Ultimate Bedding Tips for Each Season
Homeowners accommodate the seasons in different ways. We turn on AC in summer, pull on warm coats in winter, plant flowers in the spring and start turning up the heat in fall. What about your bedding?
Changing bedding with the seasons is a great way to not only update your bedroom but sleep better. Use the following tips to make sure your bed is ready for spring, summer, fall and winter.
How to Update Your Bedding for Each Season
Here’s how you can refresh the look and feel of your bedding for every season.
Spring is the season of creativity, colour and fresh outlooks. Weather-wise, it’s starting to warm up but evenings are still cold. Arrange your bedding accordingly.
- Fabric: The best spring bedding fabrics are linen and rayon made from bamboo because of their breathability. Their light weight makes them ideal for sheets and pillow covers. For more comfort, choose organic bamboo sheets.
- Colour: Take advantage of spring by introducing colours and patterns to your bedroom. Choose shades of soft pink, creamy yellow and dewy blue for sheets and duvet covers. Florals, leaves, butterflies and other nature-inspired patterns complete the spring look.
- Layers: Since spring in Ontario means rain, wind and fluctuating temperatures, it’s a good idea to add sufficient layers to your bedding. A flat sheet, a comforter in a duvet cover and a quilt instead of a throw at the foot of the bed makes for a comfortable spring setting. Pillows made with alpaca wool will absorb moisture from skin, thus keeping you dry and comfortable as temperatures rise.
When you switch your bedding with the climbing temperatures, each item should be light and breathable enough to provide a comfortable sleep environment.
- Fabric: Organic cotton and silk sheets and pillow covers are ideal in summer. The former is machine washable and breathable; the latter regulates skin temperature and lets you feel cooler. Both are soft to the touch and hypoallergenic so you can make the most of your sleeping hours. When it comes to pillow materials, kapok (silk cotton) is less dense than cotton, thus making it lighter and more breathable for warmer nights.
- Colour: To give your bed a summer makeover, select a lightweight bedspread in bright and cheerful colours like white, light green, sky blue or sunny yellow. They absorb less heat during the day than darker ones, so they’ll be nice and cool at night.
- Layers: Adjust the number of layers on your bed to the changing season. Make a quilt your primary bed covering and keep a duvet at the foot of the bed to have within reach in case temperatures drop. Say goodbye to blankets.
As the leaves turn, fall allows to prepare your bed for winter. Shorter days, less sunlight and the first frost are all indications that you should start layering your bed for cozier nights.
- Fabric: To start preparing for the colder months, opt for warmer fabrics like fleece, percale and wool blends.
- Colour: Incorporate fall colours into your bedroom like mustard, orange, burgundy, grey and olive green. As for patterns, solid colours or checkered prints complement this season of temperature transition.
- Layers: This time of the year is tricky when it comes to appropriate bedding layers. Some nights are warmer than others, but it’s better to have sufficient layers. Add wool-filled duvets and throws for comfort and luxurious appeal.
When the cold winds blow and it’s below zero, it’s nice to hide in bed under multiple layers. That’s why this season is the time to test your bedding items as you need their support the most.
- Fabric: Fleece, soft flannels and heavyweight cotton are the best materials for sheets to keep you warm and cozy through chilly nights. For bed covers, alpaca wool and goose down-filled duvets are best. The hollow structures at the centre of alpaca wool make it a pure fibre that regulates heat better than sheep wool.
- Colour: Decorate your bed this winter with dark colours like holly berry red, emerald green, cobalt blue and stark black. These darker shades absorb heat to help you stay snug at night.
- Layers: Adding layers to your bed traps heat. Woolen throws, silk or wool-filled duvets, comforters and quilted mattress pads are a must for winterizing your bed. Adding a fleece blanket on top of your sheets is also a good idea to increase your comfort level.
Like your clothes, your bedding also needs to change with the seasons to meet your functional and aesthetic requirements. Transition your bedding items according to the season by matching fabrics, colours and suitable layers for the most comfortable and attractive bedroom you can make.