I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I just want to stay in bed and hibernate. In fact, I wish I was back in bed right now rather than sitting at my desk in my home office. Well, what are laptops for, if not for blogging from bed, eh?! And the trouble is, I’ve made my bedroom feel even more comfortable this autumn, so I’m super-cosy when I’m under the sheets. If you too want to make your bed the cosiest and most comfortable space ever, read on to find out how I did it…
Protect your mattress
My first piece of advice is to add a mattress protector. Okay, it might not add a lot of cushioning, but it’ll make you feel like you’re sleeping on a new mattress and, as you tuck it over the corners, it’ll give your old mattress a new lease of life. If like me you’ve just got a new mattress (I did the 100 days trial with Eve earlier this year and have never looked back), a protector helps to preserve the life of your mattress and keep it clean. You can bung the mattress protector in the wash with your sheets to keep your bed feeling fresh. This is the luxury microfibre quilted mattress protector from Julian Charles, which is the perfect fit for my bed.
Plump those pillows
After a while, pillows become flatter. If you don’t regularly plump up your pillows (and really, who has time to do that in the morning??) they can loose their oomph pretty quickly. So why not treat yourself to a couple of new pillows? And why not add more than usual? If you normally have two pillows on the bed, make it four for added plumpness. And if you’re a four pillow family, can you fit six on the bed?? I got some puffy soft touch pillows that were reduced to just £10 a pair to make my bed feel extra cosy. The more pillows you have in front of the headboard, the more you’ll want to sink into them and will get that ‘hotel’ feeling at home.
Add layers and textures
The more layers you add to your bed, the cosier it’ll seem. Sure, a textured cushion won’t necessarily make you feel any warmer, but a fluffy faux fur cushion is strokeably soft and cosy to snuggle up against. This cushion is available in four natural colours that’ll suit any sheets you already have, and adds that cosy hygge effect to your bedroom, making the bed feel even more inviting than usual. I also recommend adding a throw or blanket on top of your duvet. This actually will make you warmer when you’re tucked up in bed, so add as many extra layers of blankets as you can. My warm fleece throw is super-soft and it was reduced from £35 to just £10. It’s great to wrap around you during boxset sessions on the sofa too!
Let it Glow
And finally, light some candles. Or turn on some low-level lighting. Perhaps add some fairy lights. Whatever you choose, that cosy glow is essential for making your bedroom feel warm and inviting. Of course, be careful with candles – keep them away from soft furnishings and books, and always extinguish them thoroughly before you go to sleep. My ombre silver pillar candles are from Bolsius. Again, this is a totally hygge-inspired decor tip and will make you feel so happy and cosy that you won’t want to leave your bed! Do you have a favourite blanket that keeps you warm in the winter? Are you planning to spruce up your bedroom anytime soon? Let me know if you have any tips for making your bedroom feel super-cosy this season by leaving me a comment below.