Have you noticed that your sleep habits fluctuate with the seasons? Especially when we transition, often abruptly, from summer to fall. The summer heat makes it harder to rest because of the humidity, and the colder temperatures during winter and fall, also make it hard to get a good night’s rest. As the temperatures decrease and the leaves begin to turn, it’s essential for these seasonal changes not to affect the quality of our rest.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do now to winterize your bedroom and turn it into the ideal place for rest and recovery. From ways to make your bed feel like a hotel escape to bedroom decor ideas that will brighten dreary winter mornings, we’ve rounded up six of the best bedroom interior design trends to help you snuggle up and get comfy at home for the fall and winter.
Change the mood by swapping out the colour palette.
One of the simplest ways to winterize your bedroom is to switch out your spring/summer colour scheme. Earth tones like burnt orange, olive and gold can make a huge difference in influencing the mood in a room. Incorporate a variety of autumnal tones to create a layered look inspired by the falling leaves. If autumn colour palettes aren’t your thing, use winter pastels like soft peach, pink and cool blues in all kinds of interesting textures.
Add cozier bedding options with tons of texture.
Swap out your summery sheets for fall and winter-inspired bedding. You can even use bed sheets that have a nature scene embroidered. Add furry throw pillows to incorporate a sense of comfort and style. A plaid thermal blanket or chunky knit blanket will bring textural intrigue to your bedding and aren’t too expensive. To say warm during the colder months, you can double up on duvets, switch to cotton, soft flannel or velvet for a more luxurious feel.
Bring the outdoors indoors.
Indoor flowers to celebrate spring? Groundbreaking. Autumn/winter flower arrangements? Now you’re onto something. Fill a vase with fall foliage or in-season floral arrangements to bring nature-inspired scenes indoors.
Introduce trendy Scandinavian decor.
Scandinavian design is marked by focusing on clean, simple lines, minimalism, and functionality without sacrificing beauty. Some ways to incorporate the Scandinavian aesthetic into your bedroom is to add wooden elements to give a cozy, cottage vibe. Add mustard yellow accent furniture or plants.
Pile on the pillows.
Nothing says comfort like a soft place to land in the fall. Plush throw pillows on your bed, reading nook, or armchair helps to create a soothing, welcoming environment. Pillows that feature earthy colours and plush textures will complement your autumn decor and give your space that warm and snuggly feeling.
Bring in more light.
The shorter days and lack of sunlight during the winter months can cause a mood disorder called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) —a type of depression related to changes in seasons and impacts your mood. One way to help alleviate SAD symptoms in your bedroom is to invest in special lights that simulate natural light. It also helps to add multiple light sources like table lamps, standing lamps, bedside and ceiling lights. And for a touch of romance or to make your room smell like pumpkin lattes and gingerbread cookies, burn some candles.
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