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Your Guide to a Cosier Home

There’s truth in the old saying ‘there’s no place like home’. Sometimes, there’s no better feeling than getting in from a long day, putting your feet up and getting cosy in your favourite room. To maximise the feeling or complete cosiness, you can follow these easy steps to help you relax and feel as comfortable as possible.

Layer up with blankets

Thick blankets are definitely the ‘in thing’ at the moment. This style is an ode to the recently-popular concept of ‘Hygge’. Pronounced ‘hoo-gah’, hygge is a Danish word that’s used to acknowledge a special feeling or moment. This feeling has translated into recent interior design trends, and big thick blankets create a cosy atmosphere in which the hygge concept thrives. Leaving a few blankets draped over armchairs and sofas can look beautiful if done right, and if you ever get chilly you can instantly snuggle up. Recently we transformed our bedroom using the concept of hygge, you can see our transformation here.

Light candles

The difference lighting a few candles can make is no secret. It helps to set a certain mood, to instantly relax and calm your room. Their dim glow is much better than a room that’s too bright. An added bonus is the beautiful range of scents you can choose from. Who doesn’t love walking into a cosy room that’s filled with your favourite smells? Whether you go large candles or a few small and inexpensive ones, you can get that cosy feeling without any big purchases. Most of us even have them laying around already.

Dim the lighting

Bright overhead lighting isn’t necessarily bad if you want to feel warmer and cosy in your home. However, what works much better is table and floor lamps instead. The best options have dimmer switches, so you can alter the lighting as you see fit. It’s so much more practical than just having your standard on/off switch. What also helps is swapping our lightbulbs with cool-tone bulbs, and replacing them with warmer colours. The colour of your lampshades can also make a difference, and there’s plenty out there which won’t break the bank!

Accessorise with cushions

The benefits of laying cushions is twofold. It’s a popular method of adding an extra element of style. Whether you’re looking to spice up otherwise unremarkable furniture or add to an already stunning sofa, cushion are a must-have accessory. And, in most people’s eyes, it’s a case of the more the better. Secondly, it’s difficult to be uncomfortable when you’ve got a handful of cushions to choose from. Whether you’re watching TV, reading a book or curling up with your significant other, having cushions makes a room feel warmer and cosier, whilst giving you comfort options for days.

Lay a comfortable rug

If like many people you’ve got wood flooring, cosiness can be difficult to achieve due to how cold it can be. Unless you’re lucky enough to have underfloor heating, there’s not much you can do about it a lot of the time. By laying a large decorative rug, you’re blessed with added style alongside extra comfort. With so many different kinds to choose from, you can match your individual preference without breaking the bank. Added warmth, comfort and style. What more could you want?

 

*This is a collaborative post*

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