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Cozy Bedroom Ideas for Newlyweds

Part of your wedding planning is preparing your new home together, and even if you are already sharing a space or combining two households of items, there are still ways to freshen up your room and make it a retreat. Where we sleep is supposed to be a respite, a haven of sorts. It’s a place to get rest, relax and, yes, to connect with your partner. So, I have a list of cozy bedroom ideas for you soon-to-be newlyweds out there. Enjoy!

This post is sponsored by Tomorrow Sleep and contains affiliate links, yet all opinions are mine (and my husband’s) after receiving our own mattress and pillows. 

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We are all experts in sleep, right? After all we spend about one-third of our lives in slumber. That’s so unfathomable when you think about it! Some get more sleep and some get less, but we all need restful nights in order to function. I am so excited to share some tips with you on how to make your shared space comfy and cozy… so let’s get on with my cozy bedroom ideas for newlyweds.

Think about the room itself.

A room is just that when its empty – a room. So let’s begin by talking about what you have to work with within that space.

Floor

What type of floor are you working with already? Is it wooden and beautiful? Carpeted? An industrial surface? No matter what is existing, add in some soft elements. A plush rug can add warmth – both visually and practically – to a space. No matter what you choose to add to an already established surface make sure your feet LOVE it. After all, it’s the first thing your toes will feel as they hit the floor every morning.

Walls

Here is where we start to build a palette with our cozy bedroom ideas. Try to choose colors that are soothing. Neutrals, grays, pastels, browns and dark, deep colors fill a space with the feeling of serenity and are soothing bedroom colors.

Light

Natural light is always best, so try to make use of it if you can! To add ambience, it’s best to pepper the space with soft light from lamps instead of relying on potentially harsh, overhead lights. Be sure to consider the amount of light you are letting in at night, and cover the windows with tasteful blinds and/or drapes that can be easily closed so the morning light or street lights don’t keep you awake.

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Consider your larger elements.

Now it’s time to think about your investment pieces.

Storage Pieces

When it comes to storage, these pieces can really set the tone for your space. Are you a modernist? Minimalist? Art lover? Vintage at heart? Consider your style (and that of your spouse!) when it comes to choosing these pieces. Selecting timeless designs for your dressers is important for longevity – and don’t forget the all important nightstand and headboard.

Mattress

Mattresses don’t nearly get the kudos they need, but they greatly determine how you (and your partner!) sleep each night. After testing out Tomorrow Sleep’s mattress in a box, I’m convinced that a good mattress is the most essential part of a bedroom. Be sure to choose a firmness that you are both comfortable with. Bonus points if it has a hybrid sleep system so you don’t disturb your spouse (hint: Tomorrow Sleep has it!). Be sure to support your head with a a good pillow (we tested out and recommend Tomorrow Sleep’s pillows, too!).

Sitting Space

The next of our cozy bedroom ideas is creating a seating area. We all need a place to sit (besides the mattress!) in our rooms. Why not create a dedicated nook with a comfy, overstuffed chair? If your bedroom doesn’t allow room for a nook, then a chair in the room or a bench at the foot of the bed can add coziness and functionality. No space for any of that? Using the bed is ok. I do!

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Add in personal elements.

This is where it gets fun and your flair for decorating comes into play! Of course, no list of cozy bedroom ideas would be complete without considering these essentials.

Texture

Pillows, blankets, drapes, linens, bedding and rugs can all serve to add texture and comfort to a room. They are not only beautiful ways to add pattern, but they are also useful. These elements serve their intended purpose while also absorbing sound to reduce the noise level in your room. I love things that both add beauty and function!

Nature

Natural elements can serve to soften a space. Think of wicker and rattan in addition to utilizing materials such as cotton and bamboo fabrics. Whether or not you have a green thumb, pick out a few live plants that are easy to care for. A fleck of green here and there adds serenity to a bedroom.

Art & Decor

Whether you have family heirlooms or rustic pieces to hang on your walls, select your art thoughtfully. And don’t be afraid to treat your bedroom like you would your living room. Surround yourself with pieces you love – whether they be in the form of wall art or unique decor pieces to place on dressers and nightstands.

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Make room for romance.

Your bedroom also serves as a place to connect, so why not add in a few romantic elements?

Candles

Both for scent and soft light, flickering candles safely housed in glass or a fireproof vessel are beautiful and romantic. Keep a few in your room along with a box of sturdy, wooden matches.

Music

A phone docking station or a small sound system will do the trick for letting soothing sounds waft around the room. This can even serve well while you are trying to relax while reading or for ambient noise as you drift off to sleep.

Privacy

If you have children or pets, be sure to make boundaries known. Have kids knock respectfully or establish some sort of ground rules so that your room can stay a haven. Have pets? Give them their own place to sleep if you don’t want them on the bed. An ottoman or pet bed of their own can serve a room well.

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All photos by Daria Shevtsova

Hopefully you enjoyed all of our cozy bedroom ideas for newlyweds in creating your own thoughtful, beautiful, romantic retreat!

Want to find out more about Tomorrow Sleep? Check out their bed in a box here. It’s the perfect way to start off your marriage by getting a great night’s rest as you sleep undisturbed next to your love! Not only do they have hybrid mattresses, but Tomorrow Sleep has everything to go with it – pillows, linens, drapes and more.

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  • Basundhara Ghosh - Wow this bed looks so cosy and the perfect one for cuddling 😉 Thanks for sharing.

  • Jennifer - It is! Thank you so much for stopping by! <3

  • Cye - Wow! I love those blankets and covers…

  • Rachel - Oo I love all these ideas! I’m not married but I would still love them in my new house!

  • Niki - I’m already married and I wish I had read this before! I really need to spice things ups with some candles and other romantic stuff 🙂 Never too late I guess!

  • Roselle Toledo - Great ideas! Bedroom makeover is on my list for 2nd quarter of 2018 and I’ve been reading a lot for tips and ideas lately,

  • Tahnee - So many great tips! I agree a bedroom should be your private quiet place. Thanks for sharing a great post

  • Jessica bradshaw - This is great! Your photos are so pretty and your bedroom is gorgeous!!

  • Kelly Edgar - Your space is so dreamy! Love the decor

  • Echoesofhervoice - Love the ideas and your decor! Thank you for sharing!

  • Karishma - These sure are some fantastic ideas. I’ve never thought of candles. Gonna try them. Thanks for sharing a great post

  • Christine - Bed looks so comfy and the photo of you smiling makes me smile too. Love the tips as well.

  • Robie Lynn Morrison - Even though I am the Mother of the Groom, this is great advice at ANY age and no matter how many years of marriage! 🙂 This should be the one room in your home that you and your husband can go as your sanctuary, away from it all!

  • Jennifer - Aw! I love that. It is great for ANY stage of marriage!! 🙂 xox

  • Jennifer - Aw, thank you! I wish that was me. <3

  • Kasia - These are great and romantic ideas. Love this. Thanks.

  • Alison Rost - It’s not easy decorating especially if it’s your first time living together. I think these are awesome tips on how newlyweds can design their bedroom!

  • Chelsea Adams - What a cozy bedroom! Love all of your ideas and what a clean, fresh romantic suggestions to spend time together. Love it!

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much! 🙂

  • Ching - These tips are fantastic even if your aren’t a newlywed! The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house because there we have to create an environment cozy enough for rest. With that said, your bed looks perfect for cuddling with your new hubby!

  • Laura Dove - Great tips! It’s important to create a really cosy bedroom environment, we are redesigning our bedroom at the moment!

  • Stephanie Parrell - I love the photos associated with this blog. I am not sure if they are yours or not but they are amazing! Very romantic and cozy perfect for a newlywed couple.

  • Jennifer - Aw, thank you! I work with several photographers and love crediting their work. <3

  • Sreekar - Ha ha. My wife would love such an ensemble. She always stacks up rows of pillows and sheets all over. Will bookmark this for her. Cozy as you say. 🙂

  • jhilmil - Great ideas, natural light, comfy mattress, music and candles gets you into a beautiful and a happy mode. I even love to have some green plants in bedroom as they add to the purity.

  • Jennifer - Ha! Yes, I’m the same way. I love all the coziness I can get, so I literally just put extra pillows on my side and sleep with an extra personal blanket. 🙂

  • Jennifer - Oh fun! Enjoy. <3

  • Jennifer - Thank you! 🙂

  • Michael Satterfield - 100% agree with the no pets in bed. That is a deal breaker for me, just can’t stand having the pet hair and smells in the bed. Love the photos you used as well.

  • Roby H. - This is exactly the kind of stuff my girlfriend digs. She loves comfy bedroom stuff like sheets and pillowcases. And the natural light, too.

  • Nayna Kanabar - What wonderful ideas for room decor and creating the perfect ambience for newlyweds.

  • Mayuri Saxena - These are some amazing bedroom ideas for newlywed couples to bring synergy and love in their space. I loved the idea of keeping a plant in the bedroom…I am going to add some green in my bedroom!

  • Our Seaside Baby - Love these tips. Your bedroom looks SO cosy and comfortable. A good mattress really is an essential. I need a new one! 🙂 Polly

  • London Mumma - Your bedroom looks insane and totally embodies your personality too. I love the hints of sparkle, great for a starry night.

  • Cynthia Crosby - Super elegant, thanks for sharing your ideas with newlyweds, your ideas, may be a huge help for them.

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