3 Simple Tricks to Make Your Bedroom Comfortable and Cosy

Your bedroom should be your sanctuary - a place you can go to relax, unwind, and get a great nights sleep. The average person spends seven years of their life actually just trying to fall asleep. When you have a bedroom that allows you to feel comfortable and cosy, you can shave some of that time away. 

But, the bedroom often gets ignored when it comes to decorating in favour of the more ‘public’ areas of the home. So, how can you transform your bedroom into a space that is as cosy as the rest of your house without spending a lot of time or money? 

1. Use Restful Colours

You may not know it, but the colours of your bedroom could be keeping you awake. There is such a thing as the “psychology of colours,” and certain hues can actually make you feel excited and energised, rather than calm and relaxed. 

Choose neutral colours for your bedroom, or even light blues that can help you to feel more peaceful. Avoid bright colours like reds or yellows, or even bright green as they can keep you awake. 

Your walls don’t need to be stark and white. In fact, using warm colours can make the room feel a bit smaller and more like a nook, which can add a sense of security. 

2. Get Rid of Overhead Lighting

Flipping on the light switch as you enter your bedroom might seem practical, but a harsh and bright overhead light can really take away from the cosy feel you’re trying to go for. 

Instead, have two or three lamps in your bedroom to provide lighting. You’ll be surprised just how much light they can give off, while still creating a subdued and calmer aesthetic. The light won’t completely floor the room the way an overhead light does, and it can help you to feel more relaxed whether you’re about to read a book or you’re getting ready to go to sleep. 

3. Make Your Bed Your Own

Your bed should be the focal point of the room, but it should also be a place where you enjoy sleeping. With that in mind, choosing the right bedding is very important when it comes to creating a cosy environment. Whether you choose hotel quality bed linen from Richard Haworth or something eclectic that shows off your personality, just make sure it’s something that brings you comfort. 

You don’t have to break the bank by spending a lot on bedding, but you do want something that ties the room together and is pleasant to sleep on. Adding several pillows to your bedding set can go a long way in making it look cosy and relaxing. 

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to transform your room into more of a “nook” than a stark, open space. Don’t let your room go ignored just because it isn’t seen by others as often as other rooms in your house. With a few simple changes, you can easily make your bedroom your favourite place in the home, and a more ideal space for getting some rest and catching up on sleep! 

How do you make your bedroom more comfortable and cosy?

Liz x

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1 comment

  1. Thank you for your suggestions!!