Beautiful design is just one aspect of having a great home. All the beauty in the world doesn’t mean a thing if your home doesn’t feel like home. This means that you should spend as much time on making it comfortable as you do on making it look nice.
A lot of people don’t know where to start, however, and obsess on Pinterest pictures wishing they had the money to replicate some of the designs they come across. But you don’t have to break the bank to get a nice cozy home. Here are a few tips anyone can try for making their home cozier.
Create the Perfect Sleep Environment
If you want maximum comfort, it only makes sense in the place where you need it the most, your bedroom. The way you furnish and decorate your bedroom will have a direct influence on your quality of sleep.
The first thing you have to do is make sure that you have the proper mattress, and this can mean something different to different people. Do not make the mistake of going for the latest trend or someone else’s recommendations.
We would suggest that you check reviews for the best mattresses you can buy online and look at the specificities of every type of mattress before you buy.
Another thing you will need to do to make your room as conducive to sleep as possible is to completely banish light from it. This includes light emitted by devices, as these can be enough to throw your circadian rhythm, or internal clock, off-balance.
This means investing in black-out shades if too much light is piercing through your blinds and going for analog devices.
Bring Some Nature In
You should also embrace greenery if you don’t have any plants in your home. Plants have a calming effect and will make a house feel much more inviting, not to mention that they will purify the air.
If you want something that looks nice but won’t require too much maintenance, look for something like hibiscus plants. Climbing plants like wisteria are another great choice if you’re more adventurous.
Use Rugs and Textiles
Look at any pictures of a cozy space and you’ll usually see rugs and different types of textiles being used. Rugs create a sense of coziness because they evoke plushness and comfort. Choosing a quality rug in the proper material can also create more lounging space in crowded rooms and a comfortable spot for pets.
Use Light Wisely
Good lighting can make a space feel magical while harsh lighting can make it oppressive. Know what makes for good lighting and avoid errors. You want to avoid direct lighting from above as much as possible. You should also make your lighting functional.
Instead of using lighting to illuminate the whole room at once, only use focused lighting on areas that need it, like a seating area, for instance. You can then use things like pendant lights next to your bed if you need light for reading.
Make it Smell Nice
People have a very strong connection with scents, and by using the proper aromas, you could instantly make your home feel and smell like heaven. Invest in a nice essential oil diffuser and only invest in true essential oils and not fragrances. Some of the oils you should try include chamomile, lavender, bergamot, and ylang-ylang, just to name a few.
As you can see, all it takes is a few changes and additions to make your home feel more inviting and comfortable. Most of these can be done on the cheap too, so try as many as you can.