8 Best Ways to Create the Ultimate Cozy Bed This Winter

A woman peacefully resting in a cozy bed.

When it comes to winter decor for your bedroom, you seek comfort because outside, it’s wicked cold, and you want to be warm at home, especially in your bed.

Of course, you could hire an interior designer to turn your bedroom into a luxury dream. However, if you want to implement some creativity and get your hands dirty, you’re going to need guidance—this is where we cue in!

What’s important for an ultimate cozy bed this winter? Well, we could think of several things. In this post, we’re going to discuss the “must-haves” to create the ultimate cozy bed.

So, without further ado, let’s jump right into it!

Cozy bed with a blanket and a book.

1: Choose the Right Mattress

Not many are aware that summer and winter mattresses exist, and they make a big difference in how comfortable and cozy you are while sleeping. Usually, summer mattresses have softer, cushioned layers of fabric, while winter mattresses are much denser and made of a harder sponge or foam.

When shopping for a mattress, consider the size. If you’re living alone, a single or double sized mattress should be fine. However, if you’re living with a partner and want the ultimate comfort, consider a king-sized bed with a king-sized mattress as it will give you more room to breathe. These mattresses are typically made for two adults, and mattress companies have been providing different options for each size of the mattress independently.

For instance, some king-size mattresses have one side made for the colder winter months, while the other for the warmer summer days. The winter side may have a deep memory foam layer and micro-quilted fabric, while the summer side will boast sumptuous layers of cooler fillings, with a quilted damask, providing more cushioned comfort.

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So, make sure to choose your winter mattress wisely. Remember, buying the right mattress for your needs can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep and hours filled with tossing and turning.

On Your Bed

2: Consider a Comforter

If you’re a warm sleeper, you need a down comforter, and if you don’t already have one, buying a fluffy down comforter will not only improve your sleep quality but also provide you ultimate luxury.

However, if you’re satisfied with your current comforter but want to add a little coziness, consider layering an electric blanket underneath it.

3: Get a Luxury Throw

There is nothing more comforting than snuggling up on your bed drinking hot coffee, embraced by the warmth of a soft, luxurious bed throw. Throws aren’t designed to cover the entire bed. Instead, they are small enough to be used as a shawl. Bed throws are durable and come in a variety of colors and soft materials that give you a warm feeling.

4: Upgrade Your Sheets

During the warmer days, cool linen or percale is the best choice for your bed sheet. However, during the winter months, it’s all about flannel for a warm and cozy bed. 

Flannel is usually thicker, heavier, and absorbs heat better than summer linens, so you will feel noticeable warmth all throughout the winter season.

A cozy bedroom with a bed.

Beside Your Bed

5: Get Your Hands on the Finest Rugs

Nobody wants to feel a cold floor on a cold winter morning. Consider adding a soft, cozy rug next to your bed, allowing your toes to sink into something warm and inviting. We recommend faux fur area rugs for their welcoming texture.

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6: Consider the Lighting

Creating a cozy bedroom is all about the atmosphere. Therefore, lighting is key. Consider changing any bright lighting with warm bulbs in all overhead lighting and lamps. Also, make sure to place a lamp next to your bed so that you can turn it off whenever you want to. There is nothing worse than snuggling up on a cozy bed only to realize that you have to get up to kill the lights.

Behind Your Bed

A cozy bed with a yellow and blue comforter.


7: Headboards Can Provide Coziness

If you want to create the ultimate cozy bed, you must implement another important feature to your bedroom set up: headboard.

While metal headboards are known for trapping cold, a fabric one can add a layer of warmth and softness to your bed. Luckily, there are plenty of easy DIY tricks you can follow to give your bedroom the statement headboard it deserves. Alternatively, you can use a plush blanket and throw it over your headboard, so it blends into your cozy bed.

8: An Accent Wall Can Do Wonders

Sometimes, an accent wall is all you need to make your bed pop. This is the sort of style element which works in almost every season. For instance, if you want your bedroom to have that extra warmth, opt for a dark color, preferably black. The dark vibe behind the bed will provide your bedroom with an intimate, secure feel.

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Not every change you make to give your bedroom a cozy feeling has to be a permanent one. If you want your room to be stylish and seasonally-suitable, consider some removable wallpaper, the best addition to any rental—or any house with an indecisive owner.

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Wrapping Up

So, these were eight top ideas to create the ultimate cozy bed this winter.

In summer, we are all about the coolest, most breathable bed sheets, but as soon as fall hits, we are ready to cozy up to our beds. 

Getting your bedroom ready for the winter months ahead is not difficult. Also, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. A few easy swaps like removing your duvet insert and placing warm flannel sheets will create a cozy bed you will never want to leave.

Ultimately, it all comes down to you and your preferences. As you can see, this has been more like a “choose your own adventure” guide than a “how-to” manual. Change things up, play with layers, and you will know it’s perfect once you wake up feeling nice and cozy.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave your thoughts and recommendations in the comments below.

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