Everyone wants to feel good in their home and that’s easily achievable when your home is cozy. But don’t think having a cozy home is exclusive to just winter months. It’s possible to have a cozy home all year long! By adding some soft layers and warm touches, your home will feel incredibly comfortable and inviting. Ready to get cozy? Here are some easy ways you can make your home feel warm and cozy regardless of the season.
Add some soft lighting
The right lighting can turn a cold and sterile room into a comforting and inviting one. Instead of relying on your overhead lighting, layer additional warm-toned task lights, table and floor lamps, and ambient lighting to create a softer glow during the evenings.
Include extra throws and pillows
What’s cozier than a comfy pillow or throw blanket? Throw pillows and blankets are a popular and easy way to make any room cozier (and add some color without the expensive commitment like paint). Add in a few extra pillows and drape a throw blanket over a chair to amp up the coziness factor in your space.
Layering rugs instantly makes a room feel warmer and cozier. They help soften and ground a room; instead of a cavernous living room, adding a few well-placed rugs will insulate and soften a room.
Decorate with flowers and plants
Plants and flowers make any room feel welcoming by bringing life into a space. They’re a quick trick for brightening a room. Be sure to choose plants that will thrive with the amount of sunlight in a given room. If live plants aren’t your strong point, use dried or artificial greenery instead.
Display family photos
Displaying family photos will make your house feel homey. From gallery walls to scattering smaller pictures around the home, there are lots of ways to make your family house feel more like home.
Take advantage of the power of scent
Scents and aromas can affect our mood, memory, and even creativity. If you ever had a childhood memory triggered after smelling a specific fragrance, you’ll understand how powerful they are! Use this to your advantage by using pleasant scents that evoke happy memories or feelings. Fragrant flowers, scented candles or essential oils, or even DIY potpourri are great options.
Having a cozy home makes it possible for you to have space to retreat to and refresh in. These tips will help you create a cozy space your family and guests will enjoy.