Your family home should be polished and cozy if you’re going to stay warm and comfortable throughout the cooler seasons. It’s highly unusual for the same summer decor to work throughout the autumn and winter seasons, so read on if you know you need to make a few changes. Below you’ll find 8 helpful tricks:
- Add Lots Of Textures
Adding and layering textures, such as rugs, throws, and cushions can instantly make any home feel cozier. Using a variety of different textures in each room will make it look more interesting, too!
- Bring The Outdoors In
Don’t be afraid to bring the outdoors in at this time of year. This can mean bringing your plants indoors to cheer things up and clear the air. There’s no need for things to look miserable just because it’s getting colder! Obviously, you should know how to care for any plants you bring inside properly. Investing in a mister and a moisture meter for your soil could save a lot of your plants.
- Add Atmospheric Lighting
Atmospheric lighting is wonderful for those darker nights. You could invest in a new lamp, a Himalayan salt feature, or even a few candles. Creating that cozy atmosphere is easily done with the right atmospheric lighting.
- Cover Up Your Cold Floors
If you have cold looking floors the rest of the year, it could be time to find a nice rug that you’ll use to cover them up through the colder months. This is something you can roll away when you need to, so you don’t have to purchase a brand new rug every time it gets cold! See if you can find something with an interesting texture.
- Don’t Forget About Your Entryways
Your entryways are very important, too. It can be worth cleaning up your entry doors so they don’t get covered in cobwebs and other rubbish, place some pumpkins outside with a new welcome mat and light a nice candle so the smell hits as soon as you walk through the door. This will delight both you and your guests upon returning home!
- Introduce A New Scent
How about introducing a new autumn scent? You could do this with essential oils, a new candle, a wax melt, or even an incense stick. It all depends on your favorite scents and what you think will best create that cozy vibe. Warming scents like cinnamon are perfect for this time of year. Try to avoid summery, flowery scents.
- Display Your Favorite Artwork
Are you displaying your favorite artwork yet? If not, your home could be considered naked! Everybody should have at least a few pieces that they love all over the house. You could even create a gallery wall.
- Use Raw Materials Where Possible
Raw materials such as wood and bamboo can give a wonderfully rustic and organic feel, and they contrast perfectly with cozy textures.
How will you make your home appear polished and cozy? Leave your own tips and ideas below – thanks for reading!
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.