A well-thought-out home should be warm and inviting from the moment you step through the front door. You should feel at peace, as though you’ve just let out a breath that you weren’t even aware you were holding in. But what exactly do you need to create a welcoming home?
Get Soft & Plushy
In any comfy space, coziness reigns supreme. Think about getting a large sectional sofa if you have the space in your living room. They can accommodate a large number of people and immediately improve the appearance of any area. Another option would be to combine a couch with an inviting cushioned footrest. Luxurious and top-of-the-line bean bag chairs, available in a huge selection of styles, shapes, colors, and sizes, can also be great for creating a relaxed atmosphere and are also some of the most comfortable ways to spend a lazy afternoon.
No matter the size of the area, making comfort your first priority in your budget is a smart move. To enhance your home and make it feel more comfortable, add a few soft and fluffy throw pillows onto your sofa or swap out the covers on your current pillows. Don’t forget to add a fluffy throw to the back of the couch for an extra touch of comfort.
Lighting Is A Big Factor
There is nothing more crucial to setting up a welcoming environment than proper lighting. If you are unsure of how to create a cozy space, always evaluate your lighting options first. Determine the number of light sources in your space and whether they are adequate. Do the light sources you’re using provide warm or cool light? Your light bulb’s temperature (in Kelvin) will let you know whether it is warm or cool. Cool white is closer to 5000k, and warm white is closer to 3000k, so the light feels colder the higher the K value. Simply changing those cool white bulbs with warm ones will have a dramatic impact on the welcoming feel of any space you are setting up.
Get Cozy With Curtains & Rugs
Try replacing your thinner, lighter curtains with some lavish thick drapes for an added layer of comfort. In addition to keeping the heat inside, they will also make the space feel soft and snug. For more texture and depth, place a Moroccan or Persian rug on top of a fiber rug for maximum coziness. You can still remove layers when the weather warms up and put the thicker rugs away until the autumn or winter chill starts to set in again. Carpeted rooms are insulated, softer, and warmer than non-carpeted alternatives and make a great starting place to convert into a comfy space.
Your perfect relaxation space doesn’t need a huge budget, and you can start turning your house into a welcoming home right now by utilizing what you currently have lying around. A comfy atmosphere is simple to reproduce in any open space around your workplace, spare room, living area, or even your bedroom with just a bit of effort and forethought, so why not get planning today?