A Few Tips for a Cozy Home

If your goal is to have home décor that invites you to curl up with a book in a soft chair the minute you walk in the door or promotes warm laughter and conversation in a comfortable corner, what you want is a cozy home.

Here are three tips to start working towards the cozy feeling in your house:

Warmer Colors

Warm colors instantly make people feel cozy. Rich burgundies, deep browns, accented burnt oranges—all great choices. Throw in some light neutrals like beige or ivory to balance out the deepness of the color and keep the room from feeling too dark.

Natural Touches & Craftiness 

How can you bring a little bit of the outside in? Think of some craft ideas you can do with natural materials, and your house will feel inviting and homey. Try making flower arrangements in ceramic vases, creating your own wreaths, or hanging children’s drawings in frames made of sticks or bark.

Stick to just a couple of these crafty touches, though. Balancing out your crafts with more elegant accessories will convey mature warmth.

Plush Fabrics

Sink into a comfortable seat with a cup of coffee or chit chat from the corner of a soft ottoman—either way, some plush seats and soft fabrics will invite your friends to come in and pull up a seat. It’s also makes for a comfortable place to unwind at the end of a long day.

For more ideas about making your house cozy like the one in the picture above, check out these five tips from Real Simple.

 

 

     
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