Jul 30, 2020

Easy ways to cozy up your home

One of the biggest compliments you can get about your home is that it is cozy, because that means that your home is inviting, friendly, and comfortable. That is what makes a house or an apartment - a home. But, how does one cozy up his or her home? Well, you only need your creativity. However, we understand that that is not everyone's strongest suit, so we are offering our help. Thus, if you need some creative, innovative, but at the same time very simple and cheap ideas for cozying up your home, keep on reading.

Lightning is Important!

With lighting, you can create any type of atmosphere you desire in your home. And, luckily, updating your in-home lighting or just changing it and it using it to your favor are one of those improvements that are more than affordable. Start by removing any harsh, single overhead lighting from the rooms you want to make cozy. Instead, focus on creating an abundance of lighting. For example, add a lot of floor lamps, table lamps, string lights, and scented candles.

Moreover, you need to pay attention to the lighting temperature as well. Namely, you should banish those cold temperature lights from your home. We can all agree that those make us feel like we are in a hospital or in an interrogation room. So, replace those cold, neon lights with something with warmer bulbs and you will be surprised what a difference that can make.
A living room
Changing your lights can make a huge difference and completely transform your home
Add Rugs, Pillows, and Throws

Hardwood flooring, and even laminate and tiles, can be excellent solutions. But, when those cold months come, we all get chilly under our feet. Again, there is an easy way to fix that. Place rugs and mats in areas you spend your time the most and the areas you want to make more comfy and cozy. Also, if your budget allows it, consider investing in one big area rug and then, add a layer of multiple smaller ones where necessary, for an even better result.

A home is not a home without pillows and throws. They are not just decoration, they are a necessity. We use them to warm ourselves up and, of course, to make everything feel more inviting and comfortable. Thus, buy them in bulk. They are a cheap investment but still something that will enrich your daily life. However, if you want to splurge, you can always go for those big furry pillows and snuggly throws that cost a little bit more.

Bring Nature Inside

Plants and flowers are amazing as they bring life to any home. But, they do not do only that - they also contribute to the cozy sensation. So, if you have none of them in your home yet, it is time to bring them in. You can buy any type you like or you think will fit in nicely with the rest of your home. However, be warned - they can be costly. Luckily, there is a way to cut corners here too. For example, you can learn to propagate plants. That way, you can ask for cuttings from other people and grow your own plants completely free.
Related source: How to preserve flowers.
If you tend to travel a lot, it would be a good idea to consider buying faux greenery, that is, fake plants. They are a cheaper and easier solution. On the other hand, fresh flowers add not only a beautiful touch but also a beautiful smell to every home.

Lastly, do not forget to invest in some amazing pots, planters, vases, and baskets. They are inexpensive and will be a great addition to any room. The best part is - you can always reuse them!
A living room
Even the most simplistic rooms can become cozy with a touch of nature
Decorate Your Walls

If you want a cozy home, avoid blank walls by all means. Avoid white (sterile-looking) walls too! If this is something you are facing right now, it is time for a project. Call Movage Moving NYC and ask them to help you relocate your furniture to someplace safe, then, get paint and start painting your walls. For a comfy atmosphere, use neutral colors like beige, or some pastel colors like light blue, green, yellow, etc.

But do not stop there! Even with color, a blank wall is a blank wall. You need to decorate it. Do that by hanging some art pieces. However, if your budget does not allow it, you to make an investment as big as that, consider a cheaper alternative - copies and prints. You can even hang bookshelves, mirrors, plants, wall lamps, dream catchers, etc.
A living room
Experiment with your wall design until you make it match your cozy room perfectly.
Add Fragrance and Scent

Last but certainly not the least thing to have in mind when trying to 'cozy up' your home is its fragrance and scent. Of course, what we see and feel is important, but never underestimate the power of smell. After all, if your home looks like one of those on the cover of magazines and is filled with the most comfortable pieces of furniture and household objects, it will not be worth it if it smells like rubbish.

Thus, do not do your home injustice and disfavor, but do what is right. That is, finish cozying up your home by adding fragrance and scent to it. Luckily, again, that is an easy and simple thing to do. You just need to buy some fresh flowers, for example. Or, buy a scented candle, potpourri, or some wax melts. Choose your favorite ones, and your home will not only look comfy but will smell like that as well.

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