Dreading the arrival of winter and a frosty bedroom? Let these 13 winter bedroom ideas shoo away the chills for good!
‘Tis the season of coziness, warmth, and close companionship. But if your bedroom isn’t properly geared up then it’s the season of long, dark, and chilly nights for you!
To enjoy all the charms of winter, bring some changes to your bedroom to make it warm, welcoming, cheerful, and cozy.
Read these 13 cozy winter bedroom ideas to avoid the chills.
13 Winter Bedroom Ideas to Avoid the Chills
1. Place the Bed away from Doors and Windows.
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If your bed is near the door or windows, the first thing to do is to move it away from them. Otherwise, throughout the day the bed gets cold if it’s too close to the door or windows.
You can move the bed to the center of the room or push it against a wall or corner away from the windows.
2. Put Layers of Duvets and Blankets on the Bed.
The most obvious tip is to use layers! Put layers of woolen blankets, luxe duvets, and comforters on the bed to trap in the warmth throughout the day. Use warm-colored duvet covers to add some oomph to your winter bedroom. When you climb into bed at night, you’ll be as warm as toast.
3. Put Layers of Rugs on the Floor.
You can’t leave your bedroom floor bare in winter. If your bedroom already has the floor covered by a mat or carpet, you can still put additional layers of carpets and rugs on top.
On a floor without a wall-to-wall carpet, arrange rugs of different shapes, sizes, and colors. These will make your feet feel all comfy and warm when you step on them first thing in the morning. They will also prevent the cold from settling on the bedroom floor and keep the room warm. Pick rugs that are orange, red, or brown to give a cozy look.
4. Seal the Gaps in Windows and Doors.
You might not notice it but cold draughts do find their way inside your bedroom through gaps in the doors and windows. So, before the winter sets in, use rubber or insulation tape to fill in the gaps and fend off those chills. Check for gaps underneath the doors too.
5. Change the Color Scheme.
You can psychologically say goodbye to winter chills in the bedroom by temporarily changing the color scheme.
Choose colors like warm yellow, orange, deep blue, brown, and red for your throws, pillow covers, blankets, bedcovers, rugs, etc.
Add similar-toned lampshades and other items of décor to enhance the warm feeling. These won’t go to waste as you can put them away and reuse them in the next fall or winter.
6. Change the Bedroom Lighting.
White lights that hang from the ceiling and flood your entire bedroom do not exude a warm feeling. Instead, choose warm lighting and place lamps on a nightstand, the bedside table, or in the corners of your bedroom to fill it with a welcoming and cozy glow.
7. Change the Curtains.
In winters, heavier curtains in your bedroom will keep it toasty and cozy. Go for double drapes or materials that are thick. When choosing curtains, remember to pick dark colors as these will absorb the heat and keep it in.
It’s not necessary to pick solid colors when changing curtains. Seasonal patterns like fall leaves, Christmas bells, mistletoes, pumpkins, etc. on your bedroom curtains can lift the mood and make you feel all snug and comfy.
8. Try a Melange of Warm Colors and Textures.
Use knit blankets, faux fur rugs and throws, raw silk cushion covers, flannel quilts, etc. to get a wide variety of textures in the bedroom in winter. A play of warm colors and textures playing against each other is the perfect idea to get your bedroom comfortable and inviting.
9. Paint the Bedroom with a Dark Color.
If budget allows, paint the bedroom in dark colors like deep blue or brown. It will make the room look more compact and cozy. Plus, the dark color will trap heat and keep away the winter chills from your bedroom.
If you don’t want to paint all the walls, pick the wall behind your bed. Your bed is the first thing to get attention and your room will look warmer against a backdrop of dark paint. Just make sure the color matches your existing wall color if you only paint one wall.
10. Use Scented Candles.
Another inexpensive way to improve the feel of your room is to place scented candles on the window ledge or top of the mantel in your bedroom.
Scents like cinnamon, orange, apple, Cashmere, and pumpkin spice keep your bedroom smelling fabulous. On top of that, the light from the candles keeps your bedroom warm. However, don’t forget to blow the candles out before you go out or go to sleep.
11. Choose Wallpapers in Dark Colors and Patterns.
If you don’t like painting, you can put wallpaper in your bedroom with warm colors and designs to make it comfortable and cozy. This is yet another way to bring a play of colors and textures into your bedroom for the winter.
12. Experiment with Fall and Christmas Décor.
Add bits of fall and Christmas décor in your bedroom to drive away the chills. Dried flowers, fairy lights around the bedstead, carved out mini pumpkins, red candles, and candy-striped stones can add a touch of festivity and warmth to your bedroom.
13. Put Some Greenery in the Bedroom.
Plants always perk up the space near the bedroom window or any part of the room. In winter, put a large potted plant near the window. Or, place smaller pots in corners to uplift your bedroom and make it look more appealing.
Winter plants that you can keep in your bedroom are orchids, peace lilies, succulents, snake plants, aloe vera, and many others.
A lot of us look forward to winter as it brings much cheer and good vibes with it. However, it’s also the time of the year when you’re prone to catching a cold or flu. To keep warm and comfy in this joyous season, try out these winter bedroom ideas to avoid the chills.