Create an inviting sanctuary for you and your guests.
The home is where the heart is. That said, a home can indeed say a lot about a person.
Let’s face it, everyone can benefit from some cozy, homey comfort – just imagine returning to your house after a long day and as you walk through your doors, you instantly get a sense of comfort and all you’ll want to do is relax and unwind.
A comfortable and cosy home is not just for the rich nor is it just a fantasy portrayed on reality television. Every single person can create a cheerful and comfortable place to live in, no matter how big or small the space is.
If it has always been on your mind to create a sanctuary that gives a warm and welcoming feeling but you have yet to take any action, here are some very to easy to follow tips for you!
Let your front door set the inviting tone for a cosy home. Well, the truth is, first impressions do count! So, wow your guests with an inviting doormat placed at your front door. Also, plus points if you’re able to get a mat with a cute greeting printed on it.
Besides a doormat, you could also a touch of colour by placing a potted plant by the entrance. These simple yet effective steps will instantly send your guests an inviting vibe as they enter your home. Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to return to a welcoming entrance, daily?
What’s more inviting that a pile of plush pillows for you to throw yourself on? Nothing!
Create a comfortable setting on your sofa, chair or even bed by piling a few cushions or pillows on top of it, will make it too irresistible for you to leap onto.
Pillows and/or cushions are also a great way to add to colour to your space. So, feel free to play around by having them in different coloured covers and texture. On top of that, a pile of pillows is also great distraction if you would like to hide a crinkly sofa cover or duvet.
Enhance your experience at home by not only enticing your sight but also another powerful sense, your olfactory.
Aromatherapy can promote relaxation and relieve stress. Essential oils such as lavender and peppermint are popular choices that are generally known to help you relax.
Create ‘Zen’ environment with a home diffuser. Simply add a few drops of quality essential oil and allow your room to be filled with a scent that will calm your mind while you unwind at the comfort of your very own home.
Warm lighting is a great touch to creating a cosy atmosphere at home. However, it may not be practical to have only warm lighting in your house as sometimes, it could be a little too dim for you to get things done.
So, instead of having to change your light bulbs or having too many lighting options installed in your home, add a nice and warm touch by investing in a lantern or two.
Lanterns are gorgeous and it’s a great element for a cosy home. It lights the space around you just enough, for you to sit back, breathe and relax.
If lanterns are not your cup of tea or a dangerous option especially with children or pets living at home, a string of light is a great substitute to create a warm feeling a home.
Fairy lights are a reasonable option that can be hung against a wall or as a backdrop. Your living room or bedroom are some great places for you to add a string of lights or two.
Especially when you feel the need to unwind after a long day, switch on the stereo for some classical music, turn off all other lighting and just leap on your couch of pillows to enjoy the rest of your day.
Putting up partitions between each room can cut the illusion of a wide space. Hence, leaving your home looking smaller and cramped up.
Wide spaces gives you more space ‘to breathe’, instead of seeing yourself stuck in a room. However, sometimes, to organise your home a little better, you might need to create a partition or two.
So, instead, creating a wall, use a shelf instead. A shelf also gives extra storage space for items such as books, letters and all the small knickknacks at home.
One of the best ways to stay happy is to create wonderful memories, capture them on camera and frame them.
Pictures tell a thousand words and so, tell your personal story by framing some of your favourite pictures that reflect the amazing times you’ve spent with your loved ones.
You could hang them on a wall or display them around the house. These photos are not just decorations but also a great way to make you feel comforted and at ease. So, select some beautiful picture frames that could glam up your house and also remind you about all the happy times you’ve had.
There are many personal touches that you can make, to create a cosy environment for you and your family to live in. If it has been in mind to make some cosy changes to your home, get started rightaway but at the same, don’t rush through it as every moment you take to build your home of comfort, will be a great memory for you to treasure.