Skip to main content

The Manual may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.

6 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Bedroom for Cold Weather

As temperatures begin to dip, it’s time to take stock of your bedroom. That’s right, this article’s not about new down jackets, gloves, scarves, or leather boots — it’s all about upgrading your personal space for cold weather.

Below, we’ll take you through a few tricks that’ll help transform your boudoir into a true sanctuary from the brittle chill just beyond its door.

Turn Up the Humidity

Image used with permission by copyright holder

One of the most unfortunate side effects of cold weather is dryness. While it may initially serve as a pleasant reprieve from the sticky days of summer, it can quickly turn into a big problem for your skin. To pump some extra moisture into your bedroom — and keep your epidermis nice and happy — place a humidifier by your bed. Any model will do, but we like this option from TaoTronics, which packs a two liter tank in a stylish, sleek design.

Shop Now

Bring in Some Green

Mark Solarski / Unsplash

Bring the outdoors in with an arsenal of vibrant houseplants. It’s amazing how even a few succulents can liven up a space, especially one that’s drenched in the muted darkness of deep winter. Though we’re fans of hanging ferns and other large, leafy plants, even the most horticulturally-challenged among us can reap some fantastic green benefits with easy-to-care for air plants.

Shop Now

Invest in Quality Slippers

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Ditch the socks and treat yourself to a pair of super comfortable bedroom slippers this season. You’ll be shocked by the difference they make and will wonder how you ever survived the chilly months of December, January, and February without them. We like these slippers from Woolrich, which combine wool with gentle fleece for a feel that’s next level cozy. Plus, they’re textured on the bottom, so you’ll be able to run out for the paper in the morning.

Shop Now

Cuddle up with a Thermal Blanket

Image used with permission by copyright holder

Speaking of fleece, one of the easiest ways to get your bedroom ready for chilly weather is to buy a huge fleece blanket. There’s nothing more satisfying than cuddling up under one of these bad boys during a snowstorm, because they’re excellent at retaining heat without feeling itchy against your skin. For a simple, affordable model, we like this blanket from Utopia Bedding.

Shop Now

Stay Happy with a SAD Lamp

Image used with permission by copyright holder

If you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), you may want to consider buying a lamp that mimics the warm, natural glow of the sun. Many folks swear by these little guys, lauding them for their ability to combat the dreariness of winter. Pop this therapy lamp from Carex on your desk or nightstand and get ready to chase the cold weather blues away.

Shop Now

Buy a Soothing Candle

While it’s always a good idea to keep a few candles in your bedroom, it’s especially important during fall and winter. Why? The flickering flames and soothing scents evoke that of an intimate hearth, thawing the spirit and making the cold outside world melt away. To bring some freshness into your space, consider snagging this fantastic candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio, which combines hints of blue spruce and pine together for a snug forest feel.

Shop Now

For more bedroom goodies, see everything you need to get a good night’s sleep once and for all.

Editors' Recommendations

Cody Gohl
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Cody Gohl is a Brooklyn-based writer who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, including travel, fashion, literature, LGBT…
The best summer movies to watch in theaters: 10 flicks we can’t wait to see
Your guide to the best movies coming to theaters this summer
Anya Taylor-Joy is Furiosa in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

As much as we're looking forward to streaming original films like Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F during the hottest months of the year, the really exciting movies are coming to theaters this summer. From a music drama biopic to out-of-this-world action, there are a lot of films to look forward to in the next few months.

To make things easier on everyone, we've narrowed our list down to the 10 summer movies that we can't wait to see. And some of them are just a few weeks away.
Back to Black

Read more
What we know about Suits L.A., the spinoff of everyone’s favorite streaming binge
Suits could be getting a West Coast refresh
Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams in Suits.

Although it's been off the air for almost a decade, Suits remains incredibly popular. The show became a phenomenon all over again when it arrived on Netflix, and the intrigue around Meghan Markle has only made the show more interesting for some.

While there isn't any sort of imminent revival coming, all of this fervor around the show has prompted a spin-off series. Suits: L.A. is set to premiere sometime in 2025, and ahead of the show's debut, we've gathered everything you need to know about the upcoming Suits spin-off.
What is Suits L.A. going to be about?
Suits - Season 1

Read more
I attended La Aurora’s 120th Anniversary cigar-tasting and it was incredible
La Aurora 120th Anniversary Training Kit open

Cigars don’t grow on trees. They’re not just plucked from a tree or a vine but handcrafted. So much goes into creating a new cigar blend, from the initial experimentation to find the right tobacco concoction to growing the tobacco needed for mass production to distributing the finished product into retail markets. When you stroll into a shop or venue, snag a cigar off the shelf and light it up, it’s easy to take for granted how much blood, sweat, and tears went into its creation. Cigars are made by hundreds of people over the course of years, perfected, aged, and sometimes even aged again. But it’s a labor of love, and every so often, those of us on the other side of the equation get to share in that love.

I come to you with that spirit today, having been fortunate to attend and humbled by La Aurora’s 120th Anniversary virtual celebration. As a man in his late 30s, it’s hard to imagine 120 years of anything, let alone dedication to a single, precisely honed craft, but La Aurora has achieved it. Its many masterful blends are a testament to this storied history, a result of generations upon generations of passed-down knowledge and craftsmanship.

Read more