Creating a cozy space in your bedroom isn’t difficult! Learn how to make a cozy bed with a minimalist style perfect for relaxing! This post is sponsored by Article, however all opinions are 100% my own! This post contains affiliate links.
This past week my husband and I officially went from a king sized bed to a gorgeous queen sized bed. We’ve always loved having a queen, however this particular bedroom is a bit smaller than our previous rooms and it just made sense to have more space. I’m so happy we switched! The room feels SO much bigger! We partnered with Article for the furniture to complete the One Room Challenge so I wanted to share this new spot in our bedroom and how to make a bed with a cozy minimalist style. Full reveal will be coming soon.
When I was shopping online for furniture I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted, but was torn between two different ideas I had going on. I either wanted a really tall headboard to lead your eyes up and make the space feel tall, or a really short one that made the space feel light and airy. Our previous headboard was mid height and I knew that wasn’t working for me. It needed something above it, but would’ve pushed it too closet to our low ceilings.
Ultimately I went with the Tessu Queen Bed in the Glaze Gray Fabric and I couldn’t be happier with that decision! The bed itself is pretty low and its so great to sit on. It literally feels like sitting on a chair, which is great since my husband and I both work from home and it feels like we are in our room quite a bit (more on our bedroom office space next week).
Another thing I knew I wanted in a bed was an upholstered headboard. We’ve become quite fond of having that extra cushion when we sit up in bed at night and work on our computers or watch TV.
How to Make a Bed
But let’s dive in to how I make our bed. Admittedly I’m not one of those people that makes their bed the moment the jump up, but I can say that when I do I feel so much better! Other than the fact that our bedroom has looked horrendous for the last 2 years I have not other excuse because it just really makes me feel better.
Top Sheet or No Top Sheet to Make a Bed
Obviously when making our bed I start with the sheets. I am a BIG fan of top sheets, and just can’t not have one! I think it’s because I’m very sensitive to temperatures and if I get hot I like to take the blanket off, but keep the sheet, because I have some weird issue with not being able to sleep unless something is on me. So first I tuck my top sheet in all the way around. With this bed frame you want to let it shine and not cover up the sides!
Comforter, Blankets, & Duvets
After the top sheet I used a duvet cover with a down comforter. I have a pretty thin down comforter because while I like being covered I hate being hot. If it’s a little extra cold sometimes I throw in a quilt under the comforter. For the comforter I pull it all the way up to meet the headboard, then I fold it down about 1/3 of the way. I then fold it back on itself to give it some height.
Sleeping Pillows and Throw Pillows
After the comforter is folded I stack two queen size pillows on top of each other (per side) and add throw pillows. If you have a king sized bed you would want to use kind sized pillows to fill the space. In front of the stacked sleeping pillows I added these two Lucca Pillows in Juniper Green. They are the perfect green color that also feels very gray. It’s just gorgeous and reminds me of my fireplace color! (I did have kind of a hard time getting the exact color in my pictures so I’ll try and do some IG stories)
After the two big 20×20 throw pillows I added a lumbar pillow in front! (I don’t think this one is sold anymore, but I will link some similar ones at the bottom of the post).
Throw Blankets for the Win
And I can completely admit, I don’t ALWAYS keep a throw blanket on the end of my bed. However it really makes the space feel complete, and I like it there as much as possible. But my kids always seem to come steal them for the living room or whatever reason. But when I’m in a good cleaning mood, the throw blanket gets added to the bed for a wonderfully cozy vibe!
And that’s it for our bed! I am enjoying it SO much! I can’t even express the amount of transformation this room has gone through over the last few weeks! It finally feels like I have a place to retreat to and I’m not even done yet!
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Here’s my plan for the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge. It very well might change just given potential shipping delays, but I’m going to do my best to stay on track!