7 Tips for a Cozier and More Intimate Home

Have you ever entered a room that just seems to clothe you in warmth, comfort and serenity immediately when you walk through the door? Make no mistake; such an atmosphere is never accidental. Someone through how the different aspects of the room could create a calming environment.

If you want to make your home more inviting and a space you long to go to everyday, here are a couple of tips. 

1.Dim the Lights

You’ve probably heard about the importance of lighting in interior décor numerous times. Lighting is perhaps the single most crucial element in transforming your home for better or worse. Installing dimmer switches doesn’t cost much but has a huge impact in creating a pleasant mood.

That said, overhead lighting can be sharp and harsh even if dimmed so make the most of indirect lighting as well as floor and table lamps.

2.Seasonal Textiles

From furniture and drapes to carpets and beddings, textiles can completely change the look and feel of a home. However, what textile is most appropriate will depend on the season. In autumn and winter, plush faux fur and soft velvet pillows are especially welcoming from the cooler temperatures outside.

During the spring and summer, you can, for instance, replace the thicker fabrics on your adjustable air bed with bright cotton accents and summer light linens.

3.Thick Window Fabric

Many designers swear by large clear open windows. The rationale is that the abundance of light, fresh air and expansive views of the outside ensures not only more efficient energy use but also a less congested atmosphere.

However, naturally-lit rooms aren’t always consistent with the desire for an intimate environment. To a great extent, they can feel intrusive and less private. Instead, you can frame the windows in bold thick fabric that draws visual interest and at the same time warms the room.

4.Darker Colors

Darker warmer colors can help create a powerful yet understated romantic air in the home. They absorb light and make even large relatively empty rooms feel more warm. Such hues include wine red, rich chocolate brown, deep eggplant and midnight blue.

If you want to be a little bolder, make sure the dark hue not only covers the walls but the ceiling too (works best if the ceiling is high).

5.Accessorize

As with window fabric and furniture textiles, accessorizing a room is most effective when it is layered. Tactfully place bouquets of flowers, potted plants, artwork, framed photos and collection of books but be careful not to overdo it.

Let your choice of accessories be guided by your personality, tastes and life journey. That’ll help rejuvenate and motivate you anytime you walk into the home feeling exasperated with life. The accessories can not only be a constant reminder of what you treasure most but also a great conversation starter when you have guests.

6.Furniture Layout

What first comes to mind when you walk into a home and find the living room furniture set against the wall with a large space left at the center? Emptiness, coldness, lifelessness. Many people do this under the mistaken belief that it will make the home feel spacious. There’s however a big difference between emptiness and spaciousness.

To strike the right balance, section off the furniture into multiple clusters. For example, you could set up the coffee table near the fireplace and then place two or three chairs near the bookcase where you could have intimate conversation. That said, the layout will be determined by the size of the room.

7.Music

The place of music in setting the right mood cannot be overstated. You could press the right buttons as relates to the tactile and visual senses but still fall short of your goal if the sounds aren’t quite right. Position the speakers in the right locations that will almost evenly fill the entire room with music without the need to crank up the volume.

Use these tips to turn your home from a dull exhausting space into a dreamy inviting getaway you long for every day.

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