5 Ways to Make Your Home More Cozy
When was the last time your home really felt welcoming and cozy? In today’s busy culture it is easy to let interior changes fall by the wayside and for your home to lose its original charm and warmth. But remember, there’s truly no place like home, which is why you should make it the coziest place possible. Read on to learn more about our top tips to create a warm and cozy space.
1. Let Your Room Inspire You
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A cozy home isn’t complete without some personal details. As we’ve previously shared in our ‘5 Ways to Add Color to Your Winter Blues’ post, you can illuminate your home with bright colors from your chosen artwork. You can also make it more sentimental by placing your favorite pictures on the wall. And don’t forget to add a charming rustic touch, by having your selected photos fixed in wooden frames. In this regard, Architectural Digest recommends that you get in touch with a custom framer as they can help you set up your own personalized gallery wall.
2. Bring More Outdoor Features Inside Your Home
To create an inviting ambiance, one of the best ways is to bring more outdoor features inside your home. When you bring the outside in, you help minimize the rather cold character of modern design, as gorgeous greenery or classic natural wood enhances your home’s character and creates a more homely feel. It can be as simple as getting yourself an easy-to-maintain potted plant or filling your vase with fresh flowers every week. You can even take this up a notch with Elle Décor suggesting that you construct a vertical garden inside. This will allow you to create a living wall and create your own interior green space to relax in.
3. Add Some Warmth
The comforts of home are best felt by a warm embrace, which is why you should add some warmth to your home if you want it to be truly cozy. You can start with small yet inviting pieces like a candle set placed on a coffee table or a cold floor covered with a neutral-colored area rug. Both of these will have an immediate effect on the feel of a room. If you have a little more time and resources, consider upgrading your home’s insulation. HomeServe’s guide to installing cavity wall insulation points out how thoroughly insulating your property ensures that your home is more effective at keeping the cold out. While it may seem like a large expense, the majority of heat is lost through poorly insulated homes, which means more effort to stay warm and more money spent on energy bills. Good insulation will keep your home cozy and comfortable no matter the season.
4. Opt For Natural Lighting
Another way to save on electricity bills, while also making your home a welcoming place to stay, is by introducing more natural light into your home. If you don’t have the time or space to install larger windows, there’s no need to fret, you can always incorporate light and airy drapes. You should also see to it that your light bulbs have warm white LED lighting so you won’t feel the discomfort of harsh bright lights at night. And of course, nothing’s cozier than the natural glow of candles. While you’re at it, you can even go for winter variants like a wooden wick one from Wax & Wick, as they are more intimate when lit up.
5. Incorporate Texture
Last but not least, don’t forget that your home is the place you want to return to after a long, busy day to relax. From plush velvets to warm wools, you can choose textiles with a soft texture that will make you home feel snug and welcoming after a long day. Moreover, you can get chic pieces that accentuate your home like a thick throw blanket or furry throw pillows.
Making your home warm and cozy is not as hard as it seems. Follow our advice to change the feel of your home in no time.