How to create a cosy bedroom

How to create a cosy bedroom

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Your bedroom should be cosy and relaxing. It should be the perfect spot to unwind and get a good night's sleep. But how do you go about creating the ultimate cosy bedroom?

We’ve included our top tips, including the different areas of your room you’ll need to address, as well as some inspirational ideas you can take away and try yourself.

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Cosy bedroom flooring ideas

Starting with the basics, you can make your bedroom cosy by making your walls and flooring the right shades and textures. Some flooring options you could consider:


Carpet is popular for bedrooms as it's warm, cozy, and adds snugness to any space.

There are plenty of carpets to choose from that will add a different flair to your room, depending on your style.

  • If you like the minimal look, then perhaps opt for a light cream carpet that adds warmth and comfort under your feet.
  • Choosing a texture, such as a Saxony or twist carpet, will also add an extra layer of interest.
  • Alternatively, go more traditional with a wool carpet in a bold pattern or even tartan.

If you love colour, then choose rich jewel tones like blue, pink, purple or green that are calming to look at. It’s also a good idea to pick a high tog carpet underlay under your carpet to keep your room warm and cosy too. Find out how underlay can help keep your room warm and cosy for longer in our guide to reducing heat loss through your floor.

Smooth flooring

You don’t have to have carpet in your bedroom to make your space cosy – smooth flooring can be just as warming in a space and looks great too! In fact, a thick vinyl flooring or laminate with a warm underlay can keep your room toasty. We like engineered wood in a bedroom, especially when paired with a large area rug to keep you snug all day. 

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How to make a bedroom cosy

Once you have the basics nailed down, you can move onto the decorative elements that will bring even more cosy vibes to your space.


Next, take a look at your furnishings. The essentials for a bedroom include:

  • A bed that comfortably fits all the inhabitants of your room.
  • Bedside tables or nightstands to hold your essentials, such as an alarm clock or your current book.
  • A wardrobe or rail to hold your clothes.
  • Comfy bed linen that you can snuggle up in.
  • Curtains or blinds for your windows ensure that you can rest without any light disturbing you.
  • Shelving or a surface on which you can place your favourite pictures and ornaments.
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Soft lighting is an important factor in creating a cosy bedroom too – opt for low lighting, created with lamps and bedside lamps dotted around the room. This will illuminate the space without creating the harsh overhead effect of being outdoors. It can also serve to make your room feel bigger if you have different pools of light scattered around the space.

You can also make sure to use warmer lightbulbs in your space to mimic the effects of the natural rising and setting of the sun. This will help you to wake up gently in the morning, and to feel cosier and sleepier at nighttime, potentially helping you to nod off easier.

The warm glow from a fire or from candles is the best for getting this effect, but not everyone can have an open flame in their room, so you could get some LED tealights and scatter them around your room to get the same atmosphere.



Anchor your room with a large bed with plenty of comfortable coverings. Blankets, pillows, cushions, soft hangings, and an upholstered headboard all give the impression of softness thanks to the fabrics, textures, and shapes.

If you prefer a more minimal look, then invest in a couple of large statement pillows. You can use them to support your back at your desk, or you can use them elsewhere in the home, such as using them as scatter pillows for friends to sit on if you host a summer evening picnic in your garden.

You could bring some colour into your room with a colourful fluffy rug that feels soft for your toes. You could also layer multiple rugs to create beautiful patterns and combine intricate designs to add personality to your room whilst making it cosy too. Check out our guide to layering rugs to find out how you can try different techniques to make them unique to your space.

Small cosy bedroom ideas

Luckily for those with small bedrooms, these spaces already feel cosy and comfortable thanks to the closeness of the walls. Try these cosy bedroom ideas to make your small space feel homey and intimate:

  • Use bright and light colours to make your room feel bigger than it is – creams, beiges, and neutrals all do a great job of expanding the look of a space.
  • Pair bright colours with darker accent colours like black and navy to add a touch of modernity if you don’t want the space to look too stark.
  • Use hanging plants to add touches of nature and colour to your space, without taking up floor space.
  • Mirrors can create the illusion of more space. Create reflections and different perspectives by placing them strategically so you can make your bedroom look much bigger than it is.
  • Add curtains to your room - place the curtain rod reasonably close to the ceiling and use curtains that touch the floor to make the windows and room look taller than they are – they also add cosiness by holding in a lot of heat.
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Cosy bedroom inspiration

For more inspiration for cosy bedroom ideas, why not look at our flooring ideas page to find bedrooms in the colour you like, or check out our lookbooks, which are packed full of amazing colour schemes you could try in your bedroom?

Our Ideas Hub contains a wealth of helpful content, including DIY assistance, style inspiration, and care guides to ensure proper flooring maintenance. If you’ve struck gold with an exciting idea for your new cosy bedroom flooring, why not pop down to your local Tapi store to chat with one of our floorologists about it?

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Published: 09-09-2022

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