When my husband and I spent a night in Iceland a few years ago, we were surprised to find our double bed was made with two side-by-side single duvets instead of one that covered the entire mattress. Perhaps it was just fatigue from traveling, but we’ve always remembered that night, in part, because it was one of the best nights of sleep we’ve experienced.
A Scandinavian bedding system is one that layers two single sets of bedding so both sleepers can have their own blankets and covers. No more sharing, no more fighting over blankets, no more disrupting each other in your sleep. You can be alone, together.
After switching to a Scandinavian bedding system this year, we couldn’t be happier with the results. We both sleep more comfortably; I don’t wake my light-sleeping husband if I move around or get up in the night; and, we can control our own bedding temperature independently.
As for bedding pieces, we use two duvets, two duvet covers, two quilts, and one fitted sheet. You do not need a top flat sheet as you will not be sharing any bedding covers. We use twin-sized bedding for the separate pieces and have a king-sized bed. If you want a seamless style, opt for solid, striped, or small patterns to make the layers look less noticeable. Or, throw convention out the window and pair two different bedding styles. If you're experimenting with this for the first time, Ikea is a great place to find inexpensive bedding pieces.
Convinced? Follow these easy steps to make your bed the Scandinavian way.