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Increase Your Comfort During Winter with these Simple Tips for the Bedroom

December 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Blanket Winter Bedding

Wondering what to do with all of those Christmas gift cards and extra cash? Invest in some bedding for the cold winter season! Bedding is an awesome addition to the home, and one we tend to overlook for gifts we think are more “fun.” Here are some reasons why bedding is a great idea to buy for yourself this winter:

  • Reduced heating costs: thicker comforters mean better insulation. Better insulation means you stay warmer without using the central heating system and that saves you money.
  • Comfort: better quality fabrics will help you sleep by regulating your body temperature, and providing gentle textures your skin prefers.
  • Style: buying sheets that match your style is all part of interior design, which helps relax you in your space.

You can go buy another disposable smart phone, or you can use these tips to buy something that will actually last.

Look for Thread Count and Fabrics

You may not need as high a thread count as you think you do, but the texture is very nice. You also have to be sure the manufacturer does not use double insertion, which artificially boosts thread count. Most of the time, comforter sets are best in cotton. Quality also matters here. Be prepared to invest in 100 percent cotton that has been embedded, and try to feel some fabrics before you place your order. Especially if you’re ordering online.


A quality down pillow can last you for many years, especially if you fluff and wash it regularly. It’s best to use a cotton cover to keep it clean and stain free, and to wash it fairly regularly according to its instructions. With pillows, consider the costs for the longevity. A pillow may provide you with several years of use, which reduces the overall costs to you significantly. Down and foam are also great options for people looking for extra boosts in warmth.

Linens and Your Health

Recently, we’ve become a lot more concerned with the microbiology happening in our beds. While winter drives a serious need for warmth, bacteria and allergens contribute to sleepless nights. Certain fabrics are also better for people with allergies because they are easier to clean and help you regulate your body temperature.

Tips for Longevity

If you want your comforter to last for years, air it out regularly. It doesn’t have to support the kind of weight that a mattress does, so it’s easy to find a quality fabric that will stand the test of time.

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Stephanie Lichtenstein Ramos writes for Bedding Style, the Web’s destination for quality brand-name bedding. Bedding Style features Vera Wang, Tommy Bahama, Nautica and more.