bed in cabin
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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.

fluffy white area rug
credit: Walmart

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

2. Add a soft, upholstered headboard.

pink upholstered headboard
credit: West Elm

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 with pleasing textures.

For obvious reasons.

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

Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Core Sheet Set, from $279
credit: Brooklinen

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

7. Grab a hot water bottle.

Mer-Sea & Co. Faux Fur Hot Water Bottle, $38
credit: Anthropologie

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

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

Anthropologie Sophie Faux Fur Blanket, $98
credit: Anthropologie

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.

9. 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.