Your bedroom is your oasis away from daily stress and chaos. It's the one place in your house where you can relax and unwind. So, it's important that your bedroom feels cozy and comfortable, embracing the concept of hygge — the Danish word for the feelings of coziness and comfort.
This article explores different budget-friendly ideas on how to design a hygge bedroom. From picking the right wall colors to adding a few throw pillows, you'll find at least one cozy idea to amp up the comfort in your bedroom design.How to Make a Bedroom Cozy on a Budget
You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on your bedroom transformation. Home renovation shows and social media influencers often show off elaborate bedroom designs that left dents in their pockets. Although these rooms are beautiful, not everyone has the budget for a floor-to-ceiling transformation.
Here are some small yet highly effective tips on how to make your room cozier, all within a comfortable budget:
Color has a big impact on emotion. As an example, you'd feel drastically different in a hot pink room than an all-gray room. When designing a hygge bedroom, you should ideally stray away from bright colors that spark strong feelings of excitement. Even if the feelings are positive, they can have the opposite of a calming effect.
For a cozy bedroom, consider choosing a darker, neutral focal color, like:
You can do many things with your focal color. Make the most impact by painting your walls, or an accent wall, with your color of choice. On average, paint and painting accessories won't overload your budget and are readily available at home improvement stores.
You can also incorporate your focal color through accents like bedding, throw pillows and rugs, which we'll cover in more detail later.
You want to avoid flooding your bedroom decor with too much of your focal color, though. Pair your focal color with a softer shade, such as cream, white or taupe. Then, incorporate your accent color in the smaller accessories of your bedroom. This will keep your bedroom from feeling too heavy or evoking a brooding emotion.
Another key factor that can affect emotions is lighting. Think about how different you feel when you're in a large store, which often uses industrial, cool-toned lighting, versus a cozy restaurant, which uses comfortable warm-toned lighting.
For your cozy bedroom, you will want to stick to warm-toned lighting fixtures over cool-toned alternatives. Having a bright, cool-toned lighting fixture in your room can make your room's aesthetic feel artificial. Rather, opt for warm-toned lightings, like:
If you have existing lighting in your bedroom, an easy hack is simply switching the type of lightbulb you use. You can find lightbulbs at a home improvement store, as well as many convenience stores.
Many interior designers claim that the key to a cozier bedroom is to have multiple dim lighting sources. An example, consider hanging fairy lights from your ceiling, around your windows or wrapped around your headboard. Also, incorporate table lamps on your bedside table or office desk, as well as other light sources like candles and fireplaces, which we cover next.
Fireplaces are one of the coziest additions you can make to your bedroom. With a fireplace in your bedroom, you'll have a warm place to cozy up next to with a good book. And, as you're comfortable on your bed or working at your desk, you can relax to the background noise of the crackling fire.
Large, elaborate fireplaces can cost you thousands of dollars. If you're willing to make the investment and add to your home's resale value, there's no limit on what you could spend. But, if you're renting or can't afford a wood-burning fireplace, then you can save by buying a ventless electric or gas insert.
Fireplace inserts instantly add depth to your bedroom. You can find fireplace inserts at many home improvement stores. And, to pair with your inserts, you'll require a mantel, which you can also find at home improvement stores.
Set up your DIY-fireplace on an empty wall in your bedroom. Decorate your mantle with personal items, like pictures or your favorite books. Then, decorate the area around your mantle by hanging a wooden mirror or framed art.
For a cozier bedroom, you'll want to add different layers and textures. You can compare this to creating a cozy winter outfit — layered shirts, jackets and scarves to keep you comfortable. In your bedroom, you can add layers and textures with pillows and throw blankets.
If you go to a home decor store, you'll find a rainbow of decorative pillows. Pick colors that match your focal and accent colors. Some tips to help you pick out decorative pillows are:
Picking out a throw blanket is a little simpler. Various throw blankets are available, too, but the most important part is picking the right color. After deciding on a color, then you can choose different textures like knitted, faux fur or cotton options.
Another way to add texture to your cozy bedroom design is through area rugs. Most of the decor items we mentioned earlier rest at eye-level. But, a properly layered and textured bedroom requires decoration on the ground level, too. Area rugs help you complete a cozy bedroom.
First, think about where you can place your area rug. Some examples include under your bed, around a seating area or next to your fireplace. You can have more than one area rug, too, to fill up large empty spaces. Some interior designers even recommend stacking area rugs for an emphasized layering effect.
Here are some things to keep in mind when picking out an area rug:
Before visiting your local home decor store, take a look at your bedroom space and develop a game plan.
One of the defining characteristics of a cozy bedroom is the little details, like candles or personal items. Your bedroom is debatably the most personalized room in your house. So, it deserves items that make you happy, like:
You probably already have some of these simple items in your bedroom or other areas around your home. Take advantage of what you have, and keep reading to learn more about finding budget-friendly knickknacks and filler items.
Does your room still need textural items? Luckily, there's no shortage of textural decorative items you can use. Some decorative ways you can add texture to your room to make it feel cozier are:
Make sure you don't add too many textural elements or your bedroom can feel crowded and uncomfortable. Gradually introduce textural elements and make changes as needed.Ways to Save Money When Decorating Your Bedroom
Shopping for new furniture and decor can get expensive. Even just buying a new plant and a rug can cost hundreds of dollars. But, redecorating your room doesn't have to be costly. Save money during your room transformation by considering these budget room design ideas:
Are you looking to upgrade your current space to something a bit cozier? SK Builders can help you create a comfortable space in a brand new home. We offer more than 65 floor plans, so you're sure to find a cozy space to call home. Let us know what you need, and we will work hard to make it happen.
If you're in upstate South Carolina, contact us to learn more about our new-construction houses. Or, for immediate answers, call us at 864-292-0400. We look forward to learning more about what we can do for you.