When it comes to my home I need to have it feel warm and cozy. My home also must feel welcoming not just for me but for my guests as well. Above all, a home has to be cozy on a budget, otherwise, and let’s face it, things would get out of control with an unlimited budget.
How to make a room feel cozy
This is a creative process that is so simple. All you have to do is begin with a theme or something that inspires you. Maybe you are inspired by the beach, or by the mountains. Then choose a color that you can build from creating a colour scheme.
Once you choose something that you love into your design along with your chosen colour scheme it is time to create your warm space.
Make sure you stick to your theme! Otherwise, you may end up all over the place with your design.
In my home, I turned to warm tones and natural elements to help me create my ultimate cozy space. My favorite time of the year is both autumn and winter. So it was easy for me to choose my colour scheme. I also love the Pacific Northwest, so I integrated that into my home as well.
How to make your home feel warm and welcoming
Making your home feel warm and welcoming is not difficult if you know what you should add. Simple items such as dramatic drapes can add an extreme amount of warmth to any room.
How to make your home feel warm and welcoming. Accomplish this by adding the following pieces into your home:
- Incoproate woods-such as dark oak, or dramatic cedar. You can add logs or gentle wooden pieces such as a lamp to your room to really make it feel warm.
- Candles-if you read my post on Everything you should know about Denmark’s kind of Cosy: Hygee then you know that candles are a must when it comes to being super cozy. There is something very welcoming about the soft glow you can only get from a candle. And the romance that comes with it can not be matched.
- Use warm colors-such as browns, greys, greens, deep amber yellows, and burnt oranges incorporated with cream can really add a homey feeling to any home.
Read my post on How I created My Version of a French Country House using inspiration from Twilight and the Pacific Northwest.
how to make a space feel cozy
How to make a room feel warm and cozy can be accomplished by adding wall art that not only brings you joy but also feels warm to you. Just like my DIY Tree of Life Art from Twilight does for me.
Using the tips above you can also create an environment that is enviable to anyone looking to warm up their home by adding delicate, romantic lighting.
No, not a spotlight but soft blubs that give off a gentle if not artificial candle glow.
Throw rugs are wonderful for warming up a chilly wooden or tile floor. You can even use throw rugs to dress up your neutral carpet.
You can use your couch as another way to warm up your space. For instance add exciting pillows that match your color scheme, and throw blankets that are easily assessable for you to cuddle with on a chilly night.
Baskets are my favorite decorative piece, not only can you use them for storage but you can use them to hold essential items such as those throw blankets and decorative items such as cotton sticks.
You can use the basket as a vase
Baskets are such a splendid and warm piece that will add the extra cozy to any room. You can find baskets in many colours nowadays, but I prefer to stick to more neutral tones. Again, this is all based on your theme, and colour scheme.
Make a living room cozy on a budget
The best finds that are distressed with age can be found at estate sales, flea markets, or best of all garage sales. You will find great pieces to add to your home that can add extra warmth and will not break your budget.
Remember to stick to your theme.
Decorate with books, you can pick these up at your local Goodwill or garage sales. Look for gently worn hardbacks and classic titles. If you have delicate or fake plants use those in your design as well.
Dried flowers purchased from your local flower shop can add instant warmth to any space. If you are on a budget you can buy flowers to dry out instead of spending too much on silk flowers or already dried out flowers.
For instance: I bought my bouquet of roses from the flower shop in my village for 7 euros and then dried them when they were done blooming. If I had bought them already dried it would have cost me over 20 euros.
Raw or natural materials are incredible to use when creating a warm and cozy home.
Another great tip is to DIY your cozy.
One DIY project is to use pages from an aged book to create a beautiful wreath. You can use other types of paper as well to create a rose wreath.
You can find several youtube videos on how to create paper wreaths.
Be aware that old book pages might be a little fragile, be sure to check if the pages can withstand folding and curling before you commit to using them.
Take your time when you are looking for pieces to add to your home. Let each item speak to you and create a sense of warmth within you. At the end of the day if you don’t honestly love what you put in your home it won’t be cozy. Remember, you can make a warm living room cozy on a budget.
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