Tips for a Simple Winter Bedroom Refresh
Welcome to my first bimonthly article, filled with tips on staging and decorating your home. I’m all about making my home cozy, especially in the fall and winter. When the holidays are over, there are usually great sales on bedding in January, which makes the new year a perfect time to do a bedroom refresh.
My go-to for bringing in that cozy feel is incorporating comfy, layered bedding, pillows and candles. I love creating a layered bed by using a nice set of sheets, a lightweight blanket or two, a comforter, a cozy throw at the end of the bed and lots of coordinating pillows.
I recently refreshed my bedroom to get ready for the colder months. I started by changing my off-white curtains to a velvety set of burnt orange panels. I have tall, vaulted ceilings in my bedroom, so I used 120-inch curtains to create a more dramatic look. Try using clips on your curtain rod, so changing out curtains with the seasons is simple.
For the bed, I put on flannel, floral pattern sheets, and placed a white, lightweight quilt (which I reuse every season) over the sheets. Then, I placed a mustard-colored, double-cloth quilt on top of the white quilt and folded it back. For the final touch, I folded a white quilt at the end of my bed, added matching pillows and a furry matching throw, and changed out my wall décor.
An inexpensive trick for decorating the walls is to use different hats to make a feature wall above your bed. I use a bunch that I got from the dollar spot at Target, along with some wide brim summer hats.
To change back for the spring and summer months, swap the curtains for a neutral color, such as white, beige or light gray. Then, add white or cream-colored sheets. Swap out the warm-colored, lightweight blanket for a different color, such as green or blue. Change your throw pillows, and you will have a different look for the new season.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to update your home. Shop sale events, like the after-Christmas sales going on now. Look for unique and vintage pieces on Facebook Marketplace, or visit Goodwill or the local big box retailers.
– Donna Broadus is a 28-year resident of Woodstock and the owner of Broadus Realty Group. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook for design/staging tips. broadusrealtygroup.com.