Bedding & duvet tips: to be autumn ready and sleep better*
Unfortunately summer is pretty much over. You’ve all seen the memes, yes there’s a definite chill in the air and the nights are really drawing in. Although summer is my favourite season, there’s lots to be said for autumn – Halloween and pumpkin carving, Bonfire Night and, of course, the run up to Christmas. I also like spending cosy nights in, eating casseroles and stews and getting all snuggled up. Here are some of my top bedding tips to get you ready for autumn, and to help you sleep…
1. Clean sheets
Never underestimate the power of clean sheets! Yes, it takes ages to wash and dry the bedding, not to mention the full body workout that is actually putting the sheets on, but it is SO worth it, especially when you have silk bedding. There is no better feeling than snuggling down in a fresh set of sheets – they’re so crisp, cool and smell delightful!
2. New duvet sets
I use the changing of the seasons as a good excuse to treat myself to some new bedding. I don’t think you can go wrong with white sheets, but for your duvet and pillow sets it’s nice to mix it up a bit. My whole house is pretty much a blank canvas as it’s all painted cream so I love changing the look of my bedroom with new bedding. Super king duvet sets and many other size from Yorkshire Linen CO are a perfect fit for any bedroom.
I also love the home stuff from Next – their duvet sets are perfect for a vintage, cosy home.
3. New duvet and pillows
Obviously getting new duvet and pillow sets will transform the look of your bedroom but you could go a whole step further and get a new duvet and pillows as well! According to the Sleep Council (yes, that’s an actual thing!), pillows should be replaced every two years, with duvets needing to be replaced every five years. My mum treated me to some new feather duvets and pillows at the beginning of this year and so I’m not quite ready for new ones just yet! And why stop there? A mattress will generally last for seven years before you need to get a new one. A new bed is on my furniture wish list and I adore these ones from Indigo furniture. We also need to sort a bed for the guest room since if any guests were to stay over, they wouldn’t currently have anywhere to stay. I’m going to try and find the best sleeper sofa and then I’ll probably buy one in the next couple of months.
4. Extra blankets
As it gets colder, you want to make your bed extra warm, and this can be achieved by lots of extra blankets. I especially love furry ones – perfect for snuggling up. I even pop a couple of blankets on the sofa in the living room for cosy nights in, snuggling up to my boyfriend while we watch X Factor!
5. Awesome PJs
Your nightwear has to be just as important as your sheets. New PJs are great for helping you get a good night’s sleep as they are super comfy. Autumn is time to transition from sleeping in very little to wrapping up warm. I love these ones from Victoria’s Secret.