How to Make a Bed in Minecraft?

Updated · Mar 04, 2023

If you're looking for a place to rest your head after a long day of adventures in Minecraft, nothing will do the job but a bed.

This handy item can also be a nice decoration in your home and give it a more realistic feel.

In this guide, we'll show what you need to make a bed and how to dye it in different colors to match your bedroom style perfectly.

What Is the Minecraft Bed Used For?

Naturally, this item is primarily for sleeping.

That way, your health will regenerate, the spawn point and the weather cycle will reset, but hostile mobs will still attack you.

However, in Minecraft, you can only sleep in the Overworld; if you try to lay in a bed in the Nether or the End, it'll explode and set the surrounding blocks on fire.

Additionally, it's only possible to use the bed at night or during a thunderstorm when it's dark outside. Also, you shouldn't be starving, poisoned, or on fire to lay down.

While you can't sleep in the same bed as another player, you can wake up a villager and take their place.

And lastly, if there's a hostile mob within eight blocks horizontally or five vertically of the bed in Minecraft, you can't use it unless the entity goes away or it's killed.

Once you're asleep, you'll wake up the next morning.

Keep in mind that phantoms will spawn if you don't sleep or dye for three in-game days.

Beds are also good for bouncing off when falling, and the player will get only half of the regular fall damage.

To place the bed, you should have two empty blocks on the floor.

How to Make a Bed in Minecraft?

Making a bed in Minecraft is simple — all you need are two materials. Here are step-by-step instructions:

1. Collect Wood and Wool

First, chop down some trees.

Next, gather wool from sheep.

You can either kill the animal or use shears to cut the yarn off without harming it.

Once you have at least three pieces of wool, you're ready to proceed.

2. Make Planks

Open the crafting table to turn the wood into planks.

3. Follow the Minecraft Bed Recipe

When you have all the required resources, open your crafting grid and place:

  • One wool in every slot of the second row
  • One plank in every slot of the third row

How to Dye a Bed in Minecraft?

Dying a bed is a great way to add some personality to your home.

You can use any of the 16 Minecraft bed colors available, so feel free to get creative.

To repaint a bed, place it on your crafting table and add the dye of your choice next to it. In Java, that only works with a white bed, but in Bedrock, you may change the color of any bed.

Alternatively, you can craft the bed using wool dyed in your preferred color.

Where to Find a Minecraft Bed?

You may come across beds in village houses, and depending on the structure and biome, their colors will vary.

Also, there's a bed in every igloo.

So if you feel like hunting for cool Minecraft beds, set up a server, get your friends to join you, and go exploring.

To Wrap Up

Now that you know how to make a bed in Minecraft and use it, you can start sleeping soundly through the night!

While it's a functional item to have, it's also a great decoration, adding to your home's realistic and cozy atmosphere.

Experiment with dyes and find the bed that fits your bedroom the best.

Marina Stanisheva
Marina Stanisheva

With charmingly infectious enthusiasm, Marina is always thrilled by forthcoming challenges. Thanks to her knack for gathering useful (and not so much) information, she is here to get you any answer you need.