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Bedroom Ideas: Ways to Warm up Your Space for Winter

Azure Bedhead from Forty Winks - Bedroom Ideas

The bedroom is far more important to get right in winter, don’t you think?

I don’t know about you, but I spend a tonne more time sleeping in and going to be early in the colder months; layering up the bed, having a cuppa on the bedside and crawling out from under the covers closer to midday on the weekends at times.

Rocking your boudoir in winter and making it look amazing comes down to a few key elements. And I’m going to showcase four of them today using imagery from the amazing new Forty Winks catalogue. Let’s do this!

1. Choose a Winter Colour Combo. 

An inviting space is all about balancing the various elements, and none is more important than colour! In winter, make sure you bring in a warm tone like orange (the Azure bedhead above in a Mango colour story is spot on). Teaming warm orange tones with charcoal greys creates a gorgeous contrast and makes the space feel resolved. Throw in some crisp whites or soft lilacs and you can take the look even further.

Padded Bedhead from Forty Winks - Bedroom Ideas to Add Texture

2. Add Sophistication with an Upholstered Bedhead 

An Upholstered bedhead will bring an instant sense of warmth to your space, and with button detailing it can make the look feel a little more luxe than run-of-the-mill fabric varieties. If you keep the lines of the bed clean, it’ll allow you to go a little more embellished in other areas like in your bedside table styling.

If you choose the bed in a subdued colourway (like the Accent bed above) you can then go with a punchier bedspread, which you can chop and change as you please. I’m also a bit smitten with that giant knitted ottoman. Isn’t it rad?

Timber Bed from Forty Winks with AURA Home Bedding

3. Introduce Warm Wood Tones

Metal beds are divine and all (I have one myself), but a bed made from a light wood is going to inject instant warmth like no other material can. The bed above (the awesome Marvin) has a touch of Scandinavian to it, so it’s got clean lines that can be softened with a rug or plush bedding.

The wood grain running horizontally in the bedhead will also make the space feel larger; any horizontal lines will do this. So if you feel your room is a little on the small side, you need to add some stripes ASAP!

Monochrome Bedroom Ideas from Forty Winks - Add Yellow

4. Add Zesty Yellow to a Monochrome Palette

A monochrome colour palette is a foolproof one and I’ve really been getting into it of late in my own home (my recent bedroom makeover post is proof of this). However, if you want the look to feel fresh and vibrant, a good dose of zesty yellow is the way to go.

Yellow is considered a warm tone on the colour wheel, so it’s a great shade to add through the colder months – and if you keep the proportions right it won’t overwhelm the space. The Noah bedroom suite above is pretty sleek and has just the right amount of colour, don’t you think?

>>> What look are you rocking in your room this winter?


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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  1. Been bedside lamp shopping with my other half and he wasn’t sure about the wooden lights I love as we have wooden bedsides – thanks for having the perfect image to show him how it will work perfectly – now to get the mint/grey AURA bedspread too!!

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