Do You Winterize Your Child's Room?

Do You Winterize Your Child's Room?

Julia Cho
Oct 1, 2007

That's right, it's time to get cozy. For some of us with older homes, that means putting away those sheer curtains and putting up some thermal ones. We've been chatting with the lovely Marla, (we featured her daughter Josephine's room right here a few weeks ago) and she has some great ideas for winterizing Josephine's room.

Marla told us, "We live in Toronto, in a hundred-year old money pit; so winterizing is a must for saving energy, but also because the light changes so much. I find that just looking at more soft dark fabrics and changing the textures makes me feel cozier, so that's likely what I'll do.

I'll probably change to one larger, warmer rug. Heavier curtains might be a good idea, just to add to the impression of warmth and quietude on cold and gloomy days. I'm planning on a down throw or blanket and adding a vintage pink wool blanket, and flannel sheets.

We'll be extending the bed, so more pillows on the bed, maybe making it look more like a daybed. She really never sits in the white wicker chair, so that might go away in favour of something else. A gruesome beanbag chair has found its way in, and she does use that, so I'm looking for some nice durable fabric for that."

Thanks Marla! Those are all great tips. We love how a child's room is always evolving, with the seasons, and of course, with the child. Thank you for articulating that so well. You can check out more from Marla over at her blog .

Tell us your own winterizing strategies in the comments.

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