Do you feel like your home looks barren, dull, and dead? After a hard and long day at work, it’s understandable that one would want to be in a cozy and comfortable space to unwind. Since your home is where you detach yourself from the stresses of the day, it should ooze serenity, so you can relax and lose all discomfort and fatigue.
Especially in today’s world where there’s frenzy everywhere, it has become more important than ever to have a tranquil abode that welcomes you with open arms and lets you recharge for the next day. Your space should be such that it gives you warm and fuzzy feelings and makes you feel at ease. If you overlook the interior of your home and don’t pay much attention to the kind of vibe it goes off, it’s likely that your home will look and feel cold and will drain your energy.
If you are confused about how to create a cozy atmosphere at your home, don’t worry. We have made it simpler by breaking down each element that will tie the whole look together and make your space look warm and welcoming. Read on to find out how you can spruce up your living space to give it a cozy atmosphere.
Be Mindful of the Color Palette
Colors have the ability to greatly impact the kind of mood and feelings space gives off. Instead of stark whites or grays, or cool-toned colors, pick out warm ones to paint your walls with. For example, yellows, browns, taupe, creams, and rust are all great choices. Warm colors will remind you of the sun and its warmth and will add more character in your space. Choosing the right color scheme can be quite a task, so be sure to put a lot of thought into this, and pick out a final color palette only after experimenting.
Use the Right Lighting
Lighting is a huge determinant of how you feel in any place. Soft lighting is the ultimate way to cozy up your room. The right lighting can totally change the vibe of any room. If you opt for harsh lighting, it will really kill the mood. Avoid cold, blue-toned light since it looks very unwelcoming and depressing. Go for warm, yellow-toned LED lights that give off a candlelit glow, because they will provide a warmer and more intimate feel that puts you in the mood to relax.
Also, add in some actual candles for more softness. Another thing you can do is add a lot of twinkle lights here and there. Himalayan salt lights are also a great addition. The right lighting will truly have a magical effect in your space.
Play Around With Texture
The right colors and lights can only do so much. Incorporating the magic of touch is crucial to give off a cozy vibe. Surround yourself with textured objects, since they don’t just create more visual interest by adding depth, but also add tactility. This helps to get rid of the harshness of the walls and the furniture, giving off a smooth and cozy feel you want to sink into.
In order to add texture, use textural fabrics such as velvet, faux fur, and chunky knit, instead of smooth ones on the furniture and curtains. You can pile around fluffy pillows, cushions, chunky throws, and blankets on the furniture. Placing woven baskets around is also a great idea to add some texture. They also look super cute. Add a shelf of books in your space, or stack some on a table. All this tactile material will add a richness and depth that will make your surroundings look welcoming and soft. Layering up also gives off a sense of warmth. Make sure not to go overboard with soft textures. Be mindful of creating a balance within your space by adding these soft textures to hard ones like wood.
Bring in Some Life With Plants
Don’t have plants around your house? You should definitely consider adding some. Since they are living things, they will breathe more life into your space. Add a variety of pots and planters to add more visual interest as well as texture. The natural touch from plants will not just add vibrancy, they will also make you feel emotionally calm and at peace.
If you are someone that has a hard time caring for plants, opt for low maintenance ones such as succulents, cacti, and spider plants. Of course, you could also pick out fake plants instead, but they won’t do the job as well.
Intimate Seating Does the Trick
Place your sofas and armchairs closer so your space looks more intimate and welcoming. You could add floor cushions and bean bags too. Your seating layout should invite you to curl up and wind down. Pick softer fabrics and throw blankets and cushions on your sofas and armchairs.
Add in Personal Memorabilia
Make your space looks homier by placing photo frames and other memorabilia such as travel souvenirs and artworks made by you. You and your family will feel an emotional connection with these items, so your house will feel more loving.
Engaging your senses is at the root of evoking a sense of coziness in your living space. Anything around your home that takes away from the feeling of intimacy and warmth should be done away with. While you’re trying to make your space look lived in and cozy, it’s crucial to be mindful of not hoarding things and creating a messy look. Rather, use your space smartly to reflect the right vibe and also give a sense of your personality.
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