Autumn is here at last! The weather has cooled down and the air is crisp. Of course, once the weather is colder, we all have the urge to curl up under a blanket at home and stay there till summer. While we can’t say that’s a good idea, we can talk about how you can make your entire house feel much cozier and welcoming this winter. First, let’s explain what we mean by ‘cozy’ when we say we want a cozy home, we mean a space where we can relax, unwind, and feel warm. Every little detail makes a difference in this case. You don’t have to completely redo a room if you want to make it cozier, you can simply add some well-placed accessories, so don’t worry about spending large sums of money on a project like this. On the contrary – making a room feel cozier won’t take much time or money!
Add Throw Blanket and Pillows
Throw pillows and blankets can truly transform a room. Depending on the decor of the room, you can play around with patterns and textures. Plaid is a classic autumnal choice, while faux-fur can really make a room extra warm in the wintertime. Don’t be afraid to mix things up, either. For instance, faux-fur pillows can work perfectly with a plaid or fleece blanket. See where your heart takes you!
Candles are a fan-favorite for good reason. Aside from lighting up a room, they make it feel so warm and welcoming. On top of that, scented candles can completely change the feel of a room thanks to their smells. As we know, smells are very connected to different memories in our lives, so if you want to make a room smell a certain way or like a certain place, all you need is a scented candle of your choice.
Adding on to the texture category, rugs can do wonders for a room. Naturally, they’re also a good way to keep warm in the winter since you won’t have to brave the ice-cold floor. Adding a rug to a room will make it feel even homier and put-together. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can even layer rugs of different sizes to create a more intricate look.
Like candles, twinkling lights or fairy lights can brighten up a room in a way that makes it feel warmer. The small bulbs give off less light, giving the room a soft glow just as candles would. It doesn’t hurt that they look almost like stars, too.
A great way to make a room feel cozier is by adding plants to it. If you are one who struggles keeping them alive, fake ones work just as well! A living element in the house will contribute greatly to the cozy sensation. Go for earth-colored pots to really bring home that sense of nature and warmth that we’re looking for. Overall, earthy tones make a room look so much warmer.