Brushed cotton is best

Cotton is perfect for any season, but if you prefer a little extra warmth, brushed cotton is a must as it’s so wonderfully soft and warm. The fabric is brushed to create a nap that traps air to hold in the heat, making it feel soft and fluffy against the skin.

Cotton bedding is breathable, high quality, easy to wash and soft. This winter, look out for brushed cotton sheets in a subtle script and stripe design.

Style tip: Add a brushed cotton flat and fitted sheet underneath your summer duvet cover. You’ll have the extra warmth and be able to keep your look.

Lovely layers

There is nothing like the colder months to make a bed a cosy haven by adding loads of layers.

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“Quilts are great for adding a layer of comfort, texture and colour to your bedroom décor,” explains Estel Grobler, Volpes buyer.

“Mix things up with a versatile, reversible quilt with coordinating prints so you can change your look, or for an eclectic effect, show off both prints at the same time. A textured blanket also adds interest and contrast to your bed as well as extra warmth.” 

Style tipLet a plain shimmery soft throw peek out from under a chunky blanket at the end of your bed. For a more modern look try the same layering technique in the middle of your bed. Don’t forget to add some scatters to complete your look. 

Don’t forget the windows

Block-out curtains not only block out light, but they can also help to keep rooms warmer in winter.

If you love the curtains you have, a block-out lining can be easily attached to the back of your existing taped curtain.

Fully lined jacquard and thicker fibre curtains are also great options for your winter windows. The heavier fabrics help keep the cold out while making a style statement at the same time. 

Style tip: Layer a block-out curtain or lining underneath a voile curtain for a modern layered effect.