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Give Your Bedroom a Winter Boost
Our winters tend to be grey, cold and wet most of the time. When sunshine is in short supply, retreating to the interior of our home is understandable. But how can you give your bedroom a boost of warmth this winter?
#1 Invest in new bedding
Is there anything better than climbing into a bed at the end of a winter’s day that is warm, soft and sumptuous? If you feel your bed linen is a little sparse, add layers of sumptuous softness and warmth.
Opt for the best linen your budget will stretch to. Most people agree that Egyptian cotton sheets are amongst some of the best quality but if you don’t like their initial coldness, opt for brushed cotton sheets and duvet covers.
And of course, there is nothing better than an additional top layer, such as a beautiful wool blanket to add more warmth.
#2 Layer and texture
The appeal of a room lies in many style factors coming together but every designer will tell you that texture stops a room from looking flat, but also adds welcome notes of sumptuousness and warmth.
From chunk bed throws to fluffy cushions, adding soft layers is perfect for any room, but certainly for the winter bedroom.
Traditionally, adding warm-based colours to your home during winter adds a sense of cosiness, as well as a welcome note of brightness during the cold, grey months.
Think spicy oranges, red and other darker shades and you soon get the picture. But there is also another way of adding warmth without adding colour. The neutral, not-quite pastel shades can also add a welcome note of warmth to a bedroom
This is ideal if you have a smaller bedroom and a darker colour would make it feel and look too small. The current must-have neutral colour of grey is a great example – add warmth with cinnamon brown throws and cushions, with lighter beige tones – as well as a dusty green, bordering on sage green, are great colours too.
Don’t assume that adding colour only means adding red and orange. Take a look at some lighter colours but opt for those with warm tones rather than a cool base.
Adding more lighting options to your bedroom is also great for the darker winter months. Lighting needs to be functional – you need to see what you are doing! – but softer lighting works great for giving a room a delightful ambience.
As well as bedside lamps, consider a floor lamp too – try not to have dark corners or shadows in a room – and use soft white bulbs rather than bright white.
#5 Update your sliding wardrobe doors
The beauty of built-in sliding wardrobes is that you can quickly change the doors. You could always opt for a splash of colour or why not opt for mirrored sliding doors, perfect for reflecting light and making the room feel bigger? You could add even more throws and cushions to your bed…