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7 Tips on Transitioning From Fall to Winter Bedding

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Trouble keeping warm at night?

The chills of winter can cause you to have a restless night's sleep if you aren't properly warmed up. And the cold temperatures are only getting worse as winters across the country continue to grow colder, making staying warm at night even harder. 

Your fall sheets keep you cozy as the leaves change. But when the first snow falls, will they be enough to keep you warm?

With winters continuously getting colder, that's probably not the case. If your finding that your sheets aren't keeping you as warm as they used to, now is a perfect time to switch from fall to winter bedding. 

By switching seasonal bedding, you add your personal touch to your bedroom decor. You're also ensuring that you'll sleep soundly through the night, no matter the weather. 

Check out our tips on how to transition from fall to winter bedding to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the night. 

Tip 1: Integrate Warm Colors 

First, add warm colors! By using color psychology, you may actually be able to make your bedding feel warmer by incorporating warm colors.

At the very least, you'll be able to set the perfect cozy winter mood.

Consider going with rich reds, deep purples, warm greens, and other warm colors when choosing your winter bed. And if warm colors don't match your personal style, then you may consider going with more traditional winter colors, like blues and grays. 

Tip 2: Play With Texture and Patterns 

Clean lines and solid colors look good for summer. But, when winter comes around, these features may make your bedroom feel cold and static.

By including texture and patterns into your bedding for winter, you can give a sense of warmth to your bedroom. You can use a wide range of patterns for a relaxed feel.

Yet, when you do this, you want to make sure you keep the same color scheme to maintain a coordinated look. 

When it comes to playing with texture, nothing emulates warm winter nights better than faux fur and chunky knits.

Additionally, you can experiment with visual texture by adding different types of pillows. See which combination of euro shams, standard pillows, or accent pillows brings the most balance to your winter bed. 

Tip 3: Opt For a Foam Mattress 

Everything on your bed, from your sheets down to your mattress, can affect how cold or warm you feel at night.

Because foam is a porous material, it has the ability to trap your body heat against you. This makes it less likely for you to feel cold throughout the night.

Not only does foam keep you warm, but it also supports your body as you sleep. If you're worried that a foam mattress will keep you too warm during the summer months, then try using a removable foam mattress topper or our flippable mattress. 

Our Alexander Signature Flippable foam mattress lets you sleep in comfort throughout all four seasons.

Tip 4: Change Out Your Sheets 

Cotton is the best material for winter sheets and blankets due to its natural insulating abilities.

The structure of cotton material regulates your body temperature by wicking away moisture and dissipating it into the surrounding air. This helps you to maintain your body heat throughout the night.

And don't settle for any cotton sheets, look for cotton sheets made with a high thread count. The higher the thread count, the better the sheets will be at keeping you warm.

Lower thread counts are better for hot sleepers. 

Cotton's natural temperature-regulating abilities also make it the ideal material for bedsheets all year round. Cotton keeps you warm but is also a breathable material, so it never makes you feel stuffy. 

Tip 5: Upgrade Your Comforter or Duvet Insert

Your body will thank you for getting a thicker comforter or duvet insert for the winter. Like with sheets, you want to look for comforters or duvet inserts made with good insulating materials, like cotton or even wool. 

When looking for a comforter or duvet, it's important to look for its "tog" rating. The warmth of a comforter or duvet is rated by togs.

The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet. Comforters and duvets with tog ratings between 10.5 and 13.5 are ideal for fall and winter. 

Tip 6: Add a Comfy Throw Blanket

If you're one of two people who sleep in different temperatures, then layering is the best way to maximize both of your comfort levels, especially during winter.

Our luxury weighted blanket keeps you warm and comfortable during the colder seasons. Its plush top layer and cotton bottom layer make for a clean, soft, and washable blanket. 

Tip 7: Throw in Accent Pillow for a Finishing Touch

Lastly, when dressing your winter bed, don't forget to throw in an accent pillow!

A seasonal accent pillow can be the addition that brings your winter bedding altogether. They're fun and are an easy way of incorporating holiday decor into your home.

While accent pillows don't add warmth, they do add a sense of cohesion to the overall look of your winter bed. 

Transition From Fall to Winter Bedding With Ease

Dressing your winter bed for maximum warmth is simple when you follow these seven easy tips. With the holiday season fast approaching, we hope that you enjoyed these bits of advice for transitioning from fall to winter bedding!

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