Top 10 cosy bedroom ideas
As autumn approaches, there's no denying there's a chill in the air. With the temperatures unpredictable you might be looking for ways to make your bedroom more cosy, especially if you're feeling the cold at night or when getting out of bed in the morning. Whether you're a fan of snuggling under the covers or simply looking to revamp your sleeping space, we've got you covered. In this blog, we'll share our top 10 cosy bedroom ideas to make your sleeping space feel inviting and snug, perfect for the changeable temperatures of autumn.
1. Switch to Cosier Bedding
One of the easiest ways to beat the autumn chill is by swapping out your light summer bedding for cosier alternatives. Consider bedding made from natural materials like wool, which is not only breathable but also renowned for its exceptional warming properties. Pure wool blankets are perfect for this purpose, helping you stay warm and comfortable throughout the night. The British Blanket Company has a special range of longer-length XL blankets which are ideal autumn blankets for king size beds.
2. Layer Tactile Fabrics
Rich textures feel as cosy as they look. Layer fabrics with a soft feel and use these to transform your bed into a snuggly nest where you can hibernate for the winter season. Think chunky wool, plush velvet and brushed cotton cushions, upholstery and throws. These textures not only provide additional warmth but also create a visually appealing, inviting look that's perfect for the season.
3. Autumn-Inspired Colour Palette
Embrace the colours of autumn indoors by incorporating warm, earthy tones into your bedroom décor. Deep oranges, rust browns, and forest greens can be introduced through bed linens, curtains, or decorative accessories. If you prefer a more feminine feel berry tones, such as blackberry and lingonberry, are warm and pretty. These colours evoke a sense of comfort and harmony with nature, making your bedroom feel like a true autumn retreat. Here's our collection of the best autumn blankets.
4. Soft Lighting
Adjust your bedroom lighting to create a soothing and warm ambiance. Swap out harsh, bright lights for soft, warm-toned bulbs or invest in some stylish bedside lamps. The gentle illumination will enhance the cosy atmosphere and make your bedroom feel like a haven on those crisp autumn evenings.
5. Foraged Accessories
Inject autumnal touches into your bedroom with seasonal elements gathered from outside. Consider adding dried flower arrangements or sprigs of foraged foliage. Scented reed diffusers with outdoor scents of pine, berry and moss will further enhance the illusion and bring the essence of nature indoors.
6. Embrace the Unpredictable
The weather can be unpredictable during autumn, with warm Indian summer days quickly turning to chilly autumn nights. A blanket at the foot of the bed can easily be drawn up round you if you feel the cold at night, or tossed aside if you feel too warm. Wool blankets are best of all as they have natural, breathable and temperature-regulating properties.
7. Select Seasonal Scents
Fragrance can help us feel comfortable and cocooned at home. Scented candles not only make a room feel more cosy with their flickering glow, seasonal scents can enhance the atmosphere even further. For autumn, we love woody scents like cedar and sandalwood, together with spicy notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. In the bedroom, lavender is especially effective for helping to calm the mind and prepare your space for a relaxing night's sleep.
8. Clear the Clutter
The transitional seasons of spring and autumn are the perfect time to audit your wardrobe, pack away the clothes you won't need and donate to charity outfits that no longer bring you joy. Underbed storage boxes are ideal for stashing away summer clothing until it's needed again next year. As you unpack your warmer clothes take the opportunity to give your autumn coats and woollens a refresh with a good airing outside. We have a handy guide explaining how to clean wool without washing.
9. Winterize your Windows
Draughty windows plague many UK homes and autumn is a good time to make repairs and add insulation, if you can. The options available to you will depend on the type of windows you have and any local restrictions - if you live in a Conservation Area for example. This guide to energy efficient windows and doors by the Energy Saving Trust is a good place to start. For a quick and easy solution, swapping your curtains for a heavier material with a thermal lining can help keep cold draughts at bay.
10. Dress Warmly for Bed
Your grandmother was right: if you keep your feet and head warm, the rest of your body will feel warmer too. Invest in soft lambswool bed socks to keep your toes warm and choose long pyjamas made from natural fabrics, such as brushed cotton. Breathable cotton PJs will help you regulate your body temperature more effectively than synthetic materials.
Transforming your bedroom into a warm and cosy retreat for autumn can be a pleasurable way to embrace the changing seasons. By incorporating these stylish yet practical cosy bedroom ideas, you can create a space that not only keeps you snug during cooler nights but also help you feel calmer and more relaxed. So, snuggle up, unwind, and enjoy the comforts of your revamped bedroom sanctuary.