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Autumn Bedding Ideas for Cosy Nights

The transition from summer to autumn is all about slowing down and getting cosy. When the weather cools down, we tend to stay in more often, trading nights out for nights in. It’s a time of switching iced coffee for cappuccinos and t-shirts for jumpers. It’s a great idea to make your home extra cosy for the coming colder months–especially your bed!

As the days get shorter, there’s nothing better than cosying up in bed with your favourite series or a book. Autumn is a season of warmth and comfort, making it the perfect time to switch up your bedding to reflect the changing season. From electric blankets and flannelette sheet sets to terracotta and burgundy quilt covers, there are plenty of ways to make your bed more suitable for autumn. We’ve put together some autumn bedding ideas to make the most of the season. 

Best Autumn Bedding to Stay Comfortable All Night 

Some people love summer, and some adore winter, but there’s something magical about autumn. There’s nothing better than coming home from a long, cold day and hopping into a warm, cosy bed. With the right materials and colours, you can create your own cosy sanctuary you’ll love coming home to. 

When it comes to autumn bedding, start with the essentials. Make sure your mattress is in top condition, comfortable and supportive. There’s nothing like switching to brand-new sheets, quilts and covers, only to experience the discomfort of an old mattress.

Feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud with a mattress protector and mattress topper for extra cushioning and protection. Make sure your pillows are clean, comfortable and supportive and your bed frame is sturdy.

Once you’ve covered all bases, it’s time to dress your bed with the best autumn bed sheets and autumn bed covers for a snuggly night’s sleep. 

What are the Best Bed Sheets for Autumn? 

Autumn is the transition from summer to winter, so you’ll need bedding that is suitable for both warm and cold weather. Look for bedding that is breathable, moisture-wicking, and made from natural materials to ensure maximum comfort and temperature regulation, including:

  • Bamboo sheets are known for their moisture-wicking properties, which help to regulate body temperature and keep you dry and cool throughout the night. 
  • Linen sheets are flexible and breathable ideal for warmer nights
  • Cotton sheets help the body stay cool, as well as retain heat during the colder months, making it ideal for in-between weather. It’s also breathable and absorbs moisture well. 
  • Flannellette sheets are a popular choice for autumn due to their soft and cosy texture. They are made from brushed cotton, which traps body heat,  so are more suited for colder nights or those who run cold at night. 

Ultimately, you will want sheets and quilt covers that are breathable, versatile and hypoallergenic. Sheets made from natural fibres like bamboo, linen and cotton are temperature regulating, making them versatile in both summer and winter–perfect for the transition period of autumn. Make sure to research the blend of sheets, as synthetic materials can sometimes change the natural moisture-wicking and cooling effects.

When it starts to get colder, you can opt for flannelette sheets, a weighted blanket or an electric blanket to keep you warm all night. For quilt covers, don’t be afraid to mix things up with velvet, brushed cotton and corduroy sheets for a little extra texture and warmth! 

Autumn Bedding Styling

Switch it up for autumn!  You don’t need to change your bedding every time the seasons change, but it’s a fun way to prepare yourself for rainy days and cooler nights. If you’re in the market for new sheet sets or quilt covers, spring for autumn tones. 

What are the Autumn Colours?

This season is all about warm colours inspired by the natural colour palette of autumn. What better way to embrace the cosiness of the season than by bringing those warm tones into your bedroom? Autumn is a time to move away from bright and bold tones and pastel shades and work in warmer, deeper colours in your bedroom colour scheme. Warm reds, oranges, yellows and greens are what you’ll see outside in during the autumn months. Consider colours like terracotta, rusty orange, oatmeal, chestnut and mustard. If you’re not sure which colours will work together, head outside and let the natural tones of autumn inspire you! 

Best Colour for Bed Sheets in Autumn

For a dramatic and rich style, dress your bed with a forest green quilt cover, paired with beige or sage sheets (don’t mind the rhyme). If you are more drawn to warm earthy tones, such as red, orange and yellow, choose one base colour for your quilt cover. We suggest using a darker colour for your quilt and a lighter tone for your sheets. For those who prefer neutrals, go for beige tones, white or sage. Complete the look with cushions and rugs in complementary tones. 

Get Cosy With Layers

Layering is a great way to add texture and depth to your bed. Not only will layers make your bed look inviting, cosy and well put-together, but they’re perfect for cold nights. Start with a cosy throw blanket that complements your quilt covers and sheets. Add a few accent pillows in a mix of autumnal tones to bring it all together. 

Add Warmth with Textiles

One of the best ways to add warmth and cosiness to your bedding in autumn is to incorporate snuggly textures. Add a chunky knit throw blanket, velvet or faux fur cushions and flannelette sheets. Look for rich, warm colours like olive green, burgundy or burnt orange.

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