26 Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Cozy Bedroom

When it comes to making your bedroom a cozy oasis, it doesn't need to cost a fortune to add major comfort. We've rounded up 26 tips for creating the cozy bedroom of your dreams.

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Try Dark Hues

While light colors are great for making a room feel larger, a darker hue envelops the bedroom, creating the perfect space to relax and slumber. The plush bed linens in this ultra-moody space add a nice contrast and look like the ideal spot to cuddle up.

Bring on the Blankets

When creating a cozy bedroom, you can never have too many throws. Bonus points for a luxe faux fur throw that will take you from lazy weekend nap to hibernation status in the blink of an eye.

Layer Rugs

Whether your bedroom is covered in carpet or hardwood, rugs are a great way to add color, texture and of course, warmth underfoot. Try layering rugs in different shapes and patterns for an extra-comfy look.

Adjust the Lighting

From the fireplace to the plush bedding to the warm area rug, this room exemplifies cozy living. But one aspect that really enhances the space is the soft lighting choices. If overhead lighting is a must, a chandelier with a dimmer is a great way to go.

Add Ceiling Beams

Adding wooden ceiling beams may be a bigger project than tossing a few throw pillows on the bed, but it is one that will definitely pay off in the cozy department. Wooden accents add warmth to a space, and wooden ceiling beams are a smart architectural way to add the look without taking up space.

Pile on the Pillows

What’s more cozy than a huge pile of fluffy pillows? Mix and match and never be afraid to add too many. The more the better when it comes to creating a super-comfy look.

Try a Tufted Headboard

Any plush headboard is bound to add a comfy vibe to your resting space, but there is just something about an elegant tufted headboard that really ups the cozy factor. Consider covering your headboard in an opulent fabric, such as velvet, for an ultra-luxurious design.

Layer In Live Plants

Don't skip the bedroom when it comes to displaying your much-loved houseplants. Not only to they instantly pump up the cozy factor, they also purify the air for healthier zzzs.

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Create a Canopy

A no-fail way to add an extra comfort factor to your bed is to drape it in ethereal textiles. Here, a solid white canopy creates a cozy cocoon for lazy Sunday mornings.

Make Use of Texture

In this soft, inviting space, a delicate mix of rich textiles subtly adds depth and interest in a neutral space. From the textural wallpaper to the herringbone-patterned floor, this sweet bedroom would be the ideal spot to curl up with a good book.

Sprinkle In Floral Accents

The quaint nook in this bungalow bedroom was transformed into a cozy place to lounge by upholstering the walls with botanical fabric, incorporating playful patterns and layering shades of spring green throughout.

Choose the Right Pieces

Warm wooden accents and a vase filled with fresh blooms come together in this peaceful space to create a nature-lover’s paradise. With a stack of books placed on the nightstand shelf, you may never have to leave this tranquil refuge.

Create a Reading Nook

A window seat is a great place to cuddle up and read or just enjoy the view. But if you aren't lucky enough to already have a window seat, adding one can be cost prohibitive. Instead, try creating a quiet nook in one corner of your bedroom for a similar effect.

Play With Patterns

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.

Spice Up Neutrals

If going bold with pattern blending isn't your style, try blending patterns in various neutral tones. A neutral color palette adds a calming effect to any style bedroom, but that doesn't have to mean boring. Add texture, metallic accents, and vintage finds to spice things up.

Add a Personal Touch

Simple DIY touches can make any bedroom a cozier place to be. Here, a nightstand made from a vintage suitcase adds personality with a nice lived-in vibe.

Blend Old and New

By mixing old and new styles, you can keep your bedroom from looking stale and instead make it look all your own. Here, a unique nightstand with a Singer base makes a statement against a gorgeous herringbone-patterned floor and mint bed.
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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 thrifted mantel with interesting details may do the trick. And if you need more convincing, a mantel in the bedroom is the perfect spot to display favorite photos and artwork. Plus, when it's time to decorate for the holidays, nothing is cozier than a mantel draped in greenery.

Dress Your Bed in Knit Fabric

You can't get any comfier than knit fabric. This handmade bedspread brings a soft pattern and texture to this boho-meets-cottage bedroom. For a similar look, try your hand at arm knitting an ultra-cozy throw or use old sweaters to make bed pillows.

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. A thick, luxurious fabric will envelop the room like a warm hug and keep out morning rays for ultra-restful sleep.

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.

Place Furniture Strategically

Don't underestimate the importance of furniture placement. In this moody bedroom, comfy chairs are placed near the window facing each other to create a cozy, intimate feel. A picture window with a woodsy view doesn't hurt either.

Don't Forget the Foot of the Bed

For a true cozy vibe, stark unused space must go. If you have an opening at the foot of the bed, consider adding an upholstered bench or loveseat. Drape with a plush blanket, pop on a throw pillow, and you've just upped your cozy factor ten fold.

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.

Hide Electronics

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.

Feminine Bedroom Boasts Fun, Floral Wallpaper

Gray wallpaper with a fun floral print in pink and green sets the tone for this chic, feminine bedroom. Black, white and gray furnishings add lovely contrast and keep the space from appearing too busy.