How to Make Your Home More Cozy Without Spending a Fortune


Is your home lacking in the comfort department? If so, now is the perfect time to make some changes. After all, no one wants to spend winter in a home that is awkward and uncomfortable, do they? The trouble is that a lot of people assume that it is going to cost them a small fortune to make their home more comfortable, as it’s believed that significant changes need to be made. This is most certainly not the case. Read on to discover ways to make your home cosier without spending a fortune.
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  • Play around with different textures – It’s all about textures when adding comfort to any room. If your house is lacking in this area, it is of little surprise that it does not feel comfortable. Layering and using various textures can immediately make a place seem warm, snug and homey. One of the easiest ways to combat this is to invest in a plush and fluffy rug and a soft throw. Little touches like this can make a massive difference, so long as you choose the material with care. You want something that is plush and snug.
  • Buy an oversized beanbag – If your seating options are limited or uncomfortable, an oversized bean bag is the perfect solution. This will cost you a lot less than a new sofa and armchair would. Plus, the large bean bags can accommodate at least two people. Oh, and they are really comfortable too! The mere sight of a big, squishy bean bag will make a room feel more welcoming and snug.
  • Put up your Christmas decorations – Don’t delay: put your Christmas decorations up as soon as possible. There’s just something so positive and uplifting about festive decorations, and so this will immediately add comfort to your home. Plus, the colors that are associated with Christmas are warm and joyful, such as green and red.
  • Create a relaxation nook ­– This is one of the easiest and most effective ways to enhance the coziness levels in your home. Pick a part of your property, i.e. an unused corner, which can act as your relaxation nook. Here, you can designate one chair as your quiet chair. Make the area more welcoming and attractive by adding a footrest and throwing a cuddly blanket over the top. You may also want to have a selection of books on hand for light entertainment.
  • Use flowers – There are many reasons why you should add flowers to your home. Firstly, this is a great way to add some personality and color to your house. Not only this, but flowers can improve the airflow inside any property, which will make the environment comfortable and a lot easier to live in.
  • Pay attention to lighting – One of the main reasons why so many people find their homes uncomfortable is because of their improper use of lighting. If you merely have a harsh overhead light in each room, it is of little surprise that you struggle to relax and unwind. In fact, this type of lighting is more likely to give you a headache than anything else. Instead, you should have a variety of lighting per room. For example, in the living room, why not have a nice standing light in one corner, and then you could add reading lights too. Another option is to install a light dimmer switch, ensuring the mood is right no matter the time of day.
  • Replace your curtains – This can have a much bigger impact than you may expect. You need to choose curtains with care to make sure that they have the impact you are hoping to achieve. For example, dark curtains can make a space seem welcoming and comfortable while colored curtains can create the feel of more space. Moreover, if you are in direct sunlight all day because you have south-facing windows, it is better to opt for thicker curtains.
  • Choose warm colors – Room color is another factor that is often underestimated. However, the psychological and physical impacts of color are significant. The coziest shades tend to be warm shades like neutral browns, yellows, and oranges. However, you should stay away from anything that is too bright if you are aiming to create a quieter and more serene ambience.
  • Add candles – Candles can add an air of relaxation and calm, especially light colored candles, for example, white ones. You can also add a nice subtle fragrance to your home with candles. Avoid going for anything too heavy – stick with something pleasant like vanilla. Plus, make sure you are always careful when you’ve got candles lit around the home. There’s nothing relaxing about burning yourself or your belongings.
  • Remove clutter – Last but not least, now is the perfect time to get rid of any clutter you have in the home. Clutter can be incredibly damaging to your mental state. It can make you feel stressed and frustrated. You will never be able to get comfortable in your property if you have so many things lying about. It’s time to be brutal: get rid of anything you don’t need or don’t use. Don’t keep things on the off chance that you may use them one day. Instead, go through each room, one-by-one, with three bags – one for things you are going to keep, one for things you are going to throw away, and the other for things you are unsure about. Keep putting things into the relevant bags until you find that you have gotten rid of enough stuff so that everything in your home has a designated spot. For your home to be clutter-free, everything needs to have a space.
From adding a bean bag, to playing around with different textures, there are many ways you can make your home more comfortable. And, the good news is that it does not have to cost a lot! Follow some of the suggestions that have been mentioned above and you will notice an immediate difference.

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21 comments:

  1. I love the idea of an over-sized bean bag chair. My kids each have one in their bedrooms and sit in them all the time. Now I want one :)

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  2. These are great ideas and affordable. I am always looking fro ways to make my house look cozier and less clutter is a big thing for me. I try to declutter twice a year goign from room to room.

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  3. I could certainly use these ideas, as my home currently has two completely empty rooms. Definitely not cozy!

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  4. My room is definitely far from cozy at the moment so I like the sound of playing around with textures. Oh and an oversized bean bag is definitely a good shout as well!

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  5. You seriously don't have to spend too much to make your home look better. I think these tips are awesome, perfect for people who struggle with decorating their homes.

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  6. The clutter is the worst! I have three children and the amount of crap these accumulate is basically nonsensical to me! I take Friday mornings and go around with baskets picking up everyone's junk!

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  7. I love all your tips! So cool! I am working on making a huge quilt blanket from my knitting...it won't cost a fortune because I'm making it. Wish me luck!

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  8. I love having a cozy home. I feel that plush throws, and low lighting, with big comfy pillows on our couches help make ours more cozy.

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  9. I love the idea of an oversized bean bag chair, our air chair has seen better days, so this is a great suggestion. We are in the process of decluttering and I ripped down all the old blinds and curtains so now I must replace them

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  10. I love using warm colors for the living room or my bedroom, there's just something about it that's so relaxing! Loving your tips for a cozy budget friendly decor!

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  11. I'm always on the lookout for doing little upgrades around the house, that's budget friendly. I love these ideas.

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  12. I love these ideas! I am always getting bored around the house and I don't want to keep spending money.

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  13. Fun!!! I love cozy. I like to experiment with throws and pillows and candles. You cgave me some new ideas.

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  14. removing clutter has been a big one to me! I have been working on getting rid of a lot of stuff we don't need and it just makes the house feel so much better

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  15. I love all these tips! We just bought a home and I could definitely see myself spending a fortune to make it welcoming and cozy to be in!

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  16. Loving all these tips. Getting rid of clutter really does transform a room, as just adding simple thinks like a candle, pillows or flowers. Also, moving furniture or decor from other rooms can be a fun change up to your home.

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  17. I'm a huge fan of flowers, candles and a relaxation nook. All great tips on the list.

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  18. Who doesn’t love a cozy home? We moved into our new Home this summer and he’s been my goal since day 1 to make it as cozy as possible! Great tips! - Jeanine

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  19. These are wonderful tips! I love decorating my home, so these tips will definitely come in handy. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I love your ideas. I use pillows and blankets to make my home cozy. I haven't bought fresh flowers in a while, but will now!!

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  21. I love these tips! I notice when I do a a big de-cluttering, the space looks bigger and more cozy. Changing the curtains is also a really simple way to upgrade the look of a room when on a budget.

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