I’m a big fan of a cozy home. I love that comfortable feeling and warmth it gives off. I mean, the whole essence of a home is not just having a shelter but also a place for you to feel relaxed and have a sense of belonging. With covid19 currently ravaging our world, staying at home has become the norm. Most of us spend our time watching Netflix, bonding with family, playing games and what not. Having a cozy home take these things a notch higher. What’s even more amazing is that you can create a cozy home on a budget. You don’t have to spend so much money on expensive décor rather you can take your home higher up the cozy pedestal with simple and inexpensive décor.
Like they say, different strokes for different people. Only you can define what a cozy home is to you. However, the fundamentals remain the same. In a cozy home you feel safe, warm and comfortable. Psychology experts are of the view that, certain things in your environment impact your mood and can help you feel comfortable. We’ve compiled sure tips to help you get started on your journey to vamping up the coziness of your home.
With lighting, you set the mood and general atmosphere of your home. There are a lot of choices to choose from but if a cozy home is your goal, you want to go with soft lighting. You can take your choice of lightning a step further by using irregular and dramatic shapes as they not only improve your décor but they come with amazing hues. For different parts of your house, some lighting are more appropriate. For instance, your living room will do well with over head lights, or some beautiful floor lights, which not only add a modern touch but also beautiful shades.
Another option, is to soften the edges of your walls with some wall lights, they give off a warm glow and add a lot of coziness to your room. To avoid any sort of glare, make sure to place your wall lights above eye level. An interesting thing to do with your wall lights is to use them to create a gallery. Gallery lights vamp up the coziness of your home while also serving as a decoration.
Task lighting also work wonders. Now that we all are working from home, they make more sense. Light up your working space or special reading chair with task lights to create a warm atmosphere.
Rugs are super comfy and cheap too. That soft and plush feeling they give off is amazing. I personally love a rug that is chic, colorful and cozy. With cozy rugs, you wouldn’t mind lounging on the floor or whatever. In choosing a rug for your home, make sure it has the right color to blend in with other décor and that it has the right texture.
Ways to incorporate rugs into your home décor is to either have a big rug in the center of a room or you can place small rugs in strategic places. Next to your bed, your work area, special reading spot and under coffee tables are great strategic places.
Flowers and Indoor Plants.
Just like spending time in your garden can impact your mood in a positive manner, flowers and plants in your home can, too. Nature inside the home is refreshing and it purifies the air. They’re also cost effective for someone who is working on with a budget.
Further more, you don’t have to be a green head to bring nature into your home. There are low maintenance plants, that will survive a few weeks if you forget to water them. Synthetic flowers work well too.
You can derive immense pleasure and satisfaction from looking at artworks. They are also a great way to reflect your personality and what’s more, you don’t have to break the bank for them. They not only fill up your walls but also increase the coziness of your home. Large pieces of art work might be on the expensive side but smaller pieces are great for someone working with a budget. With smaller pieces you can get to build a collage or a gallery of some sort. Picture frames with intricate designs are cheap and you can use them for family photos to create an art work on an entire wall.
Mirrors can also serve as some sort of art work. You can buy vintage looking mirrors from your local thrift store. Even that mirror from your childhood will do.
All in all, artworks can make you feel right at home and since you love them, they give you pleasure and comfort.
Wooden furniture scream coziness. Whether it be a wooden center table, foot stools or even shelves. They can be sourced for at your local thrift store. Reclaimed wood work wonders by adding a certain charm, originality and beauty to your space.
Pillows are basically softness and I love them for their snuggly feel. Throw pillows are a great addition to your sofas, bed and even floors. Get them from your favorite thrift store and they don’t even have to match whatever furniture you’re going to put them on. A variety in colours and textures is exactly what you need.
Another way to add softness with pillows, is to get floor pillows. With them, you get extra warmth and softness along with some extra seating for your guests.
Pillows will also take the pleasure you derive from binge watching your favorite movies on Netflix a notch higher.
A nice smelling home is a plus to everyone. Fragrant air not only make your he feel fresh but also makes it feel welcoming. You can achieve this by using scented candles which are great for your goal of a cozy home and cheap too. Leave a door and windows open during the day to keep the air in your house fresh and unpolluted. Diffusers are amazing too.
Curtains are essential as they serve as frames for your windows: blocking sunlight and bringing in warmth to your space.
Sheer curtains are great for achieving a cozy home. They are inexpensive, lightweight and give off a breezy feel while also bringing in elegance and luxury into your space.