According to interior designer Holly Browning, the arch enemy of bedroom cosiness is a bed-in-a-bag set. The fluffier the bed, the more inviting it is, and the likelihood of getting that look from a preselected bed set stuffed in a bag is pretty slim.

A bed-in-a-bag is convenient and can be a good starting point for those looking to decorate a bedroom. Decor blogger Emily Clark believes that a co-ordinated bed set can work, providing you add touches such as a throw or patterned sheet.


Pillows are a must and they need to be fluffy and comfortable. Clark believes that every bed should have a number of pillows beside the decorative kind. You want your bed to be the most comfortable space in your home.

As for the other furniture in the room, interior decorator Bethany Brower warned that matching furniture appears “claustrophobic” and pieces should be a mix of old and new. Too formal and it makes the room uncomfortable.

The other key to comfort is the headboard, which gives the bed a presence in the room. A headboard doesn’t need to be expensive, but it should grab your attention and be a good size.