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Everybody wants a home that looks and feels cozy. Above anything else, it makes you want to spend time in your home, especially when the weather is cooler. Instead of braving the chill, you can just curl up inside with your loved ones and have a night of pure relaxation. However, that cozy doesn’t just happen. You need to be taking care of a few details to make sure your home swoons with that warm feeling throughout. Here’s how.
Pick the Right Furniture
It all begins with the furniture! You can take the coziest room in the world, but if it feels like you’re sitting on a bed of nails, then it doesn’t matter: you won’t be comfortable! Make sure you’re buying those pieces really allow to sink into the deep comforts of a relaxing home. If you don’t currently have those furniture pieces, then take a look online at second-hand websites. People are always upgrading their furniture, so finding a comfortable piece shouldn’t be a problem.
Bring the Warmth
One of the most important things that determine the coziness of a place isn’t even seen; it’s just felt. Having a warm house goes beyond just cranking the heating. You need to make sure that the home is well insulated so that heat can’t escape, and isn’t drafty and letting the cold are in. Everywhere in your home can be warm. Keep your bathroom warm with a towel radiator; it’ll also make getting in and out of the shower all the more enjoyable. If possible, look at adding a real fire to your living room. They’re the ultimate symbol of winter comfort.
Rugs and Carpets
There are some arguments to be had for having wooden floors, but when it comes to being cozy, everyone knows that carpets are the true winner. Invest in the right kind, and you’ll have your own warm cloud to walk on when the weather is chilly. If you do have wooden floors, then look at a carpet. They’re warm and can help bring a room together. They’re also easy to add or take away, as the mood fits.
Get the Lighting Right
A harsh light never helped anyone. To make your home cozy, you need to think about the lighting you’ll have in each room. Knowing a few lighting tricks can make it simple to take a room from cold and gray, to warm and cozy. Each room is different of course, so take a look at the best ways to light individual rooms. Darker, more atmospheric lighting is the best, especially in living rooms.
Add Fuzzy Animals
When all else fails, you always have fuzzy animals to fall back on. Adding a cat or dog to a home instantly makes it homier, especially in the winter time. Of course, you don’t want to buy a pet just because it’ll make your home feel more relaxing; but if you were looking for an excuse to get one anyway, then this might be the right solution!