Sleeping Sensibility: Flannel Bedding

As fall slowly turns into winter and temperatures begin to dip, you may be looking forward to transitioning the rooms in your home for cool, cozy weather. When it comes to cold winter nights, few luxuries compare to the unparalleled comfort of climbing into bed with the warm, plush softness of cotton flannel.

Flannel's Origins

Not to be confused with plaid patterning, flannel is a fabric derived from wool or cotton that has been brushed to create a soft and fuzzy surface. With Welsh origins, flannel was developed to retain wool’s durability and warmth but finessed with a metal brush to be softer and more comfortable to wear directly against the skin. For centuries, wool-based flannel was used throughout Europe as the ideal fabric for warm winter clothing. From hats to shirts to outwear, flannel proved to be a durable, affordable, and warm choice during wet and windy winters.

Today, flannel can be derived from wool, cotton or synthetic fibers and is most often used to make garments and blankets. From working-class uniforms to grunge self-expression to hipster wardrobes, flannel has proven to be a long-loved fabric in fashion but unlike trends, flannel will never go out of style.


Flannel’s Finest Qualities

Flannel bedding is known and loved for its warmth, but you find it surprising it maintains some temperature-regulating abilities as well. Its natural fibers allow it to offer many attractive comfort and health benefits.

  1. Warmth. Flannel works to keep you warm in bed during the cold winter months.

  2. Moisture-wicking. Like cotton, flannel is breathable and absorbent making it an ideal fabric for sleeping cool even under multiple layers of bedding.
  3. Health Benefits. The fabric’s moisture-wicking properties help keep mold spores and dust mites at bay that often thrive in moist environments.

Home Treasures Flannel Bedding

While feel and function are important factors in selecting the right flannel bedding, at Home Treasures we feel that the design and finish of your bedding should play a significant role as well.


The warmth and comfort of our Jackson 100% brushed cotton flannel will have you dreaming of cozy, restful nights and even cozier winter mornings. Layer your winter bedding ensemble with flannel sheets, pillows, duvet cover, and even quilted coverlets. Jackson’s neutral gray color palette and subtle herringbone pattern options allow you to add layers that not only add warmth but depth in design as well. For warmer climates, we recommend incorporating just one or two flannel top layer elements such as a coverlet in your bedding. This allows you to easily adjust how warm your bedding needs to be each night. For cooler climates with consistently low temperatures, we recommend layering flannel as sheets and top-layer elements for the ultimate cozy night’s sleep.

Seasonal Bedding

Dressing your bed just right for the season doesn’t have to be hard. You can shop with confidence after reading more of our tips for selecting the right bedding for you in our “Between the Sheets” series of articles.

Home Treasures Bedding

While feel and durability are key to your comfort, the design and finish of your bedding shouldn’t take a backseat. We consider self-expression daily in our appearance, hobbies, and career choices. Your bedroom should be an extension of that personalization. With a myriad of choices, we provide you the opportunity to create a space you daydream to return to each day. We invite you to experience our Flannel bedding first hand by shopping our Jackson collection.