Making a home warm and welcoming is essential to making it a happy one. With layers of cozy textures and eye-catching layers, there are a few ways to make your house feel like home. Creating an inviting home is much easier than you think when you follow these simple tips:
When it comes to your home, textures that attract you and make you want to touch them create a sense of coziness. Combine textures that are pleasing to the touch, from shaggy throw pillows to velvet couches to knit throws. It's best to choose three to four fabrics that are similar in texture in each room to prevent the room from looking too cluttered.
Invest in a rug
A rug can help to bring a space together and add visual interest. Spending money on a well-made rug will instantly add character and help complete the look if a room feels sparse or sterile.
Sure, every bed needs a comforter and sheets, but layering multiple blankets and textures can make your room feel even cozier. Invest in a few throw blankets that can be layered and removed depending on the season instead of a single warm duvet.
Make room for fresh flowers or plants
Fresh flowers or plants look fantastic in the kitchen and/or bathroom! Choose flowers that go with the room you're decorating and a nice vase to display them in. Even if you have a black thumb, many indoor plants are difficult to kill, even for the most inexperienced home botanist.
Make themed photo collages
Choose a group of photos with a common theme, such as a family vacation or a special event, to create a framed collage to hang on an empty wall. You can buy collage frames ready-made or combine individual frames for a more stylish look.
Use proper lighting
The right lighting can make a huge difference. If you're hosting a cocktail party, make sure your space is well-lit. This welcomes your guests inside and highlights the interior features of your home. Dimmed lighting can create a cozy atmosphere when you're having a small get-together with close friends.