10 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Cozy Bedroom
With the arrival of cooler weather, it’s time to turn your bedroom into a cozy oasis. The best part? It doesn’t need to cost a fortune!
While it’s true that lighter colors are great for making a room feel bigger, darker hues create the perfect space to relax and sleep by enveloping the bed room. To add a nice contrast, add plush bed linens in a lighter color for a cozy place to cuddle up.
Soften the Lighting
Bedding and rug choices do a lot for creating a comfortable space, but lighting might be the most important factor for coziness. Consider placing a couple lamps on either side of the bed to avoid the harsh glare from an overhead light. If overhead lighting is an absolute must, choose a chandelier with a dimmer so you can adjust for softer lighting.
No matter if your bedroom is covered in carpet or hardwood, rugs are a simple way to add texture, color and warmth underfoot. For an extra-comfy look, try layering rugs in different shapes and patterns.
You can never have too many blankets in a cozy bedroom, so go nuts! If you’re unsure on color, play it safe with an assortment of textured throws in soft neutrals.
Make Use of Texture
For a more neutral bedroom space, consider a delicate mix of texture to add depth in a subtle way. Textural wallpaper, patterned flooring, bedding, pillows, and art are all good ways to incorporate texture.
Blend Old and New
Keep your bedroom from looking stale and give it a look of its own by mixing old and new styles. When done effectively, the result is a cozy, timeless space you’ll never want to leave. Bonus: It can be done without breaking the bank.
While any plush headboard will add a comfy vibe to your bedroom, a tufted headboard takes it up a few notches. For an elegant and extra-luxurious touch, consider upholstering your headboard in a rich fabric like velvet.
Piles of Pillows
There is nothing more cozy than a big pile of soft pillows. Mix and match shapes, colors and patterns — never be afraid to add too many! More is better when it comes to creating a comfy look.
Create a Reading Nook
While a great place to cuddle up and read or enjoy the view outside, a window seat can sometimes be a pricey endeavor. Instead, for a similar effect, dedicate a small area of your bedroom as your own quiet nook.
Floor-to-ceiling draperies might be expensive, but they are an asset you’ll keep for years to come. Be sure to choose a neutral color so that they match your bedroom’s style no matter how often you change the look.