The colder days and darker nights are approaching fast, and there’s nothing we want to do more than to go home after a busy day and snuggle up in a warm, cosy bed. There are so many ways to make your bedroom the perfect space to wind down and relax, with some homely touches and personal details you can make it the one space in the house that enables you to escape from the cold weather conditions and enjoy the snugly benefits of autumn.
Winter Style Bedding
Throughout the summer months, all you really want is a thin sheet to sleep with due to the hot weather. When the weather turns, however, you want to dive into a cosy pit that swallows you up and keeps you safe from the biting cold. Well, in order to achieve this, you need to start by investing in a high quality, thick duvet, some thick, fluffy pillows and of course, cosy bed sheets to add an extra touch of comfort. Your bedding is the main contributing factor to how cosy your room is, so it’s always beneficial to invest in a really good set.
Extra Bed Touches
Once you have ticked the bedspread and duvet off the list, you can focus on dressing your bed to make it even more welcoming. There are two staple features that all beds require throughout the autumn/winter seasons, and they are cushions and throws. You can’t have your grand oak bed dressed in a beautiful bedspread, without the addition of some bold cushions and soft throws to add to the overall look. The moment you add a chunky throw to the bottom of your bed, and some stylish scatter cushions to the top, you’ll instantly notice the whole area looking even more warm and welcoming, and you won’t be able to resist snuggling down and hiding from the rest of the world for a little while.
Lighting is an essential feature within any room, especially when you’re aiming to achieve a specific feel and atmosphere. For a cosy feel, you need to introduce warm lighting to the room. In order to achieve warm lighting, you can buy bulbs that are low-watt, as this will keep the same level of light throughout the room and create a beautifully warm and welcoming feel. Warmer toned lighting gives off a relaxing vibe that will enable you to wind down and de-stress, which is exactly what you want when it’s cold outside.
Another delicate touch that will make the room feel festive and cosy is fairy lights. Whilst warm lighting is ideal for when you’re using your room and need plenty of light, fairy lights are the perfect feature for when you want to settle down and watch a film or read a good book. The magical feel that fairy lights add to the room will make it feel really autumnal and cosy.
You get all kinds of seasonal home décor pieces coming onto the shelves, often weeks before the seasons even change, but adding a few little pieces to your room will help to make it really cosy and suited to that particular season. For fall, you want to add some darker coloured items such as a new rug, to add a little character to the room but also highlight that fall is upon us. You could also look at introducing some fall inspired candles, such as cinnamon scented styles and so on. Candles are also the perfect addition to make any room feel cosy, as their gentle glow fills the room with warmth and a sense of relaxation.
*Written by Luke