Winter has officially arrived! Dark nights, frozen mornings and wearing lots of layers are now a daily struggle. But is there anything better than returning home to a cosy bedroom and being able to temporarily escape the depths of winter? How about being able to truly relax knowing your cosy bedroom has been styled using sustainable products?
We have created 5 easy steps to styling a cosy bedroom this winter featuring some of our favourite eco friendly products.
A damp and cold bedroom doesn’t exactly scream cosy. Normally caused by trapped moisture, we find that the cold wet weather tends to increase the problems of dampness in people’s homes. Opting for breathable paint – like our Claypaint helps to prevent issues with dampness by allowing moisture to pass through without impacting the fabric of the building.
Not only does Claypaint let your walls breathe, it’s eco friendly, vegan friendly and virtually VOC free allowing you to give your bedroom a guilt-free cosy makeover! For the ultimate cosy feel, opt for colours with warm undertones such as our beiges Straw and Donkey Ride, Greens Sunday Stroll and Grassy or if you are feeling particularly brave, a rich hue such as our beautiful burgundy, Lady Bug.
Our friends over at Funky Chunky Furniture have the perfect selection of sustainably sourced real wood furniture. Created in 2013 with sustainability and ethics at the forefront of their minds, the team at Funky Chunky Furniture responsibly source their raw materials and offset their carbon emissions, helping towards a sustainable planet.
Using wood furniture in your bedroom will immediately add warmth and offer a cosy, grown-up space for you to relax. The Gosforth Bed Frame from Funky Chunky Furniture features curved edges creating a softness that invites and feels like a warm hug every time you climb into bed.
Emily at Funky Chunky Furniture agrees, ‘Your bedroom needs to be somewhere you can go to relax and unwind, even more so during these colder winter months. Our Gosforth Bed Frame – with its modern and minimalist design, is perfect for creating a calm and inviting space. It’s handmade from sustainably sourced wood and has plenty of charm and character to add even more cosiness to your bedroom. Style it by piling up plenty of cushions for that extra bit of comfort and drape soft throws at the end for extra warmth on those really chilly nights.’
With over 100 years of history behind them, The Fine Bedding Company are officially experts in creating a better night’s sleep with their large selection of bed linens, pillows and duvets. Compassionate about their manufacturing processes including the recycling of 90% of their wastewater and ethically and sustainably sourcing supplies such as cotton, The Fine Bedding Company are doing their bit towards a greener planet.
Spoilt for choice, The Eden Green Matelassé 100% cotton duvet is just one of our favourite bed linens that The Fine Bedding Company offer. “The soft emerald green instils a calming energy to any bedroom – helping you feel cosy and relaxed” – Fine Bedding Expert.
With sustainability at the heart of the business, founders Camilla Sutton and Holly McMullen came together in 2014 to create the ethical brand The Basket Room. Working closely with artisan weavers across East Africa, each basket and rug can be fully traced back to the original maker. Using natural and sustainable materials and endeavouring to create as little impact on the environment as possible, it’s easy to see why we love this brand!
Natural woven materials are key for making a space feel relaxed. They can be used either as a styling backdrop or be the standalone hero in your interior. We just love The Basket Room’s DUFU: Oval Natural Woven Milulu Mat, it’s the perfect addition to styling a cosy bedroom as Katie Weller, Marketing Coordinator at The Basket Room agrees ‘Adding a natural fibre rug brings warmth and texture to your bedroom – they are great for lifting an empty space and are warmer to step out of bed onto if you have hard wooden floors.’
With over 150 years of experience producing high-quality fabrics at a family weaving mill in Lancashire, nothing gets us ticking quite like the fabrics from Ian Mankin. Better still, their fabrics are highly sustainable, woven using only natural, organic, and recycled fibres and they use no chemicals through their manufacturing processes.
Adding striped fabrics to a bedroom can be a great way to add a touch of detail without it being too overwhelming, and what better way to do this than with Ian Mankin’s brand-new Ticking Fabric Collection. Rachael at Ian Mankin shares her styling tips: ‘All Ian Mankin tickings are colour-woven in 100% cotton and feature a dense herringbone weave, providing a soft, cocooning texture with extreme durability, perfect for creating the cosiest of bedrooms. With a classic design style guaranteed to endure ever-changing trends, they will welcome a great night’s sleep for years and years to come. To keep super snuggly throughout the cold winter months, consider layering cushions, bedspreads and throws in warm, rustic-toned tickings.’
Have you created a cosy bedroom using Earthborn paint? We would love to see! Be sure to tag us on social media and use #earthbornbyme