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How to Make Your Bedroom Cozy

Bedrooms are the ideal place to add some flair to your decorating skills. While you might feel the need to be a little more reserved about how you decorate your living room or kitchen, you can go all out with making your bedroom feel like a space that is truly your own.

The coziest bedrooms are set up to induce an instant sense of relaxation that transports you away from the stress of your day-to-day responsibilities.

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How to Make Your Bedroom Cozy

You should feel like your bedroom reflects your inner beauty, and these ideas will help you start adding those special touches that make you look forward to getting the chance to snuggle up in bed.

Create a Reading Nook with a Hanging Chair

A cozy room is one that you’ll want to spend time in when you are wide awake. Reading nooks are easy to set up, and you only need a small space in the corner to add one to your room.

You can always set up a traditional chair if you have enough space, but hanging styles can work in just about any sized room.

Hanging chairs can be found in hammock or wicker styles that evoke memories of softly swinging outside on a pretty day.

Once you’ve hung the chair, you can add a small table or shelf with books nearby along with a reading lamp. You’ll love relaxing there as you take a reading break during a hectic day. There are plenty to choose from here.

Use a Canopy to Create a Cozy Cocoon

Canopy beds have come a long way from the traditional princess styles that you might have seen in the past. You can hang curtain rods along with the ceiling around your bed, and use them to hang any fabric that you like.

Sheer fabrics in neutral shades can make your bedroom feel like an oasis that shelters you from any storm that blows through your life.

Or you can hang thick, velvet curtains to make your bedroom feel luxurious and warm.

Depending upon your bedroom furniture, you can also hang canopies at the head of your bed to serve as a headboard.

Alternatively, you could choose to simply hang two swaths of fabric over the sides of the top to create a sense of more openness while retaining the coziness of a canopy cocoon.

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Personalize Your Space with a Photo Blanket

Your bedroom should be filled with things that spark joy in your soul. One of the easiest ways to immerse yourself in beautiful memories is to create custom blankets to add to your bed.

This type of blanket can be found in a range of different materials that are all designed to help you feel warm and snug.

Being swaddled in a fleece or sherpa blanket that is printed with photos of your loved ones and favorite places gives you an instant sense of happiness that you can’t get anywhere else.

You can even put a photo of your pet that makes you smile every time you see it. Photo blankets can be made big enough to use as a bedspread that serves as a focal point when you walk into the room. Or, you can choose a throw that you can drape over a chair or the edge of your bed for a casual touch.

Add Ambiance with Versatile Lighting

Lighting is everything when it comes to room design. Most bedrooms come already equipped with stark overhead lighting that does nothing to create a sense of calm.

While that light works for doing things like cleaning, you’ll want to add some other forms of lighting that you can use to create a cozy mood.

Lamps with adjustable lightbulbs are great to include near your bed to show off your personalized photo blankets or on a dresser.

Fairy lights are also a popular option that adds a whimsical and romantic look to any bedroom style.

You can add string lights to the canopy for a dramatic effect or add them around the windows to generate a sense of starlight when the curtains are closed for privacy. You can find tons of inspiration online.

Hang Meaningful Wall Art

Adding some color to your walls is always a great way to make a bedroom feel cozier, and you can take this a step further by hanging up some artwork after you paint.

For your bedroom, you’ll want to skip over the generic types of art that you pick up in home decorating stores.

Instead, look for ways to add art that holds special meaning in your heart as your personalized photo blankets do.

Pick out a few photos that you can blow up into canvas prints as well when you create custom blankets that remind you of happy times.

You can even get several in different sizes to create a gallery wall behind your reading nook or over your dresser.

You can also make some art that you want to hang up. For example, you could frame fabric from your old baby blanket or even a whole lap-sized family quilt.

If you have old heirlooms such as costume jewelry or antiques, then put them in shadow boxes and hang them up.

While you don’t want to go overboard, hanging a few key pieces that you truly love adds that touch of charm that makes your room feel so completely yours.

If your bedroom feels more like a hotel room than a cozy space that reflects your personality, then it is time to make a few changes.

Decking out your bedroom with decorative pieces that bring out your sense of happiness helps you feel centered and calm when you are ready to turn in for the day.