Bedroom Revamp 101: How To Make It More Cozy For Winter
There’s just something about winter-falling temperatures, less sunlight, and a snow-covered wonderland that makes you want to stay in bed. Imagine snuggling in bed as you watch the snow fall and maybe letting the gentle winter breeze come in from your window.
But what if your bedroom isn’t beckoning you as the temperatures drop? That’s a sign to start revamping your room to make it winter-ready and cozier. If you’re wondering how to ‘winterize’ your bedroom, this article shares excellent tips.
Don’t Skimp On Sheets
A truly cozy bedroom starts with the right set of sheets. Cotton is the default sheet material, thanks to its breathable and moisture-wicking properties. That said, if you’re looking to upgrade this winter, you should try linen. Linen sheets and sheet sets add a great texture to your bed and still work during summer.
If you live in a really cold climate, you can swap your sheets for flannel ones. While you’re at it, make sure to look for a bed skirt as well. This is particularly needed if you have a cold metal bed frame. Bed skirts can help hide it under a layer of fabric, doing wonders for the overall feel of your bedroom.
Add Area Rugs
Nothing can jolt you awake early in the morning quicker than putting your feet on the cold, bare floor. When you’re getting out of bed, your feet should touch a soft surface. And adding a plush area rug to either side of the bed allows your toes to sink into something warm and welcoming, making it easier to get up for work.
Not only that, but plush area rugs also give an extra oomph of texture and a dash of trendiness and softness to any flooring.
Master Ambient Lighting
Winter comes with longer nights, which means your room can become quite dark for extended periods. Thus, to cozy up your bedroom, you need light. However, not just any light will do. You don’t want a harsh ceiling light shining down on you while snuggling in your bed.
Instead, you want to concentrate on low, ambient lighting. The key to cozy lighting is to incorporate various lighting sources. Add a bedside lamp for soft lighting. You can also mount string lights around your room for a touch of magic and drama.
Cover Your Windows
Bare, cold windows can make any bedroom uncomfortable and chilly. When going for a cozy appeal, you should start covering your windows. Switch out your summer sheers for thicker drapes. The heavier the window treatment, the better it is in keeping out drafts while adding an elegant appeal to the room.
Be careful when choosing a patterned drapery. You don’t want to use strong patterns that dominate or take away balance from the rest of your bedroom. Ceiling-to-floor lengths are the best, but make sure that curtains hover slightly above the floor to avoid tripping hazards and ward off dust.
Decorate With Natural Elements
Since the harsh cold weather may confine you at home, let a sense of the outdoors fly free in your room all season long. Use decorative items from nature that can instantly add life to your room.
The easiest way to decorate with natural elements is to add plants. Choose easy-to-maintain plants for your bedroom, such as succulents, cacti, and air plants that add a burst of greenery and color with minimal effort.
Wooden accents and earth tones bring a touch of cottage coziness. These natural touch-ups—aside from exuding a warm yet relaxing ambiance—will surely complement the color of winter.
Add Your Favorite Seasonal Scents
Scents can influence your emotional state. After all, your olfactory nerves, which are responsible for your sense of smell, have direct pathways to your brain’s emotional centers.
To maximize this benefit on your winter sleep, you need to identify your favorite seasonal scent. Then implement them into your bedtime routine in the form of essential oils, candles, and other scented products. Scented candles, in particular, not only make your room smell good but also add ambient lighting.
In addition to smelling good, some scents, like lavender, have been proven to boost your sleep quality.
If there’s any room where comfort and warmth should rule, it’s your bedroom. As the night becomes longer and cold temperatures make you want to snuggle, creating the perfect sleep sanctuary should be your top priority this winter. So don’t waste time, and incorporate the above tips to help you create the ultimate cozy bedroom for yourself.