Top tips for a cosy bedroom
The clocks go back tonight (Saturday 27th October),
which means longer, darker night - so our bedroom design team have
put together some top advice on how to make your bedroom a winter
retreat in five easy steps.
Add accessories in Chenille, soft wool, raw silk and fleece to
make your bedroom instantly more inviting. Pile the bed high with
cushions (different shapes and sizes work best, see picture above)
and layer with throws, opt for warm colours, such as this season's
shade honey gold, to double the cosy factor.
Several different types of light fixtures create multiple layers
of lighting, giving the illusion of warmth. Soft reading lamps by
the bed, combined with recess plinth lights and decorative string
lighting work well together. Candles and installing a dimmer
switch are quick and easy solutions too.
Swap summer minimalism and create winter warmth by simply adding
texture. Textured wallpaper will make walls more inviting,
while accessories in touchy-feely leather, velvet and suede make
the perfect cosy boudoir.
If you have wood or laminate flooring, adding a rug to your
bedroom is a must during winter. Opt for several small rugs
and place them near to the bed, so your toes get the cosy treatment
each time you step out of bed.
Even with a small budget you can make a big impact by painting
one of your bedroom walls. Choose warming pinks, reds, and
golds for an instant injection of heat. Furniture in dark and
honey-toned wood will warm up the room too.