Turn Your Bedroom Into a Cozy Winter Retreat
The bedroom is the most personal space in your home and should always be something you feel comfortable in. When winter rolls around, itâ€™s only natural that you want that room to feel as cozy as possible. When it comes down to it, it doesnâ€™t necessarily take much to add warmth to the room. From the simple to the detailed, here are some decorating ideas on how to turn your bedroom into a cozy winter retreat.
This is probably the simplest place to start. If you want a winter retreat look, avoid bright colors like pink and orange, as well as the traditional red and green theme. Instead, keep nature in mind and lean toward colors like black, white, silver, blue, gold and brown. Even a subtle hint of purple or other metallics would work well with a winter bedroom. A no-fail color scheme that can make any bedroom look beautiful is a charcoal and steel gray palette, complimented with touches of silver and icy blues.
There are certain fabrics that just seem like they were made for winter. Some fabrics that will really warm up your room are organza, cashmere, organdy, velvet, wool, faux fur, flannel, and silk. All of them have unique qualities that will add personality and warmth to your bedroom. Great ways to use fabric in your winter retreat include:
- Throw pillows
- Blankets and throws
- Chair backs and seats
How much time and money you want to put into your design will dictate in what ways you choose to use fabric. If you find yourself struggling, head over to your local fabric store and let a sales associate help you.
Furniture, Lighting and Accents
If you have additional space in your bedroom, consider adding an intimate seating area. Place a couple of chairs close together near a window or even at the foot of your bed. Drape a throw blanket across the back to make it look inviting. As far as colors go, painted white woods, dark woods and dark leathers are a great way to make your bedroom feel like a wintry retreat. Another way to bring a wintry feel into the room is by brining in mirrored furniture.
No matter what time of year it is, lighting is important. In this case however, if cozy is what you want, then focus on table lamps will low-wattage bulbs. If possible, adding a dimmer to your overhead light is ideal. For a fancier design, think wall sconces. If ultra-simple is what you want, fill the room with candles.
Accents are a wonderful way to add personal touches and finish off a room. Vases filled with branches spray painted white or wintry flowers are great ways to keep in tune with nature. Adding fringe to the bottom of drapery panels can add a touch of sophistication. Keep those feet warm with a faux fur area rug. To break up the monotony of fabric, consider embellishments like nail-head trim.
These are just some of the ways you can finish off a winter retreat bedroom. Think about your overall goal and stick with what you can accomplish within your budget. Even the smallest touches can cozy up your bedroom when itâ€™s cold outside.
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