Cosying Up: Your Guide to Winter Comfort in Bed

As the chill of winter sets in, there's nothing quite like retreating to the comfort of your warm bed. At Manchester Warehouse, we understand the importance of finding the perfect winter bedding to keep you snug and comfortable all season long. Let's explore the essentials for a cosy winter slumber.


Throws & Blankets: Stacking Layers 

Blankets and throw rugs are incredibly versatile. Drape a throw rug over your living room sofa for an inviting touch that encourages guests to stay and relax. In the bedroom, layer blankets at the foot of the bed, ready to be pulled up for extra warmth on a chilly night. They're also great for outdoor spaces; a basket of throw rugs can transform a brisk evening on the patio into a snug gathering spot.

Using blankets and throw rugs is all about creating comfort. When layering your bed, start with a fitted sheet, then add a flat sheet, followed by a heavier blanket or quilt. Top it off with a decorative throw rug that can be easily removed if you get too warm. This method allows you to adjust your bedding to suit your comfort level throughout the night.

In your living areas, fold throw rugs neatly over the arm or back of a sofa, or roll several and place them in a basket or ottoman for easy access. Not only do they serve a functional purpose, but they also add a pop of color and texture to your decor.

Moreover, blankets and throw rugs can protect your furniture from wear and tear, and they're easy to clean, making them practical for homes with children or pets. They're also an affordable way to update your decor; swapping out throw rugs can give your space a new look without a significant investment.

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Flannelette Bed Sheets: The Snuggle is Real

Flannelette bed sheets are the heroes of winter bedding. Flannelette is a soft, medium-weight fabric made from loosely spun cotton. It's characterized by its brushed finish, which gives it a fuzzy texture and an insulating quality. This brushing process creates tiny pockets that trap air and body heat, providing a layer of warmth that is much appreciated on chilly nights.

The primary benefit of flannelette sheets is their incredible warmth. They are an excellent choice for anyone who tends to feel cold while sleeping. Additionally, the softness of the material offers a gentle, soothing touch, making it perfect for a restful night's sleep.

Another advantage is their durability. When cared for properly, flannelette sheets can last for several winters, making them a cost-effective option. They're also easy to maintain, requiring a simple machine wash on a gentle cycle with similar colours.

When selecting flannelette sheets, consider the weight and the quality of the fabric. A higher weight generally indicates a warmer sheet. Look for options that are 'double-brushed' for extra softness and warmth.

It's also important to think about the design and colour. Flannelette sheets come in a wide range of patterns and hues, allowing you to choose a style that complements your bedroom decor while providing the comfort you need. Our range includes a variety of patterns and colours, allowing you to match your sheets to your bedroom decor while enjoying the practical benefits they offer.

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Feather and Down Quilts: Lightweight Warmth

Feather and down quilts are another winter essential. They provide exceptional insulation while being incredibly lightweight, making them a popular choice for those who prefer not to feel weighed down by heavy blankets.

Our quilts are filled with a blend of feathers and down, the latter being particularly prized for its insulating properties. The quilts are encased in high-quality cotton to prevent any feathers from escaping and to promote breathability, ensuring you stay warm without overheating.

When selecting a quilt, the logos—or logic—behind the choice between goose and duck down is clear. Goose down clusters are generally larger, creating higher loft and better insulation due to their ability to trap more air. On the other hand, duck down, while slightly smaller in cluster size, offers a more cost-effective solution without significantly compromising on warmth. Both types of down are durable, with goose down often being the lighter and softer option, and duck down providing a hearty warmth that's kinder to the wallet.

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FAQs About Winter Bedding

Q: How do I care for my flannelette sheets?
A: Flannelette sheets are easy to care for. Wash them in cold water on a gentle cycle, and tumble dry on low heat. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners, as these can damage the fabric.

Q: Can feather and down quilts be machine washed?
A: Typically no, but always check the care label. The reason feather and down cannot be washed is because the down can form into balls when wet and agitated, losing its breathability, loft and other properties once dry.

Q: What's the best way to store winter bedding during the off-season?
A: Store your winter bedding in a cool, dry place. Use breathable storage bags to protect them from dust and moisture. Avoid plastic bags, as they can trap humidity and cause mildew.

Wrapping up in the right bedding can make all the difference to your comfort this winter. Whether you're a fan of the soft embrace of flannelette sheets or the airy warmth of feather and down quilts, our selection has got you covered. Sweet dreams and warm nights!