It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny, rainy or cloudy outside, any day is perfect for a day in bed. There is nothing more comforting than spending an afternoon amongst big pillows and soft covers. You may completely relax in your bedroom reading a nice book or watching an interesting film, but you might notice something missing. What is it?
If something seems off in your room, maybe it needs additional cosiness. How can you make the cosiest room in your house extra cosy? Try by implementing these tricks and tips.
1. Use calming colours
Whether you notice it or not, some colours make us more relaxed and calmer, while others induce anxiety, stress or uneasiness. If you want to make your room as cosy and calming as possible, use a soft colour pallet with calming colours.
“Screaming” and bright colours such as red or bright green, are common sources of stress and anxiety. If your main goal is comfort and cosiness, try soft or pastel colours, such as beige, light blue, soft grey or pink. For example, use white for the walls, and light blue and beige for bed covers and pillows. Don’t combine more than three main colours. A lot of colours tend to make us overwhelmed, not relaxed.
2. Go vintage- a blast from the past
Your room doesn’t have to be modern or industrial styled to be cosy. Quite the opposite! There’s nothing more comfortable than the grandma’s house. That doesn’t mean that you should use old pillows or dusty, shabby blankets. You can get new, vintage-looking things at local stores, or simply pay a vintage shop in your area a visit. You’ll surely find great things there.
If you’re a bookworm or a music geek, this style is perfect for you. Install more bookshelves with various vintage editions or add a gramophone with records to your room for a comfy vintage vibe. For an extra throwback to your youth days, spray a little bit of cinnamon essential oils around the room.
3. Adjust the light
Did you know that lighting plays a great role in our perception? Due to the lights, we perceive some places as high-end and modern, while others seem romantic and cute. Take a look at your room. How many sources of light does it have? If the answer is only two, it’s the right time to make a change.
The trick is to move your bed closer to the window to get more natural light. There’s nothing more beautiful than early mornings with soft light and sunsets with painted skies. Besides that, you should add a reading lamp above your bed frame for late-night cosy adventures. Install the room light with an intensity switch, so you can dim the lights and set the mood if necessary. Additionally, candles are an amazing option for comfy, romantic film nights with your significant other.
4. Add rugs
It doesn’t matter if you have carpeted or hardwood floors, adding additional rugs and carpets contributes to the softness and adds varying structures to your bedroom. It’s a great way to mix and match texture and patterns in your room, making it a perfect, comfortable sanctuary.
Whether you decide to sit on the floor or lay in your bed, your room will provide you with comfort wherever you are. The only problem may appear when you decide to clean your room. Stained or dirty carpets aren’t easily cleaned if you don’t have a steam cleaner. However, you can deep clean the carpet without additional equipment.
5. Blankets are a must-have
There is no cosiness without blankets. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, blankets are there to add comfort and laid-back atmosphere to your room. Just like pillows, you can’t have too many blankets.
The most comfortable blanket that exists is the weighted blanket. Weighted blankets are trendy and are a perfect addition to your room. They ensure that the weight is evenly distributed while you lay in bed and provide an additional sense of comfort and calmness. The best part is that you can pick the size that fits your bed perfectly. It’s a blanket that will always be there for you.
6. Bring nature in
Most people find comfort, peace and serenity in nature. So, naturally, bringing in inside would be the ideal solution for extra cosiness. Since having real grass and trees isn’t an option, try to find natural essentials that give your room a touch of serenity.
Place a couple of potted green plants around your room. If you feel like you don’t have time to take care of the plants, cacti and succulents are fantastic options of cute but low-maintenance plants for your room. Natural green colours always bring peace and comfort.
As you can see, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your room cosy. Simple trick and décor can improve the comfort of your room by a mile. Do what makes you happy and your room will transform into a cosy sanctuary of your dreams.
Jasmine Anderson is a lifestyle and beauty blogger based in Australia. She is an incurable daydreamer, who finds inspiration in little, everyday moments. Spending time at her cozy home office with her two cats, writing her blog, is her favorite thing in the world.