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8 Steps to transition your bedroom from warm summer to cool winter.

Transitioning your bedroom from summer to winter can help you feel more comfortable and cosy during the colder months. These are my tips to help you make the switch:

Swap out bedding: When the weather gets colder, it's a good idea to swap out your summer sheets for warmer ones. But be careful not to choose sheets that are too warm, as you might wake up feeling sweaty during the night. Start with flannel sheets and a coverlet or comforter instead of a thick duvet. The main difference between a comforter and a duvet is that a comforter is just one piece of bedding, while a duvet requires an insert and a cover. Coverlets are generally thinner than duvets and comforters, which makes them perfect for the start of the cooler months. As autumn transitions into winter, you can switch to a cosy, fluffy duvet that will make you never want to leave your bed. Consider where you live and how much your temperature changes when choosing your bedding.

Add extra layers: As suggested in the bedding section above at the start of the cooler seasons, you can start off with layering your summer bedding with additional blankets or throws. Consider adding a wool blanket or throw for added texture and cosiness.

Change curtains or blinds: In very cold areas, if you have lightweight curtains or blinds, consider swapping them out for thicker, insulating ones to help keep cold drafts out.

Add rugs: Hardwood floors and tiles can feel cold during the winter months, so consider adding a cosy rug to your bedroom for extra warmth and comfort underfoot. The objective is to something warm under your feet as soon as you step off your bed. I have included guide to help you select the correct size.

Adjust lighting: As the days get shorter, it's important to have adequate lighting in your bedroom. Consider adding warm, ambient lighting to create a cosy atmosphere. You get two types of light bulbs, a cold white light bulb and warm white light bulb, the warm light bulb contains more red, orange and yellow tones, which creates a softer light, which is perfect which is perfect when you want to create a cosy ambiance. It is still important to have proper task lighting for reading in bed, so do take that into consideration.

Decorate for the season: Swap out your cooler linen and cotton cushions and throws for softer and warmer fabrics like wool, velvet, knitted textures, and even faux fur if it suits your style. These fabrics will add texture and warmth to your bedroom and make it feel cosy and inviting. You don't have to replace everything - just a few new cushions and throws can make a big difference. Plus, you can store your summer items for next summer and switch them out again when the weather gets warmer.

Change colours: Changing the colours in your bedroom can make a big difference. You don't have to completely change the colours, just subtle changes can work too. Instead of throwing things away, try adding new items to revive what you already have. For example, if your bedroom has cool colours like blue and navy, you can add warmer colours like cream and wheat to your cushions and throws. You can also replace a white lampshade with a textured, natural one to add to your new warm colour scheme and transform your lamps. Adding warm tones to cool colours can instantly make your bedroom feel warmer. The images below show how this works.

Adjust scents: Changing your room's scent can help create an autumnal feel. Consider using candles or essential oils with scents such as cinnamon, apple, or pumpkin spice to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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