Even though you sometimes use your bed as a desk and leave piles of clothes on the floor, you think of your bedroom as a sanctuary. And it should be, dammit. That’s why we pulled together seven super easy ways to up the coziness.

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Make a Reading Nook

You don’t have to have an actual “nook” to pull this off. Just find a corner of your bedroom and attach a couple of floating shelves to the wall. (These ones from IKEA should do.) After that, all you need is a cozy chair. (Velvet optional.)

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And Institute a “No Phones” Policy

Banning phones from the bedroom will make you calmer (late-night-internet-scrolling is the worst) and keep your room a cord-free zone. Shell out for an old-fashioned alarm clock. Beats being woken up in the middle of the night by a push notification announcing that Amal’s having twins.

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Switch Out the Lighting

Bedroom goals: To create a lighting scheme that’s adjustable and casts a low and soft glow. This can be achieved one of two ways—investing in bedside lamps with a dimmer switch or simply replacing the bulbs. (40 watts is ideal.)

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Layer Your Rugs

Yes, floor coverage is important, but so is dropping your feet on something super plush and cozy—like this natural sheepskin rug—the second you start your day.

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Experiment with Darker Walls

As long as you have natural light to keep the place from looking like a dungeon, a darker hue can create a cozy, sleepy-time mood and keep the overall aesthetic of super relaxed.

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And Set Up a Low-Profile Humidifier

Sure, the steam is good for your sinuses and skin, but it also creates a spa-like vibe.

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Redirect Your Bed Toward the View

If you can swing it—and have more than a brick wall to peer out at—give it a try. Because waking up with a view of the treetops or sky is one of the quickest (and easiest) ways to start your day with a cozy vibe. 

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