13 Tips for Creating a Cozy Bedroom
Is your bedroom a palace where you go to sleep at the end of the day—or is it a sanctuary that promotes peacefulness and serenity? If it’s the former, but you want it to be the latter, you need to create a cozy bedroom. Making thoughtful choices on different aspects of your bedroom decor can help you achieve a remarkable transformation. You’ll end up with a sleep space that is pulled together, inviting a sense of warmth that envelops you.
Try some of these cozy bedroom ideas to create a dreamy ambiance in your home:
1. Get the right bed.
You’ll want one that fits your design taste. Perhaps it’s a bed with a sophisticated upholstered headboard or a modernist metal platform style. Make sure the bed is big enough for you to be comfortable, but not too big that it overwhelms the room and leaves you feeling cramped.
2. Invest in the best mattress.
This is important—you can’t feel cozy in your bedroom if you can’t sleep comfortably. Testing mattresses will help you find the one that offers the right amount of support. Don’t forget to buy a protective mattress cover and care for the mattress regularly to keep it in prime condition.
3. Choose colors wisely.
Soothing neutrals are an ideal bedroom color palette, especially in tones such as warm cream or dove gray. Incorporate them in a monochromatic color scheme that plays with varied patterns and textures for visual appeal. If you’d rather embrace color, try soft shades such as blush pink or sky blue.
4. Explore a variety of textures.
Surround yourself with faux fur throws, woven baskets, polished wood dressers and night tables, velvety toss pillows and other accents. This creates an aesthetically pleasing space.
5. Make your bed, beautifully.
Luxurious bedding is the stuff dreams are made of. Cloud-like duvets, sumptuously soft sheets that caress the skin and meticulously stitched coverlets add up to an unparalleled sleep space. You’ll be so cozy that you may find it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings.
6. Shine a light.
Design a lighting plan for your bedroom that sets a relaxing mood. You may want a chandelier that bathes your room in a gorgeous glow and sconces for corners that don’t get natural light from your windows. Don’t forget matching lamps for the night tables that allow you to read a book before going to sleep. Use soft white incandescent bulbs to avoid harsh glare.
7. Plump up your pillow quotient.
Toss pillows add cozy cushioning to your space while also giving you another avenue for incorporating color and texture into your bedroom.
8. Give your feet a soft landing.
If you’ve got wood or other hard flooring surfaces, use a rug to cushion your first steps out of bed each morning. Find a plush, easy-to-clean area rug that coordinates with your design style and color choices. Order a rug pad to keep it securely in place.
9. Dress up your windows.
Window treatments tie a room together while also giving you the privacy you need in your bedroom. Floor-length drapery makes a dramatic, dreamy statement. You can choose a luxe fabric like silk, or try sheer shades that let plenty of natural light shine through. If you choose sheers, pair them with roller shades in blackout fabric for privacy and light blocking while you sleep.
10. Carve out a special space.
Make the best use of your room by creating nooks where you can relax and have some “me time.” A chair for reading near your window, a vanity table by the bathroom or a chaise by the bedroom fireplace will make your bedroom even more of a draw.
11. Pay attention to decorative details.
It’s the little touches that make your room design sing. Hang a breathtaking piece of art on your walls. Add some greenery or flowers in a graceful vase. Choose some decorative accessories such as a bowl or mirrored tray to add an elegant polish to your bedroom.
12. Create a scent-sual environment.
Enjoying your bedroom should be a multisensory experience. Add different scents to your space that evoke a feeling of comfort and coziness. Spritz lavender linen spray on your pillow to promote restfulness at night. In the morning, invigorate your space with a citrus-scented essential oil in a diffuser, room spray or candle.
13. Add that personal touch.
You’ll truly feel at home in your bedroom when you include objects that have special meaning for you. This can be a photo of a loved one, a keepsake from your travels, your favorite books or journal on your nightstand. These personal mementos will bring joy to your space.
Now that you know how to make a bedroom cozy, it’s time to start shopping. Elegant Strand offers a sophisticated selection of bedding, rugs, lighting and other essential ingredients for a cozy bedroom. Browse our collections today.