layering can be your best friend when temperatures start to drop. Adding a down blanket in addition to your year-round duvet is a wonderful (not to mention more versatile) alternative to investing in a seasonal duvet. Adding a lightweight coverlet to the mix is a great layering technique as well, as this will add both additional warmth and the opportunity to incorporate more cold-weather colour and texture.

Dania Silver Down Blanket

Lavato Houndstooth Grey

Mattress protectors are non-negotiable for any bed, as they keep our mattresses clean and guarded from dust mites and the like, but did you know that a protector made of all-natural fibres will actually help to regulate your body temperature as well? The breathability of a natural-fibre protector will help to keep you cooler in the summer months and - you guessed it - warmer in the winter. Our wool mattress protector, featuring a 100% virgin wool fill encased in a 100% terry cotton cover, is an excellent option for taking advantage of these dual benefits.

St. Dormer Wool Mattress Protector


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