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10 Ways to Make Your Bedroom Warm and Fuzzy Using Throws!
Everyone loves a cosy, inviting bedroom but you may feel that
achieving one requires too much time or money. In fact, all you need is
careful planning and judicious thought before purchasing bedding and
throws and, soon, you too can have the cosy bedroom of your dreams!
purchasing bedding, do choose the best quality that you can afford and
look out for discounts, money off offers and other good deals. Imagine
being able to pay the same for top-quality luxury bedding as you do for
cheaper products? It is possible, as long as you watch stores for sales
and special offers and take advantage of such occasions. Even if you
have to pay the full price for top quality bedding, it is often well
worth the extra pennies as you end up with a product that will last very
well for many years, even as it adds an air of true luxury to your
Bedrooms are often a handy place to stash bulky
items and boxes of stuff waiting to be sorted out. This is all very well
for a short time, but make sure that you reclaim your bedroom space
promptly! Simply having plenty of room to manoeuvre in a bedroom can
feel like a luxury!
Invest in a thick plush rug as a
treat for your feet! Choose colours and patterns that perfectly
harmonise with the bedding and throws to help to enhance the effect of
your décor scheme. There is a great earthy pleasure to be had from
sinking your bare feet into a gorgeous shag pile rug, and they do not
have to cost a lot of money.
When it is cold outside, hopping into bed can be a very
unpleasant affair if the bedding is crisp and cool! Delightful in
summer, but numbingly cold in winter, cotton bedding has its place in a
summer bedroom only! Purchase a set or two of winter bedding and
delight in the cosy comfort every night when you slide into a toasty
Every bed should have one or two throws draped artlessly over
a corner. The simple sight of a cosy and welcoming throw instantly adds
a degree or two of comfort to any bedroom.
Knitted throws and blankets add a wonderfully homely air
to any bedroom, infusing it with love and charm. If you make the
blanket yourself (or, even better, have a much loved relative make it
for you) you will always associate the warmth and comfort that you
receive from the blanket with the care and effort that went into making
the blanket – a kind of dual blessing! For knitting patterns and exclusive designs, I always rely on Knitting Help.
Using the same smooth fabrics and matt wallpaper or paint
throughout a bedroom can give it a fairly lifeless appearance, much like
a characterless hotel room. Make use of texture throughout the bedroom
by adding cable-knit or embellished throws, embroidered bed linen and
even brocade fabrics for the bedding and curtains. These fabrics fill
the eye and give your bedroom lots of personality and charm. For fully textured and patterned throws I opt for Yorkshire Linen Co.
Fur blankets and throws speak to the inner caveman in all of
us! There is something simultaneously decadent and comforting about the
feel of soft thick fur under our hand, but real fur is a no-no these
days (the animals need it more than we do, as the advertising campaign
goes!) Fortunately, modern faux fur can look and feel as good as the
real thing, without any unpleasant thoughts of wearing a dead animal’s
skin. To add a sumptuous and warm air to your bedroom, drape a large
faux fur throw across your bed.
Throws to Curtains to Rugs
Match the rug and throws to the curtains
to round out and finish off your décor scheme. If you can acquire
perfectly matching products (fabric, colour and texture) so much the
better, but even a match in just the colour shade will make an enormous
difference to the look of the bedroom.
Go Vintage for the Nostalgia
Keep your eyes peeled when trawling
through car boot sales and auctions. If you spot any vintage blankets
(the kind that we all used to have before duvets took over the world!)
invest in them immediately! ‘Proper’ blankets add a great warmth and
charm to any bedroom, speaking of comfort and cosiness. Add a few
vintage blankets to your bed and see how cosy your room becomes!
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