The memories of a glorious warm summer are fast fading into the distance and the chill in the air is an unwelcome reminder that winter is just around the corner.

But don’t let the cold weather infiltrate your bedroom – stay warm with these top tips!

1. TOASTY WARM DUVETS

Invest in a duvet with a high tog rating – you won’t regret it when the temperature plummets past zero! Tog rating is based on the duvet’s ability to trap warm air and the higher the tog rating the warmer the bedding. Warm winter duvets generally have a tog rating between 13.5 and 15.

2. HEAT RETAINING MATTRESSES

memory foam mattress

 

*Carpetright’s Fiji memory foam mattress

Memory foam mattresses are made of dense materials, meaning that air flow through the mattress is limited. Body heat is therefore retained, keeping you nice and warm whatever the temperature outside.

3. COSY MATTRESS COVERS

There are some mattress covers such as Outlast® which boast temperature regulating technology. This clever attribute means body heat is absorbed, stored or released depending on room temperature – helping you enjoy a warm and cosy night’s sleep throughout winter.

4. ELECTRIC BLANKET

There’s nothing quite like sliding into a warm bed on a chilly day and investing in an electric blanket for the winter could be the best decision you make all season! You can also pre-warm your bed with hot water bottles or wear extra layers to bed.

5. RUGS AND CARPETS

shaggy carpet

 

*Carpetright’s Saxony carpet

If you’re willing to splash out on your room this winter, carpets have excellent insulating qualities especially when teamed with underlay. A cheaper solution is to invest in a fluffy rug – perfect for stepping out of bed in the morning and easing the transition to a cold floor!c

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