28 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Cozy Bedroom
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Create a Reading Nook
A window seat is a great place to cuddle up and read or just enjoy the view. But sometimes, adding a window seat can be a costly endeavor. Instead, try creating a quiet nook in your bedroom for a similar effect.
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Put in a Faux Fireplace
A bedroom fireplace adds instant warmth, but when it’s too expensive to add the real thing, a shabby-chic faux fireplace may do the trick. This adorable example from HGTV’s Fixer Upper proves it doesn’t take big bucks to create a cozy space.
From: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines
An unexpected mix of patterns can create a homey look in any size bedroom. In this sweet space, a cohesive color palette pulls the patterns together, keeping the look subtle and seamless.
Place Furniture Strategically
Where you place your furniture makes a huge difference. When creating a seating nook, place chairs facing each other. This arrangement brings a conversational and intimate feel to your bedroom even if you’re the only one utilizing the space.
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Use Soft Neutrals
A neutral color palette adds a calming effect to any style bedroom, and it doesn’t have to mean boring. Add texture, metallic accents, patterns and vintage finds to spice things up.
Incorporate Vintage Finds
Nothing will give your bedroom a lived-in look like a favorite piece from an antique shop. This weathered Craftsman-style rocker brings a nostalgic look to the coastal bedroom.
Add Some Privacy
Sure, floor-to-ceiling draperies can be expensive (especially if they aren’t DIY), but you’ll keep them for years to come. Purchase neutral window treatments, so they match your room’s style no matter how many times you change your bedroom’s look.
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Sprinkle In Floral Accents
Feminine touches bring a soft, cozy feel, so bring in floral elements — big or small — to your bedroom.
Dress Your Bed in Knit Fabric
You can’t get any comfier than knit fabric. Use old sweaters to make bed pillows or throws to up your bedroom’s cozy factor.
Decorate in All White
Many believe an all-white room is stark and stale, but decorating in this color can make you feel as though you’re at the spa. Plus, it’s like sleeping on a cloud.
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Use the Same Hue in Different Tones
Not sold on the all-white idea? This girl’s bedroom is dressed in all blue. The variety of blue tones gives the room a layered look, which presents a cozy effect.
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Don’t Forget the Foot of the Bed
If you have the space, place some furniture at the food of the bed. Whether you choose one large piece or a couple small pieces, display something that acts as extra storage and is upholstered in a lush fabric.
Skip Overhead Lighting
The right lighting can make all the difference. Place a couple lamps on either side of your bed to provide enough lighting without the harsh glare from an overhead light.
Michael J. Lee Photography
Display Your Books
Bring a cozy library feel to your bedroom by replacing a traditional headboard with a bookshelf. Color coordinate your books for a clean look.
Invest in Good Bedding
Aside from window treatments, bedding is the best thing to spend your money on. Choose soft, high-quality fabrics — you won’t be sorry.
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Sometimes binge watching your favorite show is most comfortable from your bed, but visible electronics in the bedroom are the opposite of cozy. Hide them by placing in a thrifted armoire.