Take away winter’s cold chill by creating buildable warmth on your bed using layered and luxurious pieces from these Delaware shops.

or a restful night (or nap), comfort is key. Winter’s chill calls for quality, layered pieces for buildable warmth. Here, we show you how to create a cozy nest that looks sophisticated and cool.





1. When it’s frigid, switch out a light comforter for one with a heavier fill of (alternative) down feathers. The duvet color is merely decorative. Yves Delmorme Couture geometric organic cotton sateen Honoré Duvet Cover, and matching sham, starting at $1,395, at Yves Delmorme, Greenville.

2. The trick to the most comfortable of hotel beds? They layer a warm blanket between two top sheets. Duchesse Blanket (in Pierre), $795, at Yves Delorme, Greenville.

3. Have hardwood floors? Keep your bedside warm with an area rug. Falling Stars handmade rug, price upon request, at New Moon Rugs, Wilmington.

4. Pile on decorative throw pillows that are soft enough to double as a headrest for reading or watching TV after you’re tucked in. Large Mudcloth Pillows, $250 for a pair, at Marché, Kennett Square.

5. A sound night’s sleep starts with quality down pillows (firmness is subjective) and a pillowtop or memory-foam mattress. A fabric bed frame adds a touch of comfort. Lillian August Sanders Bed, price upon request, at Kurtz Collection, Wilmington.


6. For extra coziness, add a faux fur throw at the foot of the bed. Faux Fur Ombre Throw (in Caramel and Gray), $149 each, at Pottery Barn stores.

7. Theodore Alexander’s Darby Bed combines luxurious velvet and short wings to provide a private bedroom cocoon. Price upon request, at Studio 882, Glen Mills.

8. For decorative flair, switch out pillows with heavier fabrics, like wool. Mystic Square Pillow, price upon request, at Marché, Kennett Square.

9. Opt for sheets in organic flannel, T-shirt cotton or linen, which can be combined with heavier blankets in colder months. Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set, $249, at Pottery Barn stores, and Jennifer Adams Linen Sheet Set, starting at $88, at Macy’s stores.