No one wants to live in a house that feels cold and uninviting. No – we want houses that feel like home, that make us feel safe and comfortable. To put it simply: we want cozy houses. Cozy may look different to everyone: to some, it may look like various mismatched knickknacks, to others it may look like a bunch of thoughtfully picked out items. Whatever vibe you’re going for, there are a few sure-fire ways to achieve that cozy feeling throughout your house. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to find out more.
Of course, we had to go with the obvious. Nothing is cozier than a fireplace. And the great thing about fireplaces is that they are effective while being cozy. They manage to heat a room while adding a sense of comfort and calm that few other things can achieve. If you’re not into the traditional, old-fashioned fireplaces, don’t despair. Various sleek and modern designs can allow a fireplace to fit in perfectly with nearly any home’s design. Have a look at these fireplace inserts for sale if you need some inspiration. While a fireplace may be a costly way to make your home cozy, you should keep in mind that it is an investment that could potentially boost your home’s resale value.
If we told you to picture a cozy scene in your mind, we’re pretty sure that there would be some form of blankets involved. There’s simply something so comforting about snuggling into a big, soft blanket. So, one of the easiest and cheapest ways of creating a cozy environment is to add a lot of blankets. Don’t hold back, either – you can pile multiple blankets on one couch if you want to. We recommend going with blankets of different sizes, materials, colors, and patterns to create a look that is both stylish and cozy. If you’re feeling bored, you can even try your hand at knitting and knit a blanket!
Lighting plays a very important role in the ambiance of a room, so it’s important to not skimp on this part. For a cozy feel, we suggest going with soft, dimmed lights. Warmer lights will also add to the cozy vibes more than colder lights. You can play with different types of lighting, such as chandeliers or fairy lights, or even use this as an excuse to go and buy some new lamps – there are so many kinds that your possibilities are endless! You can also see these living room ceiling light ideas.
One of the important things to keep in mind when trying to create a cozy feel is that you can’t just focus on one sensation. Creating a space that looks cozy isn’t enough. That’s where scents come in. Certain scents are naturally comforting and relaxing. Think of lavender, vanilla, or freshly baked cookies. You want your home to smell inviting and warm. You can light incense, or you could have a few candles in each room. Making scented candles can be a fun hobby for the whole family.