During the winter months, there’s nothing quite as comforting as cozying up in bed with a cup of tea, your favorite book, and a pile of fuzzy blankets. Bears hibernate in the winter, so why shouldn’t we? If your room is in need of a little revamp in order to become your hibernation station, look no further. In this post, we’ll give you some simple tips and tricks to help you turn your bedroom into a wintry sanctuary in no time.
Start by cleaning up clutter
Your bedroom should be the most relaxing space in your home, but for many of us, it ends up becoming more of a storage space than anything. To create the sanctuary vibe you’re looking for, start with a good, deep clean.
Think about everything from the clothes in your closet to the trinkets on your nightstand and decide whether or not they are worth keeping or if you’re ready to put them in the donation pile. A good rule of thumb to help you get rid of clothes is to ditch anything that you haven’t worn in the last six months.
As for decorative pieces and other miscellaneous items, just follow Marie Kondo’s signature line and ask yourself, “does this spark joy?” If it doesn’t, feel free to “thank” the item and place it in your donation box.
Invest in a good foundation
Once your bedroom is in tip-top shape, you’re ready to take a look at it with a new perspective! The most important part of your room is definitely your bed, so this should be your next step in ensuring your room is a comfortable place to be all year round, not just in the winter months. Here’s how to make your bed as cozy as can be:
- Shop around for a good mattress. A quality mattress is essential for a winter sanctuary, but it’s also imperative to your health! An uncomfortable mattress can not only cause back pain, but it can also be disruptive during sleep and cause you to feel unrested.
- Choose a bed frame that looks and feels good. Without a good foundation, you don’t really have much of a house. Same thing goes for mattresses. Invest in a nice bed frame, like this platform bed frame to ensure that your bed has a stable foundation to rest on.
- Top it off with warm and fuzzy blankets. Nothing says winter like cozying up with your favorite blankets or fleece pajamas. And don’t forget to add plenty of pillows!
Create warm lighting
Our number one tip for transforming any space from cold to cozy? Warm lighting. During the winter, switch out any bright, harsh light bulbs and swap them out for soft white lights. This will automatically change the atmosphere. To take it a step further, decorate your room with plenty of candles. To really achieve the winter vibe, buy handcrafted candles with seasonally inspired scents like pine, cinnamon, and ginger.
Play with texture
Texture and patterns can be a scary thing when you’re not so confident with interior design, but they’re a necessary piece of the puzzle when it comes to nailing that “homey” feel we all love. So don’t be afraid to really go for it! A Persian rug, for example, can be a great way to make a cozy statement and tie in other colors throughout your room.
Other ways you can bring texture into your room include:
- Knit throw pillows and blankets
- Pendant lighting
Make it personal
Aside from being a place you want to relax and recharge in, your bedroom should be the place that feels most like you. When you’re redecorating your bedroom, be sure to flaunt your unique sense of style whether it’s with vintage trinkets, photos of loved ones, or framed art from your favorite artists. These elements are just as essential in making you feel relaxed and at peace.
Creating a cozy bedroom is as simple as following these 5 steps. By piling on the blankets and pillows, adjusting your lighting, incorporating textures, and adding personal touches, it’ll be harder than ever to hop out of bed. Happy hibernating!