Isn’t it the best feeling to step into a nice, cozy home after a long day in the cold outside? Even though you may not need to turn up your heater or furnace on certain warm days, it would still be nice to come home to something comfortable and inviting, to space where you can truly unwind and relax.
Fortunately, there are easy and practical ways to improve your home to keep it warm and cozy all year-round. Here are some suggestions you could consider.
Add Indoor Plants
Indoor plants are great additions to give your space a more welcoming vibe. Whether they are decorative hanging plants or tall mini trees, that spot of green in your interior not only adds a pop of cool color but also serves as a relaxing view.
You definitely could bring in a lot more colors with different flowers as well. These live plants add to that homey vibe you’d want to come home to every day.
Use Warm Lighting
Lighting has a lot to do with your interior’s ambiance. Ditch the cold and sterile white lights, and instead go for something with a warmer hue. If you don’t necessarily want to change the lights, using a dimmer attachment on your light switch is a simple alternative to switch up the mood and feel of the room.
Add Rugs, Throws, and Textiles
Going beyond visual cues of warmth, you can also add rugs to keep your feet warm as you walk on it barefoot. Throws, on the other hand, make it easy to slide in for snuggle as read a book or watch your favorite shows.
Printed textiles on the wall also further help break the monotony of a bare wall, and also works well to serve as a focal point, in case you don’t have a lot of art.
Some floorings are just too good-looking to be covered up even with the coziest of rugs or carpets. Whether it’s hardwood or exquisite tiles, you’d want to be able to admire it unhindered.
You don’t need to sacrifice aesthetics for comfort or vice-versa. You can still have your beautiful floors without having to suffer from ice-cold flooring. Invest in heated floor systems, you could have nice, toasty floors every time. It’s most perfect for cooler seasons, of course, but it would be just as nice on any other given day.
The last, but certainly not last, element in this list to cozy up your place is the scent. It’s known that smell can help improve your mood. Use scented candles, humidifiers, or air fresheners that can help bring you to a state of calm. Lavender, mild mint, and vanilla are among the most common favorites.
These are just some suggestions to help you enjoy a warm, cozy vibe in your home. Feel free to add more, of course, depending on your preference for comfort.