Innovative Ways to Keep Your Home Cosy

January 18, 2018

Keeping your house cosy can sometimes be a challenging task. Getting the balance right between looking welcoming, warm, and cosy and feeling that way can sometimes be difficult. There are lots of interior design ideas you can use to make your house glow, and be a great space to be in in the evenings. Likewise, there are lots of great ways you can heat your home, to make it feel cosy as well as looking it. Read in to out some great decor ideas, both big and small, to make your house feel like a home, and more importantly, cosy.

Lighting

This is such a huge factor when wanting to make your house look warm, welcoming, and somewhere you want to spend your time in the evenings. Stark overhead lighting can make a room feel cold and doesn’t give the room a nice feel at all. Putting in some well-placed lighting can be a fantastic way to make your whole home a relaxing place to be. The best way to do this is low key lighting. Having lamps, or multiple lights throughout the room can make it look so cosy, with very minimal effort on your part. Try experimenting with different lighting throughout your home, whether that is in the bedroom, the living room, or the kitchen. Candles or even an open fire would also have an even cosier effect if you wanted to include these in your home design.

An Open Fire

An open fire has loads of advantages to making your home look cosier. It is probably the ultimate cosy component, and design feature, you can have, Nothing makes a home look more welcoming than an open fire. The glow gives the room a cottage-like look and makes you the whole family, and the dog wants to go and sit around it. Not only does it look cosy but it produces a lot of heat too. This can be a great alternative to using your heating throughout the winter, especially if you are not using all the rooms in the house. Consider a fireplace in your house to give it the ultimate cosy look, and enjoy sitting by the fire in the colder months, huddles up with the dog and a good book.

Heat Your Home

Getting your home to look cosy is one thing, but it also has to feel warm and welcoming as well. There are loads of methods you can use to heat your home. You can do all kinds of things, from getting your house insulated with recycled materials in the walls, or in the attic. You could try some infrared panels to keep your home lovely and toasty, or even install some solar panels and produce your own electricity and heat. There are loads of ways to warm your home up, so try some out and see what works for you.

Keeping your home cosy is not just about making it look good, it’s about how it feels too, so experiment with some of these ideas today.  

Love,

Hope x

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