Decking the halls is one of the highlights of the holidays. Dressing your home inside and out brings joy to all who drive by, those who are welcomed inside during holiday gatherings, and creates memories and traditions for your family for years to come.
One place to incorporate holiday decor that is often overlooked is the primary bedroom. “I believe your bedroom is the most important room in the house,” says local influencer Mindy Wester of @HouseOnOakHill. “It’s the first room you see when you wake and the last room you see when you retire for the evening. With the cozy appeal of holiday decorations – there’s no reason not to continue the festive decor in your bedroom.”
Wester shares five easy tips to spruce up your bedroom this season.
Bring the Outdoors In
Add touches of wood to make your room feel cozy and cabin-like. Place a birch log bundle in a decorative basket, near a fireplace or add longer cuts to a corner for warmth and texture. Make use of your tree clippings by adding a few branches to a ceramic pot or vase. Eucalyptus, pine, and winter berries make beautiful arrangements. Adorn your mirror, window frame or headboard with garland (real or faux) for instant appeal.
Swap Out Your Bedding
Switching to flannel sheets or holiday-themed bedding makes such a huge impact and doesn't require much effort. Splurge on a new comforter or simply add a colorful throw to your bed for a pop of color. Plaid or decorative throw pillows (covers) add interest and can be swapped seasonally. Wool, faux fur, leather, tweed, flannel, and cashmere are all great winter fabrics.
There's nothing like being welcomed by the aroma of winter scents. Add a scented candle or diffuser to your nightstand or dresser. Try seasonal oils such as peppermint, pine, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, frankincense or myrrh. Make your own passive diffuser by adding a few drops to pine cones, wooden ornaments or branches.
Oh, Christmas Tree
If you have room for a small (or large) tree, you will look forward to cozying up each night while admiring the soft glow of your Christmas tree. Keep it simple with velvet ribbons and glass ornaments or consider homemade decorations such as baked orange slices, strung popcorn, felt or wood beaded garland, gingerbread men...etc. Petite nightstand trees are also a wonderful option. Arrange various colors/heights on a shelf for a festive display.
Light Me Up
Fairy lights are one of the most inexpensive ways to create a magical glow and many don't require a plug. They are perfect for wreaths, garlands, glass jars, miniature trees, and can even be used as wall decor to hang holiday photos or greeting cards. Flameless LED candles create a cozy ambience all winter long. Group various sizes under a faux mantle or shelf or spread throughout your bedroom for a warm cozy glow.