Finding refuge at your home is important to a person’s well-being. While most people only spend a fraction of their day at home – where most of it is actually spent asleep – your house should be a place where you can take refuge, relax, be yourself, and find peace. It’s an ideal place to unwind after a long day, and just take a breather from your busy life. To do this, your home should incorporate clear open spaces that are cozy enough that invigorates your soul.
However, turning your home into a cozy space may seem expensive at first, but this shouldn’t be the case. There are a number of things you can do to turn it from a dull and lifeless space into an invigorating place where you’d actually want to spend time in. And it’s actually easy to do, you don’t even have to be an interior designer to accomplish this! Anyone can make artistic changes in their homes to transform it into something new and refreshing. Here are 5 easy and inexpensive ways to do just that:
Add warm-colored materials
One of the easiest ways to make your home feel cozy is by using warm-colored materials, such as yellow, red, and brown. Metal decorations and pieces of furniture made of copper, bronze, and even rose gold helps instantly bring coziness and warmth to a rather cold-looking living space.
Wood accents and pillows of the same color can also do the trick. To buy things on a bargain, try going to garage sales and flea markets to find vintage stuff which is usually made out of these materials.
Light your rooms the right way
Turning your home into a warm, cozy space can also be achieved by using certain lighting techniques. With the right light setting, this can also help create the perfect ambiance for relaxation. Choose from a wide array of lighting principles to make your home truly cozy. Incorporating warm white or even incandescent aesthetic lamps in certain parts of your home can also do the trick. Warm, cozy lighting is usually characterized by subtlety, which means letting light bounce off walls and using lamps with scones are great ways to control the amount of light and how it is released from a lamp.
Add a designer brick wall
In addition, a warm, cozy space is usually characterized by earthy elements. A quality designer brick is a nice way to instantly make it feel warm and cozy. It also adds a depth of character, making for a unique piece of décor on your space. Brick walls are usually used in the bedroom as a headboard, in the kitchen, or in the living room.
Textures are your friend
Give life to a simple and dull space by carefully putting decorations with interesting and intricate textures. Just like a brick wall, adding more textures to your space can add another layer of depth and sophistication, without going overboard. For example, you can try to look for patterned carpets, or use throw pillows in plain colors with curvy shapes and patterns.
Add coziness with a canopy
If your home has a big, unused space, you can easily make it a lot cozier by simply adding a cloth draped on a canopy. Try to use light, flowy types of textiles that don’t obstruct. You can also simply drape a cloth from a wall, and partially fold it in place behind a sofa. This will make a large space feel intimate without having to add many pieces of furniture.
You can choose one or a combination of any of the tips mentioned to make your home feel a bit cozier. Definitely, giving your home a new look and creating a peaceful space isn’t that hard at all!
Author: Samantha Kate Gonzales