Its that time of year. Its time to change up my bedding for fall. Now, I know this isn’t a requirement that we implement as a society, but there is something about changing things up for the seasons. Fall season, especially is my favorite to update. There are so many things I like to do to give my bedroom a more cozy vibe for the chilly months ahead, and I want to share them with you. My fall bedding is cozy, easy to implement and super affordable.
I am going to get on my soapbox right now and say that I do not think that anyone needs to buy completely new bedding for each season. My goodness, I could never do that. What can I do though? I can purchase bedding that can easily be manipulated through every season and allow me to add a few touches to give a more coy vibe. Lets talk about what I think are important elements to add to your overall bedding.
Take your fall bedding up a notch
My bedding has stayed consistent for the past couple of years, making it easy to add and take away items for the seasons. When you are planning your base bedding, make sure to consider the color pallet and think about if it is something that you can and may want to use through the seasons IF you like to do that. My color scheme is neutral. Come on, its not that boring! I have a dark charcoal bed frame, and I use white sheets and a white duvet cover. All the other elements are interchangeable throughout the year.
Like I said, I use a duvet cover, and it is white, so it can be a great base for anything you want to add to it. I added a tan coverlet under the duvet cover to add some texture and give it a layered effect. Duvet covers are more affordable than purchasing a new blanket every time you want to redo your bedding. My just recovering the duvet with a new one you can give it new life.
For the duvet insert itself, choose one depending on your climate and how cold your house usually is. I have loved the down comforters from IKEA, which have a warmth rating. This makes it super easy to pick one custom tailored to your needs. I sleep with the warmest down comforter that they offer and use it all year long. We have nice cool nights all year. For those extra brisk evenings, my duvet comes in really handy.
If you need extra warmth I would recommend getting one of their duvets or finding one that is rated for colder climates.
This is a great way to change up your bedding. Get new pillow shams for your regular pillows or euro style pillows. I used th same white linen pillow covers but added a set of white pillow shams with a black edging to it to add some contrast.
Reversible Quilt or reversible comforter
A great way to get more life out of your bedding is to use a reversible quilt. You are technically getting two styles in one! I love this option.
Thin Quilt or Coverlet
I really like adding a thin coverlet or quilt on top of the sheets and below the duvet. Since my bed is s split top, it is not the prettiest thing to see when trying to make a beautiful bed. So I cover it with a textured coverlet. The one I have on my bed I got from Amazon and it was super affordable. These are also great for protecting your sheets if you like to fold down the comforter like I do. It adds an extra layer as well if you need more warmth at night.
I feel like if you keep everything the same and simply add new throw pillows you can completely change the look of a bed. This is what i did for my fall look. I added some browns, as well as some plaid textures so that it would have a more cozy feel. This one of the easiest ways to add fall touches to your bed. I like to use pillow covers so that I can change them out easily without having to purchase an entire new pillow. I have some really great down pillow inserts that I use. IKEA is a great place to get these kinds of pillow inserts that are affordable and comfortable.
For a purely decorative look, add some throw pillows to your bed! Add a pop of color, som nature inspired patterns, or a simple plaid. There are oodles of options available all you have to do is narrow it down! But don’t worry, I will share some of my favorites in this post!
Soft throw blanket
A soft throw blanket can be the perfect addition to a fall bed. When you are slightly chilled and just need something light and soft to cozy up with. I made this oversized hand crocheted throw blanket and I love having it on my bed. It is the most cozy things to snuggle up and nap with. I like to make sure all my blankets and pillow covers are machine washable. Experiencing an issue when a pillow cover was dry clean only was not the most fun.
You can opt for lightweight throw blankets, or if you like something a bit bulkier opt for a weighted blanket for those colder nights.
Change out your sheets for the chilly seasons. Add some new plaid or flannel sheets to keep you toasty warm when it starts to chill. Its the perfect way to warm up your bed for the impending cold night. For my fall bedding, I kept the white sheets on my bed, since that is what I prefer. The other reason why I did this is because I have a split top king bed, and regretfully, there is a limit of what kind of fitted sheet you can put on the bed because the tops adjust up and down separately. So, yes while I would love to add some striped or plaid sheets, I am completely happy with the white sheets I use.
Choose a thread count that you like, and make sure to wash them before putting them on your bed. I have found a really amazing sheet set on Amazon that are much more affordable than the Sleep Number split top sheets that I looked at. I would rather purchase 2 or three sets of sheets that I can rotate out, rather than one very expensive sheet sets.
Its the perfect time to give your bedding a little update. Fall bedding is by far one of my most favorite things. I love the coziness, the moody colors and the textures you can add when the temps dip down a bit.
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