Our home environments should be the place to balance ourselves, relax, regroup and enjoy time with our friends and family. Creating a cozy space is super affordable, and will quickly take your home from ‘display home’ territory, into a super inviting sanctuary.
When trying to add comfort to your home, plush rugs, curtains online and scavenger markets will be your next best friends. We’ve got some simple tips to try, that will make your home impossible to leave, and your new favourite space to rest and relax.
Your choice of curtains and drapes can radically transform a room into a comfortable and welcoming space. How thick your curtains are and where you place them will depend on the direction of sunlight hitting your home. Lighter curtains in oranges, yellows, and browns will enliven the natural light of the sun, and create a welcoming atmosphere.
The safest way to select a curtain colour, is to choose a colour that is one tone from either side of your wall colour. Having a wider choice of fabrics means you’ll have a greater scope in putting your own stamp on the final design, and a better chance of finding your dream curtains.
Choose Plush or Upholstered Furniture
Choosing plush or upholstered furniture will set a cozy feeling in your home, and maximise the level of comfort that exists throughout. Your furniture is the main ingredient in creating a home that people want to spend time in. Fortunately, with so many design options available, choosing to prioritize comfort, does not have to come at the expense of style.
Invest in Soft Textiles
Layered plush rugs, floor pillows and soft ottomans are some of the key ways to soften a room, and make it impossible to leave. Rugs and other layers on bare floors help keep in heat, meaning they are warming your space and providing that cosy ambience home owners crave.
Paint with Warm Colours
The importance of colour is often underestimated in the pursuit of creating a comfortable room. Colour choice for the home, has significant effects on the psychological health of those inside. So think twice before reaching for those cool tones. For a quieter ambiance, reach for warmer shades like oranges, yellows, and neutral browns.
Add Natural Elements
Small touches from nature create a cozy and organic look in your home. When you embellish interior spaces with house plants, you actually assist in purifying the air in your home and increasing oxygen levels throughout.
Adding some touches from outdoors is a great opportunity for home owners to show off their creative flair, and even show off the fruits of gardening skills in the home.
Personalize your Space
Creating a place that you actually want to spend time in is all about feeling comfortable and ‘at home’. Your home should, therefore, be a reflection of your personality and unique style. One way of personalising a new home is by showing off your family friends. Displaying family photos is an easy way to add comfort to your home. Create a photo wall by displaying different sizes of framed photos, and find yourself smiling every time you pass.
Another great way of adding personal touches to a home is by adding unique artwork or market items to your home. As the saying goes, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. Searching flea markets and antique stores for traditional and cottage items is a great way of adding character and comfort to your home.
Home is much more than a place to sleep at night. In fact, it should be a sanctuary of comfort after a long day, and a place where you can look forward to spending your downtime. Follow these tips to beckon visitors and create both an enjoyable and memorable place.