Home is a place that should be comforting and relaxing, keeping us away from life’s worries and stresses. Whether your home is big or small, making it cozy and comfy will result in a good mood, feeling of calm, and light ambience. A cozy home makes you want to hang out more and be productive. As more are shifting to work from home, it is important to create an environment that is conducive for productivity and efficiency.
So let us look at some of the interior design tips to make your home warm and cozy all year round:
Tip #1. Choose a warm paint colour.
A fresh paint job can do a lot of wonders for your home. Choosing the right colour is important because each hue brings a different vibe to your space. For example, gray and blue are cool colours by nature. If you want your home to feel warm and cozy, go with a warm paint color. Rich cream, eggshell, satin sheen, yellow, grey-green, muted taupe, soft gold, and satin pink are some of the warm colours to choose from.
Tip #2. Introduce new artwork.
Sparse walls look flat and intimidating. Make your home feel more personal by populating your walls with a collection of art and photographs. It’s easy to cover your walls with interesting visuals without spending much. You can use old movie posters from flea markets, photos, and other surprisingly inexpensive art. Make sure to hang them at eye level to avoid the feeling of being out of reach.
Tip #3. Incorporate wood.
Wood can instantly warm up a room, even if just a hint. You can add wood elements to your home, such as hardwood floors,wooden pieces like a footstool, a bench, or a side table, or wood shelving or accents like bowls, such as pedestals and trays. If you don’t have enough budget for wood pieces, you can add a basket or a pile of chopped wood for that ski-lodge feel.
Tip #4. Add something organic.
Organic matters like plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables can bring life to any space. Choose indoor plants that are easy to manage and don’t need constant watering. Pothos, Aglaonema, Jade Plant, Asparagus Fern, Yucca, Peace Lily, Spider Plant, Aloe, Dragon Tree, Kalanchoe, and ZZ Plant are some of the indoor plants that can handle a little neglect.
Tip #5. Bring in small comforts.
An easy way to change the look, feel, and style of your room is to simply change your pillow covers or add some fluffy pillows around. Mix and match patterns and styles to make it fun. Drape some blankets and fluffy throws across an ottoman, sofa or chair to add that instant cozy living vibes.
Tip #6. Maintain the right temperature.
You need a heating and cooling system that would give your room the right temperature. Invest in an air conditioning system that would give you the right comfort regardless of the season. You can choose between ducted, split, or window-type air conditioners depending on the space you want to make comfy.
Tip #7. Light a few candles.
Candleholders or even simple pillar candles in different sizes can make your home feel cozier and create a warm ambiance. You can group them in clusters for a better effect. They are great mood setters and available in a range of price points.
Keeping your home cozy and comfy does not mean spending thousands of dollars for redecorating or home renos. Adding simple accents or furniture can bring significant changes to the look and feel of your room. Of course, if you have the budget, it is easier to invest in home improvements that would make your place more homey. But if you’re on a tight budget, the tips above should work.