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13 Cozy Master Bedroom Ideas To Keep You Warm This Winter

Jan 10, 2020

Image via Arianna Belle. Interior Design: Carolyn Quartermaine.

13 MASTER BEDROOM IDEAS TO KEEP YOU WARM THIS WINTER

During the winter months, knowing how to stay warm during the day and toasty at night is critical. The master bedroom is where we commence and conclude each day, so knowing how to maintain its coziness is a major priority. Yes, you can turn up the thermostat, but here are 13 ideas for how to use home decor and clever thinking to create a cocoon of warmth, night after chilly night.

IDEA #1 – LET THE SUN SHINE IN

Once the sun rises, take as much advantage of its heat as possible. Regardless of how cold it is, the sun is hot. Before leaving the master bedroom in the morning, open the curtains and let the sun shine in.

Image via Elle Décor via Tea Party Crasher. Interior Designer: Alex Papachristidis.

IDEA #2 – DRAW THE CURTAINS AT NIGHT

After the sun sets, draw the curtains to prevent the sun’s heat from leaving the room. For added assistance with keeping the heat in, consider investing in insulated curtains for the winter months. Thicker draperies will prevent additional warmth from seeping out.

Image via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle.

IDEA #3 – LAYER OVER A WOOD FLOOR

Carpets and area rugs were created to keep rooms warmer. They are far more effective than a wood floor at locking in heat. Layer an area rug over wood flooring in the winter and you’ll notice a difference in the room’s warmth.

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Image via Fauxology. Interior Designer: Nicole Fuller. Decorative Painter: Super Strata.

IDEA #4 – SIZE UP YOUR COMFORTER

Order a down comforter, duvet cover, and top sheet that are one size larger than your bed. In other words: a Queen comforter for a Full bed and a King comforter for a Queen bed. The comforter’s extra overlap will cover two bodies more easily and reduce tug-of-war. The larger size will also allow the comforter to be tucked under the mattress to further keep body heat contained. This is the down alternative comforter (better for allergies) that I have, which is currently on sale for $150.

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Image via Vogue Spain.

IDEA #5 – BUY A GLASS FRONT FOR THE FIREPLACE

What could be more comforting than a fire on a chilly evening? If you plan on lighting fires this winter, make sure to use a glass front for your fireplace, which will prevent heated air from escaping via the chimney once the flames have gone out. Also remember to keep the flue closed whenever the fireplace isn’t in use. Leaving it open equals having an open window in the bedroom: letting warm air out and cold air in.

Image via Hazlitt’s London.

IDEA #6 – SUIT UP WITH FLANNEL AND FLEECE BEDDING

Flannel or fleece bedding is simply essential for cold nights. There is nothing else to say. These flannel sheets are currently on sale. These are the super thick flannel sheets I have two sets of (and love), and this fleece sheet set has rave reviews.

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Image via Home and Leisure. Interior Designer: Joe Jacob.


IDEA #7 – TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR CEILING FAN

If you have a ceiling fan in your Master, check to see if it has a “winter” setting: which reverses the fan to turn clockwise instead of counterclockwise. As heat rises, a clockwise-spinning fan pushes heat back down into the rooms instead of allowing it to remain trapped near the ceiling. This is especially helpful if you have high or sloped ceilings.

Image via Sacramento Street.

IDEA #8 – GET AN ELECTRIC MATTRESS PAD

If pre-warmed sheets sound like something you’d be interested in, this electric mattress pad will make cold nights exponentially more comfortable. Your days of climbing into a cold bed are over.

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Image via Period Living.

IDEA #9 – CONSIDER A PORTIERE AND DOOR SNAKES

A portiere is a curtain placed over a door or over a door-less entrance to a room. Like door snakes, which are essentially socks filled with rice, used to prevent air from seeping underneath the door, a portiere will help to keep warm air in and cold air out.

Image via Dering Hall. Interior Designer: Larry Hooke.

IDEA #10 – INCORPORATE A ROOM DIVIDER

If your bedroom is expansive, a room divider may not seem like much of an insulator, but any barrier that slows air from escaping will help keep the room temperature higher.

Image via House Beautiful. Interior Designer: Miles Redd.

IDEA #11 – FLOAT FURNITURE

Make sure that heating vents in the bedroom aren’t blocked. If they are, find a way to draw the room’s furniture away from them for the winter.

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Image via Splendid Sass. Interior Designer: Suellen Gregory. Photography by Laura Resen.

IDEA #12 – ADD A THROW

This is one of the ideas I’m sure you know well. Our feet are one of our main body temperature regulators, so add a wool or fur throw to the foot of the bed to keep toes cozy and the entire body warm. This cable knit throw is on sale for $50, and this gorgeous fur throw is $48.

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Image via Hotel Luxury Collection.

IDEA #13 – USE A SPACE HEATER (WITH CAUTION)

A space heater is an excellent way to keep the bedroom warm. The problem is that they are a high-risk fire hazard, one that accounts for one-third of all heating-related house fires. To keep yourself safe while using a space heater, keep any flammable material at least three feet away, and make double check that the heater is on an even and stable surface. Never-ever-ever leave a space heater on overnight or even when you leave the room. As an extra safety precaution, only use a space heater that automatically shuts off when tipped over.

Image via Desire to Inspire.

STAY WARM!

HT: The Art of Manliness and Apartment Therapy

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