These five ways to make your bedroom more cosy will help you turn your bedroom into a place where you can escape the stresses of everyday life.
A bedroom should be a place where you can go to relax. When you open a bedroom door you should feel as if you are walking into an oasis of calm. The bedroom is a place where you go to sleep. The vibe should be one of cosiness allowing you to drop off to sleep without worry. Creating cosy touches in the bedroom does not need to be expensive. Even small changes can help make your bedroom feel more cosy. These are five ways to make your bedroom more cosy so you can sleep better and relax more.
Five ways to make your bedroom more cosy
Decorate in soothing tones
Soft and soothing colours add a sense of restfulness to a bedroom. Blues and greens are reminders of the sea and the sky and are perfect for creating a relaxing environment. Grey or blue with cream or white also adds a sense of calm. For a more feminine feel warm pinks also work well, but try to avoid colours that really bright as this can over stimulate the mind. Adding accents of colour with cushions or curtains can help add a more contemporary feel to your bedroom. A pop of colour against a neutral backdrop can make a room feel more cosy.
Our bedroom uses a mix of blues and whites to create a calm atmosphere. The blue on the bottom or the wall is a relaxing colour and the top of the wall picks out accents of this colour against a cream background. The curtains continue the blue them but incorporate splashes of yellow colour to create a more spring like feel. I try and keep the room as clutter free as possible. This makes it easier to clean. It also gives the mind less to focus on allowing it to become calm for sleep.
Use bedside lighting to make a cosy reading corner
Bedside lighting is useful for two reasons; it allows you to put on the light without getting out of bed and it makes it easier to read a book without disturbing your partner. There is nothing I like more than curling up with a good read at night. A softly lit bedside lamp also makes the room feel much cosier, especially on nights when the wind is howling outside. You can also add a feature to your room with a nice bedside light. It will add a splash of colour or make an interesting feature.
I choose this bulldog table lamp from Litecraft for our bedroom. I think it adds a little interest to the corner of the room. It is easy to switch on from the bed and provides sufficient light to read by without disturbing my husband. The grey lampshade also fits in perfectly with our colour scheme. When I first got it my dog, Eddie, was not sure what to make of it but now he ignores it.
Use scented candles to create a calming atmosphere
Smell is powerful, scents can easily whisk you back to different memories. Smells can also act to calm and relax the mind, the scent of lavender is said to promote peaceful sleep. Using scented candles in the bedroom will not only create a relaxing atmosphere, the flickering flames will make you feel more cosy. Just make sure you place them so they will not set light to anything. Scented diffusers can also be used to add scent to a room without having to light them.
Add cosy throws
Throws are one of those things that are so useful for updating your home. In a bedroom use a throw to add a splash of colour to your bed. When it gets cold just grab the throw and wrap yourself up in it. You will feel cosy and warm as you snuggle on the bed with your book. If you have a pet you might find that they take a liking to the throw and use if for themselves.
Use pictures to add a sense of calm
Adding pictures into a bedroom will provide a focal point for your eyes. Choosing the right picture will can help add a sense of calm and cosiness into the bedroom. I have two pictures in my bedroom. Over the bed I have a print we bought in Florence. It reminds me of our honeymoon and the blue sky fits in well with our colour scheme. On the opposite wall I have another print showing an abstract pier. I find this restful and soothing to look at when I am lying in bed.
These are five ways you can use to make your bedroom more cosy. Do you have any others to add to the list? Let me know below.
I was sent a lamp from Litecraft to help make my room more cosy. My opinions are my own.