Our Sleep Guide: Winter Favorites
If we could pick one season where we got to spend more time in bed, it would be winter! It can be so difficult to climb out of your cozy bed during cold dark winter mornings. However, it is all worth it when you get to climb back in at the end of a long day. There is nothing quite like the feeling of getting warm and cozy under your blankets and snuggling in for the night, especially with our winter favorites on hand.
We love getting cuddly and warm during winter! The thick woolen throw blankets, billowy soft duvets, and cozy warm sheets. It is all so comfortable and we are going to share with you a handful of our all time winter favorites! From bedding essentials that will keep you warm, to fun extras that will keep your bedroom warm and cozy all winter long. These are our favorite winter items and we have a feeling that you are going to love them too!
Winter Favorites: Layer Your Bedding
Staying warm throughout the winter is all about having great insulation. A good way to do this is with added layers. It can also allow you to customize your comfort as needed. For example, if you find yourself getting a bit too toasty during the night, you can simply pull down a layer or two. While if you need a bit extra warmth you can pull up a few layers. It also looks beautiful on your bed and adds a lot of fun interest.
Start With High Quality Sheets
While you want to stay warm, it is also very important to have layers that are breathable. Sheets are right up against your skin and will greatly impact your overall comfort if you skimp out on the quality of your sheets. Quality sheets made out of breathable and moisture wicking materials will give you the ideal base layer for your winter bedding.
If you are wanting an extra warm set of sheets that won’t leave you feeling like a hot sweaty mess then we have three options that we would like to recommend for you. The first is the Brushed Cotton Sheets from Parachute, these sheets are going to be thicker than your percale cotton and have a soft more plush feel to them as well. Because they are made out of 100% Cotton they will wick away excess moisture and keep you feeling comfortably warm throughout the night.
The Malouf Portuguese Flannel Sheets are very similar as they are also made out of 100% brushed cotton. For a slightly lighter yet still soft and cozy sheet set we suggest the T&N Jersey Sheets, these are oh so snuggly as they feel like your favorite worn in t-shirt. These are great options for winter sheet sets.
- Parachute Brushed Cotton Sheets: BUY HERE
- Malouf Portuguese Flannel Sheets: BUY HERE
- Tuft & Needle Jersey Sheets: BUY HERE
Add A Cozy Blanket
We have found that adding light blanket between your sheets and your big cover, is a great way to add in another layer to your winter bedding. This not only provides an extra layer for warmth, it also allows you to pull back your heavier comforter if you find you are getting too warm during the night.
The Tuft & Needle Quilt is a lightweight breathable quilt. T&N created this blanket with a cotton linen blend that looks and feels comfortable. It is nice and thin which makes it ideal for layering. While the Parachute Matelasse is a coverlet made out of 100% premium combed cotton. This is one of our winter favorites because of how extra soft this cotton blanket is. We think you are really going to love this one.
Next is a slightly heavier quilt that is ideal for extra cold winters. The Parachute Cotton Voile Quilt is a medium weight blanket that is made of cotton inside and out. This is a great example of a slightly heavier layer for winter that is made out of natural materials in order to remain breathable.
- Tuft & Needle Quilt: BUY HERE
- Parachute Matelasse Coverlet: BUY HERE
- Parachute Cotton Voile Quilt: BUY HERE
Pull Out Your Winter Comforter
While many comforters are nice to use year round, sometimes you just need a bit of extra help staying cozy and warm. These duvet inserts do a great job at keeping you at a comfortable temperature all night long.
The Avocado Alpaca Duvet Insert and Nest Bedding Washable Wool Comforter are both great options to use during winter. The Avocado is filled with Alpaca wool that does an incredible job at keeping you from getting too warm or too cold. The Nest Bedding comforter is filled with sheep’s wool. This is also a great material for bedding because it does such a great job at maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the night.
If you prefer a more traditional filling option, the Parachute Down Duvet Insert is a nice lightweight fluffy option that does a great job at keeping you comfortable. While the Buffy Cloud Comforter is an ideal option for anyone looking for a vegan alternative. It is still thick and does a good job at keeping you comfortable and warm without trapping in heat or moisture.
- Parachute Down Duvet Insert: BUY HERE
- Avocado Alpaca Insert: BUY HERE
- Nest Bedding Washable Wool Comforter: BUY HERE
- Buffy Cloud Comforter: BUY HERE
Top It Off With A Throw Blanket
Often throw blankets are viewed purely as decoration. This is not how we see throw blankets. If you invest in a truly comfortable throw blanket, they are ideal for layering and for midday naps without messing up the bed.
A great throw blanket can not only look great in your home but it can also keep you warm as well. This is especially true is you find some made out of great insulating materials like Cashmere or Alpaca. However, even a nice cotton throw blanket can make a great addition to your winter bedding.
- Avocado Alpaca Throw Blanket: BUY HERE
- Tuft & Needle 100% Recycled Yarn Throw: BUY HERE
- Buffy Puffer Throw Blanket: BUY HERE – Coupon Code: FLUFF15
- Parachute Handwoven Wool Throw: BUY HERE
Have a hard time sleeping in the winter? Than you’ll love our guide: The Best Winter Sleep Tips
Winter Mattress Toppers
Comfort is key to getting great sleep no matter what season it is. During winter, temperature regulation is incredibly important. When you combine plush comfort with temperature regulation you get these incredible mattress toppers. The Parachute is a traditional pillow topper that is made with a soft down filling. This give you that plush down feather feel to your bed.
The next two mattress topper are two of our favorites as they feature wool! Wool is an incredible material because it not only will help keep you warm, it is actually a natural temperature regulator. Which means it will keep you at a comfortable neutral temperature throughout the night. It also helps to draw moisture away from the body if it gets humid or you start to sweat. Overall these are ideal comfort adding toppers to use during winter. Although they will remain comfortable all year round.
- Parachute Down Mattress Topper: BUY HERE
- Avocado Alpaca Wool Plush Mattress Topper: BUY HERE
- Sleep & Beyond Wool Mattress Pad: BUY HERE
Click the link to learn more about the many benefits of wool, along with our favorite wool bedding products in our post: Wool! Glorious Wool!
Warming Winter Favorites
This is a list of some of our top favorite warming winter items. If your home tends to get very cold in the winter, having some of these products will help you to stay extra warm. Because sometimes you need more than just a soft blanket to warm back up.
These nifty gadgets are all different ways you can heat your bed. Not only are these winter favorites of ours, some of them can also cool your bed down. Making them ideal to have on your bed year round.
- Sunbeam Heated Blanket: BUY HERE
- BedJet Mattress Temperature Controlling Pad: BUY HERE
- ChiliPad Heating & Cooling Mattress Pad: BUY HERE
- Moona Heating & Cooling Pillow Pad: BUY HERE
Check out more ways to sleep warm this winter in our post: Best Cozy Sleep Products For Cold Sleepers
Cozy Winter Favorites
After you get your bedding just right, next you can add on lots of cozy details that will make your winter wonderful. The following are just a small selection of our favorite winter products. From the Body Oil to keep your skin moisturized during dry winters, to the waffle robe to snuggle up with on cold mornings.
These are great cozy additions to your winter routine. Side note, all of these would also make incredible gifts. So if you are looking to purchase some great self care items or shopping for friends and family, you can do both at the same time!
- Parachute Waffle Robe: BUY HERE
- Fleece Roll Cuff Short Sleeve Sweatshirt by Hass: BUY HERE
- Grounding Dry Body Oil by Reed & Gwen: BUY HERE
- Parachute Shearling Wool Clog: BUY HERE
- Made Trade – Calm & Wellness Candle: BUY HERE
- Yogi Bedtime Tea – BUY HERE
On the hunt for some gifts for your loved ones? Check out our posts full of Gift Ideas For Him AND Gift Ideas For Her!
Bring On The Winter Favorites!
While winter may be long and cold, it brings with it the opportunity to get cuddly and warm inside. We love bringing out all of our winter favorites in order to make our bedroom and home feel and snuggly and warm as possible. Hopefully you will love these cozy blankets, soft sheets, and winter warmers too! When you put all of these together you are creating the ultimate cozy bedroom that will keep you warm all winter long.
Tell us all about your winter favorites! Send us an email through our Contact Us page. We would love to hear from you or answer any questions you may have.