Cozy Bedroom Design Ideas for the Cold NYC Winter

A cozy bedroom design adds comfortable living to the New York City abode during the colder months. While the outside chill keeps you nestled indoors, it is the ideal time to create a perfect cozy bedroom decor.

A cozy bedroom design adds comfortable living to the New York City abode during the colder months. While the outside chill keeps you nestled indoors, it is the ideal time to create a perfect cozy bedroom decor. With NYC apartments featuring petite spaces, decorating a smaller bedroom can be challenging. Enjoy the fun stimulation of planning your NYC-centric bedroom design in order to have a perfect winter retreat. Change the accessories for the chilly season with luxurious bedding and a soft comforter to snuggle up in. Add a throw and pillows to perfect the cozy decor.

Sleep Placement Perfection

Whether a large room or a smaller space, the one rule to follow for bedroom decor is to place the head of the bed so that it faces the room’s entrance. For your smaller-sized room, every square inch is precious. To open up floor space, consider placing your bed against a wall, even if it is a full or queen size.

A fancy headboard and footboard wastes valuable space. Place the foundation and mattress on a metal frame, or simple feet. Be creative by using the wall as your headboard with drapery hung on a rod or a quilt hanging on the wall at the head. Headboard wall stickers add a touch of style to your bed without wasting space.

A bed can be centered under a window. Use a sill height headboard or an open design headboard that will allow light to come through. Make sure to move the bed’s head a few inches away from any heat vent that may be below the window in order for the heat to work efficiently.

Pick the Bed Up

Many NYC apartments may be small but have the advantage of tall ceilings above the average 8-foot high height. A full or queen size bed can be lofted off of the floor to create extra floor space below for a desk, dresser, or sitting area. Be prepared to have steps or a ladder to be built for climbing into your comfy bed.

A pull-down bed will hide your sleep station neatly inside a shallow cabinet. The commonly known Murphy bed is specifically designed to expand the use of space. After a good night’s sleep, make the bed and lift the bed up to close flat against a wall inside a cabinet. Many of the bed cabinets now have built-in desks or sofas that drop down when the bed is lifted. This creates a bedroom at night while during the day you can have an office space or sitting area.

Storage Container Disguised as Bed

A bed can take up a lot of valuable space, but there are beds that are made to double as a storage solution along with a comfy sleep space. Unique is the ottoman storage bed. This bed uses a mechanism that allows the mattress to be lifted up to reveal the area under the bed. Basically the bed is turned into an oversized storage ottoman.

Drawer storage beds, often referred to as captain’s beds, are platform beds that sit a bit higher to accommodate rows of drawers below the mattress, alleviating the need for dressers that would be taking up space. Door storage beds are similar to the drawer style but with doors. Sliding doors allow for even less space to be used since they do not need to be opened into the room. These also work next to where you may want to place a night table.


Carol Ruth Weber writes on interests relevant to today's dwellers in society from decor to health, beauty and fashion as well as green living and DIY. Carol began her career as a Theatrical Costume and Set Designer and segued into the world of Interior Design. Along the way Carol honed her skills as both an Interior Designer and Life Designer.Carol has been taken into service by individuals and businesses to assist clients with the daily battles to find enough time in every day to do all that is needed to do in order to enjoy their life and to be happy with their surroundings providing subjects for her many published pieces. Carol is known for her thoughtful and insightful views as well as being an on-air expert for eHow and SFGate.Read Carol's many articles focusing on Decorating, Fashion, Beauty, Art, Pets, Lifestyle and General News published on Her talented approach to life through writing can also be seen on statewide sites as well as for a number of other publications including Yahoo and Enjoy following Carol's blog for her insightful look at the world. Carol's mission through her writing is to dance people towards results to achieve peace in their surroundings! Carol Ruth Weber may be contacted at

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