Now that the New Year has come and gone, and the last pieces of holiday decor are packed up safely in cardboard boxes ready to be sprung open next December, our home can feel a bit lackluster. The magic of wreaths, Christmas trees and snowman figurines turn our homes into cozy winter wonderlands every year. But who says post-holiday winter decor can’t be just as cozy?
The bedroom is a great place to start if you want to add some coziness into your home. After all, the bedroom is where we change into our winter pajamas and snuggle into the covers after a long day. What’s cozier than that? Here are some simple changes you can make to transform your room into a cozy winter hideaway.
Choose Cozy Bedding
Before you make any other changes, you want to make sure that your bedding is as comfy as possible! As the days get shorter and shorter, we’re naturally more tired in the winter months. That means more time lazing in bed and there’s nothing more satisfying than curling up in some incredibly comfortable bedding. In our humble opinion, nothing is comfier than our Delilah Home 100% organic hemp sheets.
Hemp is one of the best fabrics for temperature regulation, which means you won’t be sweating through the night even with the heater cranked. It’s also one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics available. Grab the matching duvet cover for the ultimate comfy set up.
Incorporate Your Favorite Scents
Aromatherapy has been used as a healing treatment for thousands of years. Certain scents have different effects on your mental and physical wellbeing. Lavender, jasmine and sandalwood, for example, are known as soothing scents associated with relaxation and sleep. Giving your bedroom its own signature scent will make it extra cozy. You can use essential oils with a diffuser or burn incense.
Bring in Mood Lighting
The sun sets very early in the winter so you’ll want to make sure that your lighting compliments the cozy vibes of your bedroom. Nothing sets the atmosphere like lighting. Dim, warm lights will help you transition from daytime to bedtime. Add some extra mood lighting for an even cozier setting. Fairy lights strung up near your bed or door frame add some extra magic that will help make the transition from the holidays easier. Candles do the trick as well; just make sure they’re put out before going to sleep!
Have a Stack of Books or Journal at your Bedside
There’s nothing cozier than snuggling into bed with a good book on a snowy or rainy winter evening. Having a stack of books or your favorite journal on your nightstand makes it easy to put away your phone, turn off the TV and relax with some tech-free time.
Bring in Greenery with Indoor Plants
If you really want to step up your cozy bedroom decor, plants are a game changer! Since we can’t spend as much time outdoors during the winter, why not bring the outdoors inside? House plants not only improve the air quality of your room, but studies have shown that taking care of indoor plants can lower your blood pressure and improve your wellbeing.
Incorporate Cozy Music
Music is another element that really changes the atmosphere of a space. Playing classical or jazz music can make your space go from just a bedroom to a warm, inviting area of relaxation. For extra cozy points, search “jazz music + rain” on Youtube. You won’t be disappointed.
Purchase a Serving Tray
Is there anything more luxurious than a weekend breakfast in bed? Make it extra easy with a serving tray for your meal or yummy hot beverage. Grab your favorite newspaper, snack on a croissant and feel like you’re having fancy room service at a hotel.
Keep It Cozy with Thick Curtains
The days may be shorter during the winter, but at some point the sun is bound to come glaring through your window. Stretch out your cozy morning time with a set of thick curtains. Black out curtains will really give you that night time vibe all day long. These are perfect for daytime movie watching in bed, too!
Bonus: Invest In a Projector
This bonus tip is a bit more expensive than the rest, but if you want to up your cozy game, this is it. We all know watching movies in bed is the ultimate cozy activity. Snuggled up in your favorite blanket, with a bowl full of popcorn and a yummy drink. What’s better than that? But instead of propping up your laptop or dragging the living room TV into your bedroom, invest in a projector. As long as you have an empty wall, you have a movie theater in your room!