In our previous blog, we talked about how you could cozy up the living room. Today we’re going to discuss the bedroom. In a way, it should be a no-brainer because the very purpose of a bedroom is comfort, right? Put a bed in the room and your work is done, end of story.
Well, not exactly. Whether your tastes run to baroque flamboyance or Scandinavian minimalism, we have some simple ideas that can easily transform your bedroom into a warm, comfy refuge from the cold.
The focal point of any bedroom is, well, the bed. Is yours looking a little worse for wear? Don’t confuse visual fatigue as the cue your brain needs to nod off into blissful sleep. Perhaps it’s time for a change. Let me introduce you to the very fashion-forward upholstered bed. Made of material that naturally adds the soothing warmth of texture and colour, an upholstered bed is a fun and affordable way to boost the cozy index in your bedroom.
And since we’re talking about upholstered beds, let’s not forget fabric headboards! Available in a wide range of shapes and materials – fabric (solid, textured or printed), suede, microfiber, leather and faux-leather, all fabric or mixed with either a wood or metal frame, the choices are almost limitless – you’re almost guaranteed to find something that suits your look while adding that extra cozy touch.
Still not sleepy? No worries, here are some other ideas …
Make a Statement in Bedding
Add some personality using texture, colour, cable knit, faux-fur, fleece, silk, cotton, solids, prints. Look for easy-care sheets, comforters, duvet covers, quilts, blankets, and throws. You want things that delight the eye and feel soft to the touch. For pillows, choose quality. It will enhance your sleep and comfort.
Add a Little Extra Storage
A storage bench or ottoman (with a storage basket) adds a touch of comfort and is a practical solution for storing your extra pillows and throws. And, aesthetically, it will help ground the bed.
Add a chair (or two) or a chaise for your own private space
It`s all it takes to create a comfy, private place where you can curl up with a good read or catch up with friends on Facebook. Don’t forget a big, fluffy pillow and throw to keep you nice and toasty.
Go Decadent – Add a Rug
A thick, lush rug is a delightfully seductive way to introduce more warmth to your room, especially on the feet when you’re popping out of bed on a frosty morning. Again, think texture, prints, and colour.
Heat Up the Room, Literally.
If you have space, indulge in an electric fireplace. It will instantly add warmth and ambiance to your room.
Display Your Artistic Side
You can get really creative here. Group a collection of your favorite framed prints or photographs and you have a gallery wall. Or, find wall art or a mirror that expresses your style.
Add Intimacy With Light
Lighting makes a huge difference in the feel of a space. Invest in a bedside lamp or a floor lamp so you can turn off the overhead light.
Follow some of these suggestions and you may never want to leave the bedroom!
Feel free to call one of our stores now to select the bed that’s just right for your room.
Lily, Your Furniture Expert