It doesn’t matter whether you are a minimalist or someone that likes to have lots of “stuff” around them. One thing that virtually everyone will agree on is the need to make their homes feel cosy and comfortable. Nobody wants to make their homes feel like empty husks or cold and bleak like unloved office buildings. With all that in mind, you will no doubt be wondering what you can do to make your abode feel warm and inviting to all those that enter within. The good news is that you’ve come across the right place to gain some inspiration and ideas! Here are a few examples of what you can do to your home:
Choose some paint colours that evoke warm feelings
First of all, it’s time to get rid of those dull white wall colours! What you need to think about are some “warm” colours that make anyone in your home feel welcome, no matter how dreary the world outside is at that time! Consider selecting eggshell or satin sheen finishes when you choose paint colours.
Have some wood furniture in each room
To keep your home in the spirit of feeling cosy and warm, you should add some tasteful wood furniture in each room. You can keep each item in its natural state and varnished for protection, or paint them with warm colours similar to what you use on your walls. You don’t need to go overboard with the wood furniture; a few choice items will do.
Lay down some tasteful rugs
The beauty of rugs is they serve several purposes. First of all, they brighten up any room, and they also make hallways and landings more interesting. Secondly, they protect your flooring from damage in heavy traffic areas. And, third, they are an inexpensive way to add value and character to any interior space of your home.
Make your beds look warm and inviting
On a cold winter’s evening, there’s nothing better than to lay down in a comfortable bed, enveloped by plump pillows and a merino wool blanket on top of your duvet! Be careful, though, because if you make your beds too inviting, their occupants will find it hard to think of a good reason to vacate them in the morning!
Add something organic to each room
Things like potted plants, flowers, and even fruit in bowls make any abode feel like a proper home. Did you know that plants also help to keep the air in your indoor spaces cleaner and make it easier for people and pets to breathe? Plus, if you work from home, studies have shown that plants will even help you be more productive each day!
Hang some pictures up at eye level
One final suggestion is to get some tasteful paintings and hang them up at eye level. People that walk past them are more likely to notice them, and they will evoke a sense of homeliness!