Is there anything nicer than cozying up in the comfort of your own home? Being able to relax completely and just forget about all the stress of life when you step through your front door is one of the best feelings the world and it’s even better when your home is perfectly designed to really add to that feeling. Sadly, a lot of people simply don’t realize how to get the most out of their home when creating the coziest, most pleasant atmosphere possible. So to help you do just that, here’s a room by room guide to making your home as cozy as possible.
It’s a great idea to give your room a focal point that the furniture is aimed towards. This is typically either the TV or a fireplace. By doing this to create a more intimate atmosphere and the whole room becomes much more suitable for conversations and relaxing. It’s also a good idea to get some blankets and extra couch cushions to really add to that snug feeling.
The bedroom should be, by far, the most comfortable and cozy room in the house. After all, it’s the place you’ll curl up after a long day, safe and warm under a soft, lightweight comforter. Soft lighting is the key to the bedroom. Lamps are a great option because they allow you to dictate the brightness of the room and also offer a decent amount of light to read by in the evening. Cover the bed in throw pillows and maybe even an extra blanket for those especially cold winter nights.
You’ll want the kitchen to be a carefully organized space, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have a whole ton of personality. Use warm lighting and decorate the walls to bring a sense of comfort into a room that can all too often feel a little sterile and lifeless. This room is often the hub of your house so it should always feel like it’s brimming with life.
You should make sure that your dining room is always ready to be used. Far too often people treat their dining rooms like a dumping ground because they only use it a couple of times a day. But the kind of environment that a family meal around the dinner table can create is so pleasant that you should definitely try to maintain it all the time. It’s a sense of familiarity and comfort that’s still very much alive and bustling with good food and conversation. You want to make sure the room is well-lit without feeling clinical and that the walls are covered in memories, pictures and anything else that really conveys your’s and your family’s personalities.
Far too many people imagine that their garden can’t be a cozy, pleasant part of the house but that’s simply not true. Outdoor fairy lights can transform even the simplest garden into your very own wonderland. Combine that with splashes of color from flowers and garden furniture, and you’ve got the perfect place to sit and enjoy a cool drink on a warm summer night.