It’s time again for another fun Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy from County Road 407! This month’s challenge is all about ideas for creating a cozy fall bedroom.
If you’re coming over from Bluesky at Home, welcome!
If you haven’t heard about the Pinterest Challenge before, here’s how it works: Several different bloggers take the same photo, and create something similar that will work in their own homes, and with their own style. It’s so fun to see all the different interpretations of the same photo!
You can see some of my past Pinterest Challenge posts here:
- Summer Table with Glass Bottle Centerpiece
- A Christmas Basket
- Spring Kitchen Decor
- Birdhouse Spring Decor
- A Traditional Spring Table Vignette
- DIY Burlap & Ribbon Valentine Wreath
- Summer Basket Decor
September Pinterest Challenge: Cozy Fall Bedroom
Our inspiration photo this month comes from Courtney at Golden Boys & Me. Isn’t her fall bedroom so cozy?
My Cozy Fall Bedroom
When fall arrives and the weather starts becoming cooler, I always get the urge to “feather my nest” in preparation for more time spent indoors. Do you do that, too?
I love all the pretty little cozy touches Courtney used in her room. I tend to decorate in more neutral tones, so I used many of the same elements as Courtney, just in muted colors.
The bedroom especially is a place that I like to make cozy and comfortable for the cold nights ahead. Lots of layers are the key to being comfortable when the weather is unpredictable at this time of year, and warmer nights are mixed with cool nights.
For fall, a light quilt is usually warm enough for most nights, but I layer a down comforter folded at the bottom of the bed, which can easily be pulled up and over the top of the quilt on cooler evenings.
In the winter, I switch the two around, and we cover primarily with the down comfoter, with the pretty quilt folded at the bottom of the bed, just in case we need an extra layer for snowy winter nights.
And finally, a soft and fuzzy throw blanket adds another layer that can be used on the bed, or easily moved to the corner rocking chair for a lap blanket.
Lots of Pillows
Lots of pillows add to the cozy factor for the bed. They look luxurious, but also are functional for leaning against when you want to read in bed on a cold fall night
I love using pillow slipcovers because they can be easily changed out for the seasons and don’t require much storage space. I originally bought these autumn pillow covers to use in my screened porch last year, but they work perfectly here to add a cozy fall touch to my bedroom.
Lighting is an important aspect of making your bedroom cozy for fall. I recently changed my lampshades for a more updated look without having to completely replace the lamps.
Additionally, I added these “scene switch” lightbulbs from Phillips. I love how you can alter the lighting easily to fit your purpose, from bright cool daylight to relaxing light, to cozy night-light. You can see the difference in the two lamps below on different settings.
—> You can check out my easy guide for layering bedding like a pro HERE <—
A Little Bit of Seasonal Decor
When it gets dark so early, and the temps are frigid, we usually head to the bedroom earlier in the evenings to snuggle up under the warm covers and watch some TV or read a book.
I don’t decorate my bedroom to the same extent that I do other rooms in the house, but I do like to have a few seasonal touches since we tend to spend more time here during the colder months.
I don’t have a shelf above my bed like Courtney, because the headboard is so large, but the space above the bed did need something, so I found this old metal scroll piece that I had in storage, cleaned it up, gave it a light coat of chalk paint, and then distressed it lightly.
It adds visual interest above the bed and draws your eye up to the tray ceiling. It adds to the comfy feeling of the room, and can remain there now throughout the seasons!
I added a few of my favorite gray and white pumpkins to the bedside table.
I don’t have a bench at the foot of my bed like Courtney, so instead, I used my new vintage buffet to display my favorite white blown-glass pumpkins on an antique silver tray, and some hydrangeas I dried from my yard.
This buffet is waiting for its makeover because I can’t decide on a color yet. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. I go back and forth between a white or light gray, to maybe a dark gray? It sits under the TV that is mounted on the wall in the bedroom, so it needs to create some balance. Dixie Belle Paint Company was kind enough to send me a box with a large variety of colors to try, so that’s on my “to-do” list. But seriously, send me your ideas!
Now, be sure to pop over to Everyday Edits and see what Laura has in store for you!
Happy Fall Decorating,
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