Gorgeous Bedding Ideas for Winter

We often make alterations in our homes and lifestyle based on the cues coming from nature. When winter comes knocking we tend to make more soups in our kitchens, play more board games, add a rug to a bare floor or perhaps fill a bowl with pine cones. Our homes have undergone these seasonal transformations based on the physical world since the beginning of man.

We are fortunate today with the many choices we have to dress our beds. In early civilizations the beds were piles of straw, leaves and small twigs; they were adorned with animal skins for comfort and warmth. Bedding progressed over time with the use of flax fiber, cotton and silk. In the beginning, everything was stitched and woven by hand. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that a power loom began to allow for fundamental change in the bedding industry. Today, we have the availability of natural and synthetic fibers, colours and patterns beyond our ancestors wildest imaginations. Even by implementing small changes to our bedding we can change the mood of the room and create a sense of warmth during our colder winter months.

Some ideas……

Laying

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Layering blankets of different textures.

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Written by Eileen Marshall & Sharon Finn Hart

Eileen Marshall & Sharon Finn Hart

Eileen Marshall, owner of Eileen Marshall Design ,offers a full range of residential design services, specializing in renovations and custom homes. Her philosophy is to create a personal space that will feel like home and comply with a sense of practicality and beauty. Eileen has lived in New York, London and Berlin and believes her love for travel has provided great insight into how people live and what they want from their home. She is also author of Dancing with Design, A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create a Unique Home; a valuable how-to-manual on decorating and design. She also blogs at Dancing with Design together with Sharon Finn Hart.

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