A bedroom is the most personal, intimate, and comfortable space in your home. Or at least it should be. The comfort and coziness, however, are often sacrificed for the aesthetic design aspect of the room. You spend about a third of your life in your bedroom, so it only makes sense that you spend that time comfortably and in a relaxing environment.
The bedroom is the place that should act as a soothing sanctuary for you when you come into it after a long tiring day so that you can recharge and rejuvenate. With premium quality bed sheets, like bamboo bed sheets, you can properly rest and get a good night’s sleep at all times. The good thing about having comfortable bed sheets is that they’re cozy due to their antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties.
However, it’s important to know that you do not go to your bedroom only to sleep, you go there to rest and relax too, so it is not just the bed that needs to be taken care of, it is the whole room that needs to give out cozy vibes.
When revamping and renovating the bedroom, the first consideration that comes to mind is the price related to making the desired changes, but it does not have to cost a fortune to make your bedroom the cozy oasis you want it to be. There are many creative and simple ways to make your sleep space a relaxation shrine, and some of them are discussed in the following paragraphs.
Add Bohemian tapestry
Tapestry is a fun and easy method of decorating your room and adds a fabric decoration element to the design aesthetic of your bedroom. A hanging bohemian tapestry is a simple and affordable way to give a stylish and cozy ambiance to your room. There are various ways in which you can utilize a bohemian tapestry to decorate your room – you can use it as a bedspread, as a room divider, as a furniture cover, as a decoration for your headboard, or on the big blank walls. When used as a hanging on the walls, it gives the wall elegant textures.
Add a headboard
Whether it is the bed-time book reading, or the lazy cup of tea on your day-off, adding a headboard will enhance the joy of these guilty pleasures while sitting back and relaxing on the bed comfortably. But the addition of this headboard doesn’t necessarily have to put a dent in your budget, as it can be made by yourself.
You need to get a hold of a piece of plywood, cut it to the width of your bed and long enough to go all the way from the floor to above your head, purchase foam that is cut to the same size, and finally cover both items with a fabric of your choice (cotton and velvet are very comfortable materials).
Play with lighting
Lighting, if done right, can change the mood of the room. The proper light can instantly add a calming and relaxing effect as soon as you enter the room after a long, tiring, and stressful day at work. Apart from the big light in the room, which can be used when you need to get ready or search for something, ambient lighting is enough to provide the light and cozy vibes in the room.
One such example of ambient lights are the bedside lights, which create a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere and give out enough light for reading. A thing to remember when setting up ambient lighting is that the lights should give out the warm glow that is not too harsh. Another tool for excellent ambient lighting is the dimmer switch, which can be installed to adjust the strength of the brightness according to your needs and mood.
Aside from ambient lighting, natural light should also be considered when creating a cozy bedroom. It has the ability to freshen the air and clear odor out in the room. As such, make sure your bedroom receives adequate natural light during the day. You can do this by opening the windows, using correct window treatments, or arranging furniture in a way it doesn’t block the light that comes into your room.
Paint is another cost-friendly and effective method to change the overall look and vibe of the room. It also gives you the chance to play and experiment with colors and see which combination suits you best. As a general rule of thumb, softer colors feel cozier and relaxing when compared to the bolder options. However, you can balance the aesthetic of your room by complementing different colors in the room.
You can also match and complement the colors theme on the walls with the other colors in the room like that on the furniture and decor of the room. The green shade is especially a good option if you are looking to achieve a relaxing environment as it has a natural calming effect, and when combined with and contrasted with vibrant textile patterns, it gives out a complete and finished look to the room. The green color can be used in combination with other calming colors such as muted browns and a splash of wicker.
Declutter the bedroom
Clutter in the bedroom prevents you from relaxing. If the room is tidy and clean, it will definitely make you feel calmer. The secret here is the storage, as it will help to clear the clutter and maintain a clutter-free environment. A laundry bag can prevent dirty clothes from lying on the floor and over the furniture and the table-drawer can take care of all the paperwork. A vacuum cleaner should always be on the ready to clean any dirt, and the bedsheet and pillow covers should be changed regularly.
If you want to give your bedroom a fresh coat of paint, you can hire a professional painter or do the task yourself. Whatever route you choose, make sure to use the right colors for a cozy bedroom.
Moreover, there are also other ways to declutter your bedroom. For example, you should clean up the nightstand, get rid of items scattered on the floor by putting them in a box, and clear out everything under the bed to make the room clutter-free. If you’ve accumulated several boxes of unnecessary things, decide what to do with them. You can donate them to a local charity, recycle, or toss them away for good. This way, you can remove all the unwanted things in your bedroom, making it more inviting.
Sometimes it is the smallest things that make the most significant difference, and adding subtle and small accessories in your bedroom can change the whole feeling and look of the room and give it a cozy and relaxing ambiance. Paintings and artwork can define the aesthetic and mood of the room. A small plant pot and a rug can make a significant contribution to the overall aesthetic of the room. Curtains are another accessory that can make a significant impact on the coziness and look of the room.
Since your bedroom is the heart of your home, you need to make it as comfortable as possible. Luckily, with these ideas, you won’t be breaking the bank and you’ll be maximizing your level of comfort, too.
What other budget-friendly ways can you use to make your bedroom cozier? Let us know in the comments below!