Winter is just around the corner and as the temperatures drop, the drive to seek solace in a warm atmosphere becomes overwhelming for the masses. There are few feelings in this world that are more comforting than the one of coming home from a blistering winter day to a welcoming (and heated) house.
While you may spend the majority of your days busy at the office or doing errands, the time you spend in your home is sacred. Furthermore, although your household is the place where you can feel safe and free to truly relax and unwind, your bedroom specifically is the true sanctuary of it all.
Therefore if your bedroom, the room you spend the most of your time in at home, isn’t the comfy environment that you so crave, that’s a problem!
However, our team at Prestige Decorating understands that for a variety of individuals, a tightly packed schedule can prevent them from being able to think deeply about ways in which they can elevate their bedroom décor.
For this reason, we’ve compiled these helpful tips for transforming your bedroom into a comfy haven this winter:
Invest in a Quality Duvet
After a tiresome day, cuddling up with a quality duvet is one of the greatest feelings. However, not all duvets are created equal. If you’re in the market for a new duvet, consider the tog rating on any contenders you’re thinking about purchasing.
Not quite sure what to look for in a tog rating? Here are the answers:
- Very warm (perfect for winter): 12+
- Medium warmth: 9-11
- Cooler (perfect for spring and summer): 2.5-8
Prestige Decorating Pro Tip: If you and your partner prefer diverse levels of warmth in a duvet, you can purchase one that has two different sides – a warm and a cold one. It’s a win/win!
Let the Light in
When the days are so short, it’s imperative that your bedroom have it’s own alternative light sources. The time you spend in your bedroom is time spent winding down, therefore having at least two warm light sources, such as a table lamp and a room lamp can help you ease into relaxation by omitting your need to turn on a harsher overhead light.
Furthermore if you’d like to take your ambient lighting to another level, candles are your friends. If you don’t have a fireplace in your bedroom, like most people, a candle is the perfect way to bring the vibrancy of a flame into the mix.
Prestige Decorating Pro Tip: If you’d like to enhance the mood-setting effects of your bedroom candles, consider buying scented ones. Additionally, choosing a wintery scent such as pine can boost the coziness factor even more!
Install Thicker Curtains
You want to keep your bedroom as shielded from the outside iciness as possible, right? Well, a surefire way to keep the cool out and the warm air contained inside is to install a pair of thick curtains. Regardless of the material they are made of, they’ll do the trick!
Prestige Decorating Pro Tip: A simple way you can both install thick curtains in your bedroom while also earning some style points – match your curtains to your duvet cover to create a uniform palette in your room!
Add a Rug into the Equation
There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to use the washroom only to experience a cold shock on your feet when moving from your insulated bed to your hardwood floors.
While socks and slippers may do the trick to help keep your feet nice and toasty, adding a decorative carpet or throw rug in your room can additionally serve as an accent piece.
Prestige Decorating Pro Tip: Choosing a fluffy and soft rug instead of a threaded one = supreme coziness.
How Prestige Decorating Can Help
Winter is a festive season filled with a number of fun activities. From outdoor ice-skating, to crisp snowy walks with a hot chocolate in hand, to even tobogganing with the family – winter provides something for everyone.
However, while you may enjoy having your time in the snow for an afternoon, it’s always a wonderful feeling to arrive back home to your bedroom to defrost!
Prestige Decorating understands this firmly, and strives to provide our clients with the expertise they need to help turn their bedroom into the indoor haven of their dreams! We hope the aforementioned tips have inspired you to begin your room’s transformation process to ensure it’s winter ready! Finally, our expansive selection of decorating services work to help our clients feel that their houses are truly their homes. Drop us a line today to learn more!