Although winter brings the dull and gloomy weather, it creates the perfect excuse to spend more time being cosy in bed.

But for some, bedrooms might be the coldest room of their house, whilst others might be looking  for ways to add that little bit more heat to keep their personal sanctuary as warm as possible.

The good news is that there are plenty of ways to keep your bedroom warm this winter without keeping the heating on all day and night.

Let’s find out how to achieve the ultimate warm bedroom without adding any significant cost to your energy bills from interior design, DIY and energy experts.

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How to keep your bedroom warm this winter

Switch to thicker curtains

“Windows are a key area of heat loss, with 18% of a home’s heat loss occurring just through our windows” says Melissa Denham, interior design expert at Hammonds Furniture.

“In winter, swap out your blinds or any sheer, lightweight curtains for some that are made from a heavier material. Curtains made from materials such as wool or velvet, or (even better) curtains with a thermal lining, will be able to restrict the airflow in your home and stop your rooms losing heat, saving you money on your energy bills too.”

Put rugs over wooden floors

“It is estimated that we lose as much as 10% of our home’s heat via our floors, so better-insulated floors are a way to retain warmth,” added Melissa.

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“Laying down rugs is an affordable way to insulate wooden floors in particular, but naturally you won’t be able to cover every inch of it.

"While rugs can’t guarantee the same energy savings as carpet can, it’s a much cheaper and faster way to reduce the amount of heat lost through your floors and keep cosy this winter. “

Move furniture away from radiators

Another important step, according to Melissa is to “make sure that nothing is in the way of the heat moving through your room, when you’ve got your heating on.”

“Placing furniture against radiators will actually block the hot air from circulating in your rooms properly and could mean that items close to the radiators or heater will absorb the warmth first.”

Bleed your radiators

“One of the most important jobs we should do in our homes in winter is to bleed our radiators for excess trapped air, which can prevent them from heating up properly (they can feel hot at the bottom but cold at the top)” explains Sam Williams, DIY expert at SGS Engineering.

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“Turn your heating off before you do this, and then use a radiator key to turn the valve (which is usually located in one of the corners). You will hear trapped air escaping – it will make a hissing sound.

“Keep the valve open until the hissing stops and you start to see water dripping out, then tighten it back up again quickly.

"Put your heating back on to test it has done the trick! This simple fix should ensure your radiators work more efficiently, helping your bedroom heat up nicely and saving you money.”

Cover up any draughts

“Covering up any draughts can offer decent savings on your energy bills, and keep you warm” said Stephen Hankinson, energy efficiency expert at Electric Radiators Direct.

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“Put draught excluders at the bottom of doors and around the seals of windows – you can even get inflatable ones for chimneys.

"They cost very little and are a simple but effective way of ensuring you’re not losing lots of heat from your bedroom, especially as you sleep.”

Put foil behind your radiators

“Traditional central heating radiators work at only about 50-70% efficiency,” advises Stephen.

“Placing silver foil behind them will reflect heat back into a room rather than letting it escape through the walls. It’s so simple, cheap and easy to do, but it really helps!”

Check your duvet’s tog rating is at least 10.5

Lucy Ackroyd, head of design at Christy, says it is important to check your duvet’s tog rating so you stay nice and cosy while you’re sleeping.

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She says: “A tog is essentially a measure of how well a duvet holds heat. The higher the tog rating, the warmer the duvet will be, with 1 tog being cool, and 15 being the warmest.

“While it can get chilly in the UK in winter, most cold sleepers will find they get sufficient warmth from a 13.5 tog duvet.

"If you tend to overheat at night then go for a 10.5 tog duvet and add a blanket or throw on top that you can easily remove if you need to.”

Layer your bedding to trap in heat in

Lucy also recommends layering up your bedding, as this can make a big difference to how warm you stay and therefore how well you sleep.

She said: “When winter rolls around you ideally want a fitted and flat sheet with a tighter weave.

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While a fitted sheet is necessary, a flat sheet is optional—but the extra layer provides a bit more warmth and acts as a barrier between you and your duvet cover, allowing for extended time between washes.

“Next, top off these sheets with a lightweight blanket for another layer of warmth and comfort.

Breathable cotton, insulating wool, or soft and fuzzy fleece are excellent options. They trap heat close to the body without causing you to overheat. Add your duvet, and then top it all off with a bedspread or throw.

“The best quilts for winter are lightweight, breathable options crafted of cotton, as they are easy to care for, and keep you warm.”