6 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Cozy
We all want the feel of a cozy home — the feel of a home that is lived in and loved. With a little warm lighting, fresh flowers, and upcycling your outdated furniture, you can create the ultimate cozy living vibe.
Fresh flowers are always a beautiful touch. They can add instant charm to your space and help a house feel more lived in.
Invest in a few decorative vases and jars and make your arrangements to place on countertops, coffee tables, and dressers throughout your home.
It may seem like a splurge, but fresh flowers can last quite a long time if you’re diligent about changing the water and trimming the stems.
Nothing creates a cozy atmosphere quite like a scented candle. It can transform a room into a cozy, warm space instantly. Candles arranged throughout the home can add beautiful light and ambiance to any room.
Indirect lighting is a good way to set a mood. It might be used inside a bookshelf, above cabinets, as toe-kick lighting in a kitchen, or around a cove ceiling if your home has that sort of architectural detail. Replace any cool bulbs with warm bulbs that are under 2,700k (Kelvin). This is why candlelight is so cozy – the color temperature of a candle is about 1850k – a very warm light!
Upcycle Old Furnishings
A little imagination and a bit of DIY spirit can go a long way when you’re looking to add a personal touch to your space. A coat of paint can turn empty wine bottles into flower vases, pallets can be turned into all kinds of adorable—and useful—household items. Chalk painting kitchen tables, accent tables, or even outdated picture frames with Chalkworthy Chalk Paint are just a few more ideas. The possibilities are endless once you start getting creative.
Backyard String Lights
You can get creative with string lights. There are several ways to decorate your outdoor living space with lights. One of the most common ways is to string them over a patio or deck.
If you have a balcony, you can hang the lights along the balcony wall, or string them up around the ceiling of your balcony.
You can also create accent lighting by adding string lights inside of a lantern or you can string lights around the perimeter of your outdoor umbrella. For an extra pretty effect, line the inside of the umbrella by following the lines of the umbrella seams.
Use appealing textures
You can make any space feel more comfortable by incorporating textured items that invite you to touch them, like a fluffy area rug in your living room, smooth wooden pieces, patterned, or faux fur accent pillows and other cozy items.
- Amy George