There’s nothing nicer than crawling into a clean, cosy bed when you’re tired, especially when the bedding and accessories have been carefully chosen with comfort in mind.
If you’re looking to create a bed that looks good and promotes deep, restful sleep, here’s our guide to 7 bedding accessories everyone should have, from a moisture wicking wool underlay to decorative pillows.
A comfortable mattress
No matter how stylish your bed looks, if you don’t have a firm foundation, i.e. a comfortable mattress, you’re never going to get a good night’s sleep. Choose your mattress carefully based on your personal needs, and the level of support it provides.
While getting enough support is vital, not all of us feel comfortable on an ultra-firm mattress while others may find it impossible to sleep on a mattress that’s too soft.
A mattress topper
A mattress topper not only adds an extra layer of comfort, but it will help to keep your mattress fresh for longer. For the ultimate in comfort, try a natural wool mattress topper which will keep you warm during cold nights, cool on warm nights and wick away moisture as you sleep.
Using a traditional Australian wool underlay will help you to create a bed that’s so comfortable you may never want to leave it.
Nothing beats the feeling of smooth, cool cotton sheets. For the ultimate in comfort buy the highest thread count you can afford as this gives the smoothest feel. Choose sheets in pure white or neutral colours to complement your bedding or go all out with a dark colour sheet for a more seductive look.
Top with a doona or quilt
Traditional Australian wool doonas are the perfect way to keep you comfortable throughout the night. These quilts are available in a variety of weights to accommodate the seasons, so you may want to buy a lightweight quilt for summer and heavier weight for winter.
Keep your bedding looking and feeling fresh with interchangeable duvet covers that match or complement your bedroom décor.
Don’t forget the pillows
Pillows are not just there to be decorative; they’re there to provide support for your head and neck. Whether you choose a natural feather pillow or an ergonomically designed foam pillow, ensure that it provides enough support without raising your head to an unnatural angle.
You may also want to add decorative pillows that you layer on the bed by day and remove when it’s time to sleep.
Layer with a throw or comforter
A comforter or throw not only adds a decorative touch but provides an extra layer should you feel cold during the night. Drape it artfully at the base of the bed or fold it neatly and lay it about a third of the way down.
Add the finishing touches
Decorative cushions add a finishing touch to a well-made bed. Choose cushions that match or complement your bedding for the ultimate in luxurious bedding accessories.