The best thing about the colder weather is definitely coming home, going into your bedroom, and wrapping yourself up in a huge blanket to make a human cocoon that you will stay in until you go outside again. Winter can be brutal, and there’s nothing better than a cozy bedroom to hang out in during those months. But making your bedroom super cozy is about more than just adding a few blankets and pillows – it’s a whole vibe that you create with decor, furniture, and colors. You can spend a lot of money on items from places like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, or you could get creative and do some cozy bedroom DIY projects.
Whether you want to re-do your room completely for the upcoming new year or you just want to make a few small changes to make your room more aesthetically pleasing this season, there are definitely a lot of craft options out there. They’ll make your bedroom such a comforting sanctuary that you’ll basically never want to leave it – which is kind of the whole point of having a bedroom. Spend some time on these tutorials, then make a big mug of hot chocolate, put on your comfiest sweatpants, turn on your favorite Netflix marathon show, and have the most relaxing break ever. Promise! Check out these fun DIY projects that will make your bedroom way more cozy:
1. Make a string light/photo wall.
String lights are key to a cozy bedroom. They give off a soft light that makes everything feel warm and fuzzy and wonderful. Use them all over your room, or just on one wall, and add a more personal touch by hanging photos from them. This is a great idea for dorm room decor too.
2. Add some pretty DIY pillows.
Pillows are essential to any cozy area. They can get weirdly pricey, so make your own to save money and get creative. These macaron pillows are adorable and ideal for cuddling.
3. Plant your own succulent terrarium.
Succulents are super low-maintenance and perfect for giving your bedroom a little bit of life. A dreamy terrarium like this one, with succulents and colorful flowers, will make any bedroom look more welcoming.
4. Create a DIY hammock, preferably by the window.
If your room is truly cozy, there are places to curl up than just your bed. If you’re low on floor space, try making your own indoor hammock chair. It’s a perfect reading spot, especially if you can get it near a window.
5. Add some little bowls all over the place.
It might sound weird, but pretty little bowls can make a room seem more comforting, especially when they’re filled with your most aesthetically pleasing accessories.
6. Hang some cloud lights for a nature vibe.
Forget those glow in the dark star stickers – cloud lights are the coolest way to make it feel like you’re sleeping under the night sky. This is easy and so cool looking.
7. Create beautiful wall art with this flowery monogram.
Your decor should be just as welcoming as everything else. This initial letter will look perfectly at home on your wall or sitting on top of a shelf.
8. Use a DIY floating shelf to hold your plants.
A hanging shelf is so much cooler than a regular shelf, you know? In all seriousness, it gives off a more boho vibe, especially when you add some plants on top.
9. Knit your own super cozy blanket.
It wouldn’t be a cozy bedroom if it didn’t include a giant blanket! This one is easy to make, even for those of us who can’t sew.
10. Dress up your bed area with this light up headboard.
Why have a standard headboard if you can have a lighted one like this? It makes your bed the perfect napping/reading spot.
11. Use twine to create these cool lights.
Making these lights is a process, but the outcome is worth it. Make a few small ones, then hang them from the ceiling for a little extra warmth.
12. Use flowers and oil to make a mason jar oil light.
Your bedroom has to smell awesome in order to be truly cozy. Make that happen with this beautiful mason jar oil light.
13. Make these cool pom-pom pillows to decorate the whole room.
You can never have enough pillows when you’re trying to be super cozy! These pom-pom pillows are so much fun.
14. Try a pom-pom mug to match!
It’s hard to make wooden floors cozy without adding some cushion there. Make your own adorable pom-pom rug in whatever colors you like.
15. Make an ottoman pouf out of an old sweater.
Poufs are amazing. You can use them as an extra seat or prop your feet up on them, or just keep them there for decoration. They can get expensive, so make your own by recycling an old sweater.
16. Create a cool faux-fur stool.
If you have the space for it, this cute stool makes a perfect accent piece in any cozy room.
17. Make your own string light creation with ping-pong balls.
These lights look so cool when they’re finished and give off the perfect glow. You can also paint the balls if you want to get creative.
18. Make teacup candles for a display so cute you’ll have to Instagram it.
Don’t these just give off the coziest vibe?
19. Punch some holes in a tin can for a pretty lighting situation.
This cool light is perfect for afternoons spent reading or cuddling.
20. Inspire good dreams with this DIY dreamcatcher.
I love the idea behind dreamcatchers, and I love how cozy and warm they can make a room feel. Make your own so it’s super personal.
21. Fill up mason jars with lights for the prettiest glow.
These glittery light jars are ideal for the coziest bedroom out there.
Which one of these DIY projects are you going to try? How do you make your room seem cozy? Let us know in the comments.