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 at 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 nine ways to completely upgrade your bedding into a serious luxe situation. Here’s what you need.
Start With a Supportive Mattress
Consider upgrading to a mattress with comfort, support, and sustainability in mind. There are mattresses that can relieve pressure, provide support, and even keep you cool while you sleep. Trust us, a better mattress equals a better night's sleep, guaranteed.
Invest in a Mattress Pad
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, it not only provides a little extra padding but depending on the one you choose, it can also have a cooling effect. According to the Sleep Foundation, 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.
Purchase a Real Bed Frame
Give your room a luxe makeover with a statement tufted leather bed frame. It serves up major industrial-chic 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 cotton for a lightweight feel, or splurge on silk for a glam upgrade. A linen set will also look and feel luxe in any bedroom.
Invest in Great Pillows
If you're going to invest in high-quality bedding, a set of down pillows is a must. Consider various different densities so that you can get the specific kind of support you’re looking for. You can usually find down pillows that are hypoallergenic, machine washable, and made of cotton for a comfortable night’s sleep.
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.
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. Consider a fluffy insert filled with European white down for a plush, warm piece of bedding. If you're on a budget, there are plenty of down-alternative duvet inserts, as well. For those hot sleepers, you can find duvet inserts made with moisture-wicking fibers that will keep you cool through the night.
Pick the Perfect Duvet Cover
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 a simple linen duvet cover.
If you’re not afraid of a bit of pattern, consider swapping your duvet cover for a bold, colorful one like in the bedroom pictured. It features green, pink, and white in a simple, yet eye-catching, design.
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. A soft and cozy throw would look lovely strewn across your bed.
Toss on a Few Throw Pillows
No cozy bed is complete without a few throw pillows. Choose pillows in a variety of colors and patterns to add interest to otherwise neutral bedding.