HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEDROOM AUTUMN - READY
1- CHECK YOUR BASICS ARE RIGHT!
Your bedroom might be the last place you look to save on energy bills, but as we go into the winter months, your choice of duvet and even mattress could make a big difference. A gel memory-foam mattress will help to regulate your body temperature and keep you warmer for longer. Another option is a mattress made with a natural fibre. Look out for materials such as cotton, wool and coir - these materials will naturally keep you warmer in the colder months. When it comes to your duvet, before adding throws and blankets, first check the tog of your duvet. As we go into the winter months, you should consider going up to a 10.5-13.5 tog, this will ensure your duvet is warm and still feels breathable.
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2 - LAYER, LAYER, LAYER
Bedding is about more than just the basic duvet cover and pillowcases. Think about adding plush pillows and warm throws that you can crawl under at night. Don’t be afraid to layer up your throws - go for the “perfectly imperfect” look by layering a couple of throws on top of each other.
3 - BRING THE OUTDOOR IN
Incorporating an autumnal palette into your bedroom will instantly update the look and feel for autumn. You need not overhaul your entire décor, but maybe just switch up a piece of artwork for an autumnal scene or add in some seasonal greenery. Look outside for inspiration - warm dark reds, burnt oranges, dark greens and even dark purples will all instantly update the space.
4 - ADD A RUG
This might sound controversial, but you CAN add a rug over your carpet. Adding a rug under the last ½ or so of your bed will add a layer of warmth and depth to the room. This tip is especially helpful if you are renting and can’t change the carpet - it will have an instant impact!
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5 - CHECK YOUR LIGHTING
Lighting can make or break a space, and in the autumn time as the nights draw in, it becomes more important than ever. Don’t be scared to add floor lamps, bedside lamps and wall sconces to your room. Make sure you consider the heights of the lighting and try and ensure you have varied levels - this will make it really easy to create a cozy atmosphere as soon as you walk in. Also go for warm white bulbs rather than daylight bulbs – warm white bulbs have a yellow tone to them which makes it feel cosy whereas daylight bulbs have a blue tone to them, which can make it feel a bit cooler.