Many people dream of a relaxing vacation in a rustic cabin in the woods. But what if you could bring that cozy cabin vibe right into your bedroom?
You don’t need to go far or spend a lot of money to get the cozy cabin vibe on vacation! It’s surprisingly easy to do, and with just a few simple tips, you can create a perfect space for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Bring Warmth Into Your Bedroom
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of a cabin is cozy. And you can quickly add coziness to your bedroom with just a few simple touches.
Change out your bedroom curtains for some warm plaid ones. Add in a faux fur throw rug to prevent your feet from being cold, and throw some thick, knitted blankets on your couch or over your bed for added protection against the chilly winter breeze.
If you’re lucky to have a fireplace, add wood-burning inserts to add warmth to your room. If not, you can still use scented candles (choose firewood or other smoky-smelling ones) to mimic the experience of sitting beside a fireplace in the middle of a winter storm.
Bring the Outdoors In
The great outdoors provides several therapeutic benefits that can improve your overall well-being. For example, spending time outside has been linked with decreased blood pressure and lower stress levels.
Wood is naturally attractive and looks warm and inviting when used in decorating; it’s no wonder this element is so prevalent in cabin décor. To give your home that cozy vibe, try using wooden bedside tables or even wooden panels for an accent wall. You can also display some pieces of driftwood or smoothed tree branches to bring the outdoors indoors.
You will also need indoor plants, like the aloe vera plant, to help out with that cabin look. Evergreen plants like cacti and succulents are great picks to help you achieve the cabin feel. They’re easy to maintain, don’t need much light, and can even purify the air in your bedroom.
Add Some Warm Lighting
As far as mood lighting is concerned, you need both task lighting for reading before bedtime and ambient lighting for setting the mood.
Some rustic wall sconces or ceiling lights that are illuminating but not too bright can help your bedroom feel warm and inviting. You should also add lamps with wooden bases for some warmth on your bedside tables.
A few dimmable lights can create a relaxing atmosphere for reading or winding down after a long day. If you want to create an even more romantic mood, switch to yellow light bulbs; they’re always associated with coziness and warmth.
Add the Appropriate Music
To complete the cozy cabin experience, play some calming music to give your bedroom that homey feel. Some great options are relaxation music, nature sounds, or even just white noise — anything that will mask the traffic sounds outdoors.
Spotify has curated playlists featuring music that will give you cabin vibes. Some albums that you can listen to while you pretend to be isolated in the middle of the forest, far away from civilization include “Folklore” and “Evermore” by Taylor Swift, “For Emma, Forever Ago” by Bon Iver, and “Stranger in the Alps” by Phoebe Bridgers.
Add Some Personal Touches
Finally, the last thing that will make your bedroom cabin-like is personal touches. Make sure to include some pieces of décor that you love, like family photos or paintings of your favorite landscapes. If you want to escape more often, use old suitcases as storage for clothing or other items that can help create the perfect getaway feel.
A cabin-like bedroom is perfect for relaxing when you need to be alone with your thoughts and would like to take a break from social media. You can read a book in peace, listen to music, meditate, or sleep in your makeshift cabin in the middle of the city.
You should also wear a cabin-appropriate outfit like a flannel button-down shirt or a knitted jumper. Plus, make yourself a hot cup of chocolate drink or coffee to complete the scenario.
Adopting an element of cabin decor in your bedroom can also help you make the most of winter. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or time on this project — use some creative ideas and follow these simple tips to give your bedroom that perfect cabin vibe.