Far too often, the master bedroom of a home gets ignored. Maybe you’ve invested a lot of time and money into designing your kid’s room. Or, maybe you’ve just been focused on other areas of the house.
But, your master bedroom should be your personal, private sanctuary. And, no matter how big or small your room might be, creating a cozy environment can encourage a better night’s sleep.
Some estimates suggest that it can cost nearly $8,000 to remodel a bedroom, but you don’t have to break the bank in order to turn yours into a cozy-chic area that promotes peace and tranquility.
With that in mind, let’s go over five easy tips you can use to create your own cozy environment that you can’t wait to call your own.
Add Areas of Wood
Adding something natural to your room can be a great way to make your space feel warmer and cozier. One of the best ways to do that is by adding accents of wood. Thankfully, because of popular home improvement shows, wooden accents and products are now easier to get than ever.
Anything from oak paneling on the wall to a reclaimed headboard can help to pull your room together. If you don’t have the time or energy for a project, try to find pieces of rustic, natural-looking wood furniture.
If you live in a space where you’re not able to do any projects but you want to change the look of the room, there are plenty of options nowadays for bringing the look and feel of wood into a room without having to make permanent changes. Realistic-looking textured wallpaper is a great example or peel-and-stick wood paneling that can be removed.
Choose the Right Bed
Your bed should be the focal point of your room, and it should be a place that invites you to rest and sleep well. So many people don’t get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep needed each night. While there are many factors that can contribute to that, having a bed that doesn’t work for you can often be one of them.
Your mattress makes a difference. If there is one thing in your bedroom that you should invest in, it’s a quality mattress. If you’re not sure which model or brand is right for you, you can check out a site called Bed Tester, where they have already reviewed tons of mattresses and can give you insight on which one will fit your needs.
Choose the Right Lighting
Light can make a big difference in the overall ambiance of your bedroom. If you have a bright, white, overhead light coming from your ceiling, you’re not going to have the warm and comforting vibe in your room that you want.
Instead, go for warmer tones like yellow or gold lights. And, instead of having an overhead light, invest in a few lamps. They’ll give off enough light without being overwhelming or assaulting the eyes.
It can be hard to adjust from bright light to total darkness at night, which can cause sleep issues. But, the transition from a dimmer light, or one with a more yellow tone, can make falling asleep much easier.
Did you know that certain colors are more calming than others? There is actually a lot of psychology behind colors and how they can impact your mood. Read this for more insights into color psychology by the team at ChannelReply.
For the bedroom, natural colors like subdued browns and tans can make even a large bedroom feel cozy and intimate. Or, if you want to invoke feelings of peace and serenity, choose blue tones. Try to avoid anything harsh like red or orange. Those can be great for rooms where you want a lot of energy, but not for the bedroom.
If you don’t want to paint your whole room, choose pops of color where you can to set the mood you want. Accent pieces are a great way to add specific colors without having to invest a lot of time or money into painting.
Try not to go too bold with your color selections. Instead, let your accents reflect the mood you want to set, whether you’re deciding on the artwork, throw pillows or pieces of furniture.
Make Room for a Rug
Even if you have a carpeted bedroom, adding an area rug can tie things together, and make the room feel cozier. This is especially true, however, if you have hardwood flooring. While the rustic, natural look of hardwood floors is great, it can often appear stark if the right furniture and accents aren’t used.
Allowing a large area rug to fill the room can help it to feel warmer, especially depending on where you put it. A good rule of thumb is to get a rug that is larger than the space your bed takes up. Slip the rug about halfway beneath your bed, so it covers a large area of the floor near the foot of the bed.
Again, make sure to choose colors that portray a sense of tranquility and peace instead of bright and vibrant colors that might give your room more energy than it needs.
Bonus Tip: Cover Your Windows
While having open windows without blinds or curtains can give your room a light, airy feel during the day, if you want it to feel comfortable and cozy, consider coverings. Even sheer curtains can add to the warmth of a room.
It’s also another great way to showcase your own personality and sense of style. Plus, you can adjust them as needed to let in more light during the day or to darken the room when you want a more tranquil atmosphere.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to turn your room into a cozy little paradise that you’ll love spending more time in. So, if you’ve already given attention to other areas of the house, it’s time to give your master bedroom a little cozy love!
When you do, you might start to get more rest at night and feel as though you have a safe, tranquil place to go in your own house when life starts feeling too stressful.