A cosy bedroom is excellent for relaxing and unwinding after a long day. Whether you’re redecorating your room or just looking for some simple changes, there are plenty of ways to make your bedroom more inviting and restful.
For example, you can ditch cool light for warm light, create a nook for reading, and introduce soft, welcoming textures instead of scratchy and hard surfaces. Here are 10 ideas to make your bedroom cosier and more inviting:
1. Invest in a comfortable bed and mattress.
Invest in a bed that is stylish and large enough for how you sleep – the last thing you want is a bed that looks out of place with your décor or isn’t big enough.
A good mattress and comfortable bedding are also essential in creating a restful environment. Consider a pocket spring mattress for optimal comfort and support, or go for a hybrid mattress if you enjoy both foam and springs.
Pictured: Birlea Mayfair 4 Drawer 5FT Kingsize Fabric Bed Frame. Available from Bedstar.
2. Add rugs for softness.
Carpets are a great way to add a layer of warmth and comfort to a room, especially if you have wooden flooring or exposed floorboards.
You can use area rugs to define spaces, while faux sheepskins and other textures can add a welcoming and cosy feel to your bedroom.
3. Create an inviting seating area.
A comfortable seating area in the bedroom can be a great place to curl up and relax somewhere different to your bed.
Chairs, sofas, or loveseats are ideal choices for couples. Add an array of pillows to make the area even more inviting and an overhead lamp to make reading easy.
Pictured: Luxury bedroom with seating, natural lighting, rug and TV.
4. Add warm lighting.
Warm lighting is essential in creating a cosy atmosphere, so we recommend buying dimmable lighting with warm white light bulbs.
Add lamps for ambient lighting or string up fairy lights for a touch of magic – you can hang these from walls and ceilings on hooks.
5. Add plants for a touch of nature.
Incorporating houseplants into your bedroom design can create a vibrant and natural atmosphere, helping you feel like you are in nature.
Choose plants that thrive in lower light levels and won’t shed leaves, such as Ginseng bonsai and Hoya plants, for windowsills.
Pictured: Bedroom plants, bring nature into the bedroom to create a calming environment.
6. Use soft furnishings for welcome vibes.
Fluffy blankets and cushions will add comfort and warmth to your bedroom, especially when layered on seats.
Choose lighter colours or warmer hues, depending on your preference, and don’t be afraid to mix fabrics to match your personality.
7. Hang curtains.
Thick, lined curtains are great for blocking out light and adding insulation, and they can easily be pulled back to create an open, airy space.
You can also add a roller blind or vertical blind behind your curtains to reduce light levels and provide privacy during the day.
8. Add textures you find pleasing.
Layer different textures and materials to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Consider materials such as velvet, denim, and fur for added interest.
Weaved textiles, faux furs, crushed velvet, distressed woods, antique metallics, and bumpy surfaces are all great ideas for bedroom texture.
9. Add unique décor.
Personalise your bedroom with unique and interesting pieces that reflect your style, and group items together to create an eclectic feel.
You can find unique bedroom décor at charity and antique shops, car boot sales, or quirky online marketplaces like Etsy.
Pictured: Eclectic style bedroom interior.
Accessories are a great way to complete the look. Consider wall art, candles, books, vases, and trinkets to create a cosy, lived-in ambience.
Also, don’t be afraid to add shelves and overhead storage to house more accessories – after all, your bedroom should be a personal space.
Following these 10 simple tips, you can quickly transform your bedroom into a warm and inviting space. Whether you’re looking for an easy refresh or a complete makeover, these ideas will help you create a cosy bedroom to relax and unwind.