There’s nothing better over the winter months than creating a cosy yet stylish bedroom environment. Now is the perfect time to consider adding extra touches to your bedroom to help create a beautiful space that encourages restful sleep. Whether it’s cosy duvets, luxurious cushions or seasonal accessories, it’s easy to create a stylish bedroom space that makes you feel rested.
Interior stylists Natalie van Peer and Katie Salter, the creatives behind Ash Road, share their top five styling tips so you can create an on-trend bedroom this winter.
Choose a combination of rich colours that have both depth and warmth. Your room should feel cosy and make you want to curl up in bed. One way to do this is by using earthy colours - they create a sense of calm and bring nature into your bedroom during the months, when it can be harder to spend time outside.
There are some incredible greens in this season – especially moss and olive green. Think of pairing these with small touches of something warm such as dusky pink or mustard - or both! Bedding is a fantastic way to introduce colour, as your bedding can easily be changed once things warm up in spring.
Layering is everything in a great winter bed. We love using two duvets or quilts so bedding feels heavy and warm. Layering also allows you to introduce different textures and colours, that can be easily changed around.
Velvet has made a massive comeback and is the luxurious, go-to winter fabric that looks great in all rooms. Velvet can instantly transform a space. Try pairing it with natural linen, wool and cotton, either on your bed or for your bedroom décor, then contrast it with natural material such as cane or plants.
At the end of the day, your bedroom is for sleeping. A great bed is paramount for a good night’s rest. Choose a bed that feels cosy and supportive. Dress the bed with natural products that will go against your skin (woollen underlay, cotton sheets, linen duvets, down inners and pillows). Your skin will breath, you will feel warm and cosy and your body will wake up feeling rested and ready for the day.
Your bedroom shouldn’t feel staged - it should feel restful and be your own personal space. It’s good to have a theme in mind, but don’t be afraid to bend some rules and use interesting colour combinations and a real mix of materials. Think about introducing contrasting bedside tables or using art and photographs to give your space some personality. An eclectic mix of old and new, on-trend and classic will give your room some personality.
Style your room with accessories that are part of your bedtime routine. Keep books, scented candles and beautiful hand creams close by so you can use them before you snuggle down. Not only will they look beautiful, but will help create a routine to set you up for sleep and tell your mind it’s time to switch off. Scent can have a huge impact on how you sleep, try some different combinations and find something that feels restful for you (a new favourite we have found has a tuberose fragrance).
You have heard it before, but make your bedroom an electronics-free space. Charge your phone somewhere else, tuck your laptop away and let your bedroom be a haven away from it all this winter.