Like the perfect cake, each layer of your bed should be loved,
valued and respected in its own right, coming together to create
something delicious. It's undoubtedly the recipe for bed success,
and in colder months there's more to consider than usual.
While your mattress handles the very important task of supporting
you, a mattress topper could be the biggest way to transform your
comfort particularly during winter. This added layer of softness
will give you the extra cuddle factor you need when it's chilly
outside, with memory foam options in particular bringing oodles of
temperature regulation to the sleepover.
Upgrade your normal sheets to a cosy, extra lovely feeling brushed
cotton and you'll be in snuggly bed heaven. Smooth and soft to the
touch, the fabric is brushed to give a slight fuzziness to the
surface, which feels as comfy as your favourite autumnal jumper and
helps to hold on to warmth.
Top your bed with a great big duvet with a high tog rating - they're
the winter ones you're looking for. 13.5 or 15 are the top of the
tog rating chart, which means they're the warmest and usually a bit
thicker too so you'll feel that special level of snug you only get
with lavish layering. If you've been put off from investing in a
second duvet in the past it's probably less to do with comfort and
more to do with storage, so you're in luck: we've introduced a duvet
storage bag to help you tuck your summer duvet away safely and
neatly, until needed.
Blankets are the ideal way to keep your comfort and warmth levels
flexible while we're heading in and out of seasons and the
temperatures tend to fluctuate. They also look gorgeous, so there's
really no reason not to go ahead and treat yourself to a few fluffy
layers. If a big winter duvet sounds like too much to you, you can
boost your all-year duvet with some soft and snuggly throws, keeping
spares to hand for unexpected chills or just to have them draped
romantically over the ends of beds, chairs, and everywhere.
If you're prone to feeling the cold or we're in the depths of
winter, invest in some personal warming too. Save yourself from
venturing into the cold to turn the heating on by taking a toasty
hot water bottle to bed - or pop one under the covers a few minutes
before bedtime to preheat the sheets. If you're consistently chilly
at night, an electric blanket could be your dream partner in sleep.
To go back to our cake analogy, an electric blanket is like the
layer of jam filling - it's not a big as the other layers, but it's
noticeable through everything else!
Mix and Match
So, what's the icing on this layer cake? A plethora of plump
cushions. Mix in different sizes, colours and textures for the
perfect garnish, and you'll have the flexibility to sit, lie, curl
up or stretch out just the way you want to in complete comfort.