If there's any room where warmth and comfort should rule, it's in the bedroom. From the mattress you sleep on to the sheets you choose, the room needs to be as relaxing as it can be. 

So, without further ado, here are seven ways to get your bedroom ready and cooked up for the season! 

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." – Swami Sivananda

1. Adjust Your Room Temperature

Your body temperature drops as you get closer to sleep, and you can use this to your advantage by setting up a room temperature that helps ease the process. Experts recommend a room temperature between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep. If you live in a colder area, you can increase that number a little. 

To do this, install a thermostat as well as a thermometer. Not only do these ensure you are in the recommended range, but will also be able to set your best and exact sleep temperature.

A smart thermostat can also increase and lower your home’s temperature automatically, and this is great when you’re coming home from work or leaving in the morning, to save on your heating bills down the road. 

2. Curb Your Exposure to Artificial Light

Levels of melatonin (a hormone produced in good sleep) are affected by exposure to light, both natural and artificial. The shorter days are the ones that we tend to increase the use of artificial light, which suppresses melatonin production. 

As the days get shorter, consider reducing your exposure to screens by at least an hour before bed and turning down the light in the bedroom well before bed. An easy way to do this is to install light dimmers, they help both in this aspect and in energy saving as well.

3. Layer Your Bedding

Cotton is the standard choice in bedding because it breathes well and absorbs moisture, and that’s what you should focus on. 

The key to a cozy winter bed is layers: start with lighter layers (like quilts) and then warmer layers (like a comforter) when body temperature signals you're ready to sleep.

4. Paint Your Walls a New Shade

Interior painting also helps with sleep. Take advantage of the physiological effects of colors by incorporating calming tones into your bedroom decor, starting with the walls. 

If repainting the walls is too big of a commitment for you, you can get some of the same benefits by choosing accents, such as bedding and rugs, in colors that embody the relaxing tones of nature.

5. Get the HVAC inspection 

Make an HVAC inspection checklist for preventive maintenance of systems on your property. Using digital checklists for HVAC systems helps you easily identify signs of system failure, address potential problems, and ensure that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are always well maintained and operating cost-effectively.

If you don’t know what to look for, contact a local HVAC inspection service and request a free quote. 

6. Put a rug right next to the bed

This element is largely responsible for making the room more comfortable, after all, it takes away that feeling of cold floors and allows the environment to become warmer. 

Therefore, using a rug near the bed will make an impressive difference when it comes to avoiding the thermal shock of your feet when they touch the floor. 

In general, rugs have the power to make environments more welcoming, so you can also use this trick on the living room or even choose water-resistant options for the kitchen and bathroom. 

7. Change the curtains

In places where the weather is more severe, it is worth changing the curtains and choosing one with thicker fabrics to block the heat from escaping during the night. The thicker fabrics also allow the room to be darker, making it feel cozier when you’re trying to sleep.

Falling temperatures, less and less sunlight, more and more cinnamon. And while many of us like the way these small environmental changes come together to form the unique and pleasant atmosphere of winter, there is one place where the changing seasons come to a standstill: the bedroom.

As shown above: small changes can make the room much more comfortable, all without you spending too much.

Contact a local electrician and request a free quote to install or repair your thermostat!


9 Best Ways To Greatly Reduce Your Gas Heating Bill
This Is Why Your Shower Keeps Tripping Your Circuit Breaker
Top 8 Most Asked Questions About Heating and Cooling (Answered!)

Join the conversation