How to Make Your Bed Hibernation-Worthy

cozy bed with cat
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If there's ever a month to stay in bed and cozy up, it's January. The nights are long, the days are cold ... need we say more? So, below, 10 ways to make your bed even more comfortable.

1. Place an area rug underneath your bed so you never have to step down onto a cold floor.

fluffy white area rug
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If you ever choose to get out of bed to begin with, that is.

2. Add a soft, upholstered headboard.

pink upholstered headboard
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Sure, there are pillows in between, but it's never nice to accidentally hit a cold, hard, metal headboard.

3. Add fairy lights for a warm ambiance.

Harsh lighting is the definition of not cozy.

4. If your mattress is less than great, invest in a mattress pad.

If you're renting a furnished place, this is the easiest way to make your mattress more comfortable. Or, if you don't feel like dropping major cash to replace the mattress you currently own, this is an easy fix.

5. Use only soft throw pillows — not the sequined or textured kind.

For obvious reasons.

6. In the winter, opt for flannel sheets.

flannel sheets
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They're the warmest and softest — what more could you want? These from Lands' End come in a variety of colors and can even be monogrammed — in case you're that extra.

7. Microwave a heat pillow.

If you're not yet using heat pillows or corn bags, do yourself a favor and put your ice-cold feet out of their misery. This option from Uncommon Goods is even lavender scented for that extra touch of relaxation.

8. Grab an electric blanket.

electric blanket
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But don't forget to unplug before falling asleep, of course.

9. Or cover up the foot of your bed in a fluffy blanket, so no feet will peek out.

fluffy blanket
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If you're tall, you know the struggle: the minute your comforter covers your shoulders, your feet fall victim to the cold, harsh elements of your bedroom. Allow a fluffy blanket to fix that.

10. Try out a promising new duvet cover insert.

duvet cover insert
credit: Buffy

If you can't figure out why your bed just isn't that comfy, maybe it's because you're still using the discount duvet cover insert you picked up in college. Buffy's upgraded option is made of eucalyptus fabric (we're intrigued) and is hypoallergenic.

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.