We all want it to feel nice and cozy in our homes, especially in winter, our homes need to look and feel warmer. The choice of colors, lighting, materials, and accessories are all the main elements that set the main mood and ambiance of your home. So, playing around with these elements can totally transform the look of your home making it more comfortable and cozy. Here are easy and affordable tips to make your home cozy and inviting.
1. Incorporate wood accents
This earthy element instantly adds warmth to the surrounding. You don’t have to go all the way with the flooring, simple adjustments like a wooden coffee table or wood-framed mirrors, wooden shelves and trays can already do the work.
2. Pile up throw pillows and blankets
Soft throw pillows and blankets placed on your couch evoke snuggly and comfortable feelings. Opt for pillows and blankets in warm colors or earthy neutrals instead of cold colors to make them look even warmer.
3. Decorate with plants and fresh flowers
Greens and fresh flowers will breathe life into your apartment. Plants and flowers make homes more relaxing and comfortable as they bring a connection to nature and a sense of calm. Place vases of plants and fresh flowers around your home, in the living room, in your bedroom, everywhere, and notice how it will help you de-stress.
4. Warm it up with rugs
Rugs warm up the space. Soft and textured rugs will add warmth to your home’s look and will make the room look cozier. Place rugs under the bed, coffee tables, or in front of your reading chair.
5. Add scent
The look of your home is never complete without smelling fresh and pleasant. The scent is another element that is rather overlooked but adds coziness to your home. Place scented candles or incense around the house. You’ll love relaxing in a place where there is a good smell lingering around.
6. Go for warmer lighting
The right lighting can work wonders. By all means, avoid neon lights and go for warmer light. Also consider side table lamps, indirect lights, and dimming switches for a soft and warm ambiance.
7. Select warm paint colors
For a warmer home, you need warm colors not cool. For instance, grey is a nice neutral color, but it will make your home look cold. Instead opt for cream, ivory, eggshell white, and other colors on the warm side will complement the whole look and make your home cozier.