Need an excuse to stay in bed? Create a cozy atmosphere, and you may not be so eager to jump out. Make sure it a day off first I believe it’s important to decorate your bedroom, so why not during the holidays too? Retiring in a stylish space at the end of the day will play a vital part in winding down. I don’t know about you, but if a room in my house is really cluttered (and believe me, it happens all the time, I just don’t photograph those piles) it makes me a bit anxious.
It seems like one room that gets the least amount of attention in the majority of homes, is your bedroom. It the catch all, right? I was told early on as a newlywed that it was essential to create a space we wanted to be in. It so true!!
Now, I could write a separate blog about the importance of a good mattress, and the right sheets.. but today, I am just going to share how I created a Cozy pillow styling look in our bedroom. Of course, our reclaimed barn wood wall helps If you missed how my husband and I built this authentic ship lap accent wall, click here. He did the building, I did the white wash. We receive so many compliments, and it was only a day’s work. You’ll notice I have painted the bedroom furniture since then too.
Do you flip through decorating magazines and wonder how they make what looks to be a slept in bed look good? I have tried and tried, and I just can’t master that look, so my pillows are fluffed and layered proportionally. When creating a cozy bedroom, you can never have too many pillows or throws.
You can do so much with just a few or many. Using several will provide depth, and before you know it, you’ll be restyling. Adorable red truck pillow from Porter Lane Home.
I also love throwing in a mixture of different textures, it adds so much interest. You can find faux fur pillows at just about any store these days. There are many different sizes and colors. These super soft gray flannel pillow covers are from Porter Lane Home, and I can’t tell you enough how luxurious they feel! I absolutely love them, and they are a perfect lodge accessory. The best part is, I can just switch out the covers when it’s time to re-decorate, instead of finding room for pillow after pillow.
I am constantly re-arranging my pillows, did you notice the difference in those 3 photos? My red truck pillow found a better home in our tiny entry way, can’t wait to show you.
We don’t eat breakfast in bed. I’m not sure I have ever received or served breakfast in bed… hmmm, But I do like to style a simple and charming vignette inside a tray. It’s easy to move before climbing in, and it’s easy to just plop back in place the next morning. It’s fun to switch out different items. Books, your favorite magazine, some greenery, some simple accent pieces to spice up an otherwise boring space.
I changed the items in the tray to add some rustic charm and height in this photo. I found this adorable buffalo plaid basket in Target’s dollar spot last weekend. I knew right when I saw it that it would soon house my giant pine cones 🙂
Lastly, when in doubt, add greens. Different sizes and shapes and layer them accordingly. I always group in 3’s. They add character all themselves and, it doesn’t take any talent at all in making them look cute. Many faux evergreens already come pre-lit, but all it takes is a small strand of rice lights to add your own. I am big on twinkly lights!
The garland on our headboard is driftwood, we just strung it with twinkly lights, and voila’ ambiance <3 I hardly ever turn on the sconces.
I still need to add a red bow to my boxwood wreath, or maybe just a jollier one all together, what do you think? I would love to hear if you have a certain theme in your bedroom. Want to create a similar look? I’ll share, of course!
Author and photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke