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43 Super Cosy Winter Bedroom Decor Ideas

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Make your bedroom homely and inviting with these cosy winter bedroom decor ideas.

With winter fast approaching, it’s only a matter of weeks before our excessive collection of winter knits is pulled back out, along with our fav hot chocolate mug. But if the thought of dwindling daylight fills you with pre-winter blues, I am here to help you shake them off. 

In this article, I’m delving into the best winter bedroom decor ideas that will transform your bedroom into a cosy hideaway. From plush textiles to relaxing lighting, these winter bedroom ideas will help you fight the chill and create a space perfect for hibernation season.

Best of all, they are super affordable and easy to implement. So choose the ones that best suit you and get your home all set for winter.

Cosy Winter Bedroom Decor

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Preparing Your Bed For Winter

Switching your bedding for something more winter-appropriate just makes sense, and when you have been cocooned by a plush, deliciously thick duvet during a chilly evening, you’ll understand why. Here are all the tips you need to get your bed ready for winter.

1. Change your duvet for a higher tog

There is nothing quite like snuggling up under a warm, cosy duvet when it is chilly outside. Swapping out a thin duvet for a higher tog is a great way of making your bedroom cosier and more inviting.

A warmer duvet can also have a positive effect on your quality of sleep. Being cold can massively disrupt your sleep, so opting for appropriate winter bedding can help ensure you remain undisturbed throughout the night.

A duvet tog is a rating used to indicate the warmth and insulation provided by a duvet. A higher tog rating indicates a warmer duvet, making it preferred during the cold winter months.

Cosy winter bed

2. Dress your bed with cosy layers

Layering your bed with bedspreads, blankets, and throws will not only make your bedroom appear more inviting and cosy but will also improve your space’s functionality. The temperature throughout the winter season can change drastically. Layering your bed provides the flexibility to quickly adapt to these changing conditions by removing layers to suit your temperature.

To enhance the aesthetic appeal of your bedroom, mix up the textures, colours or patterns of your layers to add depth and visual interest to the bed.

Dress your bed with layers for winter

3. Hunker down with a chunky, knitted blanket

A chunky knit is a girl’s best friend during the cold winter months, so if you haven’t got one, this is your friendly reminder to purchase your own before those winter Netflix marathons.

Even if you prefer to snuggle up in a dressing gown rather than a blanket, a chunky knitted throw looks great when styled at the end of a bed and will amplify the cosiness of your room.

Warm chunky knitted blankets
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4. Store Your Dressing Gown Close To Your Bed

And while we are on the topic of cosy dressing gowns, why not incorporate a dedicated storage spot for yours? You may not be out of your dressing gown much during the winter, but it is still nice to have somewhere to hang it from for the rare few hours you are in daytime clothes. It’s best to have it somewhere close to your bed so it’s within reach in the morning.

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5. Increase your bed’s appeal by layering cushions

Nothing screams comfort more than a bed layered with gorgeous plump cushions. Add extra cushions to your bed this winter to make your space feel cosy and inviting. Choose seasonal patterns or hues that hint at winter, such as earthy browns, warm reds or icy blues.

You’ll find even more tips for styling a bed and selecting the best products in this article all about dressing a bed like a designer.

Cosy winter bedroom

Choose a colour palette perfect for winter bedroom decor

6. Snowy whites

Capture the essence of the season with an all-white bedroom decor that hints at a dreamy winter wonderland.

White is perfect for creating an interior that looks and feels both clean and fresh. It is hugely versatile and can serve as a beautiful base for other colours and textures. For a cosy winter aesthetic, layer blankets, throws and cosy faux fur rugs in shades of white. To make the room feel warmer, add some accents of rattan or light woods such as birch.

Snowy white winter bedroom

7. Icy blues

The colour blue has a timeless quality that works for any season. Softer shades that remind us of the grey-blue light of winter are a dreamy way of capturing and romanticising the beauty of the season.

Blue colour for winter decor
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8. Deep Navy

Darker tones of colour are a favourite for interior decor during the cold season, and it isn’t hard to see why. A deep navy blue is a rich colour that exudes a sense of warmth and cosiness, which makes it a perfect choice for creating a snug and inviting atmosphere during the winter.

Navy blue works well with a variety of other colours, allowing you to create various colour schemes or incorporate them into your existing bedroom colour palette.

Winter bedroom decor

9. Earthy browns

Embrace nature by using an earthy brown colour palette in your bedroom. This nature-inspired palette will help you reconnect with the great outdoors during winter when outdoor activities aren’t so appealing.

Brown hues can serve as a perfect base for layering other season-themed accessories to create a strong winter bedroom decor. But if brown decor isn’t quite your vibe, try adding soft touches through accents of wood furniture, textiles and decorative prints.

Cosy bedroom decor

10. Forest greens

Just like earthy browns, forest green can evoke a feeling of nature. Deep tones that make you think of evergreen trees and seasonal decorations are perfect for creating a warm hideaway ready for hibernation season.

Forest greens pair beautifully with brown hues for a rich and dramatic interior. However, if you want a softer and more versatile decor, pair it with white, cream, or subtle grey.

Layering bed for extra warmth in winter

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11. Champagne gold

Add some seasonal glamour to your bedroom with a hint of champagne gold. Not only does the shade exude elegance and sophistication, but gold hues have a warm undertone that can contribute to a cosy bedroom decor.

Keep your bedroom timeless by opting for a pair-back palette with just some accents of gold. This simple touch of champagne gold will hint at the festive season without being overly flashy and garish.

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12. Warm Reds

Accents of warm reds and deep oranges can instantly make a room feel more homely and inviting. Use a small hint of it within textiles and accessories to warm up a neutral colour palette.

Winter colours for bedroom

Seasonal bedroom decorations

When refreshing your home for the season, remember there is no need to buy a heap of brand-new home furnishings. Working with what you have and adding one or two new accessories can be all you need to capture the new season.

13. Wreaths and winter greenery

As we transition from autumn to winter, the changing landscape can be quite a sight and bringing a touch of this indoors can work wonders at changing the feeling of your home.

For a cost-effective way of adding some rustic winter charm to your bedroom, salvage a bundle of twigs from your garden or get some cuttings from a fir tree. Pop them in a vase and display them on your chest of drawers or dressing table.

Alternatively, weave your garden findings into a wreath and hang it on your wall to bring your space to life.

Winter bedroom greenery
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14. Earthy pinecones

On your next winter’s walk, keep your eyes peeled for pinecones or acorns scattered along the floor. These can make beautiful winter decorations. And the best bit is they don’t cost a thing! If cold winter walks are something you avoid at all costs, check out these affordable artificial pinecones from Amazon.

Winter bedroom decor

15. Winter florals

Floral arrangements are a staple during the spring/ summer seasons but seem to disappear during the colder months. This is a shame since a winter bouquet can be a stunning addition to your decor.

Opt for whatever is in your garden, or head to your local florist and see what is available. Dark, deep tones look amazing during winter and are a great choice. Combine some bright red Winterberry into your arrangement to capture the season.

Winter florals
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16. Christmas bedroom decor

Christmas decorations are often left out of the bedroom, with festive decorations confined to the rest of the house. But, if like me, you like to capture the magic of Christmas in every room, then the bedroom shouldn’t be forgotten.

A small Christmas tree, a scattering of baubles or a homemade festive garland are all effective ways of sprinkling some festive decor into your bedroom decor.

Christmas bedroom decor
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17. Cabin vibe bedroom accessories

Cabins are often associated with crisp winter days, warm rustic woods and relaxing roaring fires. So, for a cosy bedroom decor, allow your favourite cabin stay to inspire your decor to create a space perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Warm woods, cosy textiles and some bedroom accessories that ooze cabin vibes are easy ways of injecting this style into your space.

Cosy cabin bedroom decor
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18. Add some accents of wood

Warm textures can instantly make a space appear more welcoming and homely. The rustic texture of natural woods is an ideal way of bringing some charming texture into your home. A salvaged bedside table, a small stool that becomes a plant stand, or a wooden tray to display your everyday lotions are all easy ways of bringing some of this texture into your bedroom.

Cosy bedroom ideas for winter

Winter bedroom lighting

Lighting is a powerful tool that can dramatically impact our mood and productivity. By carefully selecting your bedroom lighting, you can create a welcoming space that is functional and a cosy haven throughout the colder months.

19. bedside table lamps

Mood lighting creates an atmosphere within a space and is much more than just a light that illuminates a room. It focuses on emotional impact and can make you feel calm and relaxed.

Bedside table lamps are great at adding soft ambient light to your bedroom. Keeping your mood lighting near your bed will help encourage you to use it around bedtime to help you unwind before sleep. Once you’ve experienced the cosy atmosphere mood lighting creates, you’ll never want to put your harsh overhead light on again.

Cosy bedroom lighting
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20. Add String Lights For A Cosy Feel

String light can add a touch of magic to your bedroom, particularly during winter when the days are darker and the nights are longer. The soft, twinkling lights create a warm and soothing environment, perfect for relaxing.

Cosy bedroom lighting
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21. Accessories with built-in lighting

If string lights remind you too much of your bedroom at university or back at your parent’s house, choose a more sophisticated option like these stylish twigs with integrated lights.

These understated lights will add a subtle touch of elegant cosiness to your bedroom without being over the top and too attention-grabbing.

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22. Warming Candles

A bedroom decorated for winter would not be complete without a candle or ten. Everybody knows Denmark is the home of ultimate cosy hygge living, and candles are a staple in Danish decor, so they should not be overlooked.

Despite the Danish preferring unscented candles, I think a candle with a soft scent can enhance your bedroom’s homely feel. Choose a scent that reminds you of your favourite winter aromas, such as warm spices or enticing cinnamon.

Cosy winter bedroom decor
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23. Cosy Lanterns

Place your candles inside a lantern to create a charming and eye-catching addition to your bedroom decor. Let it enhance the cosy aesthetic appeal of your space during winter, and then move them into the garden during summer for cosy evenings outside.

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24. Starlights For Your Bedroom

In the northern regions of Scandinavia, where winter days are short and dark, lighting plays a crucial role in the home. During the festive season, a popular light that dons many windows is the Christmas star. They emit a soft glow creating an inviting, festive atmosphere that you can easily replicate in your home.

Lighting for winter bedroom
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25. The benefits of smart lighting in a bedroom during winter

Smart lighting allows you to adjust the colour and intensity of your lighting to create the perfect ambience for different activities. Lighting can quickly be dimmed and changed to a warm hue when a more cosy, relaxing vibe is desired and can just as quickly be switched to a bright, cool light when needed.

Adjustable lighting can work wonders for helping regulate sleeping patterns during winter. Many lighting systems can mimic natural light and can be automated to help you wake up in the mornings, as well as dimming down towards the evening. This can help support your circadian rhythm, leading to better sleep quality.

Lighting for winter bedroom
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Rugs For Winter Bedroom Decor

A cosy bedroom aesthetic is so much more than what you see. How the room feels is just as important. Walking across a soft, velvety rug that your toes sink into can completely alter your mood, so don’t skip adding a rug to your bedroom if you want to create an oasis of comfort. 

26. Add an area rug under your bedframe

Is there anything worse than waking up on a cold winter morning and being confronted by a cold floor when you jump out of bed? If that thought sends a shiver down your spine, you need an area rug under your bed.

A rug underneath your bed will make getting out of bed much more enjoyable. For maximum cosiness, opt for a medium to high-pile rug so it is extra soft underfoot.

Cosy rugs under bed

27. Faux fur mini rugs

Faux fur rugs mimic the soft and plush texture of real fur and are often associated with winter due to the warmth and thickness of the material.

These super soft mini rugs will amp up the cosy appeal of your bedroom decor. Due to their small size, they are very versatile and portable, making them perfect as a rug on the floor or on a bed or chair as an extra cosy layer.

Cosy rugs for bedroom
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28. Layering rugs on your bedroom floor

For extra warmth and comfort, lay multiple rugs on your bedroom floor. Rugs layered on top of each other can enhance your bedroom’s aesthetic and are a great way of covering more square meterage of the floor without buying an insanely large rug. Use a low pile rug as your base layer, and then add high pile rugs on top (and ideally around the bed) to ensure you always have toasty toes.

Cosy rugs for bedroom

Winter Bedroom Patterns

29. Tartan Plaid

Plaid patterns in deep, rich colours, are often a popular choice as a winter pattern because they evoke a sense of warmth and cosiness. Plaid is a timeless classic that pairs well with most other decor.

Try adding a plaid throw to your bed in warm tartan colours to add extra comfort to your bedroom.

Winter bedroom decor ideas

30. Warm Traditional Prints

Layering different patterns in warm hues can work wonders at creating a cosy bedroom aesthetic. Thin strips can provide a great base layer for all seasons. Add some new cushion covers in winter-inspired patterns like these cosy cushions with traditional Scandi motifs.

Winter pattern ideas
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31. Cosy winter reading nook

Give yourself somewhere cosy to relax this winter by creating your own reading nook. A soft mood light, warm woods and seasonal prints make this bedroom corner look irresistibly inviting.

Reading nook for winter
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32. Display your winter throws

Keep your winter blankets close by with a rustic storage ladder. There are so many ways to store your blankets, but this is by far my favourite choice for winter. Not only are your blankets and throws easily accessible, but they also enhance the visual appeal of your bedroom by becoming a decorative focal point of the space.

Blanket storage for a cosy bedroom
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33. Layer your bedroom curtains

Ensure your windows are ready for the cold season by layering your window dressing. Thick, black-out curtains are ideal for keeping drafts at bay, helping keep your bedroom warm and comfy.

Need a little help choosing the best curtains for your bedroom? This bedroom curtain guide will help you select the right pair for your space.

Cosy bedroom winter decor

34. Homely Fabric Headboards

Add extra warmth to your bedroom with a fabric headboard. With more time spent in bed during the winter, fabric headboards provide a soft and padded surface to lean against when sitting in bed. They also help increase the homely aesthetic appeal of your bedroom.

Cosy bedroom decor ideas

35. Ignite your senses with winter scents

Seasonal scents can be a great mood enhancer. They can evoke positive emotions and help us feel more connected to the time of year and the changing seasons. Certain scents, like cinnamon and evergreen, are often associated with comfort and warmth and can make a home feel cosier. Scents such as lavender and chamomile can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Add a soft scent to your bedroom to help fight the winter blues.

Scents for a bedroom
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36. Macrame wall hangings

Fabric wall hangings are an easy and fun way of adding extra cosiness and texture to your bedroom. For a bohemian vibe, hang a handmade macrame wall hanging to an empty wall. The natural materials will help complement a natural winter decor, and the handcrafted elements will enhance the homely feel of your bedroom.

Bedroom wall decor for winter
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37. Winter-inspired Prints

Enhance your winter bedroom decor by swapping your prints for something winter-inspired. A beautiful winter landscape, a Christmas-inspired print or something in a more muted colour palette are all great choices.

Bedroom wall decor for winter
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38. Refresh your Bedroom wall decor

Refreshing the decor above your bed is a simple and easy way of injecting warmth into your room. This unusual bedroom wall hanging may not make you instantly think of winter, but when combined with the warm tones of wood and navy blue walls, the room quickly feels intimate and homely.

Bedroom wall decor for winter
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39. Storage for extra comfort

Keep extra bedspreads and blankets always in easy reach by including a storage chest at the end of your bed. Opt for a fabric storage chest to soften the appearance of your bedroom decor.

Cosy bedroom ideas for winter

40. Room for hobbies

When it is cold and climbing out of bed doesn’t seem much fun, ensure you always have your favourite hobbies close to hand by keeping them next to your bed. Whether that is your collection of vinyl, a box full of your to-be-read books or your beloved guitar. Whatever your favourite pass-time is, keep it close.

Bedroom storage
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41. Add wall panelling for a cosy bedroom aesthetic

Although a bigger investment of money and time, wood wall panelling can be a great way of creating a room that feels more inviting and homely. The extra texture can add depth,  making the space feel more dynamic. To keep costs down, only panel the wall behind your bed. 

Cosy bedroom decor ideas
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42. Slow winter mornings

Nothing is quite as good as a cosy breakfast in bed on a cold Sunday morning. Ensure yours is easy and enjoyable by keeping a couple of handy trays close by. A bed tray like this one from Amazon is great for both breakfast in bed and using a small laptop.

Winter bedroom
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43. Get Your Wardrobe Ready For Winter

Reorganising your bedroom, particularly your clothing, is a must-do to get your bedroom ready for winter. Store away your favourite summer outfits in fabric clothes boxes to help protect them from dirt and dust so that they are ready to wear again next summer.

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