5 Ways to Create a Cosy Winter Bedroom
Rest & Restore
Looking to create the ultimate night-time escape? As nights grow longer and mornings colder, there’s nothing more inviting than a little extra time in bed. This season, we’re embracing texture, from sateen cotton and lustrous velvet to pure cashmere and Australian wool, it’s time to up the cosy.
1. Sheet smarts
When it comes to cosy bedroom ideas, arguably bed linen is the most important purchase. Whether you prefer sheets with a luxurious silky-satin feel, or something light and breathable, getting the bedding right is important for getting the best night’s sleep.
“Be sure to consider quality” advises our founder, Anna Lofts. “'Invest in a high-quality bed and mattress, plus great-quality linen, duvet, and pillows. It can feel like a big investment but, in the long term, it is worth it as great quality will feel better and last longer.”
2. A layered approach
We love the combination of pairing bed linen with cushions and throws in complementary neutral tones. On cooler nights – and for moments curled up on the sofa – our luxurious Australian wool blankets are like a welcome, warm hug. Whether tucked between your flat sheet and quilt or layered on top of your winter bedding as a throw, they’re the perfect additional layer.
“Layers are the number one design element to a successful bedroom,” says Creative Director, Danielle Bowers. “The key is to add functional elements first, followed by textural details that will create a more styled and considered look.”
3. Elevated extras
Another way to make a bedroom more relaxing is by layering cushions on the bed combined with a sumptuous, soft-touch velvet quilt that can really help create a sense of tranquillity. Create an inviting space by styling bedside tables with thoughtful details such as a scented candle and your favourite book. A cosy, wool rug will also make the bedroom look and feel warmer, whilst offering extra insulation underfoot.
4. Cocooning neutrals
Neutrals and desaturated shades are guaranteed to create a restful feel in a bedroom, plus it's important to factor in different tonal depths and textures. Consider warm, earthy hues such as caramel, chocolate, and oatmeal. Use warm, gentle tones and textures to create a space you want to retreat into and let go of the day's stresses. The bedroom should be a place that boosts our well-being, that invites us to rest and restore, and offers a sanctuary.
5. Reset your routine
It’s time to re-assess your wind-down routine. Take a moment to disconnect from technology and try a calming bath 60–90 minutes before bed with our Epsom-salt-infused Australian Native bath soak. Epsom is known for its sleep-inducing properties and for helping the body to relax – just the thing for drifting off peacefully when your head hits the pillow.