7 Easy Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Cozy
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.
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.)
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.