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EXPERTS SAY





                                                                                                                                      LOVEABLE LAYOUTS                         CALMING COLOURS                             LUXURIOUS LAYERS



                                                                                                                                                                     -       As a place for relaxing and              It goes without saying that one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the best ways to style your
                       siderations should be the layout of the room. Granted, there may be some limitations with this in                                                   sleeping, it’s no surprise that             room for warmth this winter is
                                                                                                                                                                               many bedroom designs
                           terms of size, positioning of doors, windows and radiators, but where possible try and arrange                                                   favour neutral palettes that                 with a myriad of layers and

                            the room to make the best use of floor space and avoid any potential issues that could affect                                                    offer up a more sleep con-                 different textures - switching

                                                                                                                             the overall feel of the room.                  ducive ambience. However,                  out light, summery fabrics for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           plush, thick alternatives.
                                  For instance, repositioning your bed away from drafty windows or direct heat sources will                                                  your colour scheme has to

                              ensure you attain the right temperature for a good night’s sleep, while making sure there are                                                 be bland - far from it in fact;             Chunky knit throws, faux-fur

                           clear pathways to easily navigate through the room will help instill a sense of space. This may                                                   there are plenty of options              scatter cushions and deep-pile
                                                                                                                                                                              for adding character and
                           require playing around with furniture placement, but the end result will be worth it when you’re                                                  colour, especially in winter.             ways to cosy things up when

                                                                                                greeted by a relaxing space to sleep each night!                                                                         the temperatures plummet


                                                                                                                                                                             From pale terracottas and                  outside, instantly creating a
                                                                                                                                                                              soft lilacs to rich creams               homely feel. And, don’t forget
                                                                                                                                                                               and cool blues, delicate                 your curtains, too. Even new,

                                                                                                                                                                            pastels and warm hues are
                                                                                                                                                                            ideal for delivering a serene                dramatically impact on the

                                                                                                                                                                             setting. Mix in some pretty              inside temperature of your bed-
                                                                                                                                                                              patterns and a variety of                 room, so be savvy and dress
                                                                                                                                                                            shades and textures in your               your windows accordingly with

                                                                                                                                                                            key colour of choice and the               thermal curtains that will keep
                                                                                                                                                                               room will instantly feel                 the heat in and the cold well

                                                                                                                                                                                      transformed.                                and truly out!


                                                                                                                                                                            Of course, you don’t have to                Speaking of windows, now is

                                                                                                                                                                             steer clear of bold colours              also the perfect time to address
                                                                                                                                                                             entirely to achieve a warm,              any draughts or problem areas

                                                                                                                                                                             winter wonderland. Opting                   that could be affecting the
                                                                                                                                                                             for splashes of jewel tones
                                                                                                                                                                              inspired by ruby, emerald,               home. Whether you go all out

                                                                                                                                                                            topaz and sapphire will lend              and replace your bedroom win-
                                                                                                                                                                             a luxurious edge that begs                dows with new ones or simply

                                                                                                                                                                              you to snuggle under the                    apply some much-needed
                                                                                                                                                                             duvet, whether that’s in an                 repairs, tackling any issues
                                                                                 If you’re looking to transform your bedroom into a cosy haven for seeing out the            opulent ottoman-style bed                 early in the season will ensure
                                                                                    winter, then we hope these handy interior design tips will get you well on your           or a more simple double                  your bedroom stays toasty all
                                                                                     way. Add in a splash of your own creativity for good measure and we’re sure
                                                                                                   you’ll have a bedroom primed for a restful night all winter long.                     design.                                   winter long.
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