Add Wooden Touches
Wooden walls can add warmth to any bedroom, small or large. Hamel says it can be as simple or elaborate as a board cladding or as intricate as limed oak paneling. “When real wood is impossible, there are amazing wallpapers that mimic wood cladding.” Wood furnishings and accents can help to create a feeling of coziness in places where paneling or wallpaper cannot be used.
Lighting can create an ambiance.
Light is essential for a cozy bedroom. But not just any light. Hamel says, “There’s nothing worse than having a bright ceiling downlight shining directly on you when you’re asleep.” After dark, turn off overhead fixtures and focus on low-level light. For a more intimate atmosphere, you can use various lighting sources to create ambiance. Natural light is, however, the best source of light. Below is an example of what our dream bedroom might look like.
Select a Dramatic bed
A four-poster bed will give your room the perfect cozy feel. You don’t have to use curtains or frills if you don’t like the look of frills and crossbeams. A simpler version will be more practical with fewer posts and less fabric. Hamel says that four-posters are a great way to enclose and highlight the bed in a bigger bedroom and give a smaller bedroom some drama and scale. It would help if you always chose a large scale–it should dominate the room.
Choose natural materials and colors that are soothing.
Think soothing and calm when it comes to colors and textures. Hamel says that bold graphic patterns don’t work well in bedrooms. Hamel says that he prefers smaller, intimate patterns that work together and introduce rich, sensuous textures. These soft elements can be layered throughout the space to create a warm and welcoming feeling.
Add Area Rugs
Hamel says that the first time a person touches the floor after getting up from bed, it should be on a soft surface. You don’t need to put down the carpet to create a comfortable atmosphere. Plush area rugs provide warmth and texture while also adding warmth. To add softness, you can place small shag or sheepskin rugs along the sides of your bed.
Protect the Windows
A bedroom that is too cold or bare can make it feel uncomfortable. Window treatments are essential for creating a cozy space. Consider your large windows. Curtains in strong patterns should be avoided. Curtains should not be drawn so that they dominate the space or distract from it.
Shut Out Tech
If you have an iPad or phone, you can’t unplug. You can make your bedroom low-tech or non-tech by adding books or natural elements like fresh flowers and plants to the space. This is a place where you can truly relax. We guarantee that the news will be there when your alarm goes off.
Keep in mind that minimalism doesn’t have to be boring.
A few truly special pieces will fill the space. This is Laura Harrier’s dreamy scalloped bed frame. You can add personality and charm to your space by adding stand-alone pieces, such as a unique nightstand or an unusual light fixture, without sacrificing a simple, understated feel.
Choose an Unexpected Bed Frame
We’re talking furniture that speaks for itself, but don’t be afraid of buying a fun bed frame. Don’t we all want to be in bed every day? It might be fun to make it more enjoyable.
There are no such things as too many blankets. Layer throws on your bed for a unique look and the perfect place to nap. You want your bed to be a sanctuary, so make sure you have plenty of pillows and soft linens.