We are approaching fall, and all these cold mornings are making me crave all the comfy + cozy things. So I thought I would share my favorite 10 Tips To Cozy Up Your Master Bedroom + How To Style The Most Comfy Looking Bed.
Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links, and is a collaboration with Magic Linen. I received products to style this space, but only share things I love and thing you will too.
I just added some subtle fall touches to our master bedroom. They are subtle changes, but a couple weeks ago this room looked SO different. The biggest change is that we added shiplap to the main wall behind the bed. I’ve literally been wanting shiplap to happen here ever since we moved into this house. So to say that I am over the moon in love is an understatement. I will be sharing a tutorial on this shiplap super soon! So if you have any questions about the process, leave a comment below and I will include the answer in my blog post.
Today I thought it would be fun to share my tips for creating a dreamy, cozy, romantic master bedroom.
These tips apply all year round, but I couldn’t help including fall elements to really make the “cozy” part pop.
If you follow me on instagram @welivedhappilyeverafter, you know that I grow my own pumpkin patch each year. They are starting to overflow my house, so naturally I had to put some in our bedroom. My husband literally rolls his eyes every time I dance into the house holding a newly harvested one from outside. Haha!
Okay, so now for those tips on how to make your master bedroom feel like a retreat & calming safe haven. I mean, who doesn’t want their bedroom space to feel cozy and dreamy.
Tip 1. Layers on Layers
I love adding layers. I tend to decorate with a lot of white. These white frames hold our letters to each other while my husband was in the Marines. It’s a super personal & romantic element to include in this space. You can see my tutorial for that project here. One reason I love using white elements, is that you can place a bolder piece in front to add some depth and a pop of character. I love how the vanity overlaps the artwork ever so slightly.
Wood always looks amazing in minimalistic spaces, so don’t be afraid to add those warm tones into your bedroom.
Some of you may remember this lovely vanity I scored off of FB Marketplace a while back. I sanded the varnish down, and bleached the wood to give it more of a raw wood texture.
I’m going to have to post more details about this piece soon, as I get questions about the bleaching process almost daily.
Tip 2. Add Super Linen Pillows
I added these dreamy linen pillowcases from Magic Linen on top of our bedding. If you aren’t following them on instagram, you HAVE to. Their linens are literally the most comfy thing I have ever seen.
These pillowcases have an envelope enclosure that folds over the pillow, hiding it from view. But my favorite part is that they have the sweetest bows to tie them closed.
I am SO in love with how the color of the pillowcase pulls in the light brown color on my architectural piece.
Tip 3. Size Your Pillowcases Down For An Overstuffed Look
For a super fluffy, full looking pillow, use a 16×16″ cover over an 18×18″ feather insert. The majority of the pillows on my bed are the 18×18″ Deco pillows. Want something slightly different? There are SO many other styles, colors, and sizes available on Magic Linen.
Tip 4. Use The Same Colors Throughout The Space
I try and use similar textures and colors throughout the while room to make it cohesive and cozy.
The color of my bedding and pillows is almost identical. Pairing the horizontal stripes on my pillows, with the vertical ones on the bedding ties it all together.
Speaking of bedding, here’s where ours is from:
Tip 5. Use Antique Items
This mirror and brush are vintage finds that I have displayed on the vanity I love how such simple items bring a touch of sophistication & timelessness to this space.
Tip 6. Repurpose Untraditional Items In The Space For A Unique Look
Some of you may recognize our old kitchen island… Funny thing is that I really put it in here because we have almost no storage space (we don’t have a garage!) But I ended up loving how it looked here. So it’s going to stay here for now.
I styled it with my pumpkins and some yummy smelling fall candles by Antique Candle Co.
Tip 7. If Your Room Also Acts As A Nursery, Keep The Baby Gear Simple
Right now our littlest one is still sharing our room. So we’ve kept it super simple and minimal on this side of the room.
I know everyone feels differently about this topic, but I feel like your bedroom should be a calming space. So I’ve opted to not have any baby gear in our room other than some changing supplies and his crib & blankets.
Tip 8. Reuse Sentimental Elements
Your master bedroom should be about you (and your spouse!) It should have personal touches that are sentimental and special to you. The white quilt on top of our comforter was actually a quilt we received as a gift when we first got married. It’s a queen size quilt, so when we upgraded to a king, I folded it and turned it lengthwise to go across the bed.
It was just too pretty to put away. And I love how we still use things from our newlywed days (almost 10 years ago!)
Tip 9. Add A Fun Architectural Piece Above Your Bed In Lieu Of A Traditional Headboard
I have always planned to put some antique doors behind our bed (but I have to strip all the paint off of them first!) So our bed has been sitting up against a blank wall for a while. Thanks to some fall decorating & furniture shuffling, I had taken this beautiful arch that I built out of our mudroom. I randomly decided to bring it into our room, and it was a match made in heaven.
The ironic thing is that I had originally planned for this piece to go in our room when I built it. Paired with the shiplap, it makes this space so, so, SO dreamy.
Tip 10. Add Some Candles
This one is the oldest in the book, but there is almost nothing that beats the good old fashioned glow of some cozy candles. I love/adore/am obsessed with these fall ones form Antique Candle Co. Their “Pumpkin Spice” one is to die for. One of my favorite things about these candles is they last forever, smell amazing (super light and airy- they aren’t overpowering at all!), and they come in the cutest mason jars.
Well, that’s about it for now. Someday I want to do more with this room. Once the baby moves out, I am thinking about adding a mantle, and I want to add an armoire in here so bad! It’s just going to have to happen one project at a time. But with that said, I just love seeing this house become a cozy home.
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