Happy Halloween and welcome back to this weekly series of simple and do-able projects and ideas to spruce up your home before the holiday season!
Last week we chatted about the kitchen and today we’re onto bedrooms. I don’t do much to change up our bedroom seasonally outside of turning up the heat, but after buying new bedding for my college-bound kiddo in the summer, I thought it was high time we got some new bedding too. It’s really amazing how a few changes can raise the cozy and comfy factors exponentially!
I gravitate towards coastal, summery decor, but I do love an inviting, soft bed any season of the year. If you’re seeking to cozy up your house before the holidays…..
Here are a few easy ways to give your bedroom or guest room a warm and welcoming vibe.
Add a velvet, furry or flannel pillow to your bed. I stole this one from our living room when I realized it’s an EXACT match to our bedroom walls, and people, I’m not gonna lie, this makes me happy. It’s like I picked out the paint to go with the pillow. #itsthelittlethings
Layer. I know everyone has a preference on this subject, but here in the Northeast, I like to do a top sheet, coverlet or quilt, and light-weight down comforter as layers on all our beds for three out of our four seasons.
Try dark sheets. I know – it sounds weird! Although I have bought them for my kids through the years, I seriously don’t think I’ve ever had dark colored sheets before. Pulling back the covers and getting into a bed of dark sheets feels like climbing into a cocoon! I always buy white bedding, occasionally I buy white sheets with a pattern on them, but NAVY sheets? I am totally living on the edge.
I found our navy sheets at Marshalls – they weren’t too spendy. You can find them here online at the same price.
I’m over the whole high thread count thing after learning that a higher number doesn’t necessarily mean higher quality but I always buy 100% cotton sheets however if anyone wants drop some silk sheets on my doorstep I wouldn’t hate them 🙂
FYI Read this sheet buying guide at Good Housekeeping if you’re in the market for nice sheets.
Stay tuned for a method to soften sheets next week!
One more idea for a cozy bedroom this holiday season:
Add a seasonal, natural element. The easiest way to give a bedroom a special touch for the holidays!
Go from leaves and autumn sea grass in November……
….to cuttings from the Christmas tree or evergreens in your yard come December! (leaves and sea grass last a few days, but evergreens can last for a month or two if you refresh the water!)
We don’t have a guest room but I try to transform one of our teen kiddos’ rooms into one when we have overnight guests, so the more tricks I can pull out of my sleeve the better!
I was sincerely just going to talk about cuttings from the yard for autumn and winter, but our new sheets got me all fired up today, ha!
Wall color – Benjamin Moore Gentleman’s Grey 2062-20 (the same color I used in our recent bathroom makeover)
DIYs: Nailhead trim headboard | Wood mounted photo art | Ikea hack wall lights
Bedding: Navy sheets | White coverlet | Down comforter | Duvet (Bloomingdales years ago) | White shams | Navy velvet pillow (similar) | Pom pom bedskirt
Check out more bedroom ideas to fall into the holidays with these amazing bloggers!
• Katie of Miss Dixie •
• Jennifer of Dimples & Tangles •
• Julie of Less Than Perfect Life Of Bliss •
• Pam of Simple Details •
• Shelley of Crazy Wonderful •
• Becky of This Is Happiness •
Join us next Tuesday for projects and ideas for the living room,
and stop by tomorrow for November’s My Five Favorites with even more ways to tame the holiday crazy!
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