How to Make Your Bed Hibernation-Worthy

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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, nine 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.

If you ever choose to get out of bed to begin with, that is.

Get the look: NuLOOM Rodolfo Faux Sheepskin Shag Area Rug, starting at $130.89

2. Add a soft, upholstered headboard.

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

Get the look: West Elm Curved Headboard in Luster Velvet Dusty Blush, starting at $249

3. Add fairy lights for a warm ambiance.

Harsh lighting is the definition of not cozy.

Get the look: Urban Outfitters Firefly String Lights, $24

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.

Get the look: Parachute Down Mattress Pad, starting at $189

5. Use only soft throw pillows with pleasing textures.

For obvious reasons.

Get the look: Lulu and Georgia Albany Lamb's Wool Pillow, $97

6. In the winter, opt for flannel sheets — or better yet, cashmere.

Yep, they exist. Head over to Brooklinen to check out their selection of heathered cashmere sheet sets.

Get the look: Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Core Sheet Set, from $27

7. Grab a hot water bottle.

It's an old school method, but it works so well!

Get the look: Mer-Sea & Co. Faux Fur Hot Water Bottle, $38

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

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.

Get the look: Anthropologie Sophie Faux Fur Blanket, $98

9. Try out a promising new duvet cover insert.

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.

Get the look: Buffy Cloud Comforter, starting at $130


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.

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