5 things I Do To Get A Cozy Bed
Why do most beds look flat, while magazines have snuggly inviting beds with full and fluffy bedding? I am sharing where I found my fluffy bedding and how to make it have even more snuggly appeal.
Furniture stores know exactly how to make a cozy bed with all that white fluffy bedding to make people want to buy their bedroom sets.
There are little tricks the sales people, designers, or stylists use. I’m going to walk you through my little tips I’ve picked up along the way.
How to Use Fluffy Bedding To Make A Cozy Bed
Let me cut to the chase by saying the BIGGEST trick that could be holding you back to a snuggly cozy bed is 1) not realizing it’s all about the LAYERS! Using multiple layers of bedding – each with a different texture. And 2) the quality of the inserts. Go big or go home!
If you have a queen bed, use a king size down insert inside your duvet, and size up the pillow inserts as well if possible. If you have a king and your duvet feels flat, I use two inserts. This little trick is one stylists use on magazine shoots. I talk more about this below.
Step 1. If You’re A Hot Sleeper – Use A Cooling Mattress Topper
We are hot sleepers by nature. If this is you, grab a mattress topper. These are not expensive and fit just like sheets over your bed. This is mine we found on Amazon.
A “cooling” mattress topper does just that: keeps your body at room temperature. This is important if you are layering your bed with blankets!
Step 2. Textured Blanket
Even though you are going for fluffy bedding, it’s not necessary to invest in too hot of a blanket unless you live in a cold climate. You will have another layer for warmth.
Pull the blanket up all the way over your sheets to the top of your bed.
Look for a woven weave or puckered. The blanket is about creating texture and another layer of coziness.
This is the blanket we have on our bed, and I cannot say enough good things about it! It is linen on one side, cotton on the other. It is a splurge- but it is gorgeous and honestly, it is my favorite piece of bedding! Hands down. I take pretty good care of it because we want to have it for a long time.
I have this blanket for our guests, which is more affordably priced, and great for those who sleep hot (it has great reviews!).
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Step 3. The Fluffy Factor For Cozy Bedding: Thick & Plush Duvet Insert / Cover
Now comes the thick duvet cover and insert that adds the “Ima’ need to jump into that bed” appeal. This is where all the cozy bed elements come from and the fluffy white bedding.
Fold the duvet into two halves or thirds, fluff it all up and place at the bottom of the bed on top of your blanket to make the bed cozier. I like to let the blanket peek out on both sides of the duvet.
This is our affordable duvet cover we own that breaks my own rules – it is mostly cotton but a little spandex too. I LOVE the texture on it though, and the price is right! It looks a little like linen to me, does it not?
(Linen duvet covers of course wrinkle, but that is part of their charm! Linen is great at that beautiful without trying hard look.)
For the insert, you will want to walk a fine line between nice and full, and too much warmth. The key to this is to make sure it is breathable- but large.
Tip: If you have a queen bed, fill your duvet cover with a king sized duvet insert for maximum fill! For a king bed, you can put TWO lightweight inserts inside their duvets. This will give you the world’s fluffiest bed- but make sure they are both light weight.
I have TWO solid recommendations for you. This insert is our current insert (the reviews say it all!) and it is affordable! It’s just the right temperature and won’t make you sweat. I do wish it was slightly puffier. Recently I started putting two inside the duvet and it looks so much better.
For the winter months, we use this down and feather insert (also Amazon) which is very fluffy, thick, and warm.
Step 4. How Many Pillows Do I Need For A Cozy Bed?
We like our two sleeping pillows in the back, followed by 3 Euros (we have these basic crisp white ones off Amazon), and then 2 colorful pillows in front. You could easily have 5 and still achieve the “full cozy bed” look (two sleeping pillows, two Euros, and a lumbar is a nice combo). For a queen-sized bed, five or so is sufficient.
Buy high quality inserts – no cotton or polyester fill please! I use these down inserts on all my decorative pillows – they are the fullest and heaviest I have found. I want my pillows to be fat and perky- no floppy or weak pillows here.
A home decor group I am part of recommended these amazingly affordable option for inserts here! I have heard great things about this shop but haven’t tried them myself. The reviews look great.
The pillow covers you use are not as important as the inserts. If the insert is high quality just about any pillow cover will look good.
Step 5. Extra Credit For an Extra Cozy Bed: Pop A Throw On the End
Just being honest here, I can’t handle another thing on my bed. But, if you still feel like your bed needs something, casually drape a chunky throw on the end of your bed. Nothing folded or too neat. A chunky knit in the winter months, or a woven knit blanket in the summer to add one more layer of texture.
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