Room Revamp is a series where we help you make your bedroom your dream space. From simple tidying hacks to creating more space and adding touches of style to make it somewhere you love to cosy up.
With the colder, darker evenings, it’s super important to keep your bedroom cosy and warm so you have a happy haven to chill out in.
Fortunately, you don’t have to make any drastic changes, but adding a few cosy items to the room and changing up the lighting can make all the difference.
Throw it on
First up, it’s important to be comfortable in your room, even if you don’t have loads of space. If they means hanging out on your leaba, so be it! But we don’t really want to get under the covers at 5pm, because by the time you’re due to go to sleep, you might find it hard to switch off if you’ve been lying there for hours. Instead, it’s all about throws. Add a throw or cosy blanket to the top of your bed so that when it comes to chilling out up there, reading or watching Netflix, you’re not actually IN bed, just on it! Trust us, it makes a difference.
Plus, it adds a cosy aesthetic to your room even when you’re not snuggling up for the day.
Lighting is everything when it comes to making a cosy room, and dim, warm lights are the quickest way to create those vibes. You don’t need to install a dimmer switch or even buy a new lamp, simply switching up the lampshade for a darker one is one easy way to achieve this. If you can’t change your lampshade opt for a lamp that has a dark lampshade or just pick up some fairy lights. Of course, nothing says cosy glow like candles too! You can pick up affordable candles in most budget stores.
All about aromas
Speaking of candles, choosing the right scent can make all the difference for the overall vibe of your room. While fresh scents like citrus are great for making the room feel airy and clean, if you’re going for a cosy vibe think warm, wood scents like cinnamon, coffee, sandalwood and pumpkin.
Not to be dramatic but NOTHING will feel cosy if you’re not comfortable. Sitting there in jeans is not the one, sis. Invest in some after school/weekend lounge wear or cosy PJs. They don’t necessarily have to be what you sleep in every night, but rather, the comfy things you put on after school or when you’re having a chill day at home. Think fluffy, think baggy and think soft.
Will all of these little changes, you’ll never want to leave your room… please apologise to your parents for us!