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Five ways to create a cosy bedroom sanctuary
Posted on 22 Apr 2020

Snuggling up with a blanket, reading in bed, sipping a hot chocolate... There’s nothing better than retreating to your bedroom when the temperature drops. Thankfully, it only takes a few key updates to turn your bedroom into a cosy sanctuary.

1.  Get comfy with winter linen

To create the perfect bedroom retreat, it’s important to kick off the process by starting with the basics: bedlinen. Because bedlinen cocoons our bodies for eight hours while we sleep, select good-quality materials best suited to you. Thick, organic brushed cotton bedsheets, duvets and pillowcases provide a cosy layer against your skin, while quilts and woollen blankets add that extra layer of warmth. If you enjoy reading in bed, don’t be shy to pile on European pillows or scatter cushions for extra comfort.

2.  Create ambience with extra lighting

Thanks to grey skies and the lack of natural light during winter, we often need to add extra interior lighting in our bedroom to ensure the space still feels inviting. Invest in a bedside lamp or floor lamp to add that extra dimension of warmth and swap out any bulbs with harsh light for those with softer tones.

3.  Cover up cold floors

When it comes to flooring, there’s nothing more unappealing than placing your feet on a cold floor after they have been snuggled up in bed or under a blanket. If your bedroom isn’t carpeted, place a large rug under your bed to cover most of the floor space, or add a sheepskin or shag rug alongside your bed.

4.  Add texture and colour to the room

Luxurious textures and fabrics such as velvet, mohair, alpaca wool, sheepskin, faux fur and chunky knits have the power to transform your bedroom into a nest of luxury. Use throws and pillows to add interesting accents to the room and draw on rich jewel tones and burnt reds to create the perfect retreat.

5.  Use the power of scent

Smell is essential to ensuring your sanctuary has a calm feeling. There are so many ways to keep your bedroom smelling great: introduce a scented candle, diffuser or room spray to lift the atmosphere of your room.

To find out how Generation Homes can help you create a cosy bedroom sanctuary in your new home, speak with one of our Sales Consultants today.