For me, fall always means changing out my t-shirts for sweaters, pulling out my throw blankets and getting the master bedroom ready for cooler weather. It’s nice to sleep on cool, crisp sheets and have minimal bedding during the summer months, but I always look forward to the change of seasons. Not only am I ready for a change in decor, but it also allows me to create a cozy bedroom for us to enjoy during the fall months.

Whether your space is large or small, turning your bedroom from summer fresh to fall cozy doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are my 5 tips to creating a comfortable and cozy bedroom for fall.

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boll & Branch.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Create a cozy bedroom for fall 

5 tips for creating a comfortable and cozy bedroom for fall.

Texture –  Introducing texture to your room instantly adds style and dimension. A couple of ways to do this with a rug, a small knitted ottoman or a pretty cable knit throw.

5 tips and ideas to help you create a comfortable and cozy bedroom for fall using textures.

Dressing your bed with beautiful linens – I admit it, I am one picky customer when it comes to the feel and quality of my sheets. After all, you sleep on them every night, and you’ll use them for years, so you should love everything about them. My favorite is crisp white sheets, not only in the summer but even in the fall and winter. I love that they keep the room light and bright, even on those dark and cold days that always come.

I usually keep the bed dressed very lightly for summer but I’ll go all out for the fall/winter months. Besides sheets, I always add a light blanket (for cool nights) and duvet (for when it’s really chilly, which is every night for the hubs 😉 ). 

5 tips and ideas to help you create a cozy bedroom for fall using beautiful linens.

5 tips and ideas to help you create a cozy bedroom for fall using beautiful crisp white linens.

Adding candlelight and fresh flowers – Changing your bedroom over from summer to fall doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. A softly scented vanilla candle (my favorite) and a beautiful sunflower is a quick and inexpensive way to add a touch of fall.

5 tips to create a comfortable and cozy bedroom for fall using candlelight and fresh flowers.

Layer, layer, layer – Adding different layers to a space is the perfect way to create coziness in a bedroom. Whether it’s with a waffle blanket in a contrasting color on the bed or a soft rug on the floor, layering is an easy way to add dimension. Not only that but it also allows you to have fun with your decor.

5 tips and ideas to help you create a cozy bedroom for fall, including adding layers for interest.

Pillows! – Who doesn’t love pillows? One or two, or twelve.

Ok, twelve is a little much, but piling on a few pillows is sure-fire way to create a cozy bedroom. I added 3 euro shams, 2 standard shams and a lumbar sham to our bed. I also chose the banded shams and an embroidered lumbar sham to add some contrast with all the white.

Here’s my quick tip for using euro shams. If you like to use them but don’t want to buy, and ultimately store, a euro pillow, you can use two standard pillows. Used together they are the right size for the euro sham. It’s what I used in 2 of the 3 on my bed. 

5 tips to create a cozy bedroom for fall, including using lots of pillows.

Bonus tip (the half in 5 1/2)…

Snuggling up to a cute pup while relaxing in your comfortable and cozy fall oasis may just be the best way to enjoy your space.

Just sayin’…

5 tips to help you create a comfortable and cozy bedroom for fall.

We’ve been sleeping on our new sheets for a few weeks now and they are truly the most comfortable sheets we’ve ever had. They even meet my picky standards.

Opening the package was a treat, too. All the linens were beautifully packaged and wrapped in pretty boxes, that you can reuse.

Decor ideas to create a cozy bedroom for fall.

 

Now that the master bedroom is ready for fall, I can work on the rest of the house.

What do you do to get your bedroom ready for the cool nights of fall? 

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5 tips and ideas to help you create the most comfortable and cozy bedroom for fall by adding beautiful linens, layers, pillows and texture.

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For the first time in a long time I’m excited to get my week started. I had a very productive weekend and was able to finish up several projects that are ready to share and I can’t wait to show you. Let’s go to the master bedroom first though and talk about a design dilemma I recently faced, matching bedside lamps.

The last few houses that we’ve lived in have had small master bedrooms and this house is no different. Actually, it’s probably the smallest one we’ve ever had so it’s been a challenge to decorate, we were able to keep our king bed, armoire and my nightstand. In our other homes we never had room for a regular sized nightstand for the hubs, which means we never had a lamp next to his side of the bed. It was never a big deal though, because we always had plenty of light and he didn’t need it for reading in bed.

Small master bedroom remodel with Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies paint color and Pottery Barn bedding.

Our Illinois Master Bedroom

Our master in the new house has no ceiling lights, only a ceiling fan (which is a whole other discussion) and we needed more than one source of light in the room. I had a pretty lamp that I bought on clearance at Hobby Lobby, that I wanted to keep, so I tried to look for a twin. I spent a fair amount of time looking but never found a match so I reluctantly started a search for 2 matching lamps. What I found was that the style I was looking for was pretty expensive, especially when buying 2, and I didn’t want to spend a small fortune, so I went in a different direction.

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What if I went with 2 different lamps? I know…stop the presses…I’m a trendsetter (or a rebel). Seriously though. I’m usually all about symmetry, especially when it comes to bedside lamps. That’s what we’re all used to seeing, right? Well, I thought I’d conduct a little experiment to see if it worked for our room.

Mismatched bedside lamps. Coastal Living

Coastal Living

I started by looking at a lot of rooms online, and liked what I saw, but decided that the only way I would really know would be to get another lamp and try it out. I started my search for a new lamp, both in stores and online, with 3 things in mind, it had to be white ceramic, it had to have a similar curvy shape and be about the same height as the lamp I already had.

Dashing-bedside-table-in-yellow-coupled-with-a-more-understated-counterpart. Decoist

Decoist 

I found the perfect lamp, at just the right size, and placed my order. It came without a shade so, to give both lamps a bit of symmetry, I used the same exact shade on each and matching ceramic finials.

Mismatched bedside lamps. Photo from Ballards Designs.
 

A small disclaimer before I share my master bedroom in the new house. It’s a work in progress, like every other room in the house. The walls are painted but that’s about it. Our older dark wood furniture is under a bit of construction and will be getting a makeover at some point. I’ll share it all in a separate post but I didn’t want to talk about my lamps without showing them to you.

Mismatched bedroom lamps in the master bedroom. chatfieldcourt.com

Both are white, have a curvy shape and are the same size. The new lamp, on the far right (find one similar here *affiliate), is the same height but the side table is a bit lower than my small chest, on the left. To even things out I just placed a book under the lamp to give it a bit of a boost.

Mismatched bedside lamps for a master bedroom, a design dilemma. chatfieldcourt.com

The side table, with the new lamp, is a recent find (not sure if this is it’s permanent home). Wait until you see how it looked before I got my hands on it.

Mismatched bedside lamps in a master bedroom. chatfieldcourt.com

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about two different lamps but I’m loving them and the extra light in the room is an added bonus, plus the hubs feels like a real grownup with his very own lamp (I just go along with him and roll my eyes when he walks away). Sometimes the strangest things make him happy.

Well, let’s hear what you have to say about different bedside lamps. Would you prefer symmetry or are you a rebel like me? 😉

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Yay…it’s Friday and it’s my first giveaway! I’m still celebrating my one year blogiversary and to follow-up my post yesterday, I wanted to thank you all for your support this past year by having a giveaway and to share the progress we’ve made in our home since we moved in last June.

I started the blog the same day we closed on our house so I really hit the ground running and started my first room redo days after we moved in. I thought our tiny, dark and only bathroom wouldn’t be too difficult to do. Umm…yeah. It wasn’t difficult but it took a lot longer than I thought and moving around in such a small space was not fun. Here’s where we started…

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comYou can read more about this room redo here, about the vanity redo here and about some space-saving tricks I used here. It’s amazing how lots caulk and a little bit of paint can change a room.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.com

Next up was the living room/dining room/entryway (the first round). This is the biggest room in our house so it was where a lot of our stuff was dumped on move-in day.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comBesides painting the walls, I reupholstered my favorite chair (first time I did a project like that) and I did a little something to my plain front door. You can check out all of the details of this room redo here.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comA Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comBecause they are connected, I ended up painting the little hallway that goes to all the bedrooms and bathroom the same color as the living/dining/entry. There is no room for any kind of furniture so I filled up the walls with some of my favorite family photos and mementos and changed the lighting.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.com

The master bedroom was the next on the room redo list.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comThe walls and ceiling were painted and crown molding was installed. I also switched out the knobs on our furniture and closet, along with the door knob and hinges.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comOur small master closet also got a makeover with an inexpensive built-in closet system to maximize our storage space.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comMoving onto one of the guest bedrooms. This room already had a beautiful built-in bookcase and crown molding to begin with.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comPaint was used to freshen them up along with the ceiling and a teal blue color on the walls. We had to do some electrical work in here and I did a fun project with paint sticks, glue and a nightstand.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comA Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comA Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comThis is probably my favorite space in the house right now. I’m not a bold color kind of girl, but I love it in this room. You can find more details about this room redo here and here.

I was supposed to move onto the 2nd guest bedroom but I got sidetracked and ended up repainting the living/dining/entry a lighter color.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comAnd because the media cabinet didn’t look right with the new wall color, I had to paint it (of course).

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comI also did a few little updates in the entryway. You do one project in a room and 10 other little things pop up.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comI am currently working on the redo of the 2nd guest bedroom. It’s been slow going, because there’s a lot of projects to do outside that have been keeping me busy too, but next on the list is crown molding and the plank wall. You can read about my plans for this room here.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.comSpeaking of my outside to do list, it’s long…really long. We’ve done a few things but we still have a lot left to do.

A Giveaway and Our Home One Year Later | Chatfield Court.com

So that’s everything for this first year. Thanks for hanging in there through this photo-tastic post. Like I said in yesterday’s post, I am so grateful for all of your support, emails and comments this past year so I wanted to have a little giveaway to show my appreciation. I want to give two of you a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for HomeGoods. Good luck!

 

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Disclosure: This giveaway will close on July 7, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. Two separate winners will be chosen by rafflecopter.com and will each receive a $25 gift card for HomeGoods.  I will notify the winners by email on July 8, 2014. You will need to respond within 48 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen.

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5 Tips for Small Space Living: Bedrooms | Chatfield Court.comSince moving into our small house last July there’s been a lot to learn about small space living. Last week I posted my tips for small space living in the living room and this week we will move into the bedroom. In our last house our bedroom was actually the biggest room in the whole house, and the biggest waste of space, but in this house it is really small. We can fit the essentials so it’s all good, but I have had to come up with solutions for some small space problems. I’m not an expert on this, if there is such a thing, I’ve just listed some things that have worked for me.

5 Tips for Small Space Living: Bedrooms | Chatfield Court.com

1. Use a large leaning mirror to give your space the illusion of being bigger. It also reflects the light and makes your room brighter.

5 Tips for Small Space Living: Bedrooms | Chatfield Court.com

2. I didn’t have room for a dresser for my clothes so we bought an inexpensive closet kit from the home improvement store and put it together. Now I can see everything I own and it helps me stay organized.

5 Tips for Small Space Living: Bedrooms | Chatfield Court.com3. Since storage space is minimal in a small space, it’s important to organize and purge your clothing every season. If a year passes and I don’t wear an item of clothing, I donate it. Going through your clothing at the beginning of the season also reminds you of what you have and what you may need. I also take all of my wool coats and sweaters to the cleaners in the spring and store them away in my closet so that I’m not storing them dirty and they are all ready to wear next winter.

4. Use every inch of space you have. If you have an alcove or some extra wall space use it by adding a small desk with bookshelves above it.

5 Tips for Small Space Living: Bedrooms

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5 Tips for Small Space Living: Bedrooms

5. If you still find yourself needing more storage space, use some pretty baskets or boxes under the bed.

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It’s really not so bad having a small bedroom. It actually suits my style because I have to stay organized and I like it that way. 😉

So, do tell…do you have a large bedroom and love it that way or are you like me and prefer a smaller bedroom?  Do you have any tips for living with a small bedroom?

 

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