All this dark, chilly weather can certainly take its toll on our physical and mental wellbeing. Our health is a cause for much concern these days and it’s difficult to escape from the constant barrage of bad news, as well as doom and gloom on social media. So, it’s never been more important to have somewhere we can retreat to at the end of the day. Somewhere we can relax, reset and ultimately feel safe.
Here we’ll take a look at how you can make your bedroom cosy and calm this winter, with these home décor ideas:
Photos, photos everywhere!
Your bedroom should be a place of sanctity and serenity – it should be filled with things that make you feel happy and warm inside. So, having plenty of photographs of the moments you cherish and the people you love the most will make you feel safe and content in your room.
We all have thousands of photos on our phones and on social media, so instead of uploading your favourite images, check out hello canvas now and get some of your favourite moments printed in a variety of ways so you can display them throughout your room.
Prep your bedside table
Waking up in the night and struggling to find your glasses will leave you tossing and turning and struggling to fall back to sleep. Prepping your bedside table allows you to prioritise your sleep and help you recover and refresh after a hectic day.
Your eye mask, glasses, lip balm, moisturiser, a glass of water, pillow spray etc should all be within reach.
Don’t forget lighting
Lighting is an essential feature in any bedroom. And if your bedroom lighting currently consists of a dull, overhead ceiling light, you’ve got some work to do! Your bedroom is a place to relax and it should be designed with sleep in mind. So, low lighting solutions are the best option.
Matching bedside lamps provide soft lighting that allows you to find your slippers but doesn’t impact your sleep. Light bulbs with warm tones, twinkling fairy lights and LED candles can help create the relaxing ambience you’re looking for.
Think throws, cushions and pillows
In winter we shouldn’t just be layering fashion, we should be layering our beds with plenty of throws, chunky knits, thick cushions and squishy pillows. The more the better!
When it comes to making your bed look inviting after a long, arduous day, volume is key. Who doesn’t want to sink into a thick, comfortable bed before they go to sleep?
And finally, dress your windows
A gorgeously thick set of curtains will keep your bedroom warm and well insulated. However, if you have a radiator underneath your window, consider shorter curtains to allow the heat to flow properly. If you have blinds or shutters, an additional layer of curtains can prevent the morning sun from disturbing your sleep.
Just remember to keep them open during the day so the sun can warm your bedroom naturally.