If there’s one place in your home that you want to feel cozy and comfortable, it’s your bedroom. Without having this safe haven to seclude yourself to at the end of each day, you may not get the rest and relaxation that your body and mind desperately need to function to the best of their ability.
So if you feel like your bedroom isn’t quite meeting the appropriate standard, here are three design tips to make your bedroom feel cozier.
Install A Fake Fireplace
Nothing is cozier than curling up by a fireplace or watching a fire burn down as you unwind. However, most bedrooms don’t have their own fireplace in them. Not only this, but many homes don’t even have the option or capability to install a fireplace there.
If you’d love a fireplace to make your bedroom cozier but don’t or can’t have one, Keri Sanders and Farima Alavi, contributors to HGTV.com, recommend that you look into putting in a faux fireplace. By adding a mantle and some framework to create the look and feel of a fireplace in your bedroom, you can get a lot of the coziness that a fireplace brings without having an actual working fireplace.
Choose The Right Window Treatments
The way you use or cover up the windows in your bedroom can have a big impact on how cozy your space feels.
According to Antonina Jedrzejczak and Gabriela Ulloa, contributors to Architectural Digest, leaving your windows bare, or even just keeping them with the blinds that they originally come with, can be detrimental to having your bedroom feel as homey and cozy as it could. Rather than going this route, you should consider covering your windows with a treatment that diffuses the light but doesn’t completely block it. Also, when choosing the materials for your window treatments, you should try not to pick a fabric that’s too busy. Otherwise, the pattern of the fabric could make your bedroom feel unbalanced and cause the space to be less comfortable.
Use Wood Features
For many people, bringing in wood accents to a bedroom is a surefire way to make the space feel cozier. Take, for example, framed textile art, which adds a touch of traditional art with ambiance.
According to Sienna Livermore, a contributor to HouseBeautiful.com, decorating with wood in the bedroom, be it as exposed wood on the walls or beams or even just bringing in wood furniture or accent pieces, can make a bedroom feel much more in touch with the natural world as well as helping the room feel fresh and clean. So if those are attributes you want reflected in your bedroom, using more wood in your design and decor will help.
To help your bedroom be the oasis of your dreams, consider using the tips mentioned above to create a space that’s welcoming and cozy.