Cosy Christmas bedroom tips

Cosy Christmas bedroom tips

The average person spends around 26 years of their life in bed.

With so much time spent in the bedroom, it’s a huge surprise that Christmas decorations remain focused on the downstairs living spaces of our homes.

It’s time to change that and take the Christmas spirit upstairs, whether you own your property, you’re a landlord or you’re renting.

These great cosy Christmas bedroom ideas can inspire you…


How can I make my bedroom cosy for Christmas?

To make your bedroom feel cosier this Christmas, you should consider:


  • Using soft lighting
  • Buying some thick throws
  • Buying some large, plump pillows
  • Fit thick curtains to keep the heat in
  • Add natural materials like wood


Great small cosy bedroom ideas to inspire you

Small bedrooms can make great cosy spaces for Christmas – whether it’s for you or for guests staying over on the big day itself.


1. Go big (and thick) with throws

If you really want to go to town and truly get into the festive spirit, go big on throws and soft furnishings for your bed.

Thick layers of tartan or patterned linens and decorative cushions can really make a huge difference to how your bedroom feels.

If your room has hard flooring, throw down a nice thick rug to complete the cosy look.


2. Bring the outside in

Even when it’s cold on the other side of your bedroom windows, don’t be afraid to bring the outside in with splashes of foliage for a real Christmassy feel.

Try laying a natural garland of foliage across your bed’s headboard – not only will this look great, but the fragrances will add another layer of cosy Christmas cheer to your bedroom.


3. Use cosy bedroom colours 

When it comes to cosy Christmas bedrooms, colour is key.

Of course, red really is the colour of Christmas, so don’t be afraid to be bold.

Whether its woolly stockings hanging from a bedroom fireplace, or a deep red throw across your bed, red is a colour that will always give your bedroom a cosy glow.

Lighter colours have their place, too, though and there’s no purer colour than white to help your bedroom feel cosy this Christmas.

Whites and greys can really stand out if you use different textures across your bedroom, so for every wool item, throw in something lacy and elegant to offset it.


4. Cosy bedroom lighting 

Lighting should always be at the forefront of your thinking when creating a cosy, Christmassy bedroom.

When it comes to lighting in a Christmas-themed bedroom, less is definitely more.

Avoid glaring, powerful lights and scale everything back to create a soft, relaxing ambiance.

Try creating a lace canopy of soft LED lighting over your bed for a really cosy feel.

If your bed’s headboard is free of a garland, wrap some LED lights around it, while placing some candle-effect, soft lighting around other areas of your bedroom – meaning you can avoid switching on your main bedroom light.


5. Decorate your windows 

Adding decoration to your windows will not only help your bedroom feel cosy this Christmas – but it will also get everyone who sees it into the festive spirit.

Consider hanging baubles or a wreath from above your window or add festive trinkets to your windowsill.

LED candles or wrapped lights can also add some sparkle and twinkle to your window throughout December.


6. Don’t forget the kids 

As well as your own bedroom or guest room, get the children into the festive spirit and have them create their own cosy décor this Christmas.

From making their own decorations with arts and crafts materials, to even applying a fresh coat of paint to their walls in a cosy colour, getting the kids involved can be great fun.


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