There is a real chill in the air, the woollens are on and our homes are all set up for winter. The Danish concept of Hygge (pronounced ‘hooga’), which is all about being snug and happy springs to mind. Everyone has their own idea of Hygge – curling up in front of the fire, chatting with friends over a hot chocolate (topped with whipped cream and marshmallows of course) or lighting candles to create that warm glow. Enjoying the simple things in life, being with friends and family.
Essentially it is about creating a sense of wellbeing, feeling cocooned and comforted in your home. The bedroom is the ideal space to relax, channel your inner Hygge and get cosy this season with made to measure blinds, curtains and shutters from Norwich Sunblinds.
Be Hygge inspired: Bedroom blinds, curtains and shutters from Norwich Sunblinds
1 – Cosy fabrics
We love our cosy knitted jumpers and all have a favourite we bring out each year. Cosy fabrics and textures are central to creating that Hygge feeling, soft wool blankets and plump faux fur cushions and throws are the equivalent of a warm hug. Replicate this across your soft furnishings, with made to measure bedroom curtains and blinds from Norwich Sunblinds. As a family-run independent business we are not tied to any supplier, you can choose from a wide range of fabrics, patterns and textures. We offer plenty of fabric design solutions to help keep you warm. Speak to one of our expert team or book a free design consultation.
2 – Bedroom blinds that insulate
Blinds help to keep out the drafts and keep a room as warm as possible. Pleated blinds and Roman blinds are especially good for insulation and ideal for the bedroom. By placing the blind closer to the glass, you’ll maximise how much insulation it gives. Heavier fabrics help ensure that no heat escapes, good for your sense of wellbeing and your electricity bills!
3 – Cosy curtains
When the nights draw in, we draw the curtains and feel snug. There is nothing better than curling up in bed with a good book when it’s cold outside. As well as blocking out light, curtains are effective at keeping the heat in. Full-length curtains can really help insulate a room. In addition to offering blinds of all kinds, Norwich Sunblinds also offer bespoke handmade curtains.
Try combining heritage-inspired prints with heavy fabrics to create a comfy space. To complement your bedroom curtains, you can choose from a range of curtain tracks, poles, pelmets and tie-backs. Visit us in our Norwich or Attleborough showrooms to see the full range. Our friendly staff can advise you on the best colours and finishes, and help you create your perfect curtains.
4: Lose the chill with layers
As the days get colder, we pile on layers of clothes to keep ourselves warm, the same logic applies to bedroom curtains and blinds. Layers create warmth, you can improve the insulation of a room with lined curtains or thermal backed blinds – or a mix of curtains and Roman blinds. Speak to the experienced team at Norwich Sunblinds about the best lining for your bedroom curtains or blinds. Layering works for the bed too, simply snuggle up with cosy cushions and throws. Try layering different textures, combine a sheepskin rug with woollen and knitted fabrics.
5 – Bedroom Shutters: Shut out the cold
Shutters offer the ultimate escape from the cold wintery evenings. As you close the shutters you’ll instantly feel as if nothing can interrupt the cosy ambience you’ve created. The wind might be whistling outside but indoors you’ll be toasty and warm. Shutters add a vintage feel to a bedroom, combine with furniture in natural finishes such as oak and add soft lighting to create that Hygge effect.
6 – Home is where the heart is!
Hygge is all about loving your home and indulging in the simple pleasures of life. Walking the dog in your favourite woodland spot then returning home where you can enjoy a hot cup of tea. Closing your curtains on a chilly evening and watching that must-see box set. Catching up with a good friend for a long overdue chat. What does Hygge mean to you?
Whatever you have in mind for your Bedroom Curtains, Blinds and Shutters, Norwich Sunblinds can create it for you. Get in touch to find out how we can help.
Book a home appointment today – we do blinds of all kinds and curtains too!