make your bedroom winter ready
With the nights drawing in, transform your space into a warm and cosy retreat with our clever tips for keeping out the cold
Layer up your bedlinen to keep warm when it’s cold outside
Bedrooms are safe havens in any home and a place to relax and unwind in comfort. However, as the seasons change, little tweaks are needed here and there to make them a dream to be in all year round.
We’ve compiled a handy guide on how to prepare your space for winter with a few practical pointers, all without compromising on style, of course.
as the temperature drops outside, it’s important to keep out all draughts and give your windows some TLC. Fill in gaps or cracks around the panes with a good-quality filler or sealant at the start of winter, and consider hanging thicker curtains for added warmth. Buy those with a thermal lining or a detachable one that you can put on yourself (try Next’s thermal curtain lining, from £30). choose a fabric in a warm colour, too, to help make the space feel cosy and inviting.
Think about the lighting you select for your bedroom and how well it will illuminate the space in the darker, winter months. you may well be getting up and dressed in the morning before sunrise, so make sure your main light source is adequate. Dimmer switches are a good idea as you can alter the light levels to help you relax before bed and wake you up in the morning. Wrap a string of fairy lights over your headboard or along the curtain rail for a soft-glowing finishing touch to your scheme.
On the surface
add a high-pile rug to your bedroom floor to give your feet something warm to step onto in the mornings, particularly if you have exposed floorboards. a shaggy faux-fur rug is perfect for winter (try the Tejn rug, £10, ikea, for a budget-friendly update) or consider carpeting the whole room if it’s a particularly cold house.
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