With the winter weather truly upon us I am getting into the festive spirit and can’t wait to get our decorations up soon. At this time of the year I also like to create a warm, calm and cosy atmosphere in our bedrooms to helps us get a good nights rest – which is essential when 6 months pregnant and running after a toddler all day!
Heavy tog duvet
This goes without saying I think but a heavy duvet is a must for the bed when the winter months arrive. If I had my way I would have a duck feather and down duvet but Clayton isn’t a fan so we settle on a 13.5 tog regular duvet.
Soft, luxury bed linens
The softer the better. Last year I got some Egyptian cotton sheets for our bed and they are the best thing I ever slept on. They add warmth and comfort without being over bearing. I definitely need to pick up some new ones this year, like these from Yorkshire Linens.
The ultimate atmosphere setter! Lighting is such a huge element in setting the tone and atmosphere in a room, bright light immediately wakes me up but soft light is relaxing and cosy. Scented candles are great not only for mood lighting but also scents like lavender and jasmine are perfect for a bedroom. Midnight Jasmine from Yankee Candle is a favourite of mine for night time relaxing.
A blanket thrown over the end of the bed adds and extra layer to your linens and can be pulled up for extra warmth during the night, I have fleece lined blankets in our bedroom, Aidan’s room and our living room – perfect for copying up during Christmas movies. Penneys (Primark) have a great selection to choose from and are so reasonable!
What do you do to create the perfect warm and cosy atmosphere at Christmas? Are bed linens and blankets essential to setting the mood in your bedroom?