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The Bed King's Favourite Winter Warming Ideas

July 14, 2015


The Bed King's Favourite Winter Warming Ideas

With winter well and truly here in some parts of the country, we once again turn our attention to trying to keep warm, and what better way to do that this winter than to turn the heat up in the bedroom… With a little bedroom redecorating and ideas of course!

1. A Good Rug

Not surprisingly, quite a lot of your bedroom’s heat can escape through a cold floor – which is why most bedrooms have carpets. However, did you know that even laminates and wood floors are terrible at keeping the heat in? That is why a good rug or two not only make our bedroom look a lot more inviting, but also help to keep the heat in. For best results think about sheepskin rugs or wool rugs.

2. A Funky Draught Excluder

Draught excluders are not just things that you find lying around grandma’s house anymore. There are countless cool and different designs for making your own draught excluders out of fabric or wool that will truly standout. Gone are the boring sausages dogs of old, think about cute rows of chicks, trains, or even funky pigs. The internet is filled with great ideas!

3. Warm Winter Foods

Say no more! A good hearty meal sounds like the perfect thing to have just before bed in the middle of winter, but be careful. Winter months are the ones in which you are most likely to pick up weight because of lapses in diet or unhealthy eating habits. It might sounds great to have a cup of hot chocolate every night, but the calories add up and you are less likely to go to gym while it is dark. Then again, a few extra calories are worth it, right?

4. Make Some Heat

Bedroom heaters are an obvious option, but sometimes even the illusion of heat is enough to make your bedroom more inviting. Redecorating your bedroom or accenting it with oranges, reds and other warm colours can make a massive difference! You can even try changing your bright bulbs to softer ones that make rooms seem more comforting and cosy.

5. Keep the Heat

Once you have the heat going in your bedroom, the important thing to do is to keep it in, and one of the easiest ways is to insulate your windows with thick curtains. Double lined curtains can make a massive difference, but don’t keep them closed all the time. Getting a little sunlight and fresh air in bedroom during the day will prevent it from getting stuffy and help you sleep better.

6. The Roof

There is no point to creating a warm home if all that heat escapes up through the roof. Because hot air rises, it is quickest lost through the roof, so make sure that your roof or loft is insulated

7. Create a Snuggle Fort

What better way to keep warm in winter than with plenty of blankets and pillows? Faux fur blankets and throws are not only super comfortable, but super warm as well. Even thin faux fur rugs can make a significant difference at night. Or, if you are a little crafty, think about crocheting a blanket or creating a quilt. Not only are they great ways to keep warm, but they also make great heirlooms. Take a look at our pillow and bedding department for some winter warming ideas.


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