Regardless of which exposure your house or condo faces, the diminished daylight and cravings for high calorie comfort food makes hibernating in the winter a very attractive way to pass the time. The truth of the matter is that we don’t require more sleep in the winter, however we tend to feel like we want more because our bodies produce melatonin in the absence of light; so if you feel like you’ve been snoozing that alarm a bit too much recently, you’re not alone! A good night’s rest is vital year round, but giving your home a winter makeover can help to inspire relaxation. The ultimate spot of relaxation in any house or condo is the bedroom. Adding some warmth and luxury to your bedroom makes going to bed a treat. A cozy winter bedroom can put a smile on your face when you wake up or perhaps you’ll decide to fight the freeze by staying nice and snug in your bed! Whichever you choose, take a look at these ways to transform your bedroom into a cozy winter slumbering retreat.
For so many GTA house or condo dwellers, the start of overnight temperatures falling below zero degrees beacons the switching of the sheets in favor of much adored winter bedding. All family members can agree that making the switch to cotton flannel or fleece bedding makes crawling into bed each night a true delight. Even kids can appreciate the added softness and coziness winter bedding brings to their bed.
Nothing says winter like a cozy knit sweater and that’s exactly how this bedroom décor makes you feel. This soft winter white, creates a monochromatic colour scheme which is both soothing and inviting for your winter bedroom. The crochet pillow and poof really completes this look by adding some dimension with the contrasting knit weave and splash of subtle colour with the grey pillow.
Layering quilts, knits and throws creates a charming bedroom full of texture and dimension. You can also consider using faux fur in pillows or throws to add some luxury and further warmth to your winter bedroom. Coupled with a carpet next to the bed ensures that your feet never have to touch the cold floor as your shuffle for your slippers each morning.
Some houses and condos may have bedrooms that despite the sufficient heat distribution throughout the home may be suffering from heat loss or a weak vent. In these types of ‘cold bedrooms’, bringing in an additional source of heat becomes a necessity, but unsightly heaters are not always met with agreement. In this case consider in infrared box heater which also doubles as a beautiful furniture piece like this one from Lowes.
Colder temperatures in Toronto and the surrounding area means reduced humidity and moisture in the air. Your house and condo is not immune from this effect so even if your furnace has a humidifier, many homeowners still experience the drying effects of the colder temperatures. The bedroom is the room most of us spend most of our time while in the home so consider a standalone humidifier, especially important for infants and small children.
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