How To Make Your Home Feel Cozy Today
Wanting to create a personal space that feels warm and inviting is basic human nature. A cozy home environment promotes feelings of calm and helps you to relax after a long or stressful day. Creating a cozy space is easy and only requires a few key elements. If you have struggled to create a space you love, consider these tips to help amp up the coziness of your home today.
Living elements contribute to a cozy atmosphere. Plants are a simple way to instantly add a cozy sensation to your home. From small to large, there is an enormous variety of plants you can add to your space. Even if you lack quality lighting, you can still fill your home with plants. No room is off-limits to plants when you pick an option from low light plants for indoors.
When choosing planters, opt for warm tones like terracotta or brass. Or you can go natural and use planters made from seagrass and other natural woven materials. If you are low on surface space, hanging plants add visual appeal while adding a cozy feeling.
Chilly hardwood or tile flooring can kill your cozy vibe. Placing rugs creates a layer between the floor and you, bring the coziness from your feet straight to your heart. Every room in your house can benefit from the addition of a rug, even the kitchen or bathroom. You can even add interest to rooms with carpet by adding a rug with a complementary color scheme on top. Layering textiles and textures is a great way to create a cozy environment.
Another great way to add warmth, create texture and boost coziness is by adding throw blankets. Go beyond just adding blankets to the backs of couches or chairs. Showcase throws on a blanket ladder or in woven baskets. Mix fabrics and textures such as velvet, linen, faux fur and chunky knits to maximize warmth.
Some would argue the lighting is the most critical element in creating a cozy home environment. Harsh overhead lighting with cool tone lightbulbs helps to increase work productivity at the office but is something you should try to avoid at home. Warm lighting temperatures, 3000k or less, foster a cozy environment. Check the color temperature of your lightbulbs and opt for a warm white bulb in the rooms you want to make cozier.
Candles and lamps are another great way to increase the amount of warm light and therefore the cozy feeling in a room. Create clusters of lighting to create focal points by placing lamps and candles together in corners of rooms or along long stretches of wall.
The sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses. Consciously creating a warm and inviting scent for your personal space can instantly improve your home’s cozy factor. Scented candles are only one way to add fragrance. Wax melts, diffusers, and incense are all great options to add comfort to your home through scent.
It really is easy to create a cozy and inviting space you love at home. Try one of these tips to start feeling cozy at home today.