How To Make Your Bedroom Warmer

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep because your bedroom is so cold? There are plenty of ways in which you can warm up your bedroom to make it cozier. Below are just a few different measures to consider in order to make your bedroom warmer.

Upgrade your bedding

A simple way to stay warmer at night is to upgrade your bedding. Make sure to swap out thin summer blankets for a warm thick duvet. If you prefer lighter bedding, there are thermal blankets and slim duvets that provide warmth without being too heavy. You could also consider opting for flannel sheets, which contain fuzzy fibers to help trap heat, keeping them warmer longer than regular sheets. Check out this guide to the best flannel sheets to compare some of the best options on the market.

Use a thermal mattress topper

Thermal mattress toppers sit on top of your mattress below your bed sheet. They use heat reflecting foil and thermal lining to keep your bed warm. If you’re fed up with your bedsheets getting cold in the night, consider investing in one of these toppers. You can even go one step further and consider an electric heated mattress topper - this can be plugged in to provide constant warmth throughout the night.

Install carpets and rugs

Flooring options like laminate, hardwood and tile can repel heat. Not only does this make them colder underfoot in winter, but it can actually affect the temperature of the room. Carpets are a popular flooring option in bedrooms because they trap heat and can act as floor insulation. If you have hard flooring in your bedroom, consider switching to carpets. If you can’t afford this, or don’t want to deal with the upheaval, another option is to simply use rugs in your bedroom. A large rug will help to keep the floor warmer and will make getting out of bed on a cold morning easier.

Replace poorly insulated windows

If your windows are poorly insulated, this could be making your bedroom colder. On top of losing heat, there could even be drafts coming through the frame of your window - especially if the frame is very old. Consider looking into some new windows to help trap heat in your bedroom and keep drafts out. The likes of these American made home windows could help to reduce heat loss through features like double pane glass (which can reduce heat loss by over 50%). You can even look into more expensive frame materials like fiberglass for added insulation.

Use winter curtains or shutters

You can reduce heat loss and drafts through windows without having to replace your windows. One simple option is to hang up a pair of thick winter curtains. When drawn, a pair of insulated curtains can reduce heat loss by up to 25%. This is about 10% more than regular curtains and blinds. Floor length curtains may reduce heat loss even more so. Of course, there is another option which is shutters. Plantation shutters are like Venetian blinds, but they are fitted to the side of the frame rather than hanging from the top. By effectively closing off the window, they can reduce heat loss by up to 50% (as much as double-pane windows).

Use additional electric heating

If there is a lack of vents or radiators in your bedroom, you could consider using additional heating to help warm up your bedroom. This could include installing a HVAC unit on the wall, which could provide extra heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. Portable heaters are another option, which you can plug into a regular socket. While these are an efficient source of heat, they can consume a lot of energy. Many fire safety experts also recommend not running these heaters while you are asleep, as they have been known to fall over and cause home fires in the night.

Insulate your bedroom walls

It could also be worth considering whether your bedroom walls are insulated. About 35% of a room’s heat can be lost through uninsulated walls. There are a few different methods of wall insulation that you can look into including cavity wall insulation and insulation boards. You can even insulate walls by installing wood paneling. On top of installing insulation, it could be worth checking your bedroom walls for cracks and crevices - sealing up cracks could prevent cold drafts from getting in.

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