How To Buy Seasonal Bedroom Accessories

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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.

Top tips for choosing winter bedroom accessories

Blue tinted image from angle above of forest with mist trough the trees.

These are your standard must-have pieces for bedroom décor: 

1. Bedding

  • Heated blankets
  • Change your sheets
  • Triple sheeting
  • Duvets
  • Throw blankets
  • Cushions

When buying new bedroom accessories for your bed, start from the bottom and work your way up:

Heated Blankets:

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.

Fire

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.

Change Your Sheets:

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.

White sheets

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.

Try Triple Sheeting:

We all know layers are the way to go in winter, and bedding is no different!

Triple sheeting

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.

Duvet sets

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.

Girl with a duvet

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:

  •  Made from top quality siliconized microfiber filling, which adds numerous benefits in addition to its snuggly warmth.
  • Are anti-allergic and washable.
  • Have all the benefits of a down duvet, without the drawbacks!
  • Come in a variety of different sizes.

To buy the Linen Company Duvet Inner, click here.

Additionally, you can purchase its matching Linen Company 300TC Duvet Cover Set for it to work as intended.

Throw Blankets:

The next thing you need to beautify your duvet sets is the perfect throw blanket.

Winter Bedroom Accessories

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.

Cushions:

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.

Brightly coloured cushions

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!

2. Other Bedroom Accessories

  • Thick curtains
  • Rugs
  • Scented candles
  • Change the bulbs
  • Bright, warm colours

Thick Curtains:

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.

Rugs:

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.

Baby feet on rug

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:

Scented candles are an easy and delightful bedroom accessory to add to a room.

Scented Candles

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!

Change the Bulbs:

Switch out any bulbs that produce harsh, white light, and buy warmer, softer bulbs to create a more cosy feel.

Warm tone lightbulb

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!

Use Bright, Warm Colours:

While bright, warm colours don’t scream winter, they create the illusion of warmth.

Bright, warm colours

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.

Top tips for choosing summer bedroom accessories

Palm Trees in Summer

Summer is a bit easier to shop for since the warmth requires fewer bedroom accessories.

1. Bedding:

  • Lightweight layers
  • Change your sheets
  • Cushions

Lightweight Layers:

Hearing that layers should be embraced even in the summer seems counter-intuitive, but let us explain:

Layers in bed

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.

Change Your Sheets:

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.

Legs on a bed with pristine white sheets.

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.

Cushions:

Change your cushions to fit your new summer colour scheme!

2. Other Bedroom Accessories:

  • Light curtains
  • Natural colours
  • Summer flowers

Light Curtains:

Now that you do not need heavy curtains to block out the cold, invest in lighter, airy curtains.

Light and airy linen curtains.

This decision is not only practical but also makes a room feel less moody and lets more light in.

Use Natural Colours:

The best theme for summer is all things natural.

Natural colours bedroom accessories. Green pillow, cacti pillow, beige throw.

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.

Add some Summer Flowers:

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.

Sunflowers

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!

Top tips for choosing the best spring or autumn bedroom accessories

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:

1. Bedding:

  • Hypoallergenic everything
  • Keep a warm blanket close-by

Make it Hypoallergenic Everything

This tip is specifically aimed at spring. If you suffer from allergies, odds are that spring will be a nightmare for you.

Girl sneezing

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.

Click here to buy a Natural Latex Pillow and here to buy a Waterproof, Hypoallergenic Bamboo Pillow Cover.

Most of the products previously mentioned in this blog are also hypoallergenic!

Keep a Warm Blanket Close By:

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.

Warm Blankets

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.

Other Bedroom Accessories for Spring:

  • Lighter, Pastel Colours
  • More Flowers

Light, Pastel Colours and More Flowers:

Light, pastel colours add a feeling of contentment and happiness to any room, and it is, therefore, the perfect colour scheme for spring.

Pastel coloured flowers

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.

2. Other Bedroom Accessories for Autumn:

  • Red/Yellow Colours
  • Dried Flowers

Red, Yellow and Dried Flowers:

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.

Dried roses

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.

Tips For Seasonal Decorating

  • Storage
  • Keep It Subtle

Storage:

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.

Keep It Subtle:

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.

And last, but not least, have FUN shopping at the Mattress Warehouse!

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