Making our bedroom cosy for winter with Yorkshire Linen

Our bedroom is looking a little bit meh at the moment. The colours that seemed so vibrant and happy in summer are a bit jarring in the cooler autumnal light. It’s not giving me nightmares but it isn’t quite in keeping with the season. For example our bed sheet is a bright lime green, and the duvet cover has teal, lime and burgundy on, which matches nicely with Noah’s bedding, but he’s not going to be in our room much longer, so I don’t need to match with him anymore.

I was approached by Yorkshire Linen to create my dream bedroom; I began to create a mood board to gather together items to make the space feel more cosy and ready for winter.

Here is our bed before.  bedroom summer colours makeover

I wanted to create a cosy place to enjoy when winter makes the air crisper and chilly. I really like this Innsbruck Quilt set, because not only is the print rather cute but its also made of cosy flannelette, which will be so warm to snuggle into when the weather outside turns frosty. I’d pick a superking flannelette sheet as well to really feel properly cosy!

I’d also like to throw a few sheepskins on the floor and get rid of our grotty rug. I saw a few hacks on how to sew the skins together to make a really luxurious effect, and who wouldn’t want to step out of the bed onto fluffy heaven every morning?!

nordic lambskin rugs
Lighting can play a big part in a bedroom, and we’ve got under-wardrobe lights that I do like to switch on to make the bedroom cosy. The main light bulb can often be too harsh for getting ready for bed, so softer lighting like from these little stars, would really do the trick.

Starry Garland

I’m slowly replacing our houseplants; we travel too often to look after them properly, but I have a fabulous lavender plant outside, which has survived with minimal watering or any fuss. So a lavender plant would be a great addition to our bedroom – not only do they look good and are calming, but they’ll survive neglect!


When we stay with American friends, I always appreciate the way their beds are ‘made’. There are usually a bajillion pillows on, and I love that idea to make a cosy space to cuddle up in when the weather is wet and miserable outside.
I like these cushions from Yorkshire Linen:

yorkshire linen cushions


Now I just need a lovely pair of cosy slippers to pad around in!

I pinned lots of ideas to create this cosy look, do have a look for more winter warming bedroom makeover ideas!

What do you think?



  1. October 16, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I think it looks grea! I love those deer pillows. I need a bedroom makeover.

  2. jasminekeclipse
    October 16, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    This is so cute! I recently moved and so I got to get all new furniture and homeware items, which is so much fun. I also opted for more of a grey/white decor theme. It’s so crisp and clean!

    • October 16, 2015 / 5:48 pm

      It is a classic and yet modern too. I love it!

  3. October 16, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    You have a great eye for detail, I love your makeover 🙂 I hope you find suitable fluffy slippers x

    • October 16, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you! I hope I do too! x

  4. October 16, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    I would love to update the look of my family room but I think my hubbie will kill me! ☺Our room has ben the same for 14 years – time for a refresh!

    • October 16, 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Every time we paint we do the same colour over what we had! It’s hard to change!

  5. October 17, 2015 / 1:01 am

    Oh I love all the details here!

  6. October 17, 2015 / 5:04 am

    bedrooms are so hard to makeover. You did a great job. I think grey/silver works great!

  7. October 17, 2015 / 5:56 am

    Love the colors as I am in the beginning stages myself of re-doing our master bedroom. I am using steel grey & a light mauve-ish type pink

  8. October 17, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    This is gorgeous!! My bedroom is in desperate need of a make over! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Olfa Turki
    October 17, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    This is timely because I am looking to buy bedding. I love the designs you featured.

  10. positivelystacey
    October 17, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Funny how some bedding seems out of sorts for some seasons. I don’t usually change mine out – but you have me thinking about it!

    • October 17, 2015 / 9:25 pm

      It is strange; it hasn’t struck me as odd previously but this year I just feel it needs a switch up! Maybe it’s having our bedroom to ourselves after the baby moves out!

  11. October 17, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    One of the things I love about the changing seasons is that I get to change the decor in my house. I love Fall colors so this is my favorite time of year.

    • October 17, 2015 / 9:27 pm

      It is really pretty this time of year!

  12. October 18, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    I love those cushions! I’ve been on a winterizing kick over here and I’m loving the accents with purple!

  13. October 19, 2015 / 12:25 am

    I’ve always loved accent lighting instead of something heavy that consumes an entire room. The star lights would be perfect for me. When my Mom redid the living room, my Dad suggested decorative track lighting over the couch/TV area, and it has made all the difference in setting the mood. I love the way it looks.

  14. October 19, 2015 / 1:44 am

    Omg those grey throw rugs/blankets are to die for!!! Beyond fabulous. I want 🙂

  15. Debra
    October 20, 2015 / 4:22 am

    All of these look amazing! We just switched up our whole house and I love the change!

  16. Messed Up Mum
    October 20, 2015 / 7:35 pm

    Coziness is defo the key to a home, not a house! Looks like you’ve smashed it, let us see when you get the pillows, I love that look! X

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