A wise man once said that your home is your castle and it's hard to dispute, our homes are absolutely private spaces that we cherish. It's no wonder that we spend months or even years choosing what to put in them.
From furniture to fabrics, making our homes suit our wants and needs is a pleasurable experience. Our bedroom is the heart of our castle and giving it a breath of fresh air is always fun.
The best time to buy bedding is usually in January, so if you're thinking of giving your bedroom a new look, now's the time. It's not just about affordability either, new bedding can be good for your health!
Keep reading to find out why this month is the perfect time to revamp your bedding and focus on getting blissful sleep.
Is It Time to Buy New Bedding?
Buying new bedding often gets pushed to the bottom of the list. It's something that you know you could do with but as it's not urgent, it gets forgotten easily.
The quality of sheets deteriorates gradually, so we often don't notice how ratty our bedding has got until it's so thin we can see through it. Washing cycles and general wear and tear all contribute to the breakdown of bedding fabric and the difference when you buy new is amazing.
When it comes to pillows and duvets, we hope you're not reading this over breakfast. Pillows, comforters, and duvets are all tricky to wash and might go months or years without seeing any water.
While sheets and pillowcases protect them a little, they're still a haven for dust mites, bacteria, and dead skin cells. Grim, we know, we're sorry to bring it up!
Washing semi-regularly is a good way to deal with dirt build-up but sometimes new bedding entirely is the best idea. If you've had your comforter and pillows for years, it's time for a change.
Get Your New Bedding in January
A total refresh of bedding can see the dollars add up which is why January is one of the best times to buy new bedding.
Stores are keen to help consumers save money after the pricey Christmas period, so you'll find great sales everywhere. This is a good time to stock up on basic bedding too, like guest bedding and sheets.
As January is the New Year, many of us feel like it's time for a change. Spring cleaning is a great annual ritual that tends to begin in January and encourages us to manage our belongings and cleanliness.
Living in a tidy, clean space is much more calming than a mess and it even has health benefits. By surrounding yourself with high-quality, clean bedding, you might find that you sleep better and feel more relaxed.
January is the best time to ditch the old, worn things and free up space in your home and mind.
Look for the Highest Quality Bedding
When you shop seasonal sales, it's easier to afford the best quality bedding. With sheets, pillows, and duvets, you get what you pay for so it's worth looking for higher-priced items.
Luxury bedding is usually made from better quality fabric and materials. These will have a range of properties, from being hypoallergenic to lasting much longer. You can look for words like "Egyptian cotton", "linen", and "supportive" to find great quality items.
High-quality fabrics are often much softer to the touch as well, helping you get a restful night's sleep. Supportive pillows are well worth buying as they protect your head and neck during the night. The best ones can be pricey so buying them in January is a smart idea.
The key to making the most of January bedding sales is to buy wisely. With some sales seeing a huge price drop, January is a perfect time to buy bedding for the future too.
When summer comes around and you're in need of a lighter-weight comforter, you'll be faced with full-price items. By buying now, you'll be well-prepared when the temperature starts to rise.
You can also buy basics, like pillowcases and bottom sheets, in neutral colors. This means that if you're buying for your guest room and they don't get used much, they'll still be elegant in two years' time. If you buy according to passing fashions, you might not get as much use out of your bedding.
Luckily, bedding doesn't have an expiration date! By stocking up in January, you know that you'll have high-quality bedding that can be stored for as long as necessary until it's needed.
What to Do With Old Bedding
Be careful not to throw your old bedding into the trash unless you absolutely have to. Most fabrics can be recycled, limiting landfill waste. Check online for recycling options in your local area or any companies that collect textile recycling right from your door.
You can also keep old bedsheets for messy projects. Sheets are great for covering up furniture and floors while repainting your rooms. You can also tear them up and use them for rags.
The Best Time to Buy Bedding Is the New Year
The New Year is always exciting and it's the perfect time to spring clean your home and change your bedding. The best time to buy bedding is often January, thanks to stores putting on huge sales and high-quality fabrics becoming more affordable.
Do a stocktake of the bedding you have and see what needs retiring. If your comforter, duvet, and pillows are a few years old, it might be time to buy new and sleep in a perfectly clean environment.
Check out our range of luxury bedding and give your bedroom a breath of fresh air. With soft fabrics, supportive pillows, and cozy comforters, the heart of your castle will be your new favorite place.