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