No matter the season, your home should always be cozy and comfortable. When most people think about coziness, they think about being warm in the colder seasons, but really having a cozy home means your home is comfortable, relaxing and safe. Creating a cozy and welcoming feel does not have to cost an arm and a leg like most home décor does. There are several ways to make your home feel cozy with items you already have around your house, or that you can make on your own for a low price. Here are a few ways to make your home feel cozy without breaking the bank.
Affordable cozy décor
If you are going for a cozy vibe, you should stay away from modern furniture styles, and go more for classic and timeless pieces. One way to create a cozy feel is by adding several throw pillows and blankets according to the Embracing Simple blog. If you already have throw pillows, but they look a little shabby, instead of replacing them, simply recover them. Recovering throw pillows is easy, and can be much cheaper than replacing them. Find fabric that is on sale, and mix up colors and patterns to add character and style. Throw pillows and blankets encourage your house guests to feel at home and make themselves comfortable. Rugs are another way to make your home feel cozy, especially if you do not have much carpet in your home, but rugs can be expensive, so do your research to make sure you get the best deals.
Personal touches to increase coziness
Another way to make your home feel cozy is by adding personal touches such as family pictures. Displaying pictures of your loved ones is a great way to make your home more welcoming, loving, and therefore cozy. Display décor that is meaningful to you such as antiques or other inherited valuables that bring warm memories. Items that tell a story give a cozier feel than modernized décor that has no meaning. The more personalized your home is, the cozier it will feel.
Essential cozy features
Be creative with lighting and other features that every home needs. Add charm and coziness to your home by hanging globe string lights to create warmth. Make sure you have plenty of warm lighting in your home as darkness or directly overhead lighting can be uninviting and the opposite of cozy. Use lamps to create a warm feel. Fire places are essential for the ultimate cozy feel, and if you have one in your home, use it frequently when the weather is cold. If you do not have a fire place, use candles to create a similar warm and cozy feel. When the weather is warmer, use ceiling fans to keep yourhouse cool and comfortable and keep the cozy vibe alive.
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