There is something about long nights and cold winter temperatures that makes you want to stay in bed. It can be a problem on Monday mornings, but everything balances out with the luxurious feeling that comes with relaxing in your blankets on a cold winter evening. At least, that’s the idea. But what if your bed doesn’t beckon you when the weather drops? It’s time to incorporate different elements and create the ultimate cozy bed for yourself.
Seriously, adding a few things can transform your bed from a place to sleep to a place to enjoy those cold winter nights and those dark weekend mornings. Grab these items, a good book, and a cup of something warm and you’re ready to make the most of the colder months.
On the bed
Creating a cozy bed begins in an unsurprising place on the bed itself. Light blankets, go away! It’s time to opt for a soft, textured bunk bed to create a luxurious bed that you can enjoy all winter long.
Consider your duvet
What kind of duvet do you have on your bed? If you’ve been thinking about investing in a down or an alternative duvet, now’s the time. Or, if you are satisfied with the aesthetics of your current duvet, but want more comfort, put an electric blanket under it.
Throwing on a throw
A plaid can be like a sweater for your bed. We personally love twisted knitting (very pully!) and faux fur options for the extra texture and warmth they bring.
Do not skimp on the sheets
You can not have a cozy bed without sheets that invite you. Cotton is good, but if you want to improve this winter, consider an alternative. Linen adds a nice texture to your bed and always works well in the summer. Or, if you live in a very cold climate, this season you will exchange your summer sheets for flannel sheets.
And if you are looking for new sheets, also think of a bed skirt. If you have a cold metal bed frame, hiding it under a layer of fabric can do wonders for the feel of your room.
By the bed
Creating a cozy bed should not stop at the perimeter of your mattress. The addition of soft and warm elements around your bed helps to establish its aesthetics.
Rely on carpets
Getting out of bed, you do not want to be greeted with a cold floor. Add a soft, fluffy rug on either side of the bed so your toes can sink into something welcoming. It will be much easier to get up for work! We love faux fur because of its inviting texture. You can also layer rugs to add an extra touch of trend and softness.
Look at the lighting
Creating a comfortable space is a matter of atmosphere. Of course, lighting is the key. To begin with, turn off all bright white lighting with soft and warm light bulbs in all lamps and overhead lighting. Then make sure you have a light near your bed that you can turn off without getting out of the blankets. There is nothing worse than relaxing for the night only to remember that you need to get up to turn off the light.
Behind the bed
When it comes to settling your bed this winter, don’t forget the space behind it. Just as a frame can bring out the best elements in a photo, using the area behind your bed can really help it shine.
Get help from your headboard
If you really want to establish a cozy bed, do not forget about one of its most striking features-the headboard. A metal headboard will catch the cold. A fabric bed, on the other hand, adds a layer of softness to your bed. And fortunately, this is a fairly easy DIY. If you don’t want to completely change your headboard, throw a soft blanket over your headboard to help it blend into your cozy bed.
Add an accent wall
If you really want your bed to appear, an accent wall is for you. And, fortunately, this is an element of style that works in any season. If you want to make your bedroom more comfortable, do not be afraid to choose a dark color. Black is even a good option. The dark wall behind your bed gives your room a sense of security and privacy.