There’s nothing better than a cosy nest when it’s bitterly cold outside. Make your bedroom a sanctuary with romantic bedding and soft carpet
Turn your bedroom into a winter retreat with these cosy style ideas
To get your bedroom winter-ready, the rule is layer, layer, layer! Choose your most important layer first: your carpet. This is your starting point, after which you can take your pick of soft furnishings in complementing tones and textures to pile on top. Think cushions, pillows and throws – all in colours you love, to ensure you can use them again year after year.
Go for a neutral-coloured carpet to make sure any bedding colour combo works. This light charcoal style features warm tones and blends in seamlessly with this moody and romantic colour palette featuring deep crimson and blush tones in varying strengths and textures. Greys, browns and navy tones are the most versatile carpet colours and will go with almost any decor colour scheme.
Changing your flooring can make a dramatic difference in the bedroom, especially if your existing flooring is wood. Here we have laid Carpet Court’s Urban Luster (2074) from the Malmo range. Soft underfoot, durable and cosy – it’s the perfect choice for bedrooms.
Get the look:
+ Urban Luster carpet, $58 a square metre, from Carpet Court.
+ Walls painted in Resene ‘White Thunder’.
+ Blush Tide cushion (at front), $85, from Crave Home.
+ Bloomingville brown glass vase (inset), $69.90, from Crave Home.
+ Smith & Co candle, $29.99, from The Aromatherapy Company.
+ Home Republic silver euro pillowcases (far left of bed), $32.99 each, from Adairs.
+ Home Republic washed linen grey euro pillowcases (at back of bed), $79.95, from Adairs.
+ Home Republic Himalayan fur cushion, $69.99, from Adairs.
+ Concrete stool, $159, from Thread Design.
+ Grey glass vase (holding willow), $9, from Kmart.
+ Living & Co glass vase (holding protea), $6, from The Warehouse.
+ Reindeer hide, $499, from Shut The Front Door.
+ Aura fringe mink cushion (on chair and bed), $74.99, from Shut The Front Door.
+ Aura velvet sham pillowcases, $59.99 each, from Shut The Front Door.
+ Aura velvet king duvet cover, $369, from Shut The Front Door.
+ Nina pendant in rust, $279.90, from Lighting Direct.
+ Trim chair in dark grey velvet, $1395, from Me & My Trend.
+ Other items stylist’s own.
Styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Michael Rooke.