Winter might be your least favourite season as it is often associated with cold weather, shorter dark days and early sunsets. Yet, with our helpful hacks, you can transform your bedroom into a cosy sanctuary to escape from through those wintery days.
One of the main reasons why we don’t like winter is because it brings along seasonal affective disorders, also known as winter blues. We tend to feel constantly lethargic and are reluctant to venture outside.
This is due to the lack of sunlight that affects the melatonin production in our body. However, there’s no scientific evidence to support the idea that the season can have a negative impact on your mood so, perhaps, this is just a common misconception stuck in our minds.
Fear not, we believe this can be fixed, or at least improved, by getting your bedroom winter ready. The environment of your bedroom can influence your mood and help you sail fiercely through the colder months.
So, how can we get in the snug winter mindset? The first tip is to envision what your perfect bedroom or flat would look like. Spending some time thinking this through can be therapeutic and make you more likely to create a cosy environment around you.
Decluttering, decluttering and…decluttering
It’s no secret that cleaning and keeping things organised can be therapeutic and help reduce stress. Make a start by getting everything out of the way and giving things a thorough clean. You can also start to get rid of old items which are no longer of use and create new space for some bold winter assets.
Why not replace that green plant on your desk with a white snowy plant that screams winter? A scattering of a few new candles with intense scents around your room can instantly give a warm feeling to the space. Changing the scent in your room can give it a delightful welcoming feel. And you can’t go wrong with cinnamon spiced candles to keep you cosy, right?
The power of essential oils
Did you know that essential oils are a powerful natural remedy that can have a positive impact on your health as well as your mood? Aromatherapy has long been known for relieving stress and thanks to their non-toxic ingredients, they can gently transform your bedroom and enhance those relaxing, feel-good vibes.
Buying a diffuser could turn out to be your best investment this season. Consider using yours with a range of essential oils that will help keep those winter blues away.
Lemon balm and lavender are the go-to oils for treating anxiety, melancholy and depression as they have a natural calming effect. While citrus oils can be used when a little more energy is needed. Leave your diffuser on throughout the day or spray two drops on your pillowcases for a serene sleep.
Soft bedroom furnishings
We can now say it…let the duvet season begin! While we are fully aware of its downsides, we tend to forget that winter has perks too. There’s nothing better than curling up in your comfy bed surrounded by soft pillows and a cosy duvet to watch a movie on a Sunday night.
Decorating your room with fresh colours can change how you feel about winter and brighten up your mood. You can set your creativity free and choose some gleaming cushions, rugs and throws. Not only do they look great, but they will also keep the temperature of your bedroom warmer whilst adding a splash of colour.
The festive season can be a time of emotional ups and downs and it’s quite common to feel pressure and anxiety around the holidays. As a result, it’s common not to appreciate Christmas festivities as much.
We believe that adding a bit of Christmas cheer to your bedroom will make it easier for you to welcome the holiday season with a touch of positivity.
You can start by having at least one Christmas decoration in your room, like a wreath or a mini tree on your desk. Try using some sparkling lights hung across the wall to illuminate your bedroom ready for winter.
After creating the perfect soothing atmosphere in your bedroom, remember to be optimistic, go out during the day and try to keep as active as you can and have healthy winter foods. Worst case scenario, winter is also the perfect excuse to have plenty of hot chocolate.