Are you looking to create a hygge bedroom you never want to leave but don’t know how to start? These Hygge Cozy Bedroom ideas will help you begin creating a retreat from the rest of the world.
What is Hygge?
Instead of living your life on autopilot, the Danish concept of hygge is a way of life that brings deep contentment to your soul.
The Scandinavian lifestyle prioritizes the feeling of coziness in our hygge home, cultivating a rich family life, developing deep friendships, and nurturing ourselves.
Creating a hygge bedroom is one step on the path to living a life you love that reflects the Scandinavian way of life.
Dictionary.com describes the word “hygge” about the Danish lifestyle: “the feeling of coziness and contentment evoked by simple comforts, as being wrapped in a blanket, having good conversations, and enjoying good food.
What are Hygge Bedrooms?
You will spend a large portion of your life in your bedroom, so making it as comfortable and peaceful as possible is essential for your well-being. The Danish word hygge is about creating cozy surroundings, as well as enjoying life’s simple pleasures.
The world has become increasingly more uncertain and stressful. Learning how to relax has become a foreign concept to our bodies and souls with our busy lives.
We save our money to find the peace we search for elsewhere during our vacation weeks.
There’s no need to escape on vacation when you find that deep place of peace in your bedroom eight to ten hours a day.
You want the day’s stresses to melt away when you enter your bedroom. Interior design is a personal choice that should put comfort at the top of the list.
Your goal is to turn your bedroom into a personal sanctuary where prayer, connection, relaxation, solitude, and a restful sleep give us the energy to bring what the daylight hours bring. It’s the perfect way to begin and end each day.
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“The bed has become a place of luxury to me! I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world.”Napoleon
Here’s How to Create a Hygge Bedroom You Never Want to Leave:
1. Layer your bed with cozy blankets and bedding
Having the right bedding that reflects the season is essential to creating a cozy bedroom. In the summer, you want cool sheets and a light cover.
Fall is when the heavier layers of bedding come out of the linen closet. Having a variety of textures looks good and feels good at the same time. Make sure you have enough blankets for even the coldest winter night.
I have a down comforter on my bed that has turned into my dog’s thunder blanket. She’s terrified of thunderstorms and dives under the blanket whenever a storm begins.
Grayson has become quite attached to her comforter and bunches it all up for cloud-like bedding. We all deserve the cozy vibe Grayson gets every night sleeping under her special cover.
Did you know that the homemaker made their plain, white bedsheets for centuries until the 1920s? According to the book The Sacred Bedroom, it wasn’t until the 1930s that bedsheets became mass-produced.
At the end of World War II is when patterned sheets became popular. The interest in patterned sheets was due to the Duchess of Windsor picking out silk printed sheets in Paris and showing them on her bed.
The popularity of printed sheets helped revive American mills, failing due to the durability of the white linens they were producing.
Textile mills hired designers to make patterned sheets, and by the 1970s, printed sheets were outselling standard white sheets.
2. Your bed should have a comfortable mattress
Hopefully, you’re getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, and you want to do it in a cozy bed. Look into a pillow-top mattress pad if a new bed isn’t in the budget.
Years ago, my back kept going out, and I spent quite a bit of money at the chiropractor to fix the problem. It turns out it was my mattress. After I replaced it, I haven’t had a problem since.
Think of your mattress as the foundation of a good night’s sleep. It is one of the most important things you should invest in your bedroom.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress, here’s an article on How to Choose a Mattress from sleepfoundation.org.
3. Choose soothing colors for your bedroom
Picking the right color palette is essential for creating a cocoon-like atmosphere. Soft greens, blues, lavender, greens, and pink are all excellent choices for the color of a bedroom.
Neutral colors will also work well in your hygge master bedroom. White, ivory, taupe, gray, and black give you the ability to add more color to your bedding and accessories.
Vibrant colors are best suited for other rooms of the house. Your bedroom is a place of rest, and you want the paint color to reflect that mood.
Different tones of the same color create a soothing effect in decorating this bedroom.
4. Picking the right headboard
Finding a headboard that matches your bedroom style is vital in designing your cozy bedroom. The bed is usually the focal point of the room, and the headboard sets the look of the rest of the room.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a headboard. One made of pallet wood can be just as stunning as a French country bed frame. I found a chippy hand-painted headboard in a thrift store that gives my bedroom a Paris vibe for $65.
Ornate folding screens, vintage doors, padded material, iron bed, poster bed, and tapestries can be transformed into headboards with success.
Using a bookcase as a headboard would make reading a very convenient activity.
5. Throw Pillows – Lots of Them!
I’m the type of person that thinks there can never be enough pillows. I have two backrest pillows with ticking, two long pillows, and two regular pillows on my bed, and sometimes I think even that isn’t enough.
Throw pillows are one of the easiest ways to add color to your room, tie the decor together, and provide comfort at the same time.
The pink pillows pop against the white pillows and the dark gray tufted headboard in the photo above.
Here are three different pillow patterns: floral, gingham, and faux fur fluffy pillow in light gray and white colors. They give visual interest leaning up against the dark gray headboard.
Layering throw pillows with varying patterns and different textures will give your bed visual interest and provide comfort at the same time.
6. Cozy throw rugs
If you don’t have carpeting in your hygge master bedroom, then having either one large rug or multiple throw rugs on your wooden floors will help create a hygge atmosphere.
Having hygge area rugs to put your feet on a cold winter morning when you get out of bed is also an incentive to find the right one for your home.
The perfect rug can also tie all the colors of your room together. It also adds another layer of design to your room.
7. Natural Materials
Bringing nature into your decorating plan is always a winning strategy in my book. Plants, fresh flowers, wood elements, seashells, rocks, bamboo, and even pinecones can add warm textures to your bedroom that makes a heart happy.
Houseplants also help purify the air in addition to creating a hygge atmosphere. Some of the best air-filtering plants are Boston fern, English ivy, bamboo palm, Chinese evergreen, and heart-leaf philodendron.
The bright green foliage can make your space feel more inviting to your soul. Bringing the natural world into our homes instantly transforms them into a more serene space.
8. Fairy Lights
Fairy lights and bedrooms go together like bread and butter. Hanging fairy lights above your headboard will provide the warm atmosphere that only soft lighting can offer.
You could also put fairy lights in large Mason jars for a warm glow. Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact in transforming a room.
9. Sweet dreams with the right scents
Infusing your hygge style bedroom with scents that lull you into a deep sleep will pay dividends.
Did you know that rubbing a little bit of lavender essential oil on your pillowcase before bedtime is one of the best-known cures for insomnia?
If you sleep with a hot water bottle in winter, slip a sachet of dried chamomile or lavender inside the cover or keep a small bowl of the herbs on your bedside table.
In my article on Cozy Hygge Bedtime Rituals to Try Tonight, I share a study that smelling roses before bedtime lead to three times happier dreams.
10. Natural Light
If you’re lucky enough to have natural light in your bedroom, the best way to show it off is to have both sheer curtains and cloth drapes.
The sheer drapes let you flood the bedroom space with natural light and still have some privacy during the day.
11. Add texture to your walls
I recently toured decorated high-end homes in a local Parade of Homes. I found hygge bedroom inspiration with the design element of adding wood texture to just one of the walls in the bedroom. It’s an easy way to add beauty and dimension to a plain wall simultaneously.
In one bedroom, they painted the one wall a different color. The wall was painted white in the other bedroom below, like the other three walls.
You eliminate the need for a headboard when you have such an interesting architectural element.
12. The Right Wallpaper
The right wallpaper can change the whole ambiance of the room. You don’t even have to wallpaper the entire room, and just one wall can create the feel of the space you want.
I love how this floral wallpaper comes alive with the complimentary-colored accessories throughout the bedroom. This bedroom has two primary colors, cream, and dark gray. The accent color is a dark blush.
13. Hygge Bedroom Lighting
One of my favorite hygge bedroom design ideas is to replace your ceiling light with a chandelier. It adds such a romantic touch to any room.
You can also maximize space with wall-mounted light fixtures above the headboard.
A pair of silver lamps flanking the bed on side tables adds simplistic beauty to this bedroom. Adding soft bedside lamps are functional as well as beautiful. A photo, book, doves, and a small bouquet accessorize the look.
A bedroom chandelier is a beautiful way to light up your room and add elegance at the same time. Changing a flush-mounted ceiling light for a beautiful chandelier is an easy way to transform your bedroom.
If you want a unique look, look for vintage and antique lighting. Make sure the chandelier has recent rewiring if it’s an older one.
14. Design Secret
I’m going to let you in on a little design secret.
If you want your ceilings to appear taller, mount your curtain rods above the top of your window molding.
You can mount the curtains 3″ to 10″ above the window molding, but make sure they are 2″ below the ceiling.
15. Improve your view
When I moved into my new home, I was stunned to see a Camelia bush in bloom right outside my bedroom window.
Unfortunately, I can’t add a window box because my window goes too low, but the trio of bushes planted rewards me with beautiful greenery and flowers year-round.
One window box changes a ho-hum view into something stunning. You can change the look according to the season with seasonal flowers and natural elements.
16. Bedroom mirrors
Mirrors add a cozy touch to any hygge bedroom and make a room feel larger than it really is.
This simple floor-length mirror doesn’t take up much room in this bedroom, yet makes a significant impact.
Mirrors are also an excellent way to reflect your bedroom window if you have a good view when positioned right. As an a bonus, it will reflect the light.
Here’s another bedroom dresser mirror that reflects the window’s view. Instead of hanging the mirror, it simply leans onto the wall with a drawing placed in front.
17. Tea service
Breakfast in Bed. Whether you cozy up in your bed with a warm cup of tea or have a luxurious breakfast with fresh-squeezed orange juice, muffins, scones, eggs, bacon, waffles, pancakes, or toast – a bed tray is a great way to create beautiful memories.
A small bud vase with a fresh flower, your best china, and a cloth napkin will add a touch of glamour to your tray.
18. Candlelight in the Bedroom
Candles are a must-have in your hygge decor.
A collection of candle holders look beautiful when gathered together on a tray. Votive candles surround candlestick holders with tapers on a silver tray that will reflect their light.
Candlelight is an easy way you can add ambiance to your bedroom. Chunky candles in a Mason jar give your bedroom a rustic vibe.
Electric candles give the same ambiance without the possibility of a fire.
19. Cozy Bedroom with Fireplace
A fireplace in the bedroom can make a room. Most of our bedrooms don’t already have a fireplace, but electronic fireplaces are now affordable and can make your bedroom instantly warm and cozy.
20. Fresh Flowers
Adding fresh flowers to your bedroom is an inexpensive luxury that you’ll love. Awakening to the sight of flowers first thing in the morning is a beautiful way to start your day and a reminder of the good things in life.
Branches of flowering fruit trees, a pot of violets, or a bouquet you pick up on the last trip to the farmer’s market will make you smile every time you enter your hygge bedroom.
21. Cozy Chair
A loveseat at the foot of your bed is a easy way to create a cozy space to enjoy an intimate meal, snack, or cocktail with your beloved.
This loveseat matches the bedding and has two ottomans that can hold trays of food and drinks. Beautiful floral pillows and a casual throw add to the coziness of this bedroom.
A comfortable side chair in your hygge bedroom is an excellent way to wind down at the end of the day and give yourself a little pampering time before crawling into bed.
Even if you have a small space, making room for a cozy nook just for you with a comfy chair to craft, sip tea, or read will let the cares of the day melt away. Reading a good book before you go to sleep is a calming way to end the day.
22. Bed Canopy
There’s something so romantic about a bed canopy. It makes you feel like you’re in a different world. A sheer white bed canopy will instantly transform your bedroom and give you those hygge vibes the moment you enter the room.
This canopy bed is topped with a faux fur cozy blanket that makes your bedroom an irresistible place to be.
We’ve reached the end of how to create your Hygge Bedroom Sanctuary. I hope you enjoyed it!
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite ways are to create your ideal hygge bedroom.
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