How to Dress Your Bed

How to Dress Your Bed for the Holidays

This winter, throw a little holiday flair in the direction of your bedroom. After all, why should holiday decorations be limited to your living room and front door? We here at Lands’ End believe that your bedroom, too, can feel festive this holiday season. A few choices with just your bedding can make a world of difference.

Color Choices

You can go one of two routes when choosing colors for your holiday bed decorations: traditional holiday, or calming winter white. Reds and greens, bright colors, and holiday prints are a great way to get feeling really festive. They feel traditional and are reminiscent of traditional holiday decorations – much like the ones you may already have in other parts of the house. Why not let your bed continue the theme?

If you’re not so much into the traditional Christmas colors, you may want to opt for more muted colors that are still decidedly wintery. Winter white, much like eggshell or ecru, gives off a soft warmth, and isn’t so stark or sterile as a pure white. It’s like a fresh layer of snow brought inside and made warm and inviting. Grays and silvers pair perfectly with winter white for a softer and soothing holiday color scheme.

Bedding Basics

Any easy switch for transitioning your bedroom into a winter wonderland is with your bedding. Flannel sheets, for example, feel warm and cozy. Nothing will have you feeling as snuggly and like a kid at Christmas more than slipping into some warm flannel sheets. Flannel sheeting doesn’t cling to the cold winter air like some other fabrics, so they start insulating immediately. You can always order your new bedding as a set of monogrammed sheets, which adds a fun personal touch with your name or initials on your sheets and pillowcases.

If you’re really going all-in with your holiday theme, you might opt for our 5-oz. Velvet Flannel Sheets with holiday prints and embroidery. Whether you choose an evergreen leaf pattern or sheets featuring animals decked out in winter gear, patterned flannel sheets add a bit of fun and playfulness to your holiday bedroom. Plus, they’re made at the same flannel mill as all our other flannel sheets, so they’re just as warm and cozy, just with some added fun.

Double down on the warmth with a down comforter or duvet cover to bring some additional softness to the bed. We love the versatility of a duvet, as it can be changed out seasonally. Comforters are more substantial, and make more of a statement. Both can be ordered with a seasonal print or in colors to match your holiday décor, and we at Lands’ End love our special Christmas comforters, made available during the holidays.

Elevated Extras

Finish off the bedroom scheme with a few touches here and there, like some seasonal throw pillows for your bed. If you have hardwood floors, a soft and cozy rug is a prudent choice. A good rug pulls double-duty as something that’s visually fun and as a savior for feet against cold winter floors.

Finally, you might also want to include some candles on bedside tables or a nearby dresser. This winter we love the soothing smell of balsam and cedar, which brings a little bit of nature inside. We love the natural white birch vessel that some of our winter candles come in, too. White birch is a timeless symbol for new life and rejuvenation in the winter, and we also think it looks great.

While the holidays can be a little stressful sometimes, you can make a space for yourself that’s calming and rejuvenating, where you are surrounded by light and comfort. Light a candle, grab a glass of wine, and enjoy your new winter oasis. Relax – you’ve earned it.

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