Sunday, February 14, 2021

Top Ways to Make Your Home Super Cozy

Your home is your castle; it is the place where you relax and unwind. Most likely, your home is where your family and friends spend time, and it is also where you make and share memories. Quite often, though, it can be hard to dress rooms and make them feel warm, loved, lived in, and cozy without going over the top and making them feel a little bit cluttered and messy, this can be tricky, but it is not impossible. 

Begin with your windows
Dressing your windows can really set off a room. Letting in natural light can make any space feel bigger and warmer, so try not to use heavy and dark fabrics and materials, especially if you have a small window, as this will make a room feel gloomy and dark. Window dressings can make or break a room’s style and design, so make your windows one of your top priorities. If your windows have seen better days and they are letting out more heat than they are keeping in, then it might be worth contacting window manufacturers to install some lovely new windows that will set your room off. Dressing your windows in warm and neutral tones provides you with flexibility as it allows you to change your color scheme as and when you want.

Focus on the lighting
How bright or dim a room is can affect both how it looks and feels. Dim lighting at night creates a feeling of calm and comfort, whereas bright white lights (daylight bulbs) can make rooms feel cold and clinical, especially at night time. Table lamps and wall lights can help make a room feel cozy, as they can light up spaces that ceiling lights just cannot reach.

Use different textures 
To give a room depth and coziness, it is wise to use a variety of fabrics and textures. Layering cushions will help sofas look sumptuous and welcoming, and layering rugs make even cold tiled floors feel warm and snug. Consider using throws and blankets over sofas and armchairs as these create the illusion of snug and cozy winter evenings.

Add personal touches
Not everything you add into your home needs to be store-bought or mass manufactured. Take some time to frame some family photos or make an ornament that you can display within your home. Personal touches create focal points that can start interesting conversations; they also help create the feeling of warmth, which is what a cozy home is all about.

Introduce some scents
Family homes are busy, and sometimes it can be hard to shake certain smells, so to ensure your home smells cozy and welcoming, why not introduce some fragranced and scented products, including candles, diffusers, or incense sticks. The scents you use within your rooms can conjure up feelings and emotions, so introduce warming and soothing scents such as lavender and warm berry. If you use scented candles, the light that they provide will also help to create a pleasant mood and ambiance.

This post was written for the Life According to Steph audience by Lucy. There's not much Lucy doesn't know about her two passions: fashion & interior design! Having worked in the fashion industry for six years, she has a keen eye for all things on-trend, with a focus on new developments in both the interior design world and on the world's catwalks.

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