Whether the change of season is an exciting prospect or something you dread, there is no denying that this is a big adjustment. New weather, new temperatures and new colours bring new bedroom accessories and bedding! This last change can be a daunting one if you don’t know what you’re doing. If the thought of buying seasonal bedroom accessories, like matching duvet sets, makes your blood run cold, then the Mattress Warehouse some handy tips to make this process easier.
When buying new bedroom accessories for your bed, start from the bottom and work your way up:
A great purchase for wintertime is a heated blanket. While this option might be a bit costly (both to buy and to use), it could mean the difference between an icy ordeal and a cosy bed that you never want to leave.
When shopping for a heated blanket, ensure that the one you decide on is of great quality. Buying lower quality might be cheaper, but could cost you more in the end if it ends up being a fire hazard.
While your cotton or linen sheets are perfect for the rest of the year, you want to do everything in your power to ensure a toasty bed in winter. This includes exchanging your current sheets, to sheets made from a warmer material.
Linen adds a bit of texture. More warm air bubbles will get trapped in your sheets. However, they aren’t so warm that you can’t use them in summer as well.
If you are looking for the ultimate warmth inducing sheets, I would recommend flannel or woolen sheets. Both of these have great insulating properties and will keep you warm this winter.
We all know layers are the way to go in winter, and bedding is no different!
By layering a thin blanket between two sheets you’re adding a layer of insulation and warmth. Additionally, it also acts as a barrier of dirt protection for your blanket.
Blankets tend to collect dust, and this simple method allows for fewer washes and fewer allergy symptoms.
Having this extra layer of warmth on your skin can be a lifesaver in the cold months, and it is worth trying out to see if it would work for you.
The most important part of your bed during winter is your duvet. This is the bedroom accessory that will prevent you from freezing during the long nights.
Here at The Mattress Warehouse, we offer a multitude of duvet sets. Our number one supplier for duvet inners is the Linen Company – a 100% proudly South African company, which uses locally sourced and produced materials. Their products are:
To buy the Linen Company Duvet Inner, click here.
The next thing you need to beautify your duvet sets is the perfect throw blanket.
Not only is this your last defence against the cold, but also the first thing you see when looking at your bed. Therefore, while it is important to find a blanket that will keep you toasty while you’re curled up with a book, it also needs to be easy on the eyes.
Look for a throw blanket that matches the theme of your room and personal style.
Scatter cushions or throw pillows are more decorative than functional and are easy to use as seasonal bedroom accessories. These are the perfect decor items to finish off your bedding.
Buy a few cushions that match your winter theme, and place them on the bed to round off your winter look.
However, don’t over-do it and drown out all of your other decorations by buying too many cushions. I know it’s tempting!
Thick curtains not only add warmth to the feel of a room, but it also blocks out more of the cold air that enters from outside.
Look for curtains that are made from a thick, sturdy material and that matches your theme.
A bed that keeps you warm all night is good for nothing if you get out of bed, only to have all the heat drained from your body through the freezing ground.
If your room doesn’t have a carpeted floor, invest in a nice, thick rug to save your poor feet from the cold.
Scented candles are an easy and delightful bedroom accessory to add to a room.
We have found that the best scent for winter is cinnamon; this familiar smell has a way of making a cold room feel much warmer!
Switch out any bulbs that produce harsh, white light, and buy warmer, softer bulbs to create a more cosy feel.
Furthermore, make sure to buy a lamp to put near your bed, because once you’ve immersed yourself in all of the heavenly warmth that is your newly decorated bed, you will not want to get back out to switch off the light!
While bright, warm colours don’t scream winter, they create the illusion of warmth.
Stick to a colour theme that surrounds warm colours like orange, yellow, or even burgundy. However, be careful not to mix too many colours as they might clash and end up making your room feel chaotic, instead of warm.
Summer is a bit easier to shop for since the warmth requires fewer bedroom accessories.
Hearing that layers should be embraced even in the summer seems counter-intuitive, but let us explain:
Having two or three lightweight layers on your bed is an easy way to ensure that you are equipped for both the dry, hot summer nights, as well as the more chilly, rainy ones.
Use a Linen Company Duvet with its breathable, cotton duvet set. This is perfect for the rainy nights and can just be tossed to the side if it gets too hot.
Invest in a thinner blanket for the warmer months, that can be kept closeby if needed.
Purchase some new cotton sheets, or stick with your linen ones. However, cotton sheets are significantly more breathable, while linen sheets are more absorbent, therefore it is important to make a decision based on your own needs.
The Mattress Warehouse offers Linen Company 300TC Fitted Sheets that are made from 100% Cotton, which makes them breathable, hypoallergenic, soft and, not to mention, absolutely lovely!
Click here to buy these magnificent sheets and change the summer game forever.
Change your cushions to fit your new summer colour scheme!
Now that you do not need heavy curtains to block out the cold, invest in lighter, airy curtains.
This decision is not only practical but also makes a room feel less moody and lets more light in.
The best theme for summer is all things natural.
Keep your colour scheme to pretty browns and maybe even some dull greens. Summer is already a happy season, and there is no need to compensate with bright colours.
Nothing brightens up a room like a beautiful vase of flowers! Add pops of greenery all over your house by buying flowers and houseplants to place in every room.
Perhaps the prettiest summer flowers out there are sunflowers; they have a special way of making you smile whenever you see them in your room!
The in-between seasons are the easiest to shop for; it’s not too hot or too cold and you can buy anything that appeals to you. The following are just rough guidelines to help you find whatever works for you in terms of seasonal bedroom accessories:
This tip is specifically aimed at spring. If you suffer from allergies, odds are that spring will be a nightmare for you.
Ease the allergies a little and prevent them from worsening by purchasing Hypoallergenic Bedding (especially pillows). Natural Latex Bedding is ideal to avoid allergies, but there are other products that also have hypoallergenic properties.
Most of the products previously mentioned in this blog are also hypoallergenic!
You never know how hot or cold it is going to be at night, so it is handy to keep a warm blanket close by. Either leave it on your bed (you can just toss it off if you don’t need it) or drape it somewhere in your room.
When shopping for this blanket, keep your different colour schemes for the two seasons in mind; a nude coloured blanket can be a nice bedroom accessory to use to add to the aesthetics of any season in your room.
Light, pastel colours add a feeling of contentment and happiness to any room, and it is, therefore, the perfect colour scheme for spring.
Remember what we said about having plants and flowers in every room in summer? Double it! There is absolutely no better way to celebrate spring.
Autumn in South Africa is, unfortunately, not as magnificent as it is in some other countries, so you have to compensate with your bedroom accessories.
Decorate inside to look like you wish it did outside. Use red, yellow, and orange colours to remind you of the falling leaves.
Finally, dry out some flowers and either hang them in your room or place them gently on any available surface. Roses look stunning dried, and dried Lavender adds a nice smell to the room alongside its aesthetic appeal.
Purchase large plastic containers when you are out shopping for bedroom accessories; this is the easiest way to store your seasonal decorations.
Furthermore, make sure to mark the containers to make the process a touch easier. Having an inventory will also help prevent you from purchasing doubles.
Be careful not to over-do it.
Simplicity is key!
The Mattress Warehouse carries a wide range of bedroom accessories, including bed linen, like duvet sets and sheets, mattress protectors, sleep trackers and pillows. It’s a one-stop bedroom shop. Pick out all your seasonal bedroom goodies online or contact us for more information.
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