5 easy ways to create a cosy bedroom
October 2, 2022
Cosy bedroom ideas to keep wintry temperatures at bay without cranking up the heating…
As the temperature drops and the evenings grow darker, it’s time to break out those extra layers. And we’re not just talking about popping a jumper on, we mean adding warmth and texture to your interior decor scheme. These easy-to-implement cosy bedroom ideas will keep you help to keep you toasty during a cold snap, which is especially important when energy bills are sky high!
1. Add layers and throws
Changing your duvet covers isn’t a necessity for autumn, as many common fabrics such as linen have great thermal properties that’ll both keep your warm and stop you getting too hot at night. Adding extra layers of sheets, blankets and throws, however, gives you better control over your temperature. A layer of waffled linen over your sheets will definitely help you keep warm, but if the thermometer really takes a dive, check out our guide to electric blankets.
Harry Cole, Founder of Loom & Last, recommends investing in French Linen or 100% certified Egyptian Cotton percale bed linen as the superior weave has been designed to be breathable, has a satisfying weight and the natural hollow fibres will help insulate you in winter and keep you cool in the summer (percale cotton weave is a better choice for ‘hot sleepers’).
2. Up your duvet tog
A duvet’s tog rating refers to the volume of filling in it, and anything between a 10.5 to a 13.5 tog is perfect for a warm sleep in winter. Just remember, different fibre fillings will offer different thermal properties, so one 13.5 tog duvet may not be as warm as another. For help on getting the right tog for you, check out our winter duvet buying guide.
3. Cold-proof windows
If your home has draughty windows, you could be in for some rude (and chilly) awakenings with the onset of the winter months. If new double, or even triple, glazing isn’t in the budget right now, consider thermal-lined curtains or blinds for the bedroom to reduce heat loss by about 15%. Extra thick combi linings or a blackout lining provide better thermal insulation, especially when paired with a heavier velvet or weighted cotton. The thermal blind from Bloc Blinds, below, has been shown to reduce draughts in an average three bedroom house by as much as 43%!
4. Add to your lighting scheme
Getting used to those dark mornings at this time of year can be a struggle. Daylight alarm clocks can help rouse you naturally and keep those winter blues. Yet, even just adding extra layers to your lighting scheme can help keep the room cosy. Extra table lamps and wall lamps are easy additions that are useful for both day and night.
5. Cocoon in colour
To fight that freezing cold state of mind, introducing colour into the bedroom can really cosy up a space, whether that’s a selection of on-trend rust-toned accessories or even a paint re-fresh. Something as simple as swapping a Brilliant White paint colour for a warmer toned neutral can be transformative to how a space feels. We’re particularly loving the colour drenching trend this season.