The winter elements can be gruelling, but with the right choice in bedding – you’ll not only combat the cold, but revel in your time indoors! Much like one’s wardrobe, bedding, too, is seasonal. In choosing the winter bedding that is best for you, there are a few points to consider.
In choosing bed linen:
Microfibre: A synthetic fibre that is soft to the touch, breathable and durable. This fabric dries quickly and requires minimal ironing.
Cotton: A natural fibre that is lightweight, soft to the touch and is temperature controlled.
Brushed cotton: Cotton fibre that has undergone a brushing technique, produces a softer and cosier variety ideal for winter.
Egyptian Cotton: One of the finest cottons, and in turn, the softest.
Thread count refers to the number of threads in a square inch of fabric. The higher the thread count, the better quality and durability of the fabric.
In choosing a duvet inner:
The tog is a measure of thermal resistance, or warmth. The higher the tog, the warmer the duvet inner. For winter, a tog between 13.5 and 15 is ideal.
Down and feather: Down is the layer of fine feathers found under the larger feathers of duck and geese. Down is an incredible insulator and can be used as a duvet fill on its own, or as a blend with feathers for the ultimate toasty experience.
Microfibre: A microfibre fill is as luxurious as a down and feather fill, and is a great alternative for those with allergies.
And what would winter bedding be without the perfect winter blankets and throws to layer? Winter 2018 sees sherpa, faux fur and mink varieties dominate. You can read more about these blankets and how to care for them, here.