Everyone dreams of a cozy home, but not everyone gets to make their home as cozy as they dreams. Why? We use financial constraints as bottlenecks. We fancy cute items, but since the price tags in showrooms send us away, we never bother to look for alternative items. It is, however, possible to create a cozy haven for little money. Here are a few nifty ideas:
- Include seating in the bedroom
If for example, you are a tax expert specializing in GAAR or any other taxation subject, you will realize that your line of work requires you to stay up to date with everything happening in the financial world. You may have to read from your bedroom. While the bed feels warm and cozy, it’s not the best place to read. So, instead of struggling, why not get a comfortable seat in the bedroom? The seat doesn’t have to be expensive because you can get a leather seat in mint condition from a thrift shop.
- Display your family photos
You probably have many old family photos lying on a shelf or a desk somewhere. Why not get them out, create nice frames with the help of online tutorials and put the framed photos on that plain wall? Framed display photos are timeless, and they will make you feel at ease every time you look at the wall. Display them in an artistically.
- Get a throw
Throws are cozy, and they make simple and elegant accessories. A warm and a high-quality throw lets you lie or cuddle on the couch making your home cozy instantly.
- Light a fire
You want a cozy home, light a fire. An electric heater warms the room but, it doesn’t match lit fire with sparks flying and wood cracking. Lighting a fire makes a home cozy automatically – your guest may never want to leave! You can light up candles in place of firewood
- Layer things up
Layering makes home cozy by adding warmth. You don’t have to have one carpet in the house since you can get put one carpet on top of the other. Layering carpets livens up table clothes and seat fabrics or beddings. You can also layer towels on top of each other in the bathroom.
You have to use furniture and accessories with the right hues. Season appropriate color makes the room cozy. The color of the couch, the throws, pillows, placemats, and vases should complement each other. Warm hues include shades of brown, red, gold, eggplant and green.
- Glam up with some fuzz
Fur and faux define cozy. You can incorporate the fuzz through carpets, wall hangings, pillows or throws. These pieces will make your home toasty automatically. For example, you can get a sheepskin rug as it adds a soft and a warm element to the house. You can throw it over an ottoman or place it by the bed. The sheepskin fur isn’t expensive.
- You can’t go wrong with scents
You can have a bowl with all your favorite natural herbs and spices. The sweet scents will make your home cozy.
- Close gaps
You don’t have to spend much on this because you just have to rearrange furniture and maybe add an ottoman. While a room full of furniture looks crammed, gaps let in the winter cold.
- Add flowers
- Bring in more books
- Use warm colors on the walls
- Use the right lighting