8 Foolproof Ways To Make Your Bedroom Way Cozier

The decor experts behind Viyet — our go-to, online destination for buying & selling designer furniture — know you don’t need a blowout budget to fill your digs with stellar luxe finds. Now, the NYC-based consignment connoisseurs are bringing their top interior know-how straight to R29.
Winter getting you down? Need a cozy place to call your own? No matter how small your space, hopefully, you have a bedroom! This is the perfect time to spruce up your inner sanctuary and make it work for you — whether you want the space to calm, sooth, or even seduce. We went straight to our favorite top designers and asked them to reveal their tricks to a gorgeous bedroom. Click ahead for what to do!
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Photo: Foley & Cox/Courtesy of Viyet.
Start with a perfect “blank canvas.”
Michael Cox of Foley & Cox has an artist’s instinct when it comes to hues — and designs accordingly. “Creating a calm backdrop with a neutral wall color, subtle floor covering, and solid drapes allows you the ability to play with the sheets, throw pillows and blankets,” he says. The timeless palette helps take the guesswork out of decorating (everything will go with it!).
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Photo: Jenny Wolf Interiors/Courtesy of Viyet.
Make it comfy.
We can’t think of a space where texture matters more than the bedroom — everything in the room should make you feel cozy and pampered. Jenny Wolf of Jenny Wolf Interiors considered this when designing this incredibly luxe bedroom. “Although this room is masculine and modern, I kept the space warm by adding grasscloth wall covering, a reclaimed wooden bed, and a plush rug.” She notes that grasscloth gives instant warmth to a room because it “envelopes” you. If you can’t quite replicate the look on your walls (hello, landlord!), take a cue from Wolf and combine different kinds of luxurious materials in your bedding, rugs or accessories.
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Photo: Rick Lew/Courtesy of Viyet.
Invest in your bedding.
Since it’s the place in the room you’ll spend the most time in, it makes sense to spend a little more on sheets that feel incredible. White isn’t a must – deeper hues, like amethyst and eggplant, are trendy and easier to maintain. Tavano also considers material that just feels great. “At our workroom, we like to create custom bedding using a mix of luxe fabrics such as silks, Egyptian cotton and suede.” Doesn’t it sound fabulously decadent to curl up in suede on a cold day?
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Photo: Kammi Reiss Designs/Courtesy of Viyet.
Embrace constraints.
Tiny room? No view? No big deal. It can actually work in your favor. Designer Kammi Reiss of Kammi Reiss Designs embraced the petite footprint (and lack of natural light) of this bedroom. “The space only had a small window, so instead of fighting the lack of light, I used it to make a cozy cocoon-like space,” she says. Also worth noting: The fabulous headboard that features built-in storage AND reading lights. Really, who needs anything more?
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Photo: Terrie Koles/Courtesy of Viyet.
Create tranquility.
Instead, keep things serene, a la interior designer Terrie Koles. In this bedroom (which was designed for a young, successful bachelor), she stays within monochromatic shades of purple — the color of royalty — to create a sense of calmness. “Deep, dark colors can be very soothing,” says Koles. “Keeping all colors in the same hue fosters a sense of tranquility, as you feel a blending of shades as opposed to hits of contrasts.”
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Photo: Courtesy of Viyet.
Sneak in a little extra storage.
A bench adds a touch of comfort — and gives you a place to stow things when needed. “For guests, it’s often the most convenient location to place their overnight bag,” Cox says. “But, in a master bedroom it’s usually everyone’s favorite place to take their shoes off.” Check out the Viyet Ted Boerner Nest Bench, $1,270.
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Photo: Rick Lew/Courtesy of Viyet.
Add something unexpected.
If you’ve ever fallen in love with a single chair but have had no idea to put it, may we suggest the bedroom? “Every bedroom should have a reading nook – a place to curl up in the dead of winter and transport yourself to wherever you wish,” says Michael Tavano of Michael Tavano Design. As seen in this Murray Hill master bedroom, you don’t need a ton of space to create a nook. Simply place a comfy chair in reach of a pile of good reads. Note that we didn’t say “Kindle” or “iPad.” “In the digital age, generous stacks of real books are a luxury.”
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Photo: Courtesy of Viyet.
Choose comfort over style.
For a reading nook, pick an armchair that has enough room for you to curl up. The Gerard Bentley Lounge Chair by John Roselli, $1,295, is upholstered in a cozy ultrasuede for even more coziness.
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