January is the official “white sale” month when stores discount linens and bedding. I suppose many of us are ready for a little rest and relaxation after the holidays and what better way than to make your bed comfy cozy? One of the easiest ways to create a beautiful bedroom is to fluff up your bed with new linens. Here’s how to choose bedding to soothe your soul and make your nights soft and dreamy. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Choose Bedding in Warm Colors
Add a little warmth to your bedroom by choosing a blanket or quilt in a warm color. This avoids having to buy a whole new set of bedding in a new color. Toss in a few pillows of the same color to make an even bigger impact. If your budget allows, you can add a small area rug, too.
Coral isn’t a color often chosen for a bedroom, but I loved the coral bedspread and pillow shams I chose for my farmhouse bedroom a couple years ago. It looks pretty with gray or navy.
Create Serenity with Blue Bedding
Blue is a restful hue and perfect for any bedroom. Mix blue with white linens for a classic look.
Cotton sheets tend to be favored over other fabrics when it comes to comfortable bedding. As a general rule, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheets. Anything over a 400 thread count should be okay. Anything over 400 isn’t really that much more noticeable and may not be worth the extra cost.
Perk Up Your Bedroom with Sunny Yellow
Yellow and white looks so crisp and clean in the bedroom. Who can wake up in a bad mood when you have such pretty bedding to greet you upon awakening? Don’t be afraid to mix patterns when you decorate your bed and bedroom with the same color scheme.
Egyptian cotton is commonly thought of as the best type of cotton for bedding – but be forewarned. Not all Egyptian cotton is created equal. Purchase Egyptian cotton sheets from a reputable manufacturer. Pima (also known as Supima) cotton is the next best thing. And if you prefer crisp sheets, opt for percale bedding.
Soothe Your Soul with Neutrals
I find neutral bedrooms to be calming and soothing. But what’s so great is it’s easy to add a pop of color simply by changing out the pillows, sheets, and blankets. A monochromatic color scheme can be quite calming and restful though.
A brown cabin-like bedroom feels like you’re being hugged all night! Mustard yellow pillow shams add just the right shot of color.
A neutral bedroom is a great place to add a fun pattern, like a toile bedspread or similar. This particular quilt is double-sided so either side can be shown. It’s like having two bedspreads for the price of one.
Luxurious White Linens
When I was a kid I didn’t understand why a sale on linens was called a “white sale.” Our sheets were never white – we always had colored or patterned bedding in my home. The first white sale was hosted in 1878 by John Wanamaker. He offered a discount on linens in the month of January to entice shoppers into his store after the holidays. January is now the official month of the white sale!
When using whites for bedding, add layers and textures to keep your beautiful bedroom interesting.
Choosing Linens for Twin Beds
Just because a bedroom has more than one twin bed doesn’t mean the bedding on both beds has to be the same. Mix it up by choosing linens in different patterns, but in the same color. In this room the box springs are covered by a fitted sheet.
Of course, twin beds can be quite beautiful if the bedding does match.
Don’t forget to make sure your furry friends have comfortable bedding, too!Photo by Gypsy Barn
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