5 Ways To Make Your Home Cozier

Whether you have a house or a flat, there is nothing better than that warm feeling when you return home from a long day’s work. You can feel your stress dropping as you step through the door; add to that a hot cup of tea and the worries of the day are quickly forgotten.

And what about the compliments you receive from friends and family when they step into your home? Making sure your home is cozy is a plus for everyone involved.

Below, we’ve highlighted some simple ways you can make your home even more welcoming than it is right now. So get cozy and read on!

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Reduce harsh lighting

With all of the light stimulation we have to deal with during the working day, keeping a low-key ambiance in your home can do wonders. And make no mistake, bright lighting is very useful for keeping you awake during productive hours.

But, in your home, you should try to use warmer tones, which make relaxation all the more possible. It wouldn’t hurt to get dim switches, table lamps, or candles, which also help you control the amount of light that enters the room.

Put up pictures of fond memories

One of the easiest ways to make your home cozy is to put up pictures of your favorite times with friends or family. Putting some collectibles on display may even do the trick! Items such as these bring a feeling of nostalgia into your home and make the environment feel even more welcoming. You can also consider putting up simple artwork to add some personality to your surroundings.

Get rugs, blankets, and pillows

Another great tip for boosting the vibe in your home is getting a rug with a soft texture. You can lay this in the sitting area or your bedroom, and during fall/winter, you can also have blankets laid out on your couch or bed. Getting little pillows for your bed or sofa with homely quotes such as "Home Sweet Home" will make all of the difference.

Add some flowers

Flowers are also one of the most common ways to bring warmth and add life to your abode. If you don’t know how to garden or pick wildflowers, don't worry; we’ve got a few simple tips.

It’s easy enough to call your local florist and have some flowers delivered to your doorstep. Using a flower delivery service such as Direct2Florist can also help you get flowers sent to your door quickly and easily with minimal fuss. To spruce up your home, go for something colourful and cheery.

Use calming scents or essential oils

Aromatic scents such as cinnamon rose oil or lavender can instantly bring a relaxing atmosphere into your home. The fresh smell of lemon or lavender is a massive mood booster - imagine this being the first thing that greets your nostrils every time you open the door! Having a freshly scented home can work wonders for how you feel when you sit down at the end of the day.

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By Miles Warner 21 September 2020