With winter finally here, now is the time to begin transforming your home ready for the festive season. Yet while living rooms and other communal areas often see the brunt of the decorating attention, more private areas such as our bedrooms can get overlooked.
For those who want to bring the spirit of Christmas into every part of their home, here is a ten step guide on how to transform your bedroom into a winter wonderland.
Step 1: Decorate the furniture Regardless of whether your bedroom furniture is made from wood or metal, there are many things you can do to give it a Christmas makeover. Decorate lightly by adding festive ornaments to the top of dressing tables or hanging tinsel or other decorations from the handles of chest of drawers.
Step 2: Change the bedding
If you want to create a true winter wonderland then match your winter blankets with fresh, white bedding. Crisp pillow cases and duvets combined with thin sheets create a luxurious layered look and is finished perfectly by a thick velvet blanket in a bright festive colour.
Step 3: Add lights
Fairy lights aren’t just for the Christmas tree so bring them into your bedroom. Whether your drape them from a wall or wrap them around the bottom of your bed is up to you – just never leave them plugged in and unattended. For more inspiration, take a look at these 50 bedrooms decorated with Christmas lights.
Step 4: Decorate the windows
Share your festive cheer with the outside world by decorating your windows. This can mean creating beautiful motifs using snow spray and stencils or sticking colourful, festive stickers to the inside of windows. You can even get some that light up if you want to go all out.
Step 5: Add candles
Candles are always popular during the festive season so place some strategically around your bedroom and light them during the evening. Again, keep safety in mind at all times and consider opting for scented such as cinnamon.
Step 6: Let it snow
If you don’t mind a little mess then why not give your bedroom the full winter wonderland makeover with fake snow? Sprinkle over window sills and bedroom furniture for a subtle but striking look.
Step 7: Set the tone
A winter wonderland isn’t just about looks so truly set the tone with festive music.
Step 8: Bring the outdoors in
Christmas tree or wreath – whatever you have room for, bring it into your bedroom to truly make the festive season come alive. Wreaths can be mounted on the door or hung on wardrobe doors depending on your preference.
Step 9: Hand your stockings up
A different type of stocking to the one you usually find in the bedroom, hanging yours up ready for a Christmas Eve visit is essential.
Step 10: Wear festive pyjamas
Turning your bedroom into a winter wonderland doesn’t end with interior decoration so grab your favourite winter pyjamas and jump into your soft and sumptuous bed – what better way is there to celebrate Christmas?