Tips for Creating a Stunning Winter Bedroom

It’s a well-known fact that the colder it is outside, the cosier it feels under the duvet.

With the colder months rolling in, it’s time to do away with the light airy linen and give the bedroom the toasty winter makeover it deserves.


Feel snug as a bug in a rug with a mattress topper

The crème de la crème of bedding fillings, feather and down provides all the warmth one needs to survive winter. It’s extremely soft, light, and compressible making it perfect for adding an extra layer of winter warming comfort to any mattress.

You could check out Bed Guru for example, who stock a range of luxurious hand-finished bedding including custom mattress toppers that tick all the right boxes.

Consider the ‘undone’ look

Leave the bed looking unmade with layers of colour and texture instead of neatly tucked in and fully coordinated.

It’s hard to say why, but there is something more inviting about a bed that looks like it has been slept in. Plus, it’s one less chore to complete, leaving more time do what matters most, sleep.

Cover up that laminate

Adding a rug to the floor of any bedroom instantly adds glamour, warmth and a level of cosiness that carpets and laminate flooring cannot. Laminate or wooden flooring may look great, but during cold months can be a bit chilly on the toes.

Nobody wants to nip to the toilet in the middle of the night when it feels like walking on ice. Add a rug to the bedroom floor to help lock in warmth and make a striking difference to the look of the space too.

Light it up

Using warm white fairy lights during colder months is the perfect way to create a soft and inviting atmosphere.

Wrapped around a headboard or dangling from the windowsill, carefully placed fairy lights are probably the most cost effective way to transform the look of the bedroom and achieve that festive feeling.

Don’t forget the smell

While sense of touch and sight has been catered for, let’s not forget how important the sense of smell is when creating a relaxed atmosphere.

Lavender has long been known for its sleep-inducing properties. Add a few drops of lavender to a piece of cotton wool and rub it onto the light bulbs, it’ll give off a soothing scent when the bulbs get up to temperature.

Consider a candle or two

Gently warm the air and set the mood with a selection of scented candles.

Whether it’s the smell of fresh pine, mulled wine, spices, or the essence of a wood burning fire, there’s a gorgeously fragranced flame for every winter mood. It could even save on the heating bill, too.

The downside to coming home to such an inviting sleep haven? Monday mornings are about to get a lot more difficult.

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Images: Barefoot Gypsy || Modern-Rugs 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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  1. anne wallwin
    October 31, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    i love fairy lights coming up to xmas. the warm glow always makes you feel relaxed and snug.

  2. Maya
    November 3, 2016 / 10:45 am

    I think that the white snowball like detail on the bedding looks so wintery. Thanks for the idea!

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