When temperatures plummet, it’s nice to have a warm space to escape to–and what better place than your bedroom? The bedroom is the most personal space in a home, so it’s definitely a space that shouldn’t be ignored. Just by warming up your bedding and adding some warm decor, you can block the winter chill easily.
Choosing the Right Bedding
When your bedding keeps you warm and cozy, sleeping in the winter can actually be a delightful experience. The secret lies in the textiles you choose. And considering that there are so many to choose from, it’s easy to find something that suits your needs and your style.
In regards to creating a cozy winter bedroom, there are certain textiles you can’t go wrong with. To ensure a comfortable and warm sleep consider products like:
- Down comforters (or duvets). Considering that down is that light, fluffy coating that protects our feathered friends from the outside elements, it’s no wonder that it makes a great filling. Down helps trap warmth, which is why it’s considered the most popular choice for bedding. Down comforters can be authentic (made of goose or duck feathers) or synthetic, and range in price based on fill power.
- Silk-filled comforters. Believe it or not, silk is wonderful at equalizing temperature. Lightweight and breathable, silk will conform nicely to your body while sleeping, keeping you comfortable through the night.
- Flannel sheets. Crisp cotton or linen sheets are great for those warm months, but for winter, something fuzzier is in order. Adding flannel sheets to your bed can make a big difference in staying warm through the night.
- Wool blankets. A wool blanket can provide lots of extra warmth, especially if your house has low heat. Dry clean, rather than wash it, and keep stored somewhere it can remain moth-free.
And don’t forget to top off your bedding with some extra fluffy pillows and throw blankets. Some cozy fabrics to choose from include cashmere, faux fur, and chunky knits.
Another option that will never let you down, especially in winter, is velvet. Velvet is such a rich fabric full of texture–and it’s beautiful no matter what color it comes in. With that said, it’s particularly beautiful in jewel tones, such as gold, quartz, navy, purple, and emerald.
Warm Decor Options
Once you have your bed warmed up, you can finish it off with some cozy decor. When it comes to warming up the interior of a bedroom with decor, here are some ideas that may help:
- Change the color scheme to reflect the season. Colors such as black, white, gray, silver, gold, blue, and dark purple or red can give the space a cozy retreat feel. Metallic colors are also perfect choices for adding warmth to the room.
- Dark wood furniture, mirrored furniture, and even furniture painted white can really warm up a bedroom. If space allows, add a chair, chaise lounge or bench to create an intimate sitting area.
- Alter the lighting by changing bulb wattage or incorporating a dimmer switch. Soft lighting by way of lamps, sconces, and candles, are ultimate ways to take the chill out of the room.
- Add warm finishing touches like window treatments and a fuzzy rug to bring everything in the room full circle. Area rugs are a must-have for your home no matter what time of year, but they are extra important (and appreciated) during the colder months of the year. And, the more colorful the better. Since ethnic motifs are incredibly popular in the winter, why not add a colorful tribal-patterned rug to your bedroom floor? In regards to window treatments, consider fabrics such as silk, organza, velvet, and organdy.
Additional Tips for a Cozy Boudoir
In addition to all that’s mentioned above, there are two other things to consider when cozying up the boudoir: changing up colors and embracing a trend.
Changing up the Colors
Changing the colors up in the room is probably one of the easiest ways to create a new mood. Colors can be changed on the wall, in fabrics, and even on furniture. Each season that comes around has certain colors that cater to it better than others. For a warm and cozy winter retreat feel, lean towards colors such as black, white, gray, silver, blue, gold, and dark shades of purple or red. Metallics also work well with the season.
Embrace a Trend
Trends can be risky, but sometimes, they are well worth taking the leap. Take Scandinavian style for example. In all honesty, Scandi-style isn’t so much a trend as it is a way of life. Regardless, it appears as though it’s here to stay, which means it’s worth that leap. This particular decorating style is meant to blend beauty, simplicity, and functionality in a way that makes you feel happy and cozy (hygge). Muted colors, rich textures, and ample lighting make spaces feel as though you’ve walked into a big hug. All of which, is absolutely perfect for winter.
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