During the summer season, your bed is typically made with just one thin sheet that hopefully absorbs sweat, a thin blanket and fluffy pillows with cool pillowcases. If it’s particularly hot outside, you’d preferably sleep with very little clothes on to cool your body – then wake up as soon as you get enough sleep so you can take a shower again. The opposite is true during the winter season.
You’d want to make your bed as warm and as cozy as possible. Not only will you pile one blanket after another, but you might also want to dress up your bed with a duvet, a duvet cover, and a comforter which you’ll use as a blanket at night. It’s pretty difficult to leave the warmth of your bed once the nights start to get chilly – so it pays to exert the extra time and effort in making sure that your bed is the coziest place on Earth. How can you do that? Find out in the next section.
Top 13 Ways to Make Your Bed Extra Cozy
People spend one-third of their lives sleeping, so it definitely pays to invest in a warm, cozy, comfortable bed. Even if you have a small bedroom, making up the bed in such a way that you’d never want to leave it come morning is exactly the way to go. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make your bed extra cozy. Take a look at the following tips:
1. Invest in a good quality mattress and headboard.
If you’re moving into a new home and you are buying a brand new bed along with a mattress and headboard, it pays to invest in a good quality one. How firm or soft would you like your mattress to be? If you already have a mattress, why not update your bed by creating a do-it-yourself tufted headboard?
To save money, you simply need to purchase the materials and do the dirty work yourself. There are many tutorials online which have detailed steps as well as videos on how you can make a tufted headboard without paying too high a price for it when buying ready-made from stores.
2. Make sure that your beddings are extra soft and comfortable.
What better way is there to make your bed the coziest place on Earth than by making sure that your beddings are extra soft and comfortable? Pick a color scheme or make the beddings as colorful as you want. If you want a Zen-like atmosphere in your bedroom, choose Earth colors like green, brown, black, or burnt orange.
Go for soft comforters, duvets, blankets, bed covers and other beddings. The more layers you have, the softer and cozier your bed will be.
3. Pile up the bed with an extra duvet.
Duvets are continental quilts or comforters which are filled with down, feathers, silk wool or synthetic alternatives. They usually have removable covers and during the winter season, they work perfectly as an insulator of heat. Duvets can be used by themselves and if you would like to make your bed extra cozy, pile up an extra duvet in between the mattress and the fitted sheet.
When you’re lying down, you will feel as if you have a soft, fluffy marshmallow for a bed – which will make you have better, longer sleep.
4. Use fluffy pillows.
You can never have too many pillows if you want a comfortable bed. If you think that your bed looks bare once made up, invest in soft, fluffy, willowy pillows. Some people prefer to have firmer pillows to lay their heads on, but you can combine this with softer ones which you can hug or layer around you while you’re sleeping.
If you have back problems or if you want to put your leg up while sleeping, pillows make for the perfect place to lay parts of your body on.
5. Get a real down comforter.
Again, remember that you are spending a third of your life sleeping in bed so it needs to be as comfy as possible. A real down comforter makes for the perfect investment because it will make you feel as if you are sleeping in soft, fluffy clouds. Down feather comforters, pillows and blankets are a good investment but if you are allergic to feathers, there are other alternatives which will make your bed equally soft.
6. Hang fairy lights above your bed.
Of course, this applies to women’s beds. You can turn your bedroom into an even cozier, wonderful, magical place to be in at night by hanging fairy lights above your bed. White string lights, such as the ones used in holiday displays, will make your bed look like a fairy’s wonderland. Hang them behind a sheet or a thin curtain and enjoy the warmth of the lights at night.
7. Turn your bed into a canopy one.
There’s just something about sleeping in a canopy bed which makes you feel extra special. If you don’t have a canopy bed, you can turn your existing bed into one simply by hanging fabric from the ceiling. Or, you can purchase wooden dowels at a craft store and hang them to the ceilings of your room with hooks.
You can also use a couple of short curtain rods and attach them on either side of the bed. After these are hung, you can complete the canopy bed look by hanging thin white curtains and looping them through the hooks.
8. Put a fluffy rug at the bottom of your bed.
There are plenty of cheap fluffy rugs that you can purchase from superstores or thrift stores for a very low price. A fluffy rug at the bottom of your bed, which you can use to lay your feet on after you wake up will definitely add that cozy touch to your bedroom.
9. Install a bedside lamp.
You don’t want to be getting up to turn off the lights at night after you read your book or do your night time rituals in bed. To make it easy for you to turn the lights on and off, install a bedside lamp with a switch that you can easily reach without having to get up. One which has varying dimness is perfect for when you’re creating a romantic mood in your bedroom.
10. Place a foam top pad on top of your mattress to make it softer.
For a frugal but cozy bed, purchase a pillow-top pad made from foam or feather at your local furniture or beddings store. That extra layer of foam placed on top of your mattress, right before you put in the fitted sheets, will make your bed extra soft and warm.
To save even more money, you can use online discount vouchers or coupons clipped from magazines and use them on stores which specialize in selling beddings, linens and other items for the bedroom and bathroom.
11. Forget the thread count, go for linen beddings.
If you are ready to upgrade your bed, forget about Egyptian sheets with high thread count. These are downright expensive and they would look great on your bed. But they’re not necessarily as textured and as functional as linen sheets. Linen beddings are cozy enough to be used in the winter, but are still cool enough to serve as the perfect blankets for the summer season.
When you’re making the bed, you don’t have to worry about the wrinkling of the sheets because linen is naturally textured. Linens are usually available in non-fitted variants and they may not be as cheap as cotton – but they do get softer and feel more luxurious over the years.
12. Add some glam to your bed by using a faux fur throw on top of the covers.
Faux fur is one of the warmest items that you can add to your bed to make it look extra cozy. Not only that, but it also adds that glamorous touch to your bedroom. If you’re having a Netflix session in bed at night or when you don’t have work but it’s too cold to go outside, this serves as the perfect bed accessory and companion.
13. Make your bed every day.
Finally, even if you don’t have the time, do make your bed every day. You don’t necessarily have to do it perfectly every time, but a nice, made-up bed will make you want to get into it after a long day at work.
Although you do need to focus on the warmth of the bed itself, you also need to consider the overall look of your bedroom.
When you put together the fairy lights, the bedside lamp, the canopy, the furry foot rug and all the other accessories placed inside your bedroom, does it make you want to not get up at all the next morning? If yes, it means that you have accomplished your goal of making your bed the coziest place on Earth.