Layering the Bed for Winter
The snow has begun to fall from the Sierras to upstate New York. And even here in the San Francisco Bay area the nights are getting pretty chilly. So now's a good time to think about getting beds ready for winter.
When putting away cotton blankets and summer-weight duvets for the season, make sure they're clean and completely dry, and don't store them in plastic bags, which can contribute to mustiness. We like to tuck them, neatly folded, in a cotton pillowcase or laundry bag, or even just wrap them in an old (clean) sheet.
No matter where you live, the key to a bed that's perfectly comfy--all night, for all sleepers, all season long-- is to dress the bed in layers of pure, breathable, natural fibers.
In warm southerly climates, you might only need to swap out light coverings for a heavier duvet or blanket. Our cotton Honeycomb Blanket and Rustic Linen Blanket offer a bit of extra weight and warmth that never feels like too much.
In temperate areas with occasional cold snaps, our Jersey Sheets are a good starting point. They're light and comfortable when the weather's warm, but they'll spare you the shock (BRR!) of slipping into cold sheets when the mercury drops. Add a cozy duvet or blanket and drape a folded throw over the foot of the bed, to warm chilly feet and to pull up on those extra nippy nights.
In the coldest areas, start with our Cloud Brushed Flannel Sheets and add both a toasty blanket—like our rustic Striped Wool Blanket or luxe Herringbone Organic Wool Blanket - and winter-weight down insert to make the ultimate hibernation den. Just be sure your clock has a snooze alarm…you're going to need a bit of coaxing to get out of bed on frosty mornings.