Once the Winter starts to draw near, we all like to ensure our home feels warm and cosy. The bedroom is no exception.
I’m a big fan of up changing up soft furnishings as the seasons change. I also love taking advantage of the change in climate to shake up the way the house looks and feels.
We spend so much more time indoors during the autumn and winter months, we deserve to spend it in a space that makes us feel good, that is inviting and welcoming and one that suits the needs of the whole family.
So what can we do to create a winter bedroom at this time of year?
I’ve pulled together some ideas that will help, and can be applied to any size of room and any tpe of home.
How to Create a Winter Bedroom in 5 Easy Steps
Let’s look at some of the ways you can update your bedroom this winter to make it cosy and snuggly.
Cosy Up the Flooring
Image: Designer Carpet
I know we all love hardwood flooring. In fact, I have a hardwood floor in my loft bedroom, but when winter comes around we all want something warm and fluffy underfoot.
I enhance mine with lots of sheepskin rugs, but I know many prefer the softness of a bedroom carpet.
Whilst it can be a reasonable upheaval to change a carpet it’s well worth the effort, and is a change that makes a huge difference to the atmosphere of the room.
Sound is absorbed more easily, the room feels cosier, and generally there’s a great feeling of warmth in the space.
Companies like Designer-Carpet have a brilliant setup where they offer luxury carpets at discount prices. They work closely with leading designer carpet brands, making sure they select carpet remnants and off cuts that complement your home furnishings timelessly and fashionably.
I’m a big fan of cutting costs where possible and still being able to create a home you love.
Dunelm has to be one of my favourite stores for cosy bedding and accessories. When winter comes around, you can’t beat a set of snuggly throws and blankets for the bed.
Mixing up fabrics and textures is a great way to give the finished look some more interest, and preventing the design from looking too flat.
Of course, they keep you warm too! It’s a win win.
As the nights draw in and the days get shorter in the UK, we really need to focus more on the lighting we have across the home.
When we are creating our winter bedroom, this is one of the easiest ways to give new atmostphere to the room.
Add new table lamps on the bedside table, pop a floor light in the corner of the room, and add light strands to give a soft glow at different times of the day. These above from Lights4Fun are always a great idea for instant and good value mood lighting.
Image: French Bedroom Company
Changing up the wall colour is a very easy way to completely change the look of your winter bedroom.
In this shot above, the walls have been treated to a quite unusual distressed finish which may not be for everyone, but think about how you could use some of the newer and more popular chocolate shades for your bedroom space.
Adding in the right lighting and soft furnishings as we’ve mentioned above will give it a very easy makeover in time for the colder months.
Add Some Art
If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know how much I love my wall art.
No room in my home is complete until I’ve covered the walls in a combination of prints, art and decor. It really is the ultimate finishing touch in my book.
So don’t shy away from art on your walls, particularly for your winter bedroom. You don’t have to go mad, but adding in one or two pieces that complement the decor will update the room instantly and give it a really fresh feel.
What do you think? Are you ready to create a winter bedroom in your home?
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