3 Reasons to Switch Your Bedding Every Season
August 26, 2015
Choosing bedding can be daunting especially when you live in a climate that changes drastically from summer to winter. Although it can be confusing, switching your bedding according to season doesn’t have to be a pain. All you need to remember is Autumn and Spring. These are the two times during the year that you will need to swap your linens.
Autumn marks the beginning of a colder season which means warmer, heavier bedding. Spring marks the beginning of a cooler time, which means more lightweight coverlets and linens. What is important to remember, however, is that throughout both these transitions both bedding sets should reflect and coordinate with the already present style and theme of your bedroom. Here are 3 Reasons why you should switch up your bedding:
1. It will save you money
Changing your bedding during winter time for a warmer option will allow you do turn down the thermostat a couple notches to save 1 to 2 percent of your heating bill, which overall will save you 10 percent or more during that year. Not to mention you’ll also be helping the environment!
2. You’ll sleep better
One of the most crucial factors in determining a good nights sleep is comfort. You don’t want to be too warm, nor too cold. So when the temperature changes so should your bedding. After considering your regional climate you should adjust the warmth or coolness level that’s right for you.
3. Change is good!
Every season you’ll get to transform your bedroom. Something as simple as switching your bedding can brighten, makeover and spruce up your room. Make sure to check out our care guide to learn how to properly store and wash your linens to get the most out of your bedding.
What materials should I choose?
For Autumn choose materials that are warmer such as flannel, cotton, fleece and silk that trap in heat. For colder months you want to look for a high thread count, which is heavier and denser. For Spring time opt for materials that are light and airy such as bamboo fibers, lightweight cotton or polyester. You also want to aim for a low thread or fill count which is less heavy. Read more about thread count, fabrics and fibers in our Linen 101 Guide.
What if I suffer from allergies?
When if comes Spring time, if you suffer from allergies make sure to look for materials that are made of natural fibers. Look for words like “hypoallergenic” or “organic” on the label. Fabrics like bamboo, all-natural cotton and hemp are all very good choices if you are prone to allergies or have sensitive skin.