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If the COVID-19 pandemic has done any good, it has made it socially acceptable to stay at home. And for people who can’t get out of their beds, this is like a dream come true. While it’s great that you get to spend so much time at home, it can also be quite frustrating. It has become imperative that you pay attention to self-care, now, more than ever. This includes creating a space where you can feel like yourself, a sanctuary for you to curl up in and make the best of a terrible situation.

Thankfully, it doesn't take much to transform your bedroom from a mundane mess to a warm, comfortable environment where you can just relax and hibernate. Whether you just want to move around a few things or completely redo your sleeping space, these cozy bedroom ideas should really help you figure out what works best for you

Good Bedding Works Miracles

So many people skimp on bedding because their rooms are too small. On the contrary, it makes sense to give your bed the centre stage in your room. Place your bed next to a window or a lovely wall to catch focus. Invest in a great mattress and your body, mind and home will thank you for it. Choose neutral-hued, breathable sheets to make the bed more inviting and there you have a room that’s perfect for ‘you’ time.

Use Colour To Soothe

If you’re looking to spruce up your room with a lick of paint, choose a light or neutral shade. Nothing says ‘relax and take a nap’ better than beiges, pastel hues, creams, and whites. You could also create a statement wall with a deep navy or grey to lend the room some sophistication. Another favourite cozy bedroom idea is to add a pop of colour with curtains and bedding to compliment subtle shades.

Light It Right

Nothing adds warmth to a room quite like the right lighting. Natural light works wonderfully during the day, but when the sun goes down, go all out with the warmth. Pick up a beautiful bedside lamp that can double up as a statement piece or put up a string or two of fairy lights and voila -- magique!. You can have a bright white light in the room if you ever need to work, but when you’re done turn off the main light and turn on your calming lights. It’ll help you relax and get you in the mood for a good night’s sleep.

Layer Up

The best way to create a sense of warmth in your bedroom is to layer up. Get yourself a nice comforter or a plush blanket and just throw them on with some coordinating sheets. Don’t be afraid to layer up with pillows and cushions as well. The more, the better.

Add Texture With Rugs

What’s better than one rug? Two, three, maybe even four rugs! Place a couple of shag rugs on the side of your bed and you create an ultra-chic look. Plus, your feet will enjoy a warm, soft landing every morning. Use the layer up method for rugs as well. Place a couple of warm rugs over a carpet or another larger rug to create texture.

Create A Book Nook

If you’re an active reader looking for a haven for you and your books, why not follow the Danish example of cosiness and hygge up your bedroom. Dedicate a corner or even an entire wall to create a space for you to relax and snuggle up with your favourite book.

Personalize With Art

Never leave your walls bare. They make the room look stark and colder. Instead, pick up a stunning piece of art that you love from a local artist or from an online store. You could also put up a favourite framed poster, a fancy mirror, your kid’s artwork or a fancy rug. A little personal touch can add tons of character to your space.

Delight Your Nose

While it’s important for your room to look inviting, don’t forget to invite your nose to the party. Keep your space clean and let your cleaning products remove any bad odours. Keep a scented candle or diffuser in strategic spots in your bedroom so you can adjust the smell if you need to. To amp up the warmth, choose scents like vanilla, cinnamon, lavender or anything that helps calm you down.