This winter, having the perfect bedroom to wake up in on Christmas morning should be top of everyone’s wishlist, here’s why:

Christmas Bedroom
Christmas Bedroom

The season’s hottest colours are cosy and comforting; just what’s needed to encourage a warm glowing feeling on any one of these frosty mornings. According to Pantone’s Fall 2012 Color Report, vibrant pink flambé is the perfect shade to get things hotting up this season, while tangerine tango can be used to create a striking contrast that’ll set a room aflame with retro-inspired colour.

The most beautiful bedrooms are functional – great news for those averse to living in a show-home environment. Beds with hidden storage should look sleek and unfussy, but with ample space to store secret clutter. The clean lines of a divan bed make way for a festival of colour on the walls, but bedsheets can bring another level of colour into the room – the bolder the better for a warming lift.

Winter’s best bedrooms will deliver a surprising style element to keep things interesting. Hanging pendant lights make perfect alternatives to overused bedside lamps, while fairy lights arranged behind an intricate wallhanging make an eye-catching feature and a soft lighting solution in one. This is one way to keep the Christmas spirit alive all year round!

Small bedrooms aren’t mourned in 2012’s winter-ready trends; they’re filled with cushions, thick drapes and contrasting textures everywhere to create the cosiest, most inviting room imaginable. Forget beiges and whites to open up the space, an Indian-inspired colour scheme is perfect for turning the room into a relaxing haven.