Decorating
8 essentials to turn your home into a cozy paradise
Some really beautiful ideas in this list. ❤️
Jenny Brown
08.25.22

Making your home cozy and inviting, so much so that it becomes a place you’ll never want to leave, is one of the most crucial aspects of having a wonderful home.

While you may not care about coziness as much in the summer when it’s warm and stuffy, the winter months can be cold and unsettling, making your demand to have a cozy home much greater.

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It’s the essentials that count – and here are eight essentials you need to make your home cozier.

1. Candles

Candles are a natural way to make your house feel cozy and cheerful by bringing a touch of light and warmth without using any electricity. They also boast a number of health benefits.

The scent and smells that candles give off are everything – as is the soothing and warming light they give off. Sitting in a dim room with candles illuminating certain areas or corners can make you feel extra cozy.

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2. Snug rugs

Many people believe the myth that rugs are only appropriate for hardwood or uncarpeted floors, but this is not the case at all.

Without a doubt, placing rugs on carpeted floors, and under your furniture legs makes spaces cozier – but doing so also adds fresh texture and depth.

Layering rugs beneath your feet also keeps the heat in, while eliminating the need for slippers so you can simply kick back and relax.

3. Throw blankets

Find some lovely, high-quality throw blankets that match your living room and bedroom decor.

The presence of a cozy throw blanket on the couch in the living room invites visitors to feel at home.

A blanket may provide a lovely chic finish to your bed.

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4. Plants and flowers

When stepping outdoors seems impossible, flowers and plants will help you bring the outside in.

Create a tiny jungle in your home by adding flowers and plants, which will spruce up the area, and offer some much-needed colour and foliage.

5. Let there be soft light

Choose tranquil, soft lamp lights to create a diffused light in your environment since soft, diffused light works best for generating a cozy, relaxed ambience.

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6. Comfy cushions

Cushions are the epitome of coziness. They can be soft, fluffy and extremely comfortable. Place them delicately on chairs, sofas, beds, and seating areas to create a space that oozes comfort.

7. Cozy bedding

Throw some plush pillows and cushions on top of a layer of thick, high-quality bedding made of soft cotton sheets. Why not choose some environmentally friendly materials for your bedding, too?

Keep your sheets soft and basic, accessorising with a pop of colour from your soft furnishings. That way, if you ever want to switch it up, your bedding will go with anything!

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8. Curtains for coziness

Sheer curtains are a great option to increase natural light. By utilising as much natural light as possible, they will catch those shorter days and – as studies have proven – enhance your mood.

Natural fibers like cotton sit beautifully around a window, falling in soft lines.

This is by no means an exhaustive list – the possibilities for making your home cozier are endless.

So, with these ideas in mind, let your creativity run wild, transforming not only the look but the feel of your home!

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By Jenny Brown
hi@sbly.com
Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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