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Fall Into The Holidays | The Bedroom

 Make your house holiday ready, week by week and room by room.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!

A cozy navy and white master bedroom.

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

Making a blue and white bedroom a little more cozy for fall.

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.

Navy and white master bedroom with layers for fall.

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!

Navy, white and cream master bedroom layered for a cozy and comfy autumn and winter.

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!)

Tuck fresh evergreens around the house during the holiday season.

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 headboardWood mounted photo art | Ikea hack wall lights

Bedding:  Navy sheets | White coverlet | Down comforter | Duvet (Bloomingdales years ago) | White shamsNavy 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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Debbie - Mountain Mama

Friday 3rd of November 2017

What a super cozy bedroom!! I just ordered new tweed drapes for my bedroom - I'm pretty excited to up the cozy factor for the winter! I always had sheers on my bedroom windows but in the winter when the leaves fall my house can be seen from the road if you look the right way....and with the early nights, I feel a little exposed in my bedroom. Country Curtains' going out of business sale prompted me to pick up new drapes for almost every room in the house - :)


Friday 3rd of November 2017

I didn't know Country Curtains was going out of business Debbie! That's great that you've been able to take advantage of that and score some new drapes!

Katie Chalk

Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Ok I’ve never even thought about dark sheets but I totally get how they would add that cozy feel. Loved all your tips, and yes to good furry blankets and pillows!


Wednesday 1st of November 2017

I am in love with the navy and white color scheme, and now I need those gold lights! Love! Great tip on the sheets, I think that is what I am missing in our room--Amy


Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Thanks so much Amy I thought your room was perfection!

Becky (This Is Happiness)

Wednesday 1st of November 2017

Love the navy wall against your white bedding! I'm a white sheet girl too, but might have to give the dark sheets a try for the winter :)


Wednesday 1st of November 2017

It's a fun little change for winter. It's the little things Becky! :)

Jennifer Griffin

Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Love the idea of the dark sheets! I think khaki is the darkest we have, but navy or plum would feel oh so cozy! Your bedroom is so pretty, Lisa!


Tuesday 31st of October 2017

Plum, yes! That would be so pretty!! Thank you for getting me because the whole dark sheet drama is totally lost on my kids and Mark! :)