The best Christmas bedding sets to give your bedroom a merry and bright makeover

We're already counting down the sleeps 'til Christmas... with some full-on festive style

Cream gingerbread christmas bedding with fleece material
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It may be early, but we think Christmas bedding sets are likely to be the next sell-out item in the lead-up to the festive season, so we've rounded up some of our favourite Christmas duvets on the Ideal Home team's radar to get your best mattress and bedroom Christmas ready.

Bedding is one of our favourite budget Christmas decorating ideas to give your home an instant festive lift. Whether you want full-on festive fun or just a gentle nod to the season with an on-trend red and white gingham or tartan check, we've tracked down the best Christmas bedding buys for kids, teenagers and adults, with options for single beds, doubles, king and even super king beds in the mix.  After all, you're never too old for Santa!

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How to choose the best Christmas bedding

With so many Christmas bedding sets out there, it can be hard to know which one to choose. But if you want to make sure that you’re choosing the right bedding for your needs and your taste this festive season, there are a few things you might want to consider: 

The design: Christmas bedding isn’t like normal bedding. And while you can buy everyday bedding any day of the year, Christmas bedding is reserved for the festive months. So, it’s important to fall in love with the design you choose. Think about the different festive motifs out there, and decide what kind of style you’re interested in. Do you want something more understated? If so, go for a tartan pattern. Do you want something that’s more in-you-face and festive? Then opt for designs that have Christmas trees, presents, Santas, and so much more. 

Thread count: No matter what design you choose, you should always consider the thread count of the Christmas bedding that you buy. The thread count ultimately affects the feel and the quality of the bedding, but this thread count is also a personal choice. 

Reversibility: What we love about Christmas bedding is the fact that many of the designs you see out there are reversible. This means that they offer two designs for the price of one. Of course, this can come in handy if you plan on keeping your Christmas bedding on for a month or two. Instead of buying multiple Christmas bedding options, you can buy one set and flip it around after every wash to mix things up a bit. Of course, you don’t have to do that, but it’s often handy to have the option. 

Green Christmas bedding in a christmas themed room

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Material: Everyone has their own requirements when it comes to winter bedding, and it’s safe to say that Christmas bedding comes in many different materials. For the purists among you, 100% cotton may be the only thing you’d ever consider. But if you want to take your snuggle sessions up a notch, it might be worth exploring Teddy fleece as a Christmas bedding option.

The price: We’re firm believers that if you buy cheap, you buy twice. However, it’s important to consider the price when choosing your Christmas bedding. Although we wouldn’t suggest choosing the cheapest bedding on the market, we’d also advise against choosing the most expensive. The likelihood is that you’ll only be using this bedding for a few weeks every year, so if you want to save some pennies, don’t spend as much on Christmas bedding as you would everyday bedding.


What is the warmest bedding for winter?

Winter can be cold, which is why investing in the right bedding can make a big difference. There are many warm bedding options for winter, but the most popular is the Teddy fleece option.

Not only is this material extremely soft and cosy, but it’s also great at keeping in the warm air. However, it’s important to note that people who run hot - even in the winter - may find this bedding to be too hot. 

If that’s the case, we’d suggest brushed cotton or polyester, as both of these materials are warm but still breathable. 

What is teddy bear bedding?

Teddy bear bedding is becoming increasingly popular, especially during the winter months. It’s made from polyester fibres that are woven together to make a soft but dense material, offering layers to trap pockets of warm air to keep you warm. 

While Teddy fleece bedding can be a great option for people who get cold during the night, it is extremely warm. So, it might be too thick and hot for some people. 

The John Lewis Christmas advert 2023 and the MandS festive advert have all landed so the Christmas countdown is well and truly on. 

Will you be making your bedroom merry and bright this festive season?

Amy Lockwood
Ecommerce Editor

After studying Print Design at Winchester School of Art, Amy spent multiple years working in the interior industry, including styling and visual merchandising for many well-known brands. She’s now Ecommerce Editor at Ideal Home, offering expert advice on the best products for decorating your home and ensuring it functions smoothly. That includes sourcing stylish yet affordable furniture – from the best sofa beds for combining style, comfort, and function, to the best artificial Christmas trees for a stress-free festive season – helping our readers to find the best mattress for their sleep style, and testing top-rated dehumidifiers and air purifiers to narrow down the best-in-class.

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