How To: Prepare Your Bedroom for Winter

Halloween is just around the corner, the nights are getting darker, you’ve started ordering hot chocolate at Starbucks on a daily basis and you are toying with the idea of digging out your woolly hat – winter is finally here! And whilst, after a rather hot and sweltering summer, some cooler weather may be just what you’ve wanted; but a cold bedroom is no fun, especially on a dark and chilly Monday morning. So, here are a few tips to help prepare your bedroom for the winter.

Warmer Colours

It may seem odd but introducing warmer colours, such as golds, reds and oranges, to your bedroom will actually create a more cosy and warm environment, which in turn will make you feel less cold. For an extreme version of this you might want to consider re-painting your walls, however, simply adding some accessories in warmer colours will also do the trick.

Bed Accessories

If you have any interest in interior design you will know that the current trend is for a bed to be piled high with throws, blankets, pillows and cushions. If you have been umming and ahhing about whether this style is for you, the winter season is the time to give it a go. For throws, the more gorgeously sumptuous the material the better, and for cushions, the fluffier and bigger the better, creating a cosy bed perfect for snuggling down on a dark winters night with a hot chocolate and a good book.

Twinkling Lights

Whether it’s a string of fairy lights, some beautiful candles or a fireplace (if you are lucky enough to have one in your bedroom), soft lighting creates an intimate and warm atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing night in.

Cosy Feet

As stylish as hard wood floors look, climbing out of bed on a cold winter’s morning and putting your bare feet on an icy floor is deeply unpleasant. To help avoid such an event, you may want to think about purchasing some rugs for your bedroom. They can be any style, from the more extravagant faux fur to the colourful Persian rug, but having something to protect your feet from the cold floor in the morning will definitely help you get through the bitter winter more easily.

Keep In The Warmth

Windows are one of the main ways cold air from outside can come into your bedroom, leaving you to sleep in a chilly and drafty room. Whilst double glazing and good sealant will work wonders, for a quicker fix try insulating your windows with blinds and curtains (generally the thicker the material the better). It’s amazing what a difference this simple change will make to the warmth of your room.

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