Last Updated on 2019-10-30 by Linda
Nothing feels better than a warm and inviting home that allows you to kick your feet up and
relax. If you feel as though your living space is lacking in the cozy department, there are plenty
of ways to revamp your home to your liking. Through various renovations and design aspects,
your home will feel cozy and like-new.
Renovate a Room
Does a particular area in your home feel cold and outdated? Or perhaps you’re spending less
and less time in a room you once loved? A great way to revive the space is to completely remodel a room.
Focus on refreshing popular rooms, like entertaining spaces, where you and your
loved ones assemble most often. Nothing gives off a warm welcome like a home filled with
warm and cozy rooms!
A highly worthwhile room to renovate is the kitchen. The kitchen is viewed as the gathering point
in a home, and renovating the space will help give your house that homey feel you’re looking
for. And don’t let the term renovation scare you – you don’t have to gut and overhaul the entire
room to give it a friendly revamp!
Keep in mind, small details can really make a difference. So look into the cost breakdown by
kitchen features to get a sense of what your project might look like. Simple yet powerful
renovations for large rooms like the kitchen can include applying a fresh coat of paint (on either
your walls or cabinets), replacing the backsplash, or installing new flooring or even a new faucet.
Add Comforting Design
There are many ways to decorate a room to make it feel more welcoming. Aspects of lighting,
decor, personalization, and the layout will transform the feel of the space.
Light Up the Room
A well-lit room will accent the color on the walls, and accents placed throughout. The fun part
about lighting is that there are so many options to choose from. Whether you decide to install a
standard ceiling light such as a ceiling fan light, chandelier, or light fixture, additional lighting
around the perimeter will give the room a glow.
Other lighting options such as dimmers can create a soft glow, while wall sconces can create a
dramatic feel. No matter the style you decide on, lighting a room correctly can make it seem
larger, draw you in, and make you want to stay there.
Decorate with Textiles, and Plants
Decorating is a great way to put the finishing touches on a room. Keep in mind while you’re
choosing pieces, that various materials and colors can give off different vibes. Utilize inviting
colors such as plum, beige, or earthy green to make your space feel instantly cozy. Materials
such as copper, or cherry wood, can also give off a warm, comforting feel.
Incorporate plants to bring life into a room, and give you a refreshing sense of the outdoors. Try
placing tall leafy plants in corners or potted herbs on a windowsill. Give your home a mix of
greenery by choosing a different plant for each room.
Nothing screams cozy more than a soft blanket, some throw pillows, and a fluffy rug. Play with
different textures such as fleece, faux fur, or knitted to change up the design.
Personalize Your Space
Another way to make your home feel more warm and cozy is to incorporate personal items
throughout the space. A gallery wall full of unique artwork and family photos is a fun way to
decorate a wall while adding your own personal touch.
To create a gallery wall, you have to first choose your style. Decide if you want the set up to be
in a perfect grid design, or more disorderly and eclectic. Next, choose the frames. Don’t be
afraid to mix and match photo frames by choosing various sizes, colors, and materials. Then,
lay out the design on the floor before you start placing holes in your wall, to ensure you like the
setup. Lastly, mark the layout and you’ll be ready to install your new gallery wall.
Other personal touches such as knick-knacks from travels are an excellent way to spruce up
your walls and tables. Fill shelves with unique pieces to remind you of special times—they also
make great conversation starters!
Open Up the Layout
While you may not mind moving a chair to get to the dining table, not everyone will feel
comfortable in a tight-fit space. Allow an open layout so that you can easily navigate through the
It will open the space and allow it to feel inviting instead of small and closed off.
Stray from using large clunky furniture and cut the clutter out of your living space. Clutter can be
a distraction and viewed as messy, filling you with stress. A room will instantly feel more cozy
when functional and pleasing to the eye.
With these simple tips, you can transform any room in your home to give it the perfect
comforting and cozy feel.