It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but the bedroom is at least as important.
Properly styled, you can make your bedroom feel both cozy and exclusive. And it’s not very difficult to fix – as long as you know the right tricks.
For most people, it is important that the bedroom radiates a calm and cozy feeling. After all, this is where we calm down and gather energy after a long day and also the first thing we see when we wake up in the morning.
Is your bedroom in need of a little extra love and restyling for a more cozy feeling? Let’s dig into these smart and simple tips that turn a simple room into a cozy oasis without have to make a complete renovation.
Decorate with lots of layers
The bed plays a central role in every bedroom and with the help of the bed, pillows and bedsheets, you can add to the cozy feeling as much or as little as you want.
Invest in pillows in different sizes, sheets, covers and pillowcases in luxurious, comfortable materials and finish with nice sheets or blankets.
Feel free to let all parts of the bedding be visible – the sloppy hotel bedding is the trendiest thing you can have right now.
Choose the right curtains
Beautiful curtains have a great effect on the look and feeling of your bedroom.
Sheer, curtains that let in daylight or heavy fabrics with a beautiful, luxurious feel? No matter what style you prefer, the curtains set the standard for how the bedroom is experienced.
A trick is to opt out of the traditional curtain rods in favor of discreet rails that are attached to the ceiling. Not only is the ceiling perceived as higher, the fabrics also get a nicer, stretched, appearance.
Set the mood with lightning
A lamp in the middle of the ceiling can undoubtedly be practical, but it hardly gives a comfortable and cozy atmosphere and feeling.
Complement with extra lighting in the form of bedside lamps, window lamps and perhaps a decorative spotlight. A benchmark to follow is five to nine light points per room, depending on the size of the room.
Put the bed on a carpet
The right carpet not only makes a difference to the living room, but also in the bedroom. As a matter of fact, the cosiness factor can be raised significantly with a little textile on the floor.
Place a handsome rug at the foot end of the bed, a few decimeters under your feet. The rug should preferably be as wide as the bed – possibly a little wider – for the best results. It will be extra nice to supplement with a full-length bed cover in heavy cotton or linen fabric.
Muted colors – regardless of color – help to create a calm in the bedroom.
Do not want to paint or wallpaper an entire room? Invest in a background wall in a dark shade and feel free to let details, such as curtains or bed sheets go in the same color scheme. In this way, the bedroom gets a more consistent and matching impression.
Decorate with sitting furniture
The bed is obviously the most important furniture in a bedroom. But a nice and well composed bedroom should be used for more than just sleeping in.
If you have enough space in your bedroom, put a nice armchair or seating in the bedroom. Color-match the shades or do the exact opposite and choose a color that stands out from the rest of the interior. Both ways are right, it just depends on what expression and look you are striving for.
Make the bed the highlight
Have you ever considered that the bed is always the first thing you notice when you step into a hotel room? Move your own bed to the middle of the room and you will notice the effect immediately! A basic rule is to make it possible to step into bed from both sides.
With a centered bed, it is also possible to play with symmetry to increase elegance.
To make it even more elegant, you can place two identical bedside lamps on each side of the bed for the ultimate hotel feeling.
It is easy for the bed to “disappear” in a large bedroom. You can avoid this by placing it opposite the doorway. The bed becomes the obvious eye-catcher, and really comes into its own – complementing with matching interiors.
Choose carpet instead of wooden floors
Bedrooms with stylish carpets are not only more comfortable to walk on, but enhance the hotel feeling and make the room feel more cozy. Invest in a neutral color so you do not have to change the carpet if you decide to redecorate the room in the future.
Get a headboard
Wall-mounted or integrated with the bed? Regardless of the design, a headboard becomes a magnificent element in the bedroom and also does not have to break the bank. Choose colors, patterns, and materials that blend in perfectly with your room. If you want, you can even put on your carpenter pants, bring out your electric tools including the screwdriver, and make your own, if you are handy of course.