Pick Out New Pillows
If you have an old pillow it's time to toss it and find a new one. In fact, it's suggested that you buy a new pillow every six months to two years for a variety of health reasons. This is a great time to try out a new style and find one that really fits you and helps you get a better night's sleep. After you've added the base support, add some cute throw pillows onto your bed to add color, style and texture. Throw pillows are beautiful accents that add softness to any space. They are great for accessorizing because they can add a pop of color or pattern, or even introduce a new fabric, and they normally aren't going to break the budget.
Switch Out Your Comforter
If your comforter or duvet has seen better days, consider a new blanket for your bed. Down or down-alternative comforters give your bed a full, fluffy look while keeping you warm at night. They are available in a variety of colors and styles to match your current bedroom decor or try out a new look. If warmth isn't a concern, grab a comforter with an interesting look. Monochromatic blankets with ruffles, gathering, and other appealing sewing finishes give your bed interesting details without overpowering your room.
Add Soft Textures
Layering up on blankets is always a good idea for wintertime. Look for blankets and throws with softer fabrics like sherpa or fleece. Crocheted and knitted throws add a nice homemade look. You can even arm knit a throw. When you're not using the throw simply fold it over the foot of the bed. Once it's time to snuggle up, you can use it as an additional layer for added warmth.
Add A Functional Footrest
Make your bed look more welcoming by using the furniture around it. Adding a storage ottoman to the foot of your bed not only gives you more storage space to toss all your new throw pillows while you're sleeping, but it also becomes a place to sit to get ready or relax. Find one that visually fits the size of your bed, or pair one with two chairs and a tray top to use it like a little plush coffee table.
Concentrate On Color
Although they're fun colors, oranges, yellows and reds aren't very calming. These vibrant hues aren't the best for creating a relaxing space, especially the one space where you tuck in to rest at the end of the day. To truly create a cozy bed, try to surround yourself in more neutral colors with pale or muted palettes. These will give your eyes a rest and help you relax more easily.
The key to creating a cozy space is to tune into your own ideas of little luxuries. Surround yourself with what makes you most comfortable to really capture your own style.