With mercury in retrograde, I'm constantly under my blankets while at home! One goal when decorating our home was to make it super cozy & inviting. One of the biggest compliments that I get is that our home looks cozy & classy which makes me happy because every room in our home should feel warm & inviting where I can fully relax and unwind.
It’s important for our guests to feel welcomed & my family to love being in every room of the home. To me there are a few simple steps that come naturally to me that I’d love to share with you.
Include a Great Throw
Physically surrounding yourself with something cozy can instantly change the way you feel. A great throw that is easily accessible so that you can curl up on the sofa with a good book or a movie is a must! Cashmere feels luxurious, but the price is often a deterrent to purchase. Other cozy options include faux fur or a soft plush, like this from Barefoot Dreams.
A great throw is cozy when wrapped around you, but also helps to add texture to the space even when not in use. For example mixing a wood coffee table, with a wicker basket, a few different texture pillows, some greenery, and cozy throws add so much texture which in turn makes the space feel warm comfy. I always have a basket in the family that holds blankets in order to curl up on the sofa. I also enjoy rugs in each room to anchor the room, & of course a ton of pillows because I’m obsessed.
Tip: Simply change out the weight of your throw depending on the time of year. Choose a lightweight option during warmer months and a heavy one during cold months. Either way, a throw visually represents a feeling of coziness.
Add a Familiar Scent
Smell is one of our most important senses and it can influence our mood without us even realizing it. If you’re having trouble sleeping, lacking productivity when working from home, finding it difficult to de-stress, or can’t shift the stale smell of last night’s dinner, don’t fret – you can use candles and essential oils in diffusers, to enhance the aroma of every room of your home.
In a bathroom, smells can be difficult to control. Diffusers can be a great option, given they purify air. l use my favorite diffuser to keep my bathroom smelling like an oasis 24-hours a day. Lighting a candle, especially one that gives off a calming scent, will help you relax after a long day. Scented candles fill a room with a lasting aroma, give an extra bit of light, and adds a calming effect to your house. They instantly make any night cozier.
Add a bit of nature
Indoor plants or vases of fresh flowers don't just add a little pop of color to a space, they also make it seem more relaxing. Not only do they provide a connection to nature , but they bring about a sense of calm, can reduce stress and fatigue, and can even boost your mood. All of which aid in achieving a cozy feeling at home. Don’t really have a green thumb? Succulents make that perfect green pop without needing that green thumb!
I’d love to hear from you! What are your favorite tricks for creating a warm and cozy home? Is your cozy living room the best space in your house? Or is it a bedroom? Please share in the comments!