Your bedroom should be YOUR space. It should be the most comfortable room in your house and the coziest. You should be able to relax and de-stress as soon as you walk in the room. Here are some tips for making your bedroom and your bed the coziest spot in your house:
1. Get a Cable-Knit Sweater Blanket
It will feel like wearing a comfy, cozy sweater every time you lie in bed.
2. Get a Real Down Comforter
There is nothing cozier than curling up under a fluffy, weightless, warm, down comforter. Get a white one and use it as a filler for duvets so you can mix up your bedding as you feel inspired but still maintain the coziness of the down comforter. If you are allergic to down or don’t use animal products there are plenty of down-alternative comforters that are just as warm and cozy.
3. Fuzzy Rug
Place a nice fuzzy rug next to your bed to give your feet a little extra comfort when you get out of bed. This is especially useful if you have hardwood or tile floor in your bedroom.
4. A Plush or Faux-Fur Throw
Add a plush or faux-fur throw on top of your bedding. The faux-fur will give your bed the Old Hollywood Glam look and they’re both incredibly soft and cozy up for curling up with.
5. Make Your Bed Every Day
The nicer your bed looks, the happier you’ll be to get in it. Also try to perfect tucking the corners of the sheets in. Add decorative pillows to make your bed look even more appealing.
6. Pillow Count
Since pillows were mentioned above, you should have at least 2 pillows per side of the bed for minimum coziness. The more you add, the cozier you will be—just make sure you leave enough room for yourself!
7. Bedside Lamp
If you like to read or watch TV and movies in bed, there is nothing more frustrating than having to get out of your cozy, wonderful bed to turn the light off. A bedside lamp ensures that once you get all comfortable in bed, you can stay that way.
8. Foam or Feather Pillow-top Pad
If you want to add a little extra softness to your mattress, invest in a foam or feather pillow-top pad.
Obviously not a tip for everyone, but there is nothing cozier than having a fur baby—or several—snuggle up with you. Just hope yours isn’t a bed hog.
Also, not a tip for everyone, but if you have a fireplace in your room make use of it. If you have the means to install a fireplace in your room–and you don’t live in Florida or somewhere else with tropical weather basically year-round–definitely something to look into for that extra warm and cozy atmosphere.
11. Paint or Wallpaper
This really only works if you choose colors or patterns wisely. A lime green wall or bright paisley wallpaper? Not so cozy. A warm or muted paint color, like reds, oranges, yellows, or earth tones, will give the room an extra touch of coziness and express your personal style. Neutrals allow you to hang whatever you want on the walls without worrying about it clashing too much. Dark colors will make the room seem small or cramped. You can also put paint ideas from items in your room. Painting your room a color that already exists in your décor will pull the whole room together and add to its overall effect. This can be a little trickier to achieve with wallpaper, but again the right subtle pattern that draws you in can make the room very inviting.
If you have an alcove in your room that you can make use of it, definitely do so. If you can fit your bed in it, that is the ideal for coziness. You can even hang up curtains to separate your bed from the rest of the room. Reading alcoves are also quite cozy.
You can use curtains around the room to separate sections of it or conceal things. For example, you can hang curtains in front of bookshelves or media units to hide the items when you’re not using them. Hanging them on the window also makes the room cozier as it allows you to control the light coming into the room more. Curtains can also help regulate the temperature in the room, preventing it from getting too warm or too hot.
You can purchase a canopy or make one yourself using any fabric you like. The darker colors you use in general, the cozier your room will feel. The canopy will add a touch of glamour and elegance to the room while providing you with the option for additional privacy.