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Five Ways to Layer Your Bed This Winter

the boyfriend coverlet
 

It’s officially winter. Time to layer! You can leave that outerwear in the closet—this is all about indoor layering. We’re here to help you bundle up your bedding. From quilts to coverlets to duvets, we have ideas for those who just want a little extra warmth to those who are looking to lay it on thick. Which combo category is calling your name?

 

LAYERS OPTION #1: Blanket or Coverlet/Duvet Combo

 

Eve

Do you tend to sleep hot or run cold? Can’t decide! Don't worry, this cooperative combo has your back. One layer is really thin for when you are sleeping hot, while the other is thick and fluffy for colder nights.

 

BEDUCATION TIP: A blanket or coverlet is typically the thinnest layer you'll add to your bed, so we recommend you place it first, covering your entire bed. From there, a folded duvet at the base of the bed is just the ticket. It will add some fluff and texture to your made bed during the day and be ready to warm you once night falls.

 

BEDUCATION TIP: If space allows, position a bench at the foot of your bed so you can easily move your duvet and give it the night off when you’re feeling warm. A footboard is another ideal option. Either will keep your added covers within arm’s reach should you need them. After all, the last thing you want to do when you’re freezing is get OUT of bed in search of warmth.

 

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**SHOP OUR FAVORITE BLANKETS & COVERLETS**

 

THE BOYFRIEND WHITE COVERLET

boyfriend coverlet

Well, hello there, handsome! The comfort of your fella's favorite shirt meets chic sophistication with The Boyfriend.

 

EVE COVERLET

Eve Coverlet 

Ever the classy lady, Eve combines texture and elegance.

 

GRADATION TICKING BLANKET

gradation ticking blanket 

Trade the pressure of the day's ticking clock with the comfort of the Gradation Ticking Blanket.

 

LAYERS OPTION #2: The Quilt/Duvet Combo

quilt duvet combination 

This bedding combo is very similar to the blanket or coverlet/duvet combo. The big difference is that quilts have batting, so this combo can potentially be the warmer solution. But the same layering technique applies—your quilt goes on first, covering the entire bed, and your duvet sits folded in a happy bundle at the foot of your bed.

 

 

LAYERS OPTION #3: Quilt/Quilt Combo

quilt layering 

Can’t stand a duvet? That’s okay! We know they’re not for everyone. It doesn’t mean you can’t take advantaged of doubled-up winter bedding. Simply apply two quilts. The first will cover your mattress, and the second will be ready and waiting at the end of your bed.

 

BEDUCATION TIP: When it comes to how to fold quilt #2, there are no rules. Fold in the half so it covers the bottom half of your bed, or fold it in half again (so it’s in fourths) and have just a strip draped across your bed’s base.

 

**SHOP OUR FAVORITE THICK QUILTS**

 

BRUSSELS QUILT, NATURAL

Brussels Quilt

Of all our quilts, the beautiful Brussels has to be our fluffiest and most cloud-like option. Heavenly!

 

DALE LINEN QUILT, NATURAL

Dale Linen Quilt

 

Dale Linen Quilt

If you love the classic look of linen, Dale is your BFF.

 

CAFTAN QUILT

Caftan Quilt

Brighten up any space with the colorful Caftan Quilt.

 

LAYERS OPTION #4: Add a Comforter

 

Love a fluffy bed but don’t want to fight with (or spend added money on) a duvet cover? Add a comforter! Position it over your sheets and under your quilt, so it’s sandwiched between your top and bottom layers. This will help keep it clean, which is important. You don’t want to be regularly cleaning a comforter.

comforter

 

 

LAYERS OPTION #5: Start with the Sheets

 

Still feeling that nip of frost’s bite? Flannel sheets to the rescue! A nice, high quality set can be so soothing and welcoming at the end of a long day. If flannel feels a tad too heavy, our Brushed Microfiber Sheets are the stuff that dreams are made of. Either way you approach it, a good quality sheet can make all the difference!

micro fiber sheets

 

Ha! Take that, Old Man Winter! Added warmth is just a layer away. Find your ideal bedding combination on our Layers Bedding website or in store at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah.

Layers Bedding Wishes You & Yours a Merry Christmas

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We specialize in blankets, but our store's true warmth comes from you. Thank you for making our work such a joy. We've loved connecting with you this year and can't wait to see what 2019 holds. Until then, we wish you and yours a very safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.

How to Successfully Pair Bright White & Cream Bedding

Contrary to what some may think, it IS okay to pair your bright white bedding with warmer shades of cream and ivory. Pulling off such a look just requires a little neutral knowhow.

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QUANTITY IS KEY, CONTRAST IS CRUCIAL

When pairing white with cream, it’s best to include multiple pieces of both shades. If you were to add a single cream pillow to an otherwise white bed (white quilt, white duvet, white pillows, etc.), for example, the pillow would feel random and out of place.

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Include contrast. If your white is too similar to your cream (as is the case with our what-not-to-do example above), your bed will appear mismatched and accidental. A deeper cream with a bright white is both intentional and interesting!

decorative pillows in white and cream

The added contrast makes a greater impact.
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ALL THE FEELS

How do you keep a monochromatic look from falling flat? The trick is texture! In the absence of contrasting colors, a variety of bedding finishes and fabrics will add interest and depth. Go ahead and pair that wavy waffle coverlet with a seriously legit knit throw. Play with pom pillows and layer lace accents. Even if your bed is all one color, the mixing and matching of finishes will create cozy contrast and excitement!

textured bedding

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beducation texture tip: Avoid placing similar textures together. Doing so can lack definition and leave your bed looking busy and messy.

waffle bedding

This waffle white quilt paired with the waffle white throw lacks definition. It's hard to know where one stops and the other begins. Instead, opt for obviously contrasting shades. 

waffle quilt knit throw

Awww! Much better!

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THE CREAM OF THE CROP

Don’t complicate things with numerous shades of white and cream. Instead, use hues that are similar to each other (whites with like whites and creams with like creams). For example, you don’t want to use a bright white and a gray white or a yellow cream and a beige cream. Keep it consistent.

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beducation color tip: We recommend avoiding creams that pull yellow, as they can be difficult to pair with white.

THIRD PARTY PLAY

Introducing a third neutral shade is another way to up the interest without upsetting your monochromatic magic. The trick is sticking with common underlying tones. For example, if you use a white duvet and cream pillows in warm shades, go with a warm gray as your third color.

gray accent pillows

Just like that, you’ve mastered white space. Feeling, ahem, enlightened? Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere neutral bedding invokes. You’ll find the latest in neutral looks at Layers Bedding, both in store at Gardner Village and on our website at layersbedding.com.

Gift Ideas for Everyone On Your List

Holiday happiness is in the details. Find that perfect something for that perfect someone at Layers Bedding. Don’t let our name fool you, our sweet surprises stretch beyond the bed and even the bedroom. Of course, we have you covered in the comfort/sleeping department as well. Find gift ideas for your girlfriends, expectant mothers, and other fabulous females in your life. Don’t worry, we aren’t forgetting those handsome fellas. We have the perfect suggestion to help your man unwind. Take a look, make your list, check it twice, and let the reindeer games begin!


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For your fab friend…

Give your girl some common scents. Volcano candles are popular crowd pleasers. Traditionally, you’ll find these candles and other fresheners in fierce blue.
lava candles
For a limited time, you can score glittery ravishing red hue as well. It’s the same Volcano smell you know and adore but with special seasonal style.
lava christmas candles
Candles are also available in smaller sizes, making this a nice surprise for your child’s teacher, a coworker… anyone on your list, really. Especially if you throw in a cute box of matches. Hip hip hoooray!
small lava candle

For your fella…

Sweet dreams are made of this. The Woven Down Blend Comforter will turn bedtime into the most popular time of day. What’s that? It already is? Well… this will make it all the sweeter. And comfier!
woven comforter
Want to up your game? Add a couple of new pillows to the equation. (P.S. Giving your guy divine bedding for the bed you share means you’re also treating yourself. Shhh… We won’t tell! Winner, winner, Christmas dinner!)
pillows

For that hostess with the mostess…

A night off from cooking, fun away from home, AND no clean-up duty? That’s definitely worth rewarding. Show your party host your gratitude with a striking tea towel. Layers Bedding has several stylish holiday options. Find your favorites in store.
christmas dish towel

For the expectant mother…

At Christmas and any other time of year, you’ll find a bundle of bright ideas for baby (and baby’s beautiful mama!) at Layers. From decorative pillows and throws to swaddle blankets, stuffed animal friends, and more, we’re your bright baby spot.
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For your family…

Pile on the warmth with a new throw. They make movie nights nicer, Christmas morning cozier, and life in general prettier.
layers bedding throws

Well, that’s the gist of this list. Check out Layers Bedding online or in store at Gardner Village for more ho-ho-ho holiday shopping.

Give Your Guests & Guest Room the 5-Star Treatment

how to prepare for houseguests

Give your houseguests an experience they won’t forget with these guest-ready tips. From bedding basics and bathroom essentials to your own DIY minibar, we have pointers that will make yours THE place to sleep this holiday season and all year through. 

 

bedding basics

 

COMPANY UNDERCOVER

Whether it be a guest bedroom or a blow-up mattress in the family room, the key to comfort is covers! You never know if your guest will sleep hot or cold. With extra layers within arm’s reach, they’re sure to be comfortable no matter their sleep style.

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beducation bonus: Keep a thin layer, such as a quilt or coverlet, on your guest bed, and layer a heavier/warmer cover option, such as a duvet, across the bottom of the bed—something your guest can pull up for added warmth.


LINEN LOVE

Awww... Freshly cleaned sheets can't be beat! Especially high-quality sheets, such as our brushed microfiber sheets, which feel like an inviting bedtime embrace! They’re inexpensive and stain/wrinkle resistant, making them the perfect guest-room choice.

luxury sheets

beducation bonus: We recommend freshly washed linens, as sheets can become stale sitting in a closet.


PILLOW TALK

Nothing is worse than sleeping in a bed that’s short on sleeping pillows. Okay… so there are a few worse things in life, but this dilemma can definitely put a damper on guest comfort. Believe it or not, some people sleep with as many as four pillows. (The things you learn working in a bedding store. ;)) Keep your guest sleeping quarters well stocked in the pillow department.

guest room tips


beducation bonus: We suggest down alternative pillows for a guest bed. You never know if your guest will have an allergy to down. (Down throw pillows should be fine; just be aware of items your guest will use for sleeping.)

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EXTRA ESSENTIALS

Take your lead from your favorite hotel and keep extra toiletries on hand in case your guest forgets something. Contain such essentials in a cute basket displayed in the guest sleeping area specifically. This will tell your friends that these are meant for them. Of course, you can always say as much as you’re helping your company get settled.

bath basket
These are meant for you, friends. Take. Use. Keep. Enjoy!

 
STOCK UP WHERE YOU WASH UP

Don’t forget bathroom must-haves in the guest loo. The shower should be on the ready with full bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Beyond the bath, stock those shelves with easy-to-find towels, cotton swabs, tissues, and feminine products. As you welcome your friends, assure them these items are meant for them.

Psst… Another great thing to have in your guests bathroom is a plunger. It’s the last thing someone wants to ask for, after all.

 
LUGGAGE LOVE

Another hotel-inspired must: a designated luggage location. From hooks for bags and coats to extra hangers to a luggage rack or bench for suitcases, offering a place for peeps to unpack is a thoughtful finishing touch in any guest space.

luggage rack


beducation bonus: A bench placed at the foot of the bed also provides a spot to place decorative pillows when it comes time to hit the hay. Visit Layers Bedding in store to see our many style options.


 bedroom bench

 

THE PASSWORD IS…

Connections welcome! Have your WiFi password on display so those staying with you can easily connect.


wifi password display

beducation bonus: Boring sticky note, be gone. Display your WiFi password in a cute frame for a little extra pizazz.  

MAKE IT MINI


As grandma would say, a well fed guest is a happy guest!

diy minibar

This at-home minibar is the best of both worlds—tasty treats without the outrageous hotel expense. So go ahead and eat, drink, and be merry! 

POWER UP

The last thing you want is a loved one stubbing his or her toe as they make their way from your light switch to your bed. These are uncharted waters, after all. And a well placed bedside lamp is your life preserver. Another nightstand must-have: extra phone chargers and/or easy access to a power source (outlet or extension chord).

nightstand decor ideas

beducation bonus: Go the extra mile with a strategically placed carafe for water. Better yet, opt for a carafe with a cup for its lid.

nightstand must-haves


There you have it! With this list of guest go-tos in place, you’ll be the hottest stay in town. Stop by Layers Bedding in Gardner Village or visit us online for the latest in bedroom looks and at-home ideas.

Cheers!

Five Simple Ways to Cozy Up Your Home

Sweater weather? More like cozy-bedding weather! Use these five simple tips to make your home feel as warm as an inviting hug.

 

1. Try On Texture

Fall is about all the feels. From wonderful wool to hip knit, texture is an easy way to add warmth to your home. 

 

You can even add texture to your wall with a woven wall hanging. 

 

2. Flip Your Bedding Calendar

As you flip the calendar from summer to fall, flip your bedding as well. This doesn’t necessarily mean an overhaul. Sometimes a simple accent pillow adjustment can make all the difference. Take a look!

By swapping the bright yellow and teal with burnt orange and gray/green, the bed takes on a richer autumn appearance. 

 

3. Make it a Duvet Kind of Day

Just as you layer your clothing this time of year, layer your bedding. Place a duvet over your quilt but not layer for layer. Instead, fold it at the bottom of your bed for a lofty, inviting finish. If you get cool at night, it’s ready and waiting. 

 

See our complete collection of duvets to find your perfect match!

4. Throw On a Throw

Time for the top coat. Whether draped across the base of your bed or along the side of your sofa, a throw adds so much. It’s an inexpensive way to make a big impact. And keep your feet warm! 

 

We have a throw for every budget. Believe it or not, the SUPER soft (and cute!) Sherpa Pompom Throw below is only $19.99!

Seriously! If you want to stock up with holiday presents, hostess gifts, and more, you'll find the gray option here, the pretty pink here, and the classic white right here. Happy shopping!  

5. Choose Fall Hues

Adding autumn colors will absolutely warm up any space. See our Top 4 Fall Hues to Use for our favorite color picks this season. 

 

 

See something you love above? Check out Layers Bedding online or visit us in store at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah.

4 Fall Hues to Use This Season

Add a splash of spice to your home with our favorite fall colors. These on-trend shades will keep your home warm and inviting as the temps drop. 

 

1. Inviting Orange

It’s easy to love orange in October, but we aren’t talking the happy Halloween variety. Instead, a deeper shade of burnt orange is taking centerstage. It works well with all autumn holidays and adds a welcoming sophistication to your surroundings. 

 

 

 

2. Striking Black

Let’s get back in black. Whether you combine it with burnt orange (another fall fav!) or go with a more classic black/white combination, black is the now neutral. It works in all areas of the home and goes with nearly every color. No wonder it’s a must-have.

 

 

 

 

3. Magnificent Mauve

Pale pink has met its match—mauve! Pair it with softer staples of gray, pink, or cream for a rich autumn update. 

 

 

 

4. Classic Neutrals

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you have to stash those summer whites. Instead, warm them up with shades of warm gray or cream. The classic combination is as soothing as a fall chia latte. Yum!

 

 

See something above you love? Find your fall favorites at Layers Bedding online or chooose your hues in person at Layers Bedding in Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah. 

Nesting With Grace Answers 5 Frequently Asked Bedding Questions
Hello, darling! Join us in welcoming Brooke Christen of the hugely popular design site, Nesting with Grace. She got her start as part of the Gardner Village family (read the story here) and is back today to answer five commonly asked bed-styling questions.