10 Jun How to give your bedroom a winter makeover
Nothing beats getting into a warm bed on a cold wintery night. Get prepped for the season with our easy tips for transforming your bedroom into a cosy hideaway.
Investing in good quality bedding will make all the difference this winter. A down quilt makes the bed look fluffy and full but also adds extra warmth for those cold nights. Pure linen sheet sets can be quite pricey but are super soft and look and feel very luxurious. High thread count Egyptian cotton is great for retaining the heat but can also be on the pricier side. For an inexpensive alternative, flannelette sheets are soft and warm and can now be found in a range of colours and patterns. Remember, the higher the quality of the flannel, the less likely it is to pill.
Cushions are an easy way to switch up your style and palette without breaking the bank. Choose a key colour and play on that through the room to create visual interest and harmony. Our go-to winter bedroom textiles are plush and soft – think faux fur cushions, thick woollen blankets, hand knotted rugs and moroccan sheepskins. Pile some cable knit throws and cushions on your bed for an un-done, cosy feel.
Winter is renowned for its deep, moody hues such as khaki, burgundy, charcoal and earthy browns. Whilst we cant deny those tones evoke a sense of warmth (and we do dearly love them!), we’re taking a new approach this winter and embracing some softer, less traditional colours. Our favourite pallet of the moment is navy (for depth), blush, soft greys and crisp whites accented with warm copper and gold tones. Timber is also a great way to automatically add warmth and texture to your space.
Since it gets dark earlier in the winter, creating a cosy zone during this season is all about finding the right lighting. Cool white globes can be too intense especially for a bedroom, as they are often used in offices to promote brain stimulation and productivity. We suggest using warm white or incandescent globes to create a warm, relaxing atmosphere. For further ambience, fill your room with fragrant candles to help you unwind on those wintery nights.
Don’t forget that styling a bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive. Invest more of your budget in quality linen and then accessorise with items from wherever you locate them. Styling is about you and your personal space so make it fun and reflective of your personality.