Wintertime is the season best known for snow, bundling up, hot beverages, and the much-anticipated holidays. This season is also perfect for sprucing up your bedroom!
After all, with more snow days on the horizon, you’d want a room that maximizes restful and cozy feelings while protecting you from the cold. Plus, you’ll need to take every chance to recharge throughout the hustle and bustle of holiday activities.
Of course, making your room more functional doesn’t mean it should look bland. Here are seven ideas to achieve the perfect modern, cozy bedroom that looks as good as they make you feel.
1. Add layers to your bed
The key to staying warm during wintertime is to double down on layers. Aside from taking the chance to wear your warmest sweaters and clothes, it’s also a good time to add more to your usual bedding. Quilts, fleece blankets, sheets, comforters, duvets—the choices are endless. It’s a matter of picking ones that effectively trap heat while giving your bed that inviting, fluffy look.
2. Change your curtains
When you think of winter redecorating, curtains aren’t the first things to come to mind. However, changing your curtains can go a long way in keeping your bedroom warm.
You can choose to add an extra layer of curtains or invest in a set of thicker curtains designed to keep drafts out. Either way, with the right color and print, your room is sure to be toasty and stylish at the same time.
3. Add extra lighting
As the winter season comes in, the darkness can easily overwhelm a room. Adding extra lighting can help minimize this problem. Aside from its functionality, the right lighting fixtures can increase the cozy feeling of a room, easily making it ideal for resting.
For a more modest option, a side table lamp or two can make all the difference. Want a dreamier and fancier look? Try playing around with warm-toned fairy lights hanging from the ceiling or around your headboard. Scented candles can also be a cheaper alternative, with the added scent acting as aromatherapy for maximum relaxation.
4. Play with textures
Making a room feel warm can be done in two ways: physically controlling a room’s temperature and creating an atmosphere that makes you feel positive and welcoming. Putting together various materials and textures can contribute to building this cozy feeling. Wood, fake greenery, wool, fleece, and fur are just some materials that make a statement and create warmth.
5. Get creative with flooring
Nothing wakes you up faster than tossing off the covers and feeling the chill from the floor on your bare feet. While this may not be a problem during other seasons, the perfect flooring for your home for wintertime should also protect your feet from the cold. Liven things up with thick rugs with fun prints or interesting textures, and don’t be afraid to layer them!
6. Experiment with colors
Winter can often make the surroundings dim and drab, which is the opposite of what you want for your bedroom. Instead, now is the time to experiment with colors to further build onto your room’s cozy ambiance.
Picking the right color paint, bedding, and furnishings can be a tough task: warm tones evoke that warmth, but darker colors are better at trapping heat. It’s best to build a palette with colors that make you feel good and at ease, and work from there.
7. Decorate for the season
If the holidays are your source of warm and cozy feelings, bring some of that holiday cheer into your room! You can match your home’s holiday décor with mini-trees, ribbons, wreathes, and other ornaments for that festive touch. You can even build your room’s color palette around red, green, white, and gold for that extra holiday feel!
Alongside all these fun and modern ideas, make sure to keep beds, chairs, and tables away from any windows or doors, if possible. Upholstery and bedding can easily absorb the cold from these entrances, and all the work to keep your room warm may be for naught.
It’s also good to make sure, too, that your room’s insulation is intact, and to replace or add insulation to areas where the cold can come in. It may be impossible to completely avoid the winter chill completely, but with these ideas in mind, you’re sure to have cozy sleeps winter nights ahead!
Michael Hill is the Marketing Manager of Ayala Land International. He believes that everyday is a chance to learn something new. On his free time, he writes about home improvement, personal finance, and lifestyle articles while listening to soul and jazz music.