There really is no better time to treat your bedroom to a bit of makeover. As the weather outside gets colder, our homes become our havens.
“If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that our bedroom is one of the most important rooms in our homes,” says Elbé Truter, merchandise manager for Volpes. “It should give you comfort when you need it, provide a sanctuary where you can get away from it all and be a place where you can express your personal style.”
Below are Elbe’s top tips for creating the ultimate bedroom makeover and a winter bed that you just won’t want to get out of…
Embrace brushed cotton
One of the best things you can add to your bed to make it cosier is Volpes’ brushed cotton bedding. Essentially, it is 100% cotton brushed or combed to create a really soft surface that almost feels like cashmere. The raised texture helps to trap body heat, so the sheets and bedding are warm. A cosy brushed cotton duvet cover set is perfect for keeping out the winter cold.
The inside story
A quality pillow and duvet inner are the foundations of a good nights’ sleep. Pair your beautiful linen with duvet inners and pillows that add comfort. Choose an inner that suits your budget and personal comfort style. A goose down duvet inner is the ultimate in luxury and is a breathable material that keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer, a true investment piece if looked after properly. Luxury microfibre inners are lighter in weight but also offer comfort, durability and value for money.
Bare, cold windows are definitely not an option for the cold winter months. Layer your windows for warmth. Block out curtains help keep your room warm in winter (and cool in summer) and even reduce noise if you live in a busy area. Make a statement in your windows this winter with various beautiful options of blockout curtains. Layering is a huge décor trend and can be used very successfully with curtains. Combine a sheer with a blockout curtain for soft light, privacy during the day and complete darkness at night.
Generally made from three layers, quilts are a warm and beautiful addition to the bedroom, and winter is the perfect time to have them on display! Throw one over the bottom of your bed to add a pop of colour to an all-white scheme, or cover your whole bed in bright colours for a bold look in your bedroom. A quilt is just another way of adding personality and style to your home.
Pile on the blankets
Whether you are lounging on the couch, curled up in bed, or working remotely in your home office, a warm blanket is a must-have for winter. Blankets and throws are a great way of adding layers and textures to your space. Choose from a range of designs, from lightweight silky soft styles, breathable cotton and the ultimate in luxury mink blankets. The perfect addition to your bed for that little extra warmth when you need it most.
Keep your feet toasty
You don’t want to stand on a cold floor when you get out of bed. If you don’t have a carpeted bedroom, a plush area rug will add warmth while adding to the room’s aesthetic. Add colourful small rugs on the sides of the bed or layer for added texture to any room.
Create a tech-free zone
You cannot relax and unwind if you’re still on your phone, tablet or laptop. Try to make your bedroom a no-tech zone by having a pile of books next to your bed. Add natural elements such as fresh flowers and plants, together with your favourite fragrance, such as a reed diffuser. Make your bedroom a space where you can truly relax and unwind.
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