Do you know what I love? The comfort of a big, comfy bed. It’s like a sanctuary, a place of respite, somewhere you can rest, nap, sleep, dream, and play on your phone…! To create a cozy bedroom, it takes a few key pieces – a fluffy duvet, a nice rug under your toes, big pillows you can prop yourself up with or sleep comfy on, mood lighting with candles and lamps, and some things that you love like books, snow globes, plants, or art!
To create a cozy bedroom the first step is to remove everything. If that seems like a daunting task, remove everything but furniture pieces that have to stay (bed, dresser, etc), and be sure to align those furniture pieces in a way that feels good. Trust me, taking everything out of the room is the best way to do this.
Next, only bring back the things that either have to be there (clothing in the dresser, for instance) or bring you comfort and joy. Oh yes, I’m going konmari on you. But to be honest, you can’t make a master bedroom cozy or comfy if it’s full of clutter and junk. Remove all the junk, and then continue!
When we first moved in, we kept the master bedroom very monotone and minimal – grey on white on grey – and the only warmth came from our reclaimed wood bed. At the time, I wanted a simple and clean bedroom, somewhere that I could close my eyes easily, and rest my mind. It was very minimal and sleek and I loved it, but it does come off a bit cold when I look back at it now. Not too cozy.
When we decided to put the house up on the market, we used a stager to redecorate our home. They were hired to make it feel inviting and appeal to potential buyers. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the following look, however I can agree that it does feel more complete, with more furniture and art pieces. But cozy? Nope.
After a few months, we removed the staging and decided to ‘move back in’ to our home while it was still on the market. We were pretty excited to redecorate our home and take a different approach to our decor – softer, comfier, cozier. That was our mantra.
A touch of bohemian, but a minimal take on it. Bright colours, soft textures, and a lot of hygge.
We still have some work to do to complete the master bedroom, as I would love to add some art to the walls, a large mirror, and even a comfy lounging chair. But here is our work in progress, comfy, cozy master bedroom.
To create a cozy and comfy bedroom – start with the bed. We decided to get a Casper mattress, which was pretty comfy to start with, and then added a down-filled mattress topper, so it feels like we’re sleeping on a cloud! Creating a bed that you love is so important to your health and happiness – seriously, a good night’s sleep is nothing to cheap out on.
Another trick that I use to make our bed extra comfy? Use a larger sized duvet. Our mattress is a queen size, whereas the down-filled duvet is a king size. Using a larger sized duvet than the mattress is essential in creating that cozy look and feel, and it also adds to a perfect sleep when sharing the bed. No more fighting over the blanket in the middle of the night!
The type of duvet you use is just as important as the size of it. There are different weights to duvets, and depending on the climate you live in, you might want to get two different duvets – a lighter-weight summer duvet, and a heavier, warmer winter duvet. We made our bedroom feel extra cozy with our bed linens, which are Belgian linen and textured. Belgian linen is a great choice for bedding, because it gets softer over time, and always has a bit of a lived-in look, which is what you want when you’re looking for a bed you can just jump into.
We kept our walls white, and the two large side-pieces we also kept white. Visually, they blend in, but they are substantially large as well. We sourced them from Ikea, along with the white table lamps. I love white, can you tell?
Going with such a bold colour scheme in here wasn’t too difficult because I absolutely fell in love with the bedding, which we found from Anthropologie, tassels and all! It’s romantic but calming, and the shades of pink are the perfect accent to our white and grey bedroom, and it goes perfect with the reclaimed wood bed. The rug we sourced from West Elm pulls colours from the duvet cover, and also from the room – when we saw it, it was love at first sight!
I decided to add some plant life to our master bedroom, starting with succulents, cactus, and a large aloe vera plant, which I am terrified of killing. I have a black thumb, so I’m taking extra care of it – and I even named it Lola. Because plants that are talked to stay alive, right? And I am singing to this plant named Lola in hopes of keeping it living!
There’s still some work to be done on this cozy master bedroom, and I would love to find some art work or a macrame wall hanging for above the bed, and a comfy lounging chair to read on would be absolutely divine. On the opposite wall there is absolutely nothing, so I am plotting to put together an art wall, with different size frames and prints to add interest. I’m also on the hunt for a mirror to complete this room!
To find the pieces that are featured in this room, check them out here:
Do you have a cozy and comfy bedroom? We are so in love with our new bedroom that we want to spend all of our time in it! Going to bed is a treat now and something we look forward to!