Five Ways to Cozy Up Your Space

Five Ways to Cozy Up Your Space

Is your living room space looking a bit droll and uninspiring? If the answer is yes, it is time to make a change. It might not surprise you to be told that small changes here and there can have the biggest impact on how a room feels and what vibe it gives. Relaxation, coziness, and comfort should all be at the forethought of any downtime area in the house and this guide keeps that in mind with five ways you can achieve this goal.

Small Touches

Small touches are a guaranteed method of adding a homely touch. Think about strategic placement and how to accentuate features, make areas feel less bare, and organize space. Small touches for your space can include:

  • Candles and candle holders
  • Vases and flowers
  • Cushions and throw blankets
  • Photo frames and wall hangings
  • Ornaments and trinkets
  • Feature shelving
  • Plants

Alternate Furniture

Another option, if you prefer a minimalistic space, is to consider alternatives to traditional, boring sofas and chairs. Unless you spend a ton of money, it can be difficult to find a comfortable couch or armchair, so a viable option for enhancing relaxation could be to take a different path and think outside of the box. For example, take a look at this large bean bag chair option which offers comfort and individuality in a far superior way to traditional furniture choices. They don’t take up as much room as a whole couch and can be a great way to keep things more fluid and less rigid.

Warm Lighting

Warm lighting is lamps of all descriptions, fairy lights, and faux candles. It is next to impossible to relax with a bright light hanging over your head. Therefore, installing a lamp or some fairy lights to softly brighten a corner can add to the ambiance. Things shouldn’t be too dark as this triggers the stress reflex in a lot of human brains, given that humans are innately more hyper-focussed in darker surroundings (it’s a nature thing). But the correct lighting hue, such as warm yellows, enables the vision to not be overly strained and the mind to fold into peace.

Fireplaces

The common image of a family playing a board game around a fireplace, or a person relaxing with a drink in front of an open flame, is enticing. Fireplaces provide literal warmth, alongside a natural light glow (see above), and a restful place to sit by. There is no need for costly installations if there are no pre-existing chimneys in the home; instead, look for alternate options such as electric and gas fires.

Colour Scheme

The right color scheme can give a room a new purpose. It has been discussed above how yellow is a relaxing color with bright connotations. There are also pastel pallets that resonate with relaxation, and blues and greens that conjure images of the ocean waves undulating onto the sandy shore.

No matter how small the change, there are varying degrees of installments to be made that make a room more appealing and restful.