Four Ways to Create a Cozy and Inviting Interior for Your Home

Make your home look cozy and inviting with these easy interior decor ideas from the pros!

 

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Whether you’re an accountant that manages clients and crunches numbers or a physician that spends hours performing different types of bunion surgery, you deserve to come home to a space that makes you feel comfortable. Far too many homes lack the basic fundamentals that make us elated to walk through the door. Sure, they might get the job done, but they just feel kind of . . . average. Luckily, some of the most comfortable changes can be made rather easily! Here are a few things you can do to completely change the whole atmosphere of your home.

Cover the Walls, Cover the Floors

Even a busy room can feel empty when the floors and walls are bare-boned, especially plain colorless ones. If the color of your living room or bedroom doesn’t make you want to cozy up on the couch and watch a movie, something’s wrong. A fresh coat of paint can truly make a world of difference; just splash a new color on, let it dry, and enjoy!

Alternatively, you might want to consider hanging some pictures on those walls to fill the space. It could be some photos of family and friends, a piece of art, or even posters—though maybe posters would suit a bedroom or den better than your living room. Have you got nothing but hardwood floors? Go out and purchase the coziest rug you can find and give your feet a rest!

Fix the Lighting

How’s the lighting in your home? Dim? Bright? Generally, a room with a single hanging light source is the cause of poor lighting problems in a home by either creating shadow pockets in the corners or giving guests the feeling of standing under a street light. To combat this, add a variety of different light sources, like lamps, candles, LED light strips, and natural light. Warm light typically makes a space feel cozier, while cool lighting brightens it up. This is mostly up to personal preference, but warmer lights are favored more often.

Shake Things Up

One possible cause for the uncomfortable vibe of your home might be the way you have your living room set up. Is the space being properly utilized? Is it readily inviting and accessible? Sometimes all your home needs is a little rearranging to get the ball rolling. Try playing around with the furniture to create new layouts that you’ve never tried before. This is a great and affordable way to give your living space a new perspective without having to make a bunch of purchases. Even if you have to move some things into storage, it might be the right move in order to open up the space and leave it less crowded. The best part? If you don’t like it, you can always change it back!

Add Some Greenery

There’s nothing like a little greenery to liven a place up. If your home is lacking in the plant department, browse some options and pick out a couple that catches your eye. There’s a wide variety of succulent plants to choose from, plus larger potted plants, flowers, and hanging pots with creeping vines. Not only will this bring a sense of life to your living space, but it will relay that cozy feeling while giving you a taste of what nature has to offer.

Welcome to Your New Home

A change of scenery can make an old and ordinary space feel like a completely new one. Hang some pictures, change the lights, and maybe even buy a new plant or two; whether it means buying new furniture, displaying a bookshelf, or even moving to a new location entirely, you should do whatever it takes to bring your vision to life. You and the other members of your home deserve to live in a place that you all enjoy, and a place that you’re proud to call home.

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