The goal for almost everyone is to create a home that is warm and inviting. Not everyone knows where to start, though. Luckily, there are some easy and straightforward steps that you can take to make a cozier home. Just like you can trust the Toolsy for the best tools, you can trust the tips here for the coziest home possible.
1. Start with the Entrance of Your Home
You can make your home cozy before you’re even a few steps in.
Your entryway is, as the name suggests, the entrance to your home. In other words, the design you use here will set the tone for your home.
So, you should take a couple of steps to make it cozier.
First, layout a welcome mat. This can be as simple or as a mat that actually says “welcome” or it can be something more reflective of your personality,
it’s just something that makes your home just a little more, well, welcoming.
You should also stash some socks or slippers by your shoe rack as well.
This way, there’s no cold feet between taking your shoes off and snuggling into your favorite spot.
2. Change Up the Lighting
When nothing is changed, most homes utilize a single ceiling light to brighten up a room.
It does brighten up a room but perhaps too much.
Depending on a single light fixture to brighten a whole room usually entails a rather harsh lighting situation.
Instead, utilize lamps.
A few table lamps and perhaps a floor lamp can help give the room a more comfortable glow.
To aid this cozier feel, opt for lamps with shades.
If you are picking out shades, linen options in neutral tones are a great choice.
3. Add Some Personality
Nothing is quite as cozy and inviting as a room that is tailored to your needs.
Have you ever noticed how cold a room with no personality is?
You can make your home cozier by adding touches of yourself to the room.
Adding photos or even art you love can go a long way when making your home comfortable.
4. Use Neutral or Light Main Colors
No color isn’t what you want. However, on the other hand, harsh or clashing colors can make a room too chaotic to feel cozy and calming.
Instead, choose a main color that is either neutral or light.
In other words, red walls might not make you feel at ease as much as an off-white or baby blue room.
You can brighten this up by using bold colors in your accents.
For instance, if you want to use a bit of bright yellow, use it in the form of a cushion or vase instead of painting a whole wall.
5. Make Your Bedroom a Comfortable Place
The coziest place in your home should be the place you curl up to sleep at night.
To start, make your bedding as comfortable as possible.
A thicker comforter, some feather pillows, and even extra pillows can make your bed someplace that you can’t wait to crawl into and a place that you don’t want to get out of in the morning.
It’s also a good idea to add some seating in your room.
This way, you have a place to curl up with a good book or just relax even if you don’t want to lay in bed.
6. Pull Your Furniture Away from the Walls
Many of us have the same bad habit: pushing our living room furniture flush against the walls.
We do this to create more space but we usually don’t utilize the space.
Instead, it just serves as an empty space that stays unused.
So, make a change and pull your furniture closer together.
This makes it cozier because it eliminates all the cold, empty space.
In addition, this promotes guests to sit closer together which promotes warmer conversation.
Inhabitants in the living room won’t have to shout across the room to have a simple conversation.
7. Breathe Some Life Into Your Home
Sometimes, the thing you need to bring your home together is a little bit of life.
The best way to make your home look a little more lively is to add in some actual life with plants.
Big, leafy plants or ferns are the best choice but if you don’t have a green thumb, you can always use easier to take care of plants such as succulents, cacti, or even bamboo.
If you have pets, make sure to check the safety of the plants around your pets.
Lilies, for instance, are gorgeous but they can be fatal if you have a cat around.
Hi there, I’m Woodworking Pete Alman. I’m a former carpenter turned writer, and proud resident of Nashville, Tennessee. When not working on a project in my shed, I’m lifting weights or hanging out with my three dogs (Dobermans).