As the season transitions to Winter, we want to make sure our homes are warm and welcoming. Adding cozy touches to your decor will bring an inviting ambiance, one that encourages you and your guests to relax. Here are a few tips to add comfortable and luxurious details to life in your home.
Your home is definitely a place where you want to create a sense of warmth! It should be a sanctuary and a place of rest where you can reset after a long day. To cultivate a cozy space, adding ample pillows and extra blankets is essential. Switching sheer curtains for more heavy-weight fabrics in colder months adds privacy while keeping heat in, and the warm look of the texture subconsciously adds to the sense of warmth. Bringing in a small sofa, upholstered ottoman or overstuffed chair also brings a more intimate and comfortable aura to the space. Adding area rugs and even layering rugs warms up chilly feet and creates a visually pleasing comfort in any room. Lighting is one of the most fundamental ways to set a cozy and inviting home. Rely on a combination of ambient lamps, candles and the flickering glow of a fireplace whenever possible rather that using overhead lighting. If chandeliers and overheads are the only option, try adding dimmers or replacing bulbs with low wattage energy savers. Finally, adding symbolic accents can transform a space into an inviting haven. Displaying a stack of books or a teapot on a tray lends a sense that the room is meant to be relaxed in and enjoyed. And, even if your fireplace is not a “working fireplace” you can fill it with logs, or add candles to enhance it’s warm presence in the room. The spaces below are full of inspiration for warm interior design ideas.