Would it not be a dream to come home to a house that looks and feels cozy? If you want to make your space warm and welcoming, here is a step-by-step guide to help you:
A Rug Can Instantly Transform a Room
If you want to make a cold room cozy, the easiest way to do so is to place a rug on the floor. A rug makes walking barefoot in your bedroom or living room floor comfortable. This will be most ideal during cold mornings and rainy days when all you want to do is to sit on the couch and read your favorite book.
You can find handmade modern rugs for sale online if you want something a little rustic but still contemporary. You can also hit the thrift and second-hand stores if you are looking for affordable vintage rugs.
Go for Warm Neutrals
You may have to switch out the color of your walls to warmer tones. If you want a cozy home, a stark white or bold blue paint may not go with the theme. Instead, go for muted hues. This year, deep greens and sunny yellows — colors that are found in nature — are on-trend. Terracotta is also currently having a big moment in interior design. If these colors are not your thing, you can keep your walls white but choose a shade that is more creamy or subdued.
Old World Furniture
Do not shop at Ikea or other modern big brand furniture stores. Instead, check out what is available in vintage stores. To make your room look and feel cozy, opt for furniture that is a little distressed because it has been used and loved for years. This will give the illusion that the space has been lived in.
It does not have to be expensive. You can go on Craigslist to see if anyone is giving away used wooden furniture or selling them for cheap. Then, using sandpaper, scrape off chipping paint or any water damage. Remember that imperfections are okay for the style you are going for.
Fabrics that are textured and soft to the touch will make you want to stay in on a Saturday night to watch Netflix or get a much-needed pampering session. Swap out your regular cushion or pillow covers with chenille and velvet casings. Drape a faux fur or knitted wool blanket on your couch or your favorite reading chair so you can bundle up and keep warm on a rainy day.
Tease Your Sense of Smell
There are certain scents that have the power to calm you down and comfort you, especially when you feel stressed and overwhelmed. Whenever you want to escape from the world outside, light a scented candle in your room. Choose one that can put you on a good mood like lavender, which has soothing effects on your nerves, or jasmine, which is known to revitalize energy when you feel down. Cinnamon is also good because it can help fight mental fatigue. You may also go for potpourri, incense, or diffuser.
You can add more details to make your room cozy, like placing fairy lights on your walls to bring more subtle light into the space and get some plants for a quiet but loyal companion.