Let’s be honest – no one really wants to leave their bed in the mornings. It’s your little slice of heaven at home, and it’s the coziest place to be after a long day or on an early, rainy morning.
If you want to make your bed even cozier, check out these tips.
Want to feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud? First, change your sheets. There are so many super-soft options available. Avoid buying the highest thread count sheets (and save tons of money) by buying super-soft cotton sateen or microfiber sheets instead. They’re soft, durable, and light enough to use throughout the year. Also consider investing in a down comforter – the fluffy, light, feathery feel still keeps you warm and is snuggly enough to keep you in bed five minutes past your alarm.
Another easy way to make your bed feel more comfy? A bamboo-fiber topper to go over your mattress. If you’re not satisfied with the way your mattress feels and don’t want to invest in a new one, just buy a luxurious mattress topper and completely transform your sleep.
You can also buy (or make, if you’re crafty) a fabric headboard. With just a board, some padding, fabric, a few buttons and a staple gun, you can create your own, but these are also available for purchase. Fabric headboards make your bed look a little more warm and fluffy than wooden ones, but it’s up to you on whether you want to DIY or not.
Set the mood
Making the atmosphere in your room peaceful is tied to the lighting and the smells. Start with copper string lights over your bed or around the room. If you don’t want to hang string lights from the walls, consider buying smaller strands that you can drape over your bedframe, or on your bedside table. These little sparkly lights will make your bedroom feel like a fairy tale.
Choose to top it all off with a matching throw blanket that goes well with the color scheme of your comforter and pillows.
If you’re the type of person who can’t sleep unless it’s pitch black, then you need a blackout curtain. These aren’t pricey, and they really work. Just remember to set your alarm!
As you prepare for bed, spray some essential oil into the air so that your room smells as good as it feels. You can choose relaxing scents, such as chamomile or lavender, which can help you wind down for sleep.
Wrap it up
You can’t have too many pillows, no matter what anyone says! Choose pure silk pillow cases, which are great for your skin and hair. To get a cozy, warm look overall top-dress your bed with fluffy pillow shams that match your down comforter, and add in a variety of smaller pillows in the same color that have a faux-fur or cable-knit blanket texture. Mix and match by size and shape.
Choose to top it all off with a matching throw blanket that goes well with the color scheme of your comforter and pillows. A big fluffy blanket or a thick woolen one to drape over the edge of your bed will provide the finishing touch.