How to Transition a Bedroom to Fall

The change of seasons is a good reason to refresh your home décor, and fall is the perfect time to update your bedroom with warmth and coziness in mind. From your window coverings to your bedding, quick changes will get you ready for the cooler weather. Here’s how to transition a bedroom to fall.

Transition bedroom to fall
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Swap Out Bedding

Speaking of bedding, change your sheets to warmer choices, such as microfiber or flannel. Add a blanket or quilt to your bed, and consider a throw blanket that will a sense of luxury and can be pulled up when needed. You might also choose richer colors.

Add Drapes

Summer is time to let in the sun and let your space shine. When fall comes around, you might need a little more warmth, especially if your windows are a little drafty. Add drapes or curtains over your shades or blinds. You can choose a color that complements your bedding or adds a new texture to the room.

transition bedroom to fall
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Layer Lighting

The days are shorter in fall and winter, so make sure you have layers of lighting in your room. Use a lamp on your nightstand. Update overhead lighting with a chandelier or statement fixture. And consider using candles in your space. Be sure to extinguish them before you go to bed or choose the realistic battery operated models available today.

Use Fall Scents

One of the best parts of the fall season is the variety of scents associated with it. If you use candles in your space, consider scented options, such as cinnamon or pumpkin spice. You can also add scent with a diffuser or large bowl of potpourri.

transition a bedroom to fall
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Bring in a Rug

Warm up things underfoot by using a rug. Your feet will appreciate the warm landing in the morning, and a rug visually warms a room, as well. Choose a thick pile, such as shag, which will have the added benefit of providing insulation.

How to Buy a Bedroom Set

Your bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your house. It’s where you spend about a third of your time, and it’s where you begin and end each day. Creating a relaxing setting is important, and that means choosing the right furniture is key. Here are five things you need to know about how to buy a bedroom set.

How to buy a bedroom set
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1. The size of your room

To create a calming setting, don’t overwhelm your room with furniture. Choose the right size and style of pieces by considering your square footage and layout. Measure the wall space, including door and window frames. This will help you determine how many pieces will comfortably fit.

2. The size of your bed

From twin to king, beds come in a variety of sizes and it’s one of the most important considerations for how to buy a bedroom set. Before you go out and buy the biggest bed you can find, determine how it will fit in your room. Select the wall where you’ll place the bed, and measure how much room you have. Here are the mattress measurements:

  • Twin: 39” x 75”
  • Twin XL: 39” x 80”
  • Full: 54” x 75”
  • Full XL: 54” x 80”
  • Queen: 60” x 80”
  • King: 76” x 80
  • California King: 72” x 84”
3. The amount of storage you need

How much clothing you have and how you prefer to store it will help you determine how many storage pieces will fit in your bedroom. Do you need a dresser and a chest of drawers? Would two chests of drawers be better? Can you combine a nightstand with a small chest to maximize space and storage? The options are limitless, so make sure you maximize your room.

4. Your décor

Consider the atmosphere you want like to create in your bedroom and choose a style to match. You’ll find everything from traditional to contemporary, modern, rustic, urban, casual and mission. You may also decide to pair an upholstered headboard with wood furniture. Or create an eclectic grouping by mixing styles and finishes. It’s your room – let your personality shine!

5. Your palette

The color or finish of your bedroom furniture can have a big impact on the overall design of the room. Dark-toned woods work well with traditional décor. Black, white and espresso are great for contemporary rooms. If you love cottage style, choose furniture with a distressed or painted finish. Mission style bedrooms look great in oak and cherry finishes.

How would you describe the style of your bedroom décor? Let us know in the comments below.

How to Create a Hotel Style Bedroom

If you’ve been fortunate enough to stay in a four- or five-star hotel, you know that the luxury that surrounds you can feel like a rare treat. Fortunately, it’s possible to recreate the look at home – and it’s affordable. Take a peek at how you can bring a hotel style bedroom home:

hotel style bedroom
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A Dramatic Bed

The centerpiece of a master suite is the bed, and in a hotel style bedroom that includes a bit of drama. Choose an upholstered headboard or one made of a rich wood grain. The taller the better, or select something tufted or with a striking shape.

hotel style bedroom nightstand
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Unique Nightstands

Next you’ll need nightstands. Many of the traditional offerings you’ll find in the bedroom department have two or three drawers, but hotel style bedroom nightstands often look more like end tables from a chic living room. Simple and sleek, they give the room a modern feel.

hotel style bedroom lamp
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Striking Lamps 

Top the nightstands/end tables with a lamp. Hotel style bedrooms often choose pieces with dramatic shades for impact, or a base that underscores the design of the room.

hotel style bedroom bench
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 A Bench

At the foot of the bed, an upholstered bench provides a comfortable place to sit while you dress or rest when you come home at night. Hotel style bedrooms often use a bench that is tufted or upholstered in a rich fabric, such as velvet.

hotel style bedroom chair
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Chair and Ottoman

Finally, a hotel style bedroom gets the feeling of a suite with the addition of a plush chair and ottoman. It beckons you to relax and soak up the scenery with a beverage and good book. Choose one that complements your décor or provides a sense of contrast.

While you won’t have a concierge or room service, a hotel style bedroom definitely delivers a dreamy place in which to lay your head. The good news is that check in and check out whenever you wish.