Prepare your bedroom for winter

There’s no doubt that winter is right around the corner. The nights are longer, the days are shorter. It’s so much more difficult to wake up and get out of bed in the morning. And even though winter rolls around every year, it always comes as a surprise. Just like we usually change what we wear at this time each year, it’s important that you change the interior of your home.

We crave the comfort and warmth of cosy spaces to curl up in. we can’t imagine going to sleep in our cool bedrooms with summer sheets and light pajamas. So, here are some tips and tricks to help you through these cooler months.

Insulate

This is one of the bigger and more permanent ways to keep your home cosy. Insulating is one of the most effective ways to warm your space. Simply put, insulation is the buffer which prevents heat from escaping or entering your home. An added bonus is that you will actually save money as you won’t be turning on your heater and electric blanket as often. And in the summer months, when hot air surrounds your home, it won’t be able to enter into your space.

Update your bedding

Now that your home is feeling a little toastier, why not make your bed a bit more comfortable? After all, the long and cold nights call out for bedding that’ll warm you up, bedding that you just want to snuggle into. Winter sheeting is warm and fuzzy, begs you to oversleep and take long naps. Add extra blankets, especially the furry ones, onto your bed for a warm and comfortable cave that you’ll never want to leave. HomeChoice has a wide range of options which will make your shopping for new bedding simple.

Get moody

Many people disagree about when dark colours should be used rather than light shades. There’s a growing trend of many people embracing darker colours, particularly in the bedroom to promote improved sleeping patterns. Dark colours make a bedroom appear more intimate and cosy, exactly the effect you’d like to have in your bedroom.

Add a rug

It’s extremely unpleasant to step out of bed and onto a cold tile or wooden floor. A rug underfoot immediately warms a space and makes it more comfortable. Those early morning wake-ups will be that little bit less unpleasant.

Accessories

These are the rugs, pillows and throws which you have scattered around your space. You’ll need warm and textured throw pillows and blankets on your bed. You might also want to change the colour scheme of these pieces. If your summer colours were bright and light, think about deepening our colour scheme and using dark, moody winter tones. And the most important winter decor accessory? A burning fire. If you don’t have a working fireplace, think about downloading a fire video to play on your television. There’s just something about gathering around a crackling fire which is comforting, even when it isn’t actually emitting any warmth.

Scent

Our sense of smell is one of our strongest senses. To create the illusion of warmth, bring in elements of scent which make you think of being warm in winter. Warm, spicy scents like cinnamon can create the illusion of warmth instantly. And buying a scented candle or an oil diffuser doesn’t cost much. This is truly an easy fix with maximum impact.

Dress the part

Slippers and a dressing gown are the ultimate in dressing for winter. Warm and comfortable, both are essential ingredients for a cosy winter. Keep them right next to your bed so that you can reach for them the minute you step out from under the covers.

Follow these simple tips and tricks, and you’ll be enjoying a warm, comfortable and toasty winter.