Sleeping Beauties

We spend nearly one-third of our lives sleeping so it seems to me we should snooze in style. And what could be better than to fling open the doors to your boudoir, then dive onto a bed that’s pretty, cozy and oh-so-inviting?

Swapping out old bed linens for new is also downright sensible.  It’s a terrific way to try out another look without making a major investment in something like furniture.  So I ask you.  As we huddle indoors during grey winter days, don’t we owe it to ourselves to shop for beautiful new bedding?  Of course we do…and I’ve already started.

Here are my top three picks for winter bedding and why they should be yours, too.

Suzani prints continue to grow in popularity.  The Cordova duvet cover and shams show why. They add graphic punch, mix well with solids and are a clever way to give old linens new life.

Check out these Cup ‘o Tea flannel sheets. What a fun spin on dots, stripes and the Union Jack.  All that’s missing is Jeeves with a cup of steaming hot tea and a corgi asleep at the foot of the bed.

Taupe Block Print bedding conjures up visions of exotic, mysterious places far, far away.  Even better, it’s eco-friendly (using 100% pesticide-free, locally grown cotton dipped in natural color dyes) and is Fair Trade certified.  Proceeds from sales provide critical income to an area in India plagued by drought and acute poverty.