Today a group post with lots of ideas on how to create a more cozy bedroom for fall and winter. Whether you are having houseguests for the holidays, or just need to bring a warmer feeling to your own little sanctuary, we have some inspiration for you!
Our own bedrooms usually gets the shirt shrift when it comes to home decor. If you don’t need to do up a guest room, why not make your own bedroom more of a retreat? A few months ago, I bought this new bed that I love. I had also chosen wallpaper and a rug. Max hated the feel of the rug and the wallpaper was on backorder… Sigh, so all that is still up in the air.. I do know am going to order this Serena & Lily rug.
As of now, the bedroom looks much the same except for the bed. I had added our duvet for fall. I always keep a white coverlet over the sheets Similar coverlet on sale now .
Even though this space is in flux, I thought I could make it cozier and more inviting using what we had in the house and a few fun things I had bought lately and had on hand..
I had these new pillow covers from the UK trip and next to this mix of books and thing was my jumping off point for a room vibe..
This is what I pulled together..
I also found new nightstands a few months ago. I saw this matched pair at Homegoods. I went home and googled the brand and found them on the Bergdorf Goodman website and a few others so went back and grabbed them.
Did you know adding darker elements to an all white room can help warm it up during fall and winter? I feel like it worked in here. So did a few other things…
Elements to Cozy Up a Bedroom
- Layer on textures like faux fur, velvet, sherpa and fleece that give a good feeling.
- If the room is light, add earthy elements like chestnut browns and warm hues in the darker months.
- Punctuate with some bits of black like a pillow.
- Use plaids or tweeds in throws or pillows.
- Layer lambswool or fluffy rugs.
- A warm scented candle.
- If it’s near the holidays, add a small wreath or garland, above the bed or strung on the headboard, or wired twinkle lights.
I had fun changing my room up. Usually I just do this for guests or before my kids come home!
I know it’s a little early for the holiday decor, but I used a plain wreath I had found at Homegoods that I had planned to bring to my cabin, and popped it above the bed with just a tack! This is a cute one similar size to my wreath.
Then I used two euro shams in velvet from Pottery Barn I had bought and was saving.. I love this cognac color, but they also come in a loden green, merlot, grey, and a cobalt blue. They have an organic feel to them with a raw edge.
This also gave me the chance to add the wool pillow covers I bought in London at H&M Home. They no longer have them online, but I was excited to see CB2 has a near identical pillow from a London company Studio Anansi, also in a soft wool like mine and even better you can choose a down or alternative insert that comes with.
Then I tossed in this black pillow on my reading chair for some depth. This pillow I had bought for Griffin’s room. (He’s at college, and they end up on the floor anyway!)
I had bought two plaid throws from Italy at Homegoods a few weeks ago. I also have always liked the unexpected mix of animal print with plaid. I don’t see them online, but this is similar.
As we don’t have a rug in here yet, I used two of our sherpa throws I use at the cabin, near the sides of the beds. It’s wonderful to step out onto these on a cold morning. I may keep them where they are on top of the rug when it comes. I love the layered rug look in the cold months. These little rugs here on sale.
I also added one of my many faux fur throws at the end of the bed.
Some good faux fur options – Click on photos for link.
I hope this post inspires you to use what you have and change up things for a warmer feel for these colder months.
I am already loving this transformation and have been sitting in this room reading with a cup of tea in the morning and a soft throw! Definitely changed the way I feel about it.
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