Creating a cozy, welcoming bedroom space doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive. Use these cozy bedroom ideas to begin curating the perfect cozy bedroom today.
It’s finally fall, you guys! The weather is changing a bit, and you can just feel it in the air. I’m still excited for that first “crisp” fall morning to really make it perfect!
Easy Cozy Bedroom Ideas
I get a lot of comments about how I create an atmosphere of “cozy” in our home. Making the home feel warm and welcoming is one of the things I love most about decorating. Even though there aren’t many guests who come over and come up to our master bedroom, I still like to carry the feeling of cozy all the way throughout the house. It doesn’t need to be a complicated or difficult process and there are really just a few things you can do to begin to feel that cozy feeling.
Our family spends a lot of time in our master bedroom. The kids love piling into our bed in the evening after they’ve had their baths. They will snuggle in and watch a show before we do our bedtime routines. This makes creating a space that makes us all feel cozy so important to me! I always want my kids to feel like our home is a safe, welcoming space for them and their friends.
Simple Wall Decor and Art
Choose simple wall decor and art. Think about your cohesive color scheme or theme and stick within that. Using warm tones that aren’t too bright or distracting are best for a bedroom. Wall art is quick and easy to update seasonally. Think about what some of your favorite parts of each season might be, consider having some type of wall decor to reflect that in your bedroom.
The current trend for wall art is very light and airy abstract art. It’s the perfect combination of modern and simple. I love the idea of being able to support a local artist and have a beautiful curated piece that can help tell the story of your home.
I’m currently on the search of the perfect curated piece for our bedroom. Currently we have a gallery wall and a gorgeous canvas hollyhocks print.
Monochrome or Neutral Color Palette
A monochrome color palette is both cozy and calming. Something not a lot of people think about is the colors they are using in their decor. Did you know that the colors you use in your decor can evoke different emotions and energies? For example, red is not a color you want to have a lot of in your home. It’s overwhelming and angry. But on the other end, having too much blue can make a space feel cold. I like to mix textures and keep the colors fairly neutral and monochrome.
Layer it Up
Don’t be afraid to pile on the layers this fall. On your bed, use lots of layers of bedding and blankets. The more bedding the better! I use a quilt (love this Pottery Barn quilt), and then a duvet stuffed with a down comforter on our bed. This linen duvet from Pottery Barn is a great option! When we need more warmth we pull up the duvet. Throw blankets like this one are the perfect final layer for the bed.
Bedding isn’t the only way to layer to achieve that cozy bedroom affect. Window treatments add a layer for a cozy feel too. They help finish off a room and tie in many of the pieces and decor.
Consider using natural woven shades for more texture and a contrast in color for your window treatments. These woven shades are my go-to from Home Depot. We now have them in our bedroom, living room, and kitchen. The Home Depot offers custom sizing and delivery. I ordered ours online after measuring our windows for size. They came quickly and were the perfect addition to our room. I will be sharing more on these in an upcoming post!
When considering curtains, you can go with a simple sleek white or other soft color. If you’re looking at curtains with a pattern, just be sure that your bedding isn’t too busy. A cozy bedroom is one that allows your mind to be at ease. If there are too many patterns and colors being mixed, it’ll be hard to relax.
Use Lamps for Lighting
Another cozy bedroom idea has to do with lighting. When it comes to the bedroom, stay away from bright overhead lighting. I’ve never been a fan of bright overhead lighting. It does not cultivate a cozy, warm feeling. Lamp lighting is less harsh than overhead lighting. It provides a much softer light that creates a very cozy atmosphere.
Cozy bedroom ideas don’t have to just be textiles. Use plants to create a space to curl up and enjoy a cup of coffee. They are natural air purifiers by removing toxins from the air. They are mood boosters, and can enhance focus and creativity. Overall house plants just really good to have around.
Place a small live plant on your bedside table.You can also use a small basket to place a plant in. If you’re like me, you don’t exactly have a green-thumb. You might be concerned that it would be difficult to keep a houseplant alive. But there are several great low-maintenance plant options for house plants! I promise it’s really easy, I have managed to keep a few of my house plants alive for over a year!
Have a Mixture of Texture
Fall is so much more than pumpkins and bonfires. Think about adding texture to your bedroom with different patterns and fabrics. Texture is anything that can be touched or felt. Mix woven pillows with linen all in the same neutral color palette. Use a chunky throw blanket on top of a layered bed. Replace summer sheets with a soft linen or warm flannel sheet instead. Consider adding wood elements by placing a tray with some books on it on your made bed.
Light a Candle
Do you have a favorite candle? Lighting a candle may be the easiest thing you can do to feel instantly cozy. A great fall scented candle is even better. After you’ve turned on the lamps or twinkle lights, light a fall scented candle. If you’re not typically a candle lighting type of person, you could use a blend of essential oils to get that same affect. This is more about awakening your sense of smell to put you at ease and feel more relaxed.
Of course, there are many ways to make your home cozy. These are just a few of my personal favorite ways I like to create a welcoming atmosphere for my family. I hope you get that extra cozy feeling as fall creeps in!
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