How To Make Your Bedroom Cozy
Hey, there home lovers!
You’ve found this article most likely because you want to know how to make your bedroom cozy. This is understandable because for many of us, it’s the one place where you can feel like all the stress and problems of the world can’t get to you or you feel completely safe from.
Making your room feel like a safe and cozy place is even more important to a number of people because their bedroom also doubles as a workspace. So comfort is of the utmost importance for these individuals.
Before we begin, let’s see what Google Dictionary defines the word cozy as. The word cozy means “giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation.”
Remember that making a bedroom feel cozy will be a matter of personal taste and preferences. There are no hard and fast rules or specific formulas. The most important thing is that your room feels comfortable, snug, homey and restful.
So whatever you do to make your bedroom feel cozy, make your bedroom in such a way that every time you step in, it’s hard for you to say goodbye.
Tips To Make Your Bedroom Feel Cozy
Aromatherapy Is Everything
Generally speaking, nice smells have been known to relax the human mind and body. They make us feel soothed and comforted especially after a long and hard day.
Think about it, quite a number of massage establishments tend to use aromatherapy for weary clients.
Try this trick to make your bedroom feel like a cozy sanctuary by using essential oil diffusers.
Soothing scents help to improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety and increase relaxation. They also act as natural air fresheners which is an added advantage.
Use A Blanket
To make your bedroom feel super cozy, you can add a fluffy blanket to your bedding. All you need to do is place it across your bed or armchair if you have one inside your bedroom.
The best part is that there are so many different varieties of throw blankets and all you need to do is select one that suits your preference and décor the most.
We’ve included a list of different types of blankets available to buy online or at your local bedding store.
- Plaid wool
- Chunky cable knit
- Tribal inspired
- Faux fur
- Sherpa fleece
If you’re wondering what to get a friend in the form of a gift, blankets are also the perfect gift!
Ambient And Soothing Lights
Have you ever noticed how in the romantic scenes of most movies, the lighting always looks soft and soothing?
You can achieve this effect in your bedroom by making use of the right type of lighting.
Use light bulbs instead of overhead lights. And use bulbs with 15 watt capacity in the lamps to make sure the lights in your room never look too harsh.
If you prefer overhead lighting, you can still achieve the same effect by using a chandelier or dimmer switches to create a cozy and calming effect.
To make your bedroom very cozy, you can also use a few flameless candles and or some fairy lights.
Use Soothing Color Pallets
Generally speaking tones like slate blues, light to mid-tone greys, browns and earthy beiges, are considered to be soothing to the eyes.
To ramp up the cozy, soothing effect and make your bedroom feel like a safe haven, layer different tones of the same color.
If you will be able to maintain it, an all-white bedroom is also considered to be very cozy and soothing, not to mention very luxurious and plush!
Add A Decorative Headboard
Nothing says cozy quite like a beautiful, upholstered, plush headboard to make your bedroom feel cozy and comfortable. To achieve this, you can add a tufted headboard to transform your room into a cozy safe haven.
An added benefit is that it not only makes your room feel luxuriously grand, it’s also very comfortable to sit up and rest your head against especially if you like to work while in your bed.
Add A Plush Mattress Topper
This addition to any bed is a complete experience and changes the cozy game totally.
Not only will your bedroom feel like heaven on earth, but your bed will also be even more comfortable to sleep on. Oh, and they look visually appealing as well.
Adding a mattress topper greatly improves the quality of sleep in addition to being really comfy and cozy. They also do a wonderful job of protecting your mattress while keeping you cooler (especially in hot Countries) which makes sleep even more sound.
Add A Few Rugs
Yes, you may have carpet in your room already but strategically placing rugs in different parts of the room would help to make it cozy.
If you live in a cold country and you have hard surface floors installed, warming up the floors with rugs is a great idea. With rugs, you can comfortably step out of bed in the morning without having to worry about the cold hitting your feet.
Use A Canopy Around Your Bed
If you want to make your bedroom feel like a palace, this is one of the quickest ways to achieve this effect. Not to mention it adds a level of coziness that cannot be described by mere words alone. It’s an experience on its own.
Alternatively, if you do not like this or it is not suited for due to personal preferences, the same effect can be achieved by adding beautiful wall tapestry.
Choose the tapestry according to your preferred pattern, color, and style in order to add personality to your bedroom in addition to making your bedroom feel cozy.
Don’t Make Your Bed
We can feel those of you with slight obsessive-compulsive disorder almost having a nervous breakdown. Relax and hear us out for a few more moments.
Making your bed is a good habit don’t get us wrong. However, a scattered approach when dealing with making your bedroom feel cozy is necessary in order to achieve this effect.
We’re not saying your bed should be rough and untidy, far from that. What we mean is to achieve a cozy effect, when making your bed, everything must not be picture perfect and neatly in place all the time.
Try it out at least once and if it doesn’t work for you, cross this off your how to make your bedroom feel cozy list.
Bring Nature Closer
How? By using flowers! Flowers, whether real or fake, are an affordable way to make your bedroom feel cozy and comfortable and homey.
If you don’t like flowers specifically, there are other types of indoor plants you can try out also both in the real and faux categories.
Add A Dash Of Your Personality
You can achieve a cozy effect in your room by making sure your room is decorated with small and big items that reflect who you are as an individual.
Try adding a few of the following from the list below:
- Souvenirs and knickknacks from trips abroad
- Photos of loved ones
- Vintage pieces
- Framed inspirational/motivational quotes
- Anything that reflects your uniqueness
- Artwork created by you or your friends/family
Adding one or two items from this list is a sure way to make your bedroom feel safe, secure and very cozy.
Create A Cozy Nook
No matter how big or small it is, there’s always a little bit of space you can create in a corner of your bedroom to do cozy things like reading, relaxing, staring out the window on a nice day, meditating, etc.
You can set up a comfortable armchair in that spot, a lamp, fairy lights or a table.
If your window is one of those types which allow you to sit on it comfortably without risk of falling off or from it, you can also set that space up as your nook with a soft blanket or a throw pillow or some flameless candles.
The possibilities are endless and doing this will make your bedroom feel so cozy, you just might never want to leave it.
Install A Fireplace
If you live in a cold Country, lucky you! This is one of the easiest ways to add that cozy factor to your bedroom.
If you don’t like the stress of setting up a real fire with firewood, flames and the whole works, install a faux fireplace. These look realistic and all you have to do is plug them in.
Alright! We hope you’ve picked up a few tips from the lot we’ve talked about today. It’s time to go on to make your bedroom as warm and cozy as you want to be. Good luck!