How to Layer Your Bed for Winter, with Fiona Gould

A bed dressed in blue striped flannelette bedding sits in a modern bedroom with concrete floors and French windows. Next to the bed is a wooden armchair, a white lamp and a small stack of books with a mug sitting on top.A bed dressed in blue striped flannelette bedding sits in a modern bedroom with concrete floors and French windows. Next to the bed is a wooden armchair, a white lamp and a small stack of books with a mug sitting on top.

As winter continues to inch closer, the season of chilly evenings is officially at our doorstep. Whether you live for the cooler months or are already dreaming of next summer, the good news is that you can stay toasty and warm even as temperatures drop. That is — if you know how to layer a bed for winter, of course. 

We’ve talked before about the best bedding to keep you cool in summer, and now it’s time for how to keep your bed warm in winter, with all of the best winter bedding options — and of course, some styling tips from our Interior Stylist for Sheridan, Fiona Gould. 

From winter quilts to winter bed sheets, bed covers to blankets, these are all the essentials you need for the cosiest winter bed ever. Get ready to hibernate; just make sure to bring a good book, your hot beverage of choice, and a queued-up Netflix with you — you may never leave. 

A close-up of a bed dressed in grey and blue stripe flanneletteA close-up of a bed dressed in grey and blue stripe flannelette
A young woman putting a pillowcase on a pillowA young woman putting a pillowcase on a pillow

Switch Out Your Sheets 

To achieve the ultimate in winter bedding, it’s time to go out with the old and bring in the new, specifically flannelette sheets (we feel toasty warm just thinking about them). 

When it comes to the best bed sheets for winter, there’s no looking past flannelette. A classic winter staple, these cosy bed sheets are crafted from soft woven cotton yarn that's brushed on both sides for an incredibly soft feel. Insulating, they’re the perfect partner for winter — while remaining breathable to boot. 

To create a calming winter vibe, Fiona recommends styling your flannelette in muted shades — like our Flannelette Sheet Set in cloud grey. Looking to match your quilt cover to your sheet set? Our Flannelette Twill Stripe Quilt Cover Set answers all your questions. Available in both a sheet set and a quilt cover set, you’ll be cosy all winter long. 

A pair of hands putting a flannelette quilt cover on a plush quiltA pair of hands putting a flannelette quilt cover on a plush quilt
A young woman straightening a quilt cover on a bedA young woman straightening a quilt cover on a bed

Add Warmth With a Quilt

As a once very popular fantasy television series said, winter is coming. And what’s more of a sign that it is than huddling up under your quilt, desperate for more warmth? Or, if it gets really tough — well, the tough get to swaddling themselves in their quilt like a giant burrito, regardless of the time of day. 

Luckily for you, we have a range of quilts that are particularly well suited for winter, crafted from some of our favourite winter fibres — feather and down, and wool. There’s no huddling or craving extra warmth under these offerings; these best quilts for winter help provide all the warmth you need. 

Cosy up underneath the Pure Indulgence 85/15 White Goose Down & Feather Quilt; filled with 85% white goose down, and 15% white goose feather. The luxurious down count ensures warm insulation and is super soft to sleep underneath. For an even warmer option, our other Pure Indulgence Quilt contains 95% white goose down, and 5% white goose feather — but it's still very lightweight. 

Living in a cold climate? With the Deluxe Australian Wool Super Warm Quilt — well, the name gives it away upfront; it’s one of our warmest quilts for winter, and boasts a heavy weight. This quilt is super warm, but still breathable — filled with 100% Australian wool. 

Layer With Blankets 

When it comes to how to keep your bed warm in winter, you can’t look past blankets. Whether tucked between your flat sheet and quilt, or layered on top of your winter bedding as a throw, they’re the perfect finishing touch for your best winter bedding. 

If you like having a blanket layered between your bedding, the Classic Wool Blanket is just that — a classic. A staple for winter, and crafted with Australian wool, it’s breathable and insulating. And as a bonus, it’s also stylish enough to be layered on the foot of your bed. 

Another winter bed blanket that’s easy to style is the Clara Wool Blanket (you can figure out what it’s crafted with). A contemporary take on a classic, it features a subtle contrast pattern, with hints of charcoal throughout. The brushed yarn means it's super soft against the skin; the perfect additional layer. 

A young woman straightening a wool blanket on the end of a bedA young woman straightening a wool blanket on the end of a bed
A bed dressed in flannelette bedding sits next to a white lamp. In the background is a tall French window.A bed dressed in flannelette bedding sits next to a white lamp. In the background is a tall French window.

Top it Off With a Bed Cover or Throw 

Getting dressed for winter is all about the layers, and your bed is no different. The cherry on top of your winter bed? A cosy throw, or just a whole bed cover. It’s like the scarf, beanie and mittens of the bedding world — the perfect winter accessory that really does make a difference in keeping you warm. 

A bed cover can add a bit more weight if that’s your style, whereas a throw is generally a bit lighter and easier for a nonchalant look. 

Fiona’s pro tip: style it loosely over the foot of the bed, for a textural look that you’ll want to reach out and touch (or snuggle up in). 

Slip Into Cosy Pyjamas (Don’t Forget Socks)

Hey… how you sleep in summer is your business. But winter may require a little extra layering.  

If you’re looking for the cosiest pyjamas, our Baseline Collection is crafted from a fine merino wool knit, for soft and snuggly layers that still feel lightweight and flexible. Available in a tank, long sleeve top, and leggings, these pieces are perfect for layering or wearing on their own (they’re even stylish enough to leave the house in — we know, it’s the best news ever).  

Don’t forget to have a snuggly robe and pair of slippers right by your bed for any middle-of-the-night escapades. We recommend wrapping yourself in our Enfold Robe for the ultimate winter layer. But be warned; the robe is unisex, and thievery within the household is not uncommon with this design. 

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