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We are seeing cooler temperatures here, so it is finally beginning to feel like Autumn in Pennsylvania.
One of the seasonal changes around here is to make the bedrooms even more cozy. I only make a couple of changes to get bedrooms ready for the cooler months.
I take the down comforters out of summer-storage, clean them and slip them into duvet covers. I found a very light weight duvet cover from West Elm, that is made from Tencel. It feels like silk. It is not heavy at all, but with the down comforter inside of it, we will be warm and toasty this winter.
Adding a chunky textured throw blanket is also another way to add some of that coziness to the room. I wish I could knit because this would certainly be on my DIY To-Do list!
If you don’t have curtain panels in your bedroom, consider adding them. The added texture on the walls makes the room look warmer, and they will help keep the cold air out. I tell all my clients they might be able to use ready-made draperies. There are so many great resources out there. I’ve had the best luck with JCPenney, sometimes they do need to be hemmed, but the bang you get for your buck is fantastic. Below are two pictures showing the same room before and after the addition of ready-made drapes. The room looks more cozy and the space also appears larger since we hung the panels as high as possible. It’s an amazing change.
Adding a real or faux fur rug on the floor is another addition to your room that makes it cozier. Placing it next to the bed certainly makes getting up in the morning a little easier.
Consider wallpaper. No, it’s not a seasonal change, but one that will make your room cozy all year long. I think the right wallpaper in the bedroom, whether it is on one wall or the entire room will certainly set the tone for a restful retreat that you can enjoy every day. Wallpaper has come a long way. You may still be stinging from removing wallpaper that was installed in the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s. But check out York Wallcovering’s Sure Strip paper. It is easy to install and it will come down in one sheet when you are ready. Here is one of my favorite patterns, by Carey Lind Designs.
Background music is important! You can easily place a small bluetooth speaker on your nightstand. Adding music to a room has never been easier. So many great choices are available from Amazon, Target, Best Buy, etc. Look how small this one is!
Finally, don’t forget your sense of smell. My favorite candle is from Capri-Blue. The favorite scent–Volcano. I wish you could smell it.
If you have any questions or need help with getting your bedroom ready for the cooler nights ahead, please reach out to us. We’d love to help! Here is the current state of my Master Bedroom…