We all want our homes to look and feel beautiful. Yet there’s something that’s more important than aesthetics alone when it comes to creating a beautiful space. The art of making a home feel cosy is all about comfort. You’ll want to design a space that feels homey, loved, and personalised. With winter upon us, it’s more important than ever that our homes feel warm and inviting. We tend to spend more time at home during the winter, plus it’s often the season where we feel the most run-down. With this in mind, here are a few TLC tips to add a touch of cosiness to your home.
Oversized rugs & pillows
There’s nothing that makes a home feel cosier quicker than a few extra large rugs and pillows. When it’s cold weather, you’ll want soft rugs under your feet and fluffy pillows to snuggle up on the sofa. While you’re at it, invest in a big throw in the same colour scheme. Bare floors and sparse sofas are more of a summer look to keep things minimal and cool, but when the weather turns, you’ll want to start layering up. Wool rugs are both durable and warm under your feet, so can be an excellent option for the wintertime. Wool can be a little hard to clean, so you’ll want to get some good rug cleaning products. When you are shopping for pillows and throws, why not try a few made of hemp for an option that’s both sustainable and soft.
Use warm colours
If your walls haven’t had a lick of paint in a while-now could be the time? Choosing warm colours for winter can add a hint of homeliness to any room in no time. You could try some peach, orange, terracotta or yellow tones to give everything a cosy lift. If you prefer to keep your walls neutral, adding a few accessories in warm hues can do the trick just fine. Candles can be lovely accessories plus functional to create a cosy atmosphere for your home. It’s a good idea to purchase candles made of soy or vegetable wax as these do not produce toxins when burned.
Personalise with memories
Many people prefer a minimalist look for their home, which can look beautiful. However, decorating with memories can add a personal touch that helps everything to feel more homely. These days, so many pictures stay on our social media and laptops and are never printed out. Perhaps choose some of your favourite pictures from this year and decorate your rooms with these memories. Adding plenty of plants and flowers to your home is another great way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
As winter sets in, you’ll want to ensure that your curtains and bedding are nice and thick to keep in the warmth. Check any drafts in your windows and doors and repair the seals if needed to make sure you don’t lose any heat here. With your home prepared for winter you can sit back and enjoy the holidays!