A Winter Guide: A Handbook for Ideal Bed Linens for Cold Nights

A Winter Guide: A Handbook for Ideal Bed Linens for Cold Nights

Winter is the cosiest time of the year, and the right choice of winter bed linen could make your season just as warm and cosy as you please. Go through our quick and easy winter bed linen guide and pick your cold-weather friend wisely this season.  


Quilts, also called Razai in Asia, are the traditional blankets used since time immemorial to keep one comfortable and warm during winter. They have a cover or a case made from either cotton or silk, which comes in vivid shades and hues. They are also layered with a cotton or fibre filling and are stitched together to keep the filling in place and do not distribute the volume.  

The most common type of quilt is a patchwork quilt, where the front or top is made up of many different pieces of fabric. The back normally differs from the front, with a solid colour instead of many other patches. Between the two, there is a layer of thin padding.  

There are also whole cloth quilts, where the front is made of a single fabric sheet. With these quilts, there will usually be more emphasis on decorative stitching than fabric patterns. But most quilts will have dyed patterns, embroidery or pictures created that tell a story. These are best for winters in cold regions.  

Standard Sizes: Single: 60”x90”, Double: 85”x108”  


Thick and sometimes quilted, a comforter is filled with layers of different materials, such as feathers, polyester batting, silk and wool. The thickness of the filling of bed linens determines how heavy a comforter will be. They are stitched securely to keep the filling intact and equally distributed. They are apt for layering your bed, and they are intended to be the bedspread. They tend to be much fluffier than quilts, with much more insulation or padding, and the front and back sides tend to be the same.  

Comforters are always slightly bigger than the mattress, so they can hang down over the edges. Originally, comforters were not decorated because they were for the sole purpose of being used as a bedspread. Now, however, they come in various colours and designs, and the pillow covers are coordinated with them. You won’t find dyes or embroidery on them. 

Standard Sizes: Single: 60”x90”, Double: 85”x108”  


Duvets are usually thicker and fluffier than even comforters. They, however, could be used as blankets and must be lightweight enough so that the person sleeping under them has the space to move. They have a cover that wraps around them like a pillow cover. They are as big as the mattress and are used for bedspread layering.  

The name duvet is French for ‘down’ because they were originally stuffed with the down feathers on a bird. This is also why they were called Eiderdowns in the UK; they were typically stuffed with the down feathers of the eider duck. Today, however, they are filled with cotton, wool or polyester and are easy to wash with their covers. You will find these in hotels, and they are luxurious enough for European winters.  

Standard Sizes: Single: 53”x78”, Double: 78”x78”


This very lightweight quilt could also be used as a comforter. It is very handy for the pleasantly cold winters in coastal areas, and you can use it to snuggle up even during summer without worrying about it getting stuffy. Dohars generally has an outer cover of cotton and a lighter filling of cambric inside so that it is flatter than a quilt.  

Standard Sizes: Single: 53”x86”, Double: 86”x96”  

Bedspreads and Pillow Covers  

As winter sets in, the allure of warm and inviting spaces becomes undeniable. Bedspreads, especially during this season, play a pivotal role in transforming a bedroom into a cosy retreat. SPUN's Modern Bedspreads offer the perfect blend of comfort and style, with quilted and non-quilted options in various colours and patterns.  

Moreover, the Handmade Cushion Collection stands out with its exceptional abstract and macramé braided design, bringing a distinctive touch of style and sophistication to any interior. These are a testament to the age-old traditions of hand embroidery, hand weaving, and block printing.  

Some More Things to Know Before Choosing Bed Linens  

GSM (Grams per square metre):

This indicates the weight of the fabric filled per metre of the quilt, comforter or duvet. A higher GSM indicates a thicker, heavier, warmer quilt. The GSM you choose should be based on how generous you need to keep this winter.  

Thread Count:

This indicates the number of threads woven into the top and bottom covers of the winter bed linen. A higher thread count means a softer cover.  


This is the ability of a fabric to allow air or moisture to be transmitted through it. The bed linen you choose should have more breathability so that it does not get stuffy, especially when it comes to fitted bedsheets, single bedsheets, double bedsheets, bedspreads, etc. Also, if your quilt, comforter or duvet has colours and patterns, check for AZO-free ones so that what you buy is good for your skin.  

Choose the Perfect Blankets for this Winter Season   

Selecting the perfect winter blanket involves considering factors beyond the material. While cotton sheets are versatile, a higher thread count enhances warmth during colder months. SPACES offers a diverse online range to explore and find blankets that align with your style and room decor.   

You can opt for flannel, fleece, or mink for standout choices, providing softness and exceptional warmth. These blankets, available in captivating solid colours, ensure cosiness and add a stylish touch to your living space. The right blanket is not just about functionality; it's about creating a snug retreat for the colder days while seamlessly blending with your style. As you browse the bed linen options, prioritize comfort and aesthetics to make your winter experience cosy and stylish.  


The season holds no sway in pursuing a restful night's sleep. The choice of bedding emerges as the pivotal factor influencing how one greets the morning. Opt for suitable bed linens that exude softness, crafted from premium-quality cotton, ensuring you awaken on the right side of the bed. Consider the tranquillitytranquility of white bed sheets for those of a more temperamental disposition. Embrace the serenity they offer and invest in new winter bedding, shielding yourself from the wintry tumult outside.  

Frequently Asked Questions  

  • Which type of blanket is best for winter?  

For winter, quilts, comforters, and duvets are excellent choices. Quilts provide a traditional feel with patchwork designs, while comforters offer thickness and insulation. Duvets, often fluffier, can be luxurious and lightweight.  

  • How do I choose winter bedding?  

Consider factors like GSM (Grams per square metremeter) for thickness, thread count for softness, and breathability to avoid stuffiness. Choose between quilts, comforters, and duvet covers based on personal preferences for warmth and style. SPACES offers a diverse range of premium bed linens, including flannel, fleece, mink blankets, fitted bedsheets, single bedsheets, double bedsheets, and many more.  

  • Which fabric bedsheet is best for winter?  

Cotton bedsheets are versatile and breathable. For winter, consider a higher thread count for added warmth. Additionally, flannel and fleece bedsheets provide softness and insulation, enhancing comfort during colder months.  

  • Which bedding is best for winter?  

Quilts, comforters, and duvets are popular choices for winter bedding. Quilts offer traditional warmth with decorative stitching, comforters provide thickness and fluffiness, while duvets or duvet covers offer a luxurious feel. Consider the GSM, thread count, and breathability for a comfortable and cozy winter sleep.  

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