6 Great Additions That Will Make Your Life At Home More Comfortable
Most people are always on the lookout for things that will make their home feel more comfortable. One option is to overhaul your entire design scheme and make things feel cozier. However, not everyone has the time and budget to do this. If you’re looking for quick, affordable ways to make your home seem more homely and cozy, consider these options.
Create Warmth Through Lighting
Carefully chosen lighting can immediately add a warm ambiance to any space. If you’re looking to change up your lighting, make sure to avoid harsh, single overhead lights. Instead, opt for various lighting sources, such as table and floor lamps, candles (scented work best!), task lighting, and more.
You can also create clusters of illumination around the room to create focal points using Hue lights. One easy way to make your lights seem more inviting is to switch up your bulbs with warm lights for a more calming effect or changing the colors. This can mean finding yellow lights or simply switching to warmer white lights.
Add Shutters and Blinds
Shutters and blinds help you create a restful space just for you by shielding your room away from the rest of the world. While they can be useful around the house, these window additions are particularly important for conservatories and roof lanterns. According to the professionals at Oakhurstblinds.com, this is because these spaces tend to be built in places that allow them to attract maximum sunlight. You can buy blinds that offer differing levels of privacy, allowing you to determine how much natural light you want to let into space.
One major advantage of blinds over curtains is that they are available in remote-controlled variants. Having remote-controlled blinds would mean that when you’re curled up and snuggle under a blanket, you won’t be forced to get up to draw or open your blinds
Experiment With Artworks
Bare walls can make any space seem cold, uninviting, and lack personality. Instead of leaving your walls white and empty, play with hanging and displaying various artwork on them.
When people think of art, they tend to think of it as expensive and unaffordable pieces. However, you can easily find pieces that are both gorgeous and within your budget. There are several online marketplaces where you source decorative, original pieces without breaking the bank, including websites such as Etsy, RedBubble, and Society6. Additionally, you can buy prints of famous artworks to hang on your walls. While having the print may not be the same as owning the original, it’s definitely a close second.
Alternatively, you don’t necessarily need to hang traditional paintings on your wall. You can opt for other types of artistry including fabric wall hangings, personal photographs, fiber art, quilts, and more. You can even opt to display your children’s work for an added sense of home!
Play With Texture
When we talk about texture in the home, we mean how something feels to the touch. Adding texture to space makes it feel pleasant and helps add depth. Textural pieces help draw people in and encourage them to explore the space more.
Some options for how you can add texture to your home include:
- Layering soft furnishings such as pillows, blankets, and the likes.
- Using a variety of fabrics and textiles in your soft furnishings. You can play with options such as faux fur, linen, velvet, knit, and more.
- Adding accessories and knick-knacks made of different materials, such as leather, wood, and ceramic. This also allows you to personalize your space, bringing a sense of who you are and your experiences into it.
- Displaying books! Whether it be through the use of a bookshelf or by simply stacking books on a coffee table, adding books to a room immediately creates a focal point of interest for visitors. They’ll be drawn to space to explore what books are displayed, and an easily accessible selection encourages both you and your guests to grab one and get comfortable in a nearby chair.<
Bring the Outside In
Adding lush greenery can help any space feel homey and more inviting. Along with the plants, you can play with plant containers to enhance the feeling of being surrounded by nature – choose planters in warm tones or baskets made of seagrass to hold your indoor forest.
There are numerous different plants you can experiment with, from ivy, ferns, and succulents to gorgeous flowering plant options. You can even start a home herb garden and make the most out of your plants.
That said, we do understand that not everyone has a green thumb. If you’re worried about your plants dying or simply don’t want to deal with the upkeep of real plants, you can opt for faux greenery. Some high-quality options are exceptionally realistic, to the point that it is impossible to tell they aren’t real. Faux greenery allows you to bring natural beauty and tranquility into your home without the hassle and worry that comes with living plants.
Use Fragrances to Full Effect
While what you can see and feel plays an important part in creating comfort in your home, don’t forget about the crucial role the scent plays. After all, if a space looks great but smells musty – well, it’s unlikely you’ll spend much time there, right?
There are several things you can do to make your home smell just as great as it looks. For one, you can play with potpourri, scented candles, and incense. These options allow for the added advantage of being available in a variety of options. You can even choose a different scent for each room.
Alternatively, you can bring in a bouquet of fresh flowers. Besides smelling lovely, the crisp flowers also add color and beauty to space and can serve as an exquisite focal point in smaller rooms.
These are just some options available for you to make your home feel more comfortable. For people with larger budgets, adding a central fireplace you can spend time in front of is a popular option, as is investing in high-quality furnishings such as weighted blankets. That said, each of the suggestions listed should be available to everyone regardless of budget, are easy and quick options to create a space you can’t wait to spend time in!
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Mike is the founder of Hue Home Lighting, a huge Hue fan with far too many lights, covering home and garden. A smart home gadget addict and also enjoys the odd bit of DIY
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