If there was only one place that we could choose to make cozy in our homes, it would just have to be our bedroom. A few may just see the bedroom as a place to crash after work/study/partying–you fill in the blank–but to most people the bedroom provides a private sanctuary in which to unwind, chill out and recharge after the day is through. Whether you have a huge master bedroom that is crying out for the cozy factor, or you want to get the most out of a small bedroom, you are sure to find a good fit in this inspirational gallery of warm and welcoming bedroom designs.
Build a nest in the treetops. If your room has high ceilings and high windows, consider building a raised platform to put your bed up by the view of the swaying treetops – or overlooking a twinkling city skyline. This platform also makes space for a little reading spot to take advantage of the natural light at the windows.
Turn up the texture and pile on the layers. An all white bedroom might not be first choice as a cozy colour scheme, but ‘cozy’ is more of a feeling than a design aesthetic. Coziness can be created with use of texture and layering: Deep marshmallowy pillows and woollen throws look even softer when contrasting against this upcycled scaffold plank headboard, rough brickwork wall and heavy metal floor lamps.
Add in earth tones. The neutral fabric and wood tone touches inside this nomadic style bedroom create a wonderfully warm and earthy look. Styling should be casual and unkempt to properly achieve this laid back look – and to make it a place you can flop with a great book and a steaming hot coffee without worrying about ruffling the sheets.
Use softer storage solutions. Matching storage bags have been used as a casual storage solution for extra bed throws, art supplies and magazines too. The lack of hard furniture in this artist’s bedroom makes for a soft and relaxed feel, where you can quickly pull out the paint brushes and a canvas to let creativity take flight.