Winter is on the horizon, so it’s time to get your home as snug as possible! One room you should really focus your energy on is the bedroom. We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms and can often find it hard to sleep in colder weather, so it makes sense to turn your bedroom into a little cozy haven. As the days get shorter and the cold and damp draw in, it’s time to hunker down and enjoy the warm, inviting atmosphere of your transformed bedroom. Here are just a few very simple ways you can alter your sleeping space, without spending a small fortune.
Bring out the wintery bedding
If you have bedding with a wintery or Christmas-themed pattern, now’s the time to get it out and get it on the bed. However far off Christmas may feel, it’s never too early to get out the Christmas bedding and make the room feel festive! Powdery blues and whites have a winter look about them, while leaf prints, reds, oranges, and browns have a more autumnal look. Fairisle prints are another option, which doesn’t have to have a Christmas theme per se, but can look cozy and festive. Whatever bedding you choose, a wintery theme can bring a little cheer to the bedroom during the darkest months of the year.
The power of adding layers
While we’re talking bedding, let’s talk layers. It can be hard to gauge how warm or cold you’ll be at night during the winter, so it’s nice to have the option of more or fewer layers on the bed. By adding blankets and throws on top of the duvet, you have the option of pulling them over you if you feel chilly or folding them at the foot of the bed if you feel too hot. You can also add more cushions or pillows, which not only make your bed more comfortable but also add extra insulation. If you have a heated blanket, even better – most will have a timer so you can warm them up as you’re drifting off and switch them back on again to gently wake you up on a frosty morning.
Turn on the mood lighting
Cozy lighting is such a joy in home interiors, particularly in the bedroom, and far less hard on the eyes than having the main overhead light on. Fairy lights or string lights aren’t just for Christmas, so weaving them around the headboard of the bed or over other bedroom furniture can be a lovely way of adding a touch of winter sparkle to the room. You could also think about how you use your bedside table lamps, perhaps changing the shades for something a little cozier such as wicker or frosted glass. Many lighting specialists like Decor Harrogate have a great range of lighting options perfect for any room. Having multiple low-level lights is much better in the evenings, as they’re gentler on the eyes and help you wind down before you try to sleep.
Using cozy scents
Your winter bedding might smell a bit musty after so long in storage, so you might want to give it a quick spray with fabric refresher before you snuggle up beneath it. You could also think about bringing in some festive aromas to make your bedroom smell nice and inviting. Many plug-in air fresheners or reed diffusers have special, limited-edition winter fragrances, such as mulled wine, winter berries, orange, cinnamon, or spiced apple. If you have trouble sleeping in the winter, then pillow sprays are available which contain lavender, which is known to have a calming effect and can help if you struggle to drift off. They also keep your bed smelling lovely in between changing the sheets.