7 Simple Tips To Make Your Bedroom Cosier

After a long day at work, it’s normal to want to come home to a bedroom that feels warm, relaxing, and inviting. It’s one of those things that can instantly wash away all your stress and exhaustion. 

Unlike the living room, a bedroom is a private space of peace and calm. This is your own warm and cozy corner for quiet, where you both start and end your day. As such, the bedroom is where you set the tone for the rest of your waking hours and cap them off with a restful note.

That’s why it’s important to design a bedroom that can serve as your sanctuary away from all the stress and chaos! A cozy, carefully-designed bedroom helps you sleep better at night and wake up feeling refreshed and energised, ready to face the day. 

If you’re looking for tips for this, we’ve got you covered. From ideas for a full room makeover to notes on new bedroom paint colours, we’ve put together a quick list of cozy bedroom design ideas that will make you want to stay in bed forever!

Rugmaker_Blog-Piece_Stylish interior of contemporary room with comfortable bed1. Invest in luxurious bedding for quality sleep

To get a great night’s sleep regularly, you’ll have to invest in a comfortable set of bedding that feels soft and luxurious. The right mattress, bedsheets, and pillows can have a massive impact on your sleep quality. 

Bed comfort often depends on the material and weave of the fabric used in your bedding, so take the time to check the thread count of the bedding you’re eyeing. Luxury bedding may seem like a vanity purchase at first, but you won’t think so when you feel the difference it makes!

The higher the thread, the softer a bed sheet will feel – and the higher its price point. For best results, we recommend picking bedding in the 200-400 thread count range! This sort of bedding will help you create the cozy haven of your dreams. It should also help you sleep much better thanks to the feeling of comfort a cozy bed offers.

2. Add layers of textures

There are many things you can do for this, like layering your bed with quilted blankets and faux-fur throws, preferably in neutral tones, to introduce rich textures. You can mix and match bedding of contrasting textures, such as a knit throw and soft velvet pillow, to build a cosy and warm vibe. 

Even furniture can add to the texture layers. Materials like wood, linen, rattan, wicker, stone and wool are excellent in adding interesting nuance to any room. 

Fabrics and soft surfaces like rugs tend to be easier to play with, though. When it comes to fabric texture, don’t be afraid to experiment with different fabrics, from velvet and silk to leather and boucle. You may be surprised by how quickly an unusual pair of textures could make your room cosier and more relaxing. 

With the right choices, you can also add tactile intimacy to the bedroom. Layering textures enhances the effect, adding depth and a sense of visual interest to the lot.

3. Embrace warm, inviting colours for a cozy room makeover

Choosing the right wall colour is crucial because it plays an important role in creating the type of look you’re after.

Warm colours are your best options if you want a bedroom where you could relax and spend a lot of time either working or just chilling. Red and yellow can create a bright, refreshing change in your space. Studies have shown that these colours can give one’s mood, energy, and creativity a much-needed boost.

Still, if you want warm colours to dominate your walls, you may want to add cool-toned accents to balance them. Adding touches of blue, green, and violet through artwork and decor can do a lot to create visual interest while also adding depth through the interplay of warmth and coolness.

Depending on the amount of time you spend in your room and the type of activities you like to do, a calm bedroom paint color could help you be more relaxed and at the same time more productive.

On this note, we suggest testing paint samples before painting large swathes of the walls. You should certainly experiment until you find the perfect matches, but there’s no need to commit before you’re certain of what you want. 

Testing samples and combinations will allow you to make adjustments to the look until you get your ideal effect. This is the perfect way to identify which options are the best calm bedroom paint colours for you.

Rugmaker_Blog-Piece_Cozy room interior with comfortable bed4. Add ambient lighting

To turn your bedroom into a cosy paradise, you need proper lighting, but not just any lighting. 

Since the bedroom is the space for relaxation and rest, it needs a certain type of lighting capable of creating suitable conditions for that. Ambient lighting is what helps you create a bedroom atmosphere that’s conducive to relaxing or whatever mood you want to have.

The secret to proper ambient lighting is incorporating various sources of lighting and having multiple modes and strengths of lighting, allowing you to easily adjust them according to your mood. 

Furthermore, you have to think about where the light sources actually go. You want light distributed purposefully, in a way that reduces glare and balances the look of the room with a soft, cozy glow. 

Here’s a tip: bedroom side table lamps, floor lamps, and strategically mounted ceiling lights are great for adding a touch of drama to your bedroom. You can even take it to the next level with smart lighting technology. Just use smart bulbs and systems to control ambient lighting colour and brightness using a handy app or voice commands!

Rugmaker_Blog-Piece_A bright bedroom interior with sage green and white bedding, pillows on bed and a drawer nightstand5. Accessorise your nightstand: Cozy Corner

Your nightstand is more than just a dumping ground for your glasses, books, loose changes, and skincare essentials. As one of the larger pieces in your bedroom, it deserves its chance to shine. 

To make a nightstand come alive, it needs a great table lamp, but make sure to choose an appropriate size so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. It also doesn’t have to be functional, so you could pick one that’s purely decorative!

If you like scents, you can also try adding scented candles to fill your bedroom with fragrances you find soothing. Scented candles and oil diffusers can be used to make a bedroom smell like lavender or vanilla, for example, to enhance the quality of your sleep.

Another purpose of nightstands is to keep your essentials within reach, so you don’t have to get out of bed. To keep your jewellery, hair ties, glasses, and earbuds organised, you could place a small catch-all bowl on top to hold items you take off at night before sleeping. Keeping your nightstand clean and organised can do a lot to contribute to its calming appearance.

If you’re the type who likes to read before bed, you can also add calming reading materials to the nightstand. Books and even e-readers with things you find soothing can help you unwind easily when it’s time to go to bed.

Finally, personalise your nightstand with meaningful decor. Framed photos of people or places you love, sentimental keepsakes, beloved trinkets – all of these can be good additions to a nightstand. That’s because they relate to the feeling of familiarity and sanctuary, which add to comfort.

Rugmaker_Blog-Piece_Mirror on cabinet next to orange bed under posters in bright bedroom interior with plants6. Elevate your room with a bedroom rug

When you get out of bed in the morning, there’s no better feeling than sinking your feet into a big, soft bedroom rug. That’s probably enough reason to invest in a plush bedroom rug to add warmth to your room and give it an interesting extra layer of texture. 

Serving as your room’s focal point, bedroom rugs are usually placed underneath the bed. The size of the bedroom rug will depend on the size of your bed and how far under the bed you want to position it, as well as the other furniture in your room. 

So before buying a bedroom rug, think about how you want it arranged first. Finding a rug that will fit all of your requirements can be a challenge, of course, but there’s an easy solution: simply have a custom rug made!

Custom bedroom rugs can be created to fit just about every specification you may have, from colour down to design. We’ve certainly made our share of bespoke ones for clients, here at The Rug Maker.

That being said, it’s also possible to find the perfect rug from pre-made collections. We’ve had clients choose from our Into the Rabbit Hole Collection for their bedrooms, for example. Many of them say it injects a sense of adventure and whimsy into their bedrooms, giving them a portal into a cozy, magical world all their own!

7. Bring in natural element

Add natural elements like plants or wood accents. The sight of nature often calms people, giving them a feeling of tranquility that comes from the earthy, relaxing vibes of greenery.

Of course, you do have to take care when doing things like adding plants to a bedroom. We recommend seeking a vendor of indoor plants in Singapore who can advise you on each plant’s care requirements. Some plants do well with little attention, but others can be difficult to care for – and that can only add to your troubles. 

If you really don’t have the time to care for a plant – or worry about it attracting insects – you can try the synthetic ones instead. There are many artificial plants in Singapore markets now that approximate the look and feel of real ones very well. Plus, they don’t have the same maintenance demands!

Pair these with wooden accents through your furniture, to hark back to the warm look of bark and wood in forests. Think of wooden bed frames, chairs, or even art frames. 

You can even look for bedding, paint, or even rugs that echo this theme – perhaps with botanical designs and green shades. All of this can come together to give you a cozy, natural-looking bedroom.

Cosy up your bedroom with the perfect rug

Your bedroom is where you likely spend most of your time at home, so it’s worth investing time and money into turning it into a cosy, relaxing space where you can recharge your energy. Fortunately, from investing in good bedding to buying a bedroom rug, transforming your bedroom doesn’t have to be a hassle! 

We can even help you with one of the tips we provided. You see, we can create a custom rug for your bedroom. Alternatively, you can explore our existing rug collections, many of which have been designed specifically to add warmth and comfort to a space. 

Interested? Contact us if you’d like help designing a custom rug and want to receive additional décor tips from us along the way. Let’s work together to make your bedroom truly special!