The time spent at home should be a time when you can relax and revive your spirits away from work and the hustle and bustle of every day life. A home that is cosy or homey is one where the people who live there can enjoy, relax, socialise, and reload their batteries. Even if there are chores and other daily activities that await, a homey home makes these things less of a hassle.
Here’s how you can increase your home’s cosiness.
Paint the walls in warm colours. For the best chance of cosiness, use warm colours like oranges, yellows, and neutral browns for your walls. Neutral browns are also great for accessorising as almost anything will go with it.
Lighting can make a big difference. Floor and other lamps are great for creating atmosphere and warmth. Overhead fluorescent lights tend to be too harsh and bright. So, get a few nice lamps and space them around the room to create a cosy effect.
Bring flowers and plants into the room. Few things have the same welcoming effect than flowers and plants. There is no better way than simply allowing mother nature to do her thing. Add some plants and a vase of flowers to your home and feel the difference.
Place blankets and pillows on your couches. This is the fastest way to warm up a room literally and figuratively. A couch with a comforter and different sized pillows is inviting and ideal for napping, watching television, or reading a book.
Soft and fluffy rugs or carpets. Not only does rugs and carpets physically warm up a tiled room, it also makes it look and feel cosier. You can play around with different sized rugs in different colours all over your home.
Within a day, you can have a new and cosy home. You can obviously adapt some of these things for the different seasons, but the basics should stay the same to always leave that comfortable and inviting feeling in your home.