It is often said that bedroom design has a tendency to reflect the season’s fashion and so with the onset of winter and with Christmas fast approaching, more and more people are looking to outfit their bedrooms in styles that reflect the invading cold weather and the tendency to stay at home as the nights grow longer.
There is usually a divide between those who wish to reflect the icy weather in the style of their rooms and those that choose to rebuff the warmth in the room to compensate.
With the former, we tend to see colour and fabric texture play a large part in the room’s style. Re-designing an entire room for a single season is often a step too far. So what many people do is they tend combine new soft furnishings and ornamental accessories to give the room a fresh look without having to restyle the fitted furniture.
Often, the easiest way to reflect the wintery chill in your bedroom is to invest in soft furnishings that ooze warmth such as; pillowy duvets, faux fur throws, soft and shaggy rugs and similar such items.
Colour matching is also important. Icy shades of blue and grey, combined with stark whites are great for making the icy presence of winter felt. How you choose to place these colours however is up to you. When placed in darkly coloured rooms, on perhaps a background of black bed linen and dark floors, the icy feel exuded by the more glacial shades will be accentuated by the stark contrast; to compensate, an abundance of furry throws and warm looking bedding will help to make the room look more inviting. For a true wintery feel however, use white or pale grey bed linen; this works brilliantly if you already have light floors and walls.
Now don’t worry, this is not suggesting you will need to change all your bedroom furniture for dark woods or to hide the gloss on wardrobes, it’s about adapting your furniture and decor to fit in with the season. Plus it can be done in an economical and dare to say it, a frugal way.
One of the first places to start is with bed linen, in summer crisp whites and pastel colours help give the sense of a cool room, where you can escape the heat of the sun and chill on crisp bed linen. In winter, the last thing anyone wants is this feeling, winter is all about feeling warm and cosy, your bedroom should be a place where you can snuggle and ignore the wintry weather outside.
The ideal colours for a bedroom in winter is deep autumnal shades such as plums and purples, if you are unsure about these strong colours you can also opt for rich taupe and warm beiges. Imagine cookies coming out a hot oven and you’ll see neutrals needn’t be boring they can be rich and inviting and can give depth to a cold interior.
Once you have chosen suitable bed linen the next area to focus on is texture, velvet and quilted touches will add comfort and that much needed warmth to a bedroom. The softer they are to the touch, the more homely they will feel, making a cold day fade away. Even the hard surfaces of wardrobes and other bedroom furniture will soften with the addition of these plush soft furnishings.
If you have hard flooring in your bedroom instead of carpets, think about placing rugs on either side of your bed, this will be a most welcome feeling on your feet, much better than a cold hard floor.
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