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Cosying it up in the bedroom

When the weather starts turning blustery, the bedroom should be warm and cosy. However, that doesn’t mean that one should undertake an entire room makeover with every change of season. All it really takes are a few touches to harmonise your space with the different months.

Here’s how you can cosy up your bedroom:

Less is more

There’s a notion that a lot of objects can make for a cosier appearance, but that’s not true. When it comes to comfort and calming, minimalism is the key. If you have a lot of stuff hanging on your wall, take some time to clear it and leave it bare. And then apply the same rule to furnishings.

Get a nightstand 

Look for a cute, stylish, and simple nightstand; it doesn’t have to match the rest of your bedroom furniture. You can even cosy it up with a small lamp that can be dimmed. Another tip is to add a candle or a book to create an inviting, comfortable little nook that you can relax in.

Windows dressing

During the winter, windows become a gateway for letting cold air into our homes, and we don’t want that. Insulate with a good pair of blinds and add some simple curtains for a cushy, warm look and feel.

Mattress magic

Some mattress manufacturers recommend flipping your mattress every month to get a fresh and full night’s sleep. Time the swap for when you add new sheets or bedding sets and you will feel like you’re sleeping on a whole new bed.

Heating elements

If your bedroom is a bit chilly these winter days, think about adding some extra heating elements to your bedroom. Such as a simple electric space heater. Electric blankets are also great for warming up the bed.

Warm colours

When it comes to decorating, colour schemes matter. Especially during winter. Colour comes into play when creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Paint your bedroom with fiery hues such as golds, oranges, and reds. Target rugs, furniture and accessories if you have white walls to easily light up your personal space.

Pile up

You can never have enough soft, fluffy throws or large fluffed up pillows. Add layers of pillows for a comfortable and luxurious look that will make you want to jump in bed and sink into all the softness.

Say no to bare floors

Winter isn’t fun with bare walls, floors, and ceilings. The answer to warmth and comfort is rugs, rugs, and more rugs. Plant area rugs under tables and furniture. It feels like you can add some more here, like rugs under beds, in the centre of the living room, etc.

Let there be light

Got a fireplace? Get it blazing. A crackling fireplace is ideal for chasing off the winter blues as they lift the spirits along with the body temperature. If you don’t have access to a fireplace, go for candles, even though they might not be enough.

Sweet Scents

A room scented with the smells of cinnamon, spices, and pine will make you forget the cold. Try simmering a combination of sliced oranges, cinnamon sticks, rosemary or cloves with water in a saucepan on the stove. Your entire house will smell oh so heavenly.

Texture is important

Give your bedroom a quick style update and prepare it for this chilly season by layering in textured bedding, throws, and pillows. A luxurious cashmere throw and soft velvet bed pillows can turn a bedroom into a cosy refuge from those harsh winter winds.

Jewel tones

A lot of people assume that fiery colours are most suited to the winter bedroom, but actually, it’s the deeper, cooler colours that look their best when the sun’s rays are lower in the sky. Jewel tones of emerald, sapphire and ruby are strong enough to hold their own on overcast winter days.

However, when you are decorating with dramatic or dark hues, remember that a little bit goes a long way. A throw blanket, toss pillows or window treatment in a gorgeous jewel tone is all it takes.