The cold weather’s setting in, the days are getting shorter and staying curled up in the warmth of our beds is looking more and more tempting by the day. While we might need to drag ourselves out of them to go to work or school or just to get on with errands, having a warm, cosy space to come back to at the end of a day can really help you treasure those moments you do have snuggled under the duvet. From investing in a good quality bed to piling on the soft bedding, there are plenty of things you can do to create a cosy winter bedroom, and we have some for you right here.
Treat Yourself To A New Bed
Of all the furniture in a bedroom, your bed is undoubtedly the most important, so why not splash out on comfort if you can? While the lifespan of a bedframe can differ from frame to frame, mattresses alone should be replaced every 7-8 years. For a cosy take on a new bed, you can’t go wrong with wood. The Stark Small Double 4ft Oak Wooden Storage Bed not only offers ample storage space in the form of drawers, but the warm-toned wood brings natural tones into a cosy room and can work with any existing decor.
For a softer touch, the Lage Grey Upholstered Bed Frame offers comfort when sitting up in bed, as well as a sleek, modern look that is perfect for a winter bedroom.
Add Some Soft Bedding
So, your bed’s all set up – what better place to start than with some comfortable, warm and cosy bedding? If you run particularly cold and find yourself chilly during the night, a duvet cover in a teddy-like fabric could have you feeling cosy and warm, while those that typically get hot during the night could benefit from brushed cotton or soft linen covers with a thicker duvet to fight off the chill without getting too hot. Spending a little extra on bedding that will last and keep you warm during the colder weather will ensure you get bedding you really do love and that will last for years to come.
Use Lighting To Your Advantage
The brighter the lighting in your room, the tougher you might find it to go to sleep each night. Bright lights can trick our brains into thinking it’s time to be, or stay awake, so it’s best to invest a little time and money into the right lighting for your space. Consider a softer and dimmer bedside lamp for something easier on the eyes that won’t disturb your brain’s natural wind-down process in the evenings.
Invest In A Rug
Whether you have a wooden floor or a carpeted one, rugs can be a great way to introduce a plush, cosy surface without having to completely re-do the entire floor. Rugs can not only offer something soft to walk on, but it can even help insulate hard floors or, in some cases, worn carpets. Rugs come in a range of different sizes, shapes and designs, so you can really get creative with the overall look that you’re hoping to achieve. From small rugs that just sit beside the bed, to a large rug that almost takes up the whole room, the options are truly endless.
Don’t Skimp On Window Treatments
Bare windows or windows with light curtains risk letting in draughts and the cold air, so it’s important to make sure you get the right curtains for your needs. If you know your windows are particularly draughty, it’s important to make sure you invest in heavier curtains to keep out the cold. If you want to avoid your room being too dark or closed in, lighter-toned curtains can work well, but darker curtains can create a bold statement and help keep out light from the sun, moon, street lights and more.
If you celebrate Christmas, what better way to get things feeling cosy than with a festive touch? Whether you go all-out and put up a Christmas tree in your room, or you keep things simple with some fairy lights and tinsel, a bit of Christmas cheer can really bring a cosy room to life. Seasonal plants can also be a great way to introduce some cosy decor without breaking the bank, particularly if you opt for faux plants that can be used and reused over the years. A vase of holly, winter berries, pine branches all finished off with some baubles or other simple decorations can be a unique and simple way to decorate your room.
For more information about cosying up your room and which of our bed frames or mattresses might suit you and your design style best, get in touch with a member of our team for more information, today.