For those homeowners who treat their home as a sanctuary, cozy and romantic decors might be one of the most dreaming designs.
But the good news is, you can make that dream come true.
A cozy and romantic bedroom environment generally doesn’t happen on its own but is created by various elements, such as comfy furniture pieces and warm color palette. Don’t worry, I’m going to share some interesting ideas to make clear my sayings.
Re-paint your bedroom walls
Colors take a huge part in humans’ feelings.
For example, the packaging of almost medicine is green, creating peace in the mind of buyers and gain more trustfulness from them.
Or, many restaurants focus on reds, brown, and yellow-painted in the walls to invoke the appetites of their diners.
So for bedroom décor, it’s no exception!
Light, calming shades of colors will significantly turn your sleeping area more relaxing and balance. Such as light to cornflower blue, sage green, and lavenders. Try to combine different colors for the highest effect.
Fix the décor
As your bedroom is a sanctuary for sleeping, just focus on that thing.
I mean, remove television, tablet, or any technological distractions out of this area is a should. Not only it reduces the number of things you’re appealed to do in your bedroom but also help create a deep slumber more quickly.
Besides, some more things also need to be taken out.
Start at your night tables, trash all items that need to be recycled and tidy its surface. Move on to the dirty clothes littered on the floor, place them in a hamper.
Do the same thing with all drawers, closets, and catch-all bins.
Remember, organizing and tidying are a good premise to give more space in your bedroom, therefore, you can fix its décor more easily. Here are some ideal furniture pieces to change from a cluttered bedroom to be well-organized and look neater:
- Dresser organizers
- Storage benches or a bed with storage
- A nightstand with drawers
- Take use of the wall space to hang or store things, such as installing some wall shelves
- A headboard with multitasks
Change your mattress and bedding
Nobody can’t deny that a fluffy, soft mattress with luxury sateen sheet covered on really look appealing.
If you’re using an inflatable airbed, try covering it with a velvet sheet. Trust me, this will immediately change your normal-looking bedroom into a 4- or 5-star hotel room.
Or with a too-hard mattress, how to make it fluffier and softer?
Well, two solutions for you: Either replace it or buy a good topper. This magical item can add both support and comfort to your bed as it’s usually made of egg crate foam, feathers, or memory foam.
It can refresh an old mattress, retaining its life or soothe a new one.
For maximum coziness, flannel sheets are the most ideal option as they not only add texture to your bedroom décor but also feel soft against your skin.
Or if your bed frame is unattractive or unaesthetic, a bed skirt would be more suitable to cover that up.
Adding some pillows is the last thing you should consider as they upgrade your bedspread to a down comforter to help make the area cozier.
But take note that their fluffiness and firmness should be chosen due to your sleeping gesture.
For instance, if you’re a side sleeper, a firmer pillow is better while soft ones will be suitable for people sleeping on their stomachs. For guys who prefer to sleep on their back, choose a pillow that’s in the sweet spot of these two ends.
Finally, don’t forget to play with colors, but avoid the ones that similar to the walls or furniture pieces’.
Lighting and candles
One more aspect that improves your bedroom for real is the soft lighting choices.
If you live alone, installing at least a floating or one bedside table with a lamp or wall-mounted light texture is a good ideal.
For couples and married people, double the number. That way, you can freely turn them on/off when needed.
Consider how bright the lights as well.
Bright ones are good to help you see things better in darkness but don’t you think that they really give your bedroom a doctor’s office vibe? If you want it to be cozier, my advice is to turn them down low. Bulbs around 15W are usually what you might be after.
Stay away from bright white lamps or harsh overhead light. You’ll want off-white, tan, or beige shades on them instead.
Or, you can install lights coming with bright adjustment capability.
Next is candles.
The best addition for a very romantic and warm ambiance in any space. It’d better choose ones with soothing natural scent for multitasks, such as cedarwood, sandalwood, jasmine, and lavender.
Candles will give the best effect when all electric lights are turned off or just one low lighting bulb.
Add personal touch
Whether it’s narrow or spacious, a small corner where you place all personal stuff adding your characteristics, or reminding you of the love that you and your spouse shared is so great.
Your photos, favorite quotes, or sentimental gifts are some hints.
DIY touches are another affordable way to make your space cozier.
- Re-paint the headboard or bed frame
- Detailing your dresser
- Creating a heart-shaped photo collapse
- Adding your wall arts
- Making a traditional clock to replace your digital one (because LED lights from this item might disturb your slumber through the night even though you might don’t know about that)
- Recycle an old suitcase as a new, creative nightstand
No matter how cozy and romantic look of your bedroom, it’s hard to feel that with (literally) cold feet.
This is just additional but you’ll be amazed by how huge the effect it brings up to your sleeping area. Even if you already have a large rug or carpeting the entire room, just a small textured or sheepskin rug is enough. Place it on the side of your bed where you usually climb on or leave it.
Here are some extra tips to easily master the layered rug look:
For extra coziness: This is a good choice for people who don’t prefer to have an existing carpet in their bedroom. Placing a midsize kilim will make the space cozier and have an accent while the rest of the room is in a solid, dark hue.
Create a landing spot: While a huge area rug can immediately change a room into cozier, give the bedside a softer, more appealing feel by layering a flat-weave accent rug atop.
Layer pattern on pattern: The first layer should be a Moroccan rug fitting the dimensions of your bedroom. Then place a cozy flat-weave in the center, near your bed.
Bring on the plants
Last but not least is adding some plants to your bedroom.
It’s also the easiest and most affordable way to invest. With some choices wise, they not only add cozy and romantic effects on your sleeping space but also help improve the indoor air quality significantly.
So which plants should I choose?
Below are some reasonable options that can give you the best of both worlds:
Pothos: This is the easiest plant to grow indoor – perfect for busy guys. Its heart-shaped, shiny leaves with vining stems are ideal to be grown in a hanging basket, creating a romantic yet lively vibe to your bedroom.
Rosemary: I really love the piney, pleasant scent of this popular culinary herb. Besides, the gentle, small-sized looking adds something cute and cozy to your sleeping area. With rosemary, you should place by a bright window as it needs strong light.
Dieffenbachia: Its flashy leaves are key to be chosen in this list as they’re versatile and easy to match with different bedroom decors. But I only recommend this plant for people who don’t have pets because the sap within might irritate mucous membranes.
Lavender: There are two reasons for this plant though I know it’s typically thought of as a houseplant. First off, it grows indoor pretty well while requiring very little maintenance and secondly, the purple shade of its flowers adds more or less romance ambience to your bedroom.
That’s about the end of this article.
I hope all those tips shared above are helpful for you to create your dream cozy and romantic bedroom. Thanks for reading!
I’m James J. Decker, a hobbyist and DIYs and also a big of home improvement and gardening tools. I immensely enjoy how these amazing products improve productivity and efficiency, and allow me to do jobs for which I would’ve otherwise needed professional help.