Even though winter doesn’t officially start until December 21st, the moment Thanksgiving is over we find ourselves thinking of Christmas holidays and New Year’s Eve. We take time and carefully plan our holidays, family trips to visit friends and grandparents, and Christmas dinners, and we take time to decorate our homes, but we seldom focus on bedrooms. Bedroom is like a sanctuary and an oasis of peace, and just as you prepare your garden and your house for the winter, you should also prepare your bedroom.
Warm your bed
You know the drill: you get inside and you wish for nothing else than to curl underneath your blankets until you feel warm and cozy. If you’re always cold and would like nothing else than to walk around in a fluffy onesie and warm PJs, you could fulfill your need for warmth by bringing an electric blanket in your bedroom. This will keep you nice and warm when you’re watching a movie in your bed, but it will not be as massive as a big space heater. If you don’t like the idea of electric blanket, a simple plastic bottle filled with warm water and placed under the sheets will do the trick too.
With Christmas practically knocking on our door, we have already decorated our yard, porch, front door, and set up a huge Christmas tree in the living room. Just as you carefully prepare for winter holidays in your living room (and kitchen), you should pay attention to your bedroom as well. Why not place a nice scented candle on your bedside table or use fairy lights to transform your ordinary room into a real winter wonderland? You don’t have to bring in a ton of ornaments, but a nice wreath on your window or a paper garland on your closet will bring a bit of festive air to the room and you’ll love it.
Protect your feet
The easiest way to get sick in winter is to walk around barefoot and not protecting your feet from the cold. You might not be able to wear an extra cozy pair of fleece socks to work, but you can easily keep one in your bedroom, in a drawer of your nightstand in case you get cold and can’t fall asleep. Also, a nice pair of warm slippers will be great too, especially for keeping your socks clean. Another great way to make sure your feet are nice and warm is to place a fluffy rug at the foot of your bed. This way getting out of the warm bed in the morning won’t be so traumatic because your feet will always land on something nice and soft.
Insulate your windows
Windows allow you to enjoy the view without actually having to go outside and freeze unless they aren’t properly insulated. In that case, you can get a taste of the outside weather even though you don’t really want it. Insulating your windows means that you will keep the warmth inside and lower your bills at the same time. Experts from Marchants Blinds recommend getting a plastic insulation kit, rubber seal and some high-quality heavy drapes, which will not only look great, but also will help in keeping the warm air inside too.
As the days continue to get shorter and the temperature’s dropping lower and lower, you might want to spend all your free time in the comfort of your home. If you take time and prepare your bedroom for the upcoming winter, you will find that the season itself isn’t so bad, especially when you can curl up under a soft blanket and watch the snowflakes from the comfort of your own bed.
Bio: David Koller is a freelance blogger passionately interested in minor house fixes and home décor.