Darren Palmer Reveals How to Winterize His Bedroom Living Room Without Breaking the Bank

What better time to warm up your space than when cold weather hits.

Winter is the perfect time to layer textures, patterns, colors and materials for a richer, warmer feel to help you get through cold days and nights.

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Sure, you’ve already woken your comforter from hibernation, but adding an extra layer isn’t just about the physical, but also about adding visual warmth to your spaces.

Choose a color palette

You need look no further than the palette that’s out in the wild right now. Anything with a red or yellow base is a good winter warmer.

Cool blues and greens will add a little extra chill to your spaces, so warmer hues, from neutrals to browns, and colors from fall to winter get the right warm note.

Darren Palmer creates a bed using a contrasting colored sheet folded over a duvet. (Your city)

Choose a texture palette

Think of the thick openwork weaves, chunky cable knits, faux fur, velvets and suedes, or the very trendy bouclé that is currently rampant in interior fittings.

Anything comfortable and soft to the touch is fine.

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Choose a style

There are so many ways to put a sweater on a cat. You can choose a number of style directions to base your new winter look on, starting with the geographic and architectural location of your space.

It’s best to choose a style that suits your location, but for a space like your own bedroom, you can really choose to indulge yourself.

Gather references for commonly used patterns, textures and color palettes for the style you want, then start sourcing online from the wide range of options available.

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Neutral and brown tones are perfect for winter as they evoke a warm ambiance. (Myer)

Look for bargains

Having a clear definition of what you want and what it looks like gives you the freedom to find items that suit your budget and style at the same time, finding the best possible price on items that fit. in your mood board.

The best thing about being clear on your brief – defined by how much you’re spending, what the vibe and style is, what your colors and materials are, as well as when you need everything – is that you can replace the things if they are not. available, or if a better value option becomes available.

By setting a clear goal on what you’re trying to achieve, you can make the best decisions for your spaces.

Find the right parts

For a bedroom to be as layered and warm as possible, you will need:

Tarp: it could be white but colors always add something extra. The texture of the tarp can also be a bit cozier than in the warmer months.

Bedspreads: think about color, texture, pattern and interest. This is a major opportunity to add an extra wow factor to your room, or it could be where you bring relief in the form of neutrals and solid textiles. The decision is yours and should be based on your memory.

Spear : these don’t just have to be throws, they can be blankets, another sheet, or even another bedspread. You can lay one over the foot of the bed, tuck it under the turned sheet layer at the top of the bed, or take the laissez-faire approach of throwing your throw in a relaxed fashion. However, achieving that perfectly casual look takes a lot more practice than you might think.

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European cushions: connected to your bedspread, Euros add height to your bed and allow the eye to travel through the layers and colors that land on the bedspread. It’s a technique called forced perspective and works in all kinds of interior spaces.

Sleeping pillows: just because they’re made for sleeping doesn’t mean they have to be dull, add some color and pattern here too.

Decorative pillows: finishing touch to your bed, they should tie the pieces together like any good decoration does, without being too busy or taking up too much space on top of the bed.

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Ronnie and Georgia assembled this cozy bed on The Block in 2021. (New)

For the rest of your bedroom, consider replacing the rugs with something plush and lush underfoot.

Adding a dried floral arrangement in autumnal tones can also do wonders for your nightstands.

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Candles are also great for winter warming, if not just for the warmth that the flicker of a flame brings to every space.

With just a few simple swaps and additions, you can really warm up your winter spaces.

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