It is often said that bedroom design has a tendency to reflect the season’s fashion and so with the onset of winter and with Christmas fast approaching, more and more people are looking to outfit their bedrooms in styles that reflect the invading cold weather and the tendency to stay at home as the nights grow longer.
There is usually a divide between those who wish to reflect the icy weather in the style of their rooms and those that choose to rebuff the warmth in the room to compensate.
With the former, we tend to see colour and fabric texture play a large part in the room’s style. Re-designing an entire room for a single season is often a step too far. So what many people do is they tend combine new soft furnishings and ornamental accessories to give the room a fresh look without having to restyle the fitted furniture.
Often, the easiest way to reflect the wintery chill in your bedroom is to invest in soft furnishings that ooze warmth such as; pillowy duvets, faux fur throws, soft and shaggy rugs and similar such items.
Colour matching is also important. Icy shades of blue and grey, combined with stark whites are great for making the icy presence of winter felt. How you choose to place these colours however is up to you. When placed in darkly coloured rooms, on perhaps a background of black bed linen and dark floors, the icy feel exuded by the more glacial shades will be accentuated by the stark contrast; to compensate, an abundance of furry throws and warm looking bedding will help to make the room look more inviting. For a true wintery feel however, use white or pale grey bed linen; this works brilliantly if you already have light floors and walls.
One of the easiest ways to dress up a Fitted Bedroom for winter is to invest in new soft furnishings. Rather than showing off your bed frame, you can opt for a flowing valance that is longer than the height of the bed, to give it a flowing feel that blends it in with the floor. This, when paired with fluffy down duvets, and throws of faux fur, can really create a feel of inviting warmth.
Colour matched accessories are common in a situation like this, the addition of white lamps, combined with accessories in icy blue and grey hues such as photo frames and ornamental pieces is a good start. For those that have an en-suite, they can go the extra mile with icy coloured soap dishes and sink additions as well as buying towels and mat sets in cold colours, which works incredibly well with dark en-suite installations
Where some customers look to bring the essence of the cold into the room with their style choices, others opt to re-buff the warmth in their bedrooms by going for deep, rich shades such as purple and burgundy. These colours are often then imbued in velvety throws and pillow soft covers to create a feel of rich comfort. These can then be complimented with candles and other accessories that help to emphasise the warmth in a room.
A fitted bedroom will last for many years and so it needs to be built to be flexible, to reflect the changes in customer taste over the years and as the nights grow longer and the Christmas shopping rush comes to a peak; more and more people will be looking to outfit their fitted bedrooms and homes in this fashion.