We often consider revamping our homes when the winter season creeps upon us. We consider getting the chimney swept ready for the fireplace to have its ceremonial lighting, we consider whipping out our winter slippers, and giving our boiler a service just in case we have a cold snap. However, we rarely think about our upstairs rooms. Yes, our living room is important because this is the space that we spend the majority of our family time in, but what about your bedroom?
In the summer, your bedroom might have a low tog duvet with cover, incredible shutters on the windows and a light, bright and airy feel. When the cooler climate rears its ugly head and the nights begin to get darker earlier, you might want something a little more cosy to retreat to when you are ready to hit the sack. Take a look at this guide to help you get your master bedroom fit for winter.
The most fundamental part of any bedroom is the bed itself. If yours hasn’t been replaced for a fair few years, you are hearing a few too many creaks when you roll over in the middle of the night and you fancy something a little more sophisticated, consider revamping your divan. Instead of opting for an ottoman or a heavy divan, consider the elegance of wrought iron bed frames. Substantial and well crafted, these frames offer something a little more unique than the usual divan and headboard combination.
The bed frame you choose should be coupled with some hygge inspired furnishings. Having tactile textures adorning your bed is vital if you are to enjoy crawling into bed each night to rest your weary bones. Think about fleece, silk, velvet and wool textures and overlap them to create an appealing and attractive bed that you cannot wait to leap into. A mix of cushions and throws will make your bed the most comfortable place for you to relax in an evening. You want to destress and have your bedroom be a welcoming and calming living space. As such, swap your summer duvet for a thicker winter one and layer up some blankets. This way, you will always be warm and enveloped in comfort.
While you might have enjoyed a minimalist white walled interior for the past few years, you might fancy a change in decor as the winter approaches. Don’t be worried about going for a bolder or more extreme decor option. This is your bedroom and you don’t plan on selling up anytime soon so go for a colour scheme that you love. Don’t follow the crowd and opt for something that graces the covers of all the interiors magazines simply because it is on trend. You will be miserable and the fad might pass anyway. Think about the sort of vibe you want for when you head up to bed.
You could opt for a deep plum, damson and crimson walled room, evoking autumnal and wintery cosiness. Or maybe you want a wallpaper feature wall. You could go for heavy damask textured wallpaper, geometric patterns paying homage to the mid century or you could go all out and opt for a mural. Experiment and head online, researching Pinterest boards and Instagram to inspire your ideas for bedroom decor.