As energy bills rise and temperatures drop, lots of us are looking at ways to keep our homes cosy, even if it’s chilly outside. As well as wearing extra jumpers and thick slippers, there are some ways you can make your bedroom feel cosy this winter.
Here are our top 7.
Top 7 tricks to create a cosy bedroom
1. Select your bed linen carefully
Bed linen is not made equal! There’s no better feeling than slipping into soft bed linen after a long hard day. Rather than buying the cheapest linen you can find, spend a little more on sheets with a good thread count to make sure you get a restful night’s sleep.
You should also consider buying a down duvet and some cosy blankets for an extra few layers.
2. Create an ambience with lighting
Don’t opt for harsh lighting like spotlights. Instead, choose warm, low lights. Salt lamps, fairy lights and bedside lamps can all work in harmony to create a nice cosy ambience when the sun sets.
3. Choose natural materials
Popular in Nordic designs, natural materials can help bring a sense of serenity to your bedroom. By adding wooden touches like cladding or oak panelling, you can bring warmth to the space. If using wood isn’t possible, there are plenty of wallpapers that mimic the same effect.
Throw in a sheepskin rug for good measure, and your room will be cosy as can be.
4. Use comfy rugs
When you get out of bed in the morning, a cold, hard floor can be off-putting. To create a cosy feeling in your bedroom, add a snuggly rug. Either choose a cool patterned rug or a shag texture to add texture and warmth to your abode.
5. Opt for minimal décor
Cosy doesn’t mean cluttered. Rather than filling every nook and cranny with trinkets, try to fill the space with a few coveted pieces that speak for themselves.
Why not experiment with a unique nightstand or a quirky light fixture to bring personality to your room without going overboard?
Minimal doesn’t mean boring, so use it to your advantage!
6. Invest in some blankets and pillows
Although minimal is key, you can never have too many blankets or pillows. Try to experiment with different colours and textures to keep the look interesting.
By layering throws on your bed, you not only create dimension – but a stellar place for a nap! Combine velvets, linens and furs for that boujee feel.
7. Create a nook
If you haven’t already, why not try to create a cosy reading nook? Add a comfortable chair, some candles and a small table. Then all that’s left to do is settle down to and spend hours reading in peaceful bliss.
Which trick will you try first?