The only thing better than crawling into bed after a long day is crawling into a seriously comfy, cozy bed fit for royalty (or maybe a five-star resort). If you think that fabulous beds are merely the stuff of dreams, think again. With the right elements, you can create an unbelievably cozy bed to serve as your sanctuary each and every night.
These elements include obvious pieces like a mattress that fits your needs, high-quality sheets, and comfortable pillows. Once you’ve got the basics, it’s time to make everything a bit cozier with a few stylish decorative pillows, throw blankets, perhaps a new duvet cover, and maybe even a proper bed frame.
Once you’re finished, you’ll be hard-pressed not to hit the snooze button at least a few times before getting out of your luxurious bed in the morning. But, hey, that’s the price you pay for having a truly cozy bed to sleep in each night.
Keep scrolling for 9 ways to completely upgrade your bedding into a seriously luxe situation. Here’s what you need.
Start With a Supportive Mattress
Specifically created with comfort, support, and sustainability in mind, this mattress from Parachute has it all. It features ergonomic zones designed to relieve pressure while aligning your spine and it’s made of New Zealand wool and organic cotton. Sweet dreams await.
When it comes to direct to consumer mattresses, Tuft & Needle should be on your list. The brand’s mattresses are made of special foam made to relieve pressure, provide support, and keep you cool while you sleep thanks to a bit of heat wicking graphite and cooling gel—don't take our word for it, read one editor's honest review.
Invest in a Mattress Protector
You can't achieve a truly cozy bed without a mattress protector. It is quite possibly the most underrated part of your bedroom setup but one of the most crucial to ensuring a restful night's sleep. Why? Well, if you invest in a protector like this one from Brooklyn Bedding it not only provides a little extra padding but it has a cooling effect thanks to a conductive material that draws the heat out and away from your body. Studies show that sleeping in a cool room, around 65 degrees, is the ideal temperature for sleep so this will be a lifesaver in those hot summer months coming up.
This Coyuchi version is a twofer. It's a mattress protector and a topper in one. And what I really love about this one is that it's made from 100% organic cotton, sourced and woven in India. That's two-inches of 220 percale bliss every night. Yes, please.
Purchase a Real Bed Frame
When it comes to turning your bedroom into a sanctuary, you’ll want to include a luxe bed frame to complete the look. We love this modern bed from West Elm made of solid raw mango wood for a rustic, yet contemporary look.
Give your room a luxe makeover with this woven brown suede bed frame. It serves up major mid-century modern vibes with unique details sure to catch the eye.
Upgrade Your Sheets
A new set of sheets can completely transform the way your bed feels. If you’re in need of a refresh, consider this set of percale sheets from Parachute. Made of 100% Egyptian cotton for a lightweight feel, it doesn’t get much cozier than this.
Brooklinen is another destination to know for high-quality sheets. This linen set is made in Portugal and stonewashed for serious softness. They’ll look and feel luxe in any bedroom.
Invest in Great Pillows
It’s no secret that Parachute offers high-quality bedding and these down pillows are no exception. Filled with European white down, the pillows come in three different densities so that you can get the specific kind of support you’re looking for.
According to the reviews on Amazon, this extra soft down pillow is one of the best. It’s hypoallergenic, machine washable, and made of cotton for a comfortable night’s sleep. If you’re not convinced, check out the reviews on Amazon; they speak for themselves.
Indulge in Luxe Pillow Cases
It doesn’t get more luxe than a silk pillowcase. The material boasts benefits for your hair and skin while looking chic.
If silk isn’t for you, opt for a high-quality cotton pillowcase to lay your head on each night. This one from Donna Karan is made of 100% cotton with a thread count of 600.
Find a Plush Duvet Insert
Although the design of the duvet cover is important, it’s really the insert that makes for a cozy bed. This fluffy insert is filled with European white down for a plush, warm piece of bedding.
For a down-alternative duvet insert, turn to this option from Pottery Barn. Although it appears heavy and fluffy, it’s made with moisture-wicking fibers that will keep you cool through the night.
Pick the Perfect Duvet Cover
If you’re not afraid of a bit of pattern, consider this embellished, striped duvet cover from Anthropologie. It features navy stripes and simple, yet eye-catching ties in a chic shade of ochre.
Quite possibly the most enjoyable part of redesigning a bedroom, picking out the right duvet cover allows you to let your design sensibilities show. If you’re a minimalist with a penchant for solids, go for something like this simple linen duvet cover.
Add Throw Blankets
You can’t have a cozy bed without a few throw blankets for warmth in the wintertime and style throughout the hotter months. This space-dyed number with playful fringe would look lovely strewn across your bed.
Add a bit of texture to your bedding with this light gray throw blanket featuring a criss-cross design. It’s perfect for tossing on your bed when the weather gets a bit colder and the color could work with most duvet covers or comforters.
Toss on a Few Throw Pillows
No cozy bed is complete without a few throw pillows. This mustard pintuck pillow would look chic paired with a simple duvet cover and a few more decorative pillows.
This quilted velvet lumbar pillow from Target’s Project 62 brand is just the thing to refresh your bedding. We love the forest green hue and modern design.