The winter weather may be horrible for going outdoors in, but for anyone who wants to curl up under a blanket with a mug of cocoa and a good book, it’s perfect. Whilst adding an open fireplace to your bedroom might not a realistic idea when it comes to adding the cosy factor to your home, the good news is that there are several simple and awesome things that you can do to turn your bedroom into a warm and cosy sanctuary from the cold this winter. Here are some of our top tips.
Your bed linen is one of the most visual components of your bedroom, and also the items that you’re going to use the most. Switching out your bedding can have a huge effect on the look and feel of the room overall. You can find thicker, cosier bedding options, for example, fleece or velvet bedding that is softer and warmer for use during the winter months. If you’re feeling festive, you can also find Christmas themed duvet sets for your room. Check out the luxury options available at Threel.
Add a Fur Throw:
During the winter, throws and blankets will help to give your room a cosier touch and will also come in handy when you walk in from the freezing cold and just want to wrap up warm in your bed. A fur, faux fur, or knitted throw draped over the bed will add instant texture and cosiness to your room.
Add Cosy Lighting:
When it comes to putting together your cosy space this winter, bear in mind that lighting makes all the difference. Low, soft lighting added to your bedroom will make the whole space look and feel warmer and more snug. You don’t have to get technical adding lights to achieve this look and feel – a simple bedside lamp using a 40-watt bulb or lower is a great place to start. Bulbs with warm tones will also add to the cosy aspect of your room.
Use Dark Colours:
If you’re repainting your bedroom and getting rid of its summer look, then you might want to consider using darker colours to give the space more of the cosy factor this winter. It’s hard to say exactly why, but darker colours can really help to make us feel cosier so opting for shades such as dark purple, blue, green, or even black could be an ideal option when getting your bedroom ready for winter. Why not break up the colours by also adding a patterned feature wall that blends in well with the shade that you choose for the rest? Or, add some contrast by painting in light colours and choosing dark bed linen and accessories for your room.
What are you planning to do to make your room cosier this winter? Whether you’re making simple changes or have a big job planned out, we’d love to hear from you in the comments.