New Year cosy home ideas will get you over Christmas and into a new way of thinking about how you like to decorate your home. Once the ‘chrissie decs’ come down, you may be looking for more cosy home ideas. Here they are.
As we approach the festive season, many people are focusing their attention beyond Christmas and into the New Year.
If you’re looking to make your home more cosy in the new year, there are some simple, easy and cheap things you can do to achieve this.
In this article we’re going to take a look at five effortless ways to instantly make your home look and feel more cosy.
1. ADD LAYERS OF SOFTNESS
One of the fastest and most effective ways to make a space more warm and cosy is to use the principle of layering, for instance, by layering blankets and cushions on top of otherwise dull and lifeless furniture.
In addition, if you have bare floors you might want to consider putting authentic persian carpets or bold statement rugs that not only make your home look more cosy, but it will be warmer too, as a result of the insulation provided by the rugs.
2. USE WARM COLOURS
The effects of colour are subtle yet significant and they play a huge role in creating the feeling of temperature within a room.
If you head for warmer shades like terracotta, deep oranges, certain blues and even some browns they tend to create a more cosy feeling than cooler colours such as pale blues and greens.
Interestingly, however, white walls can be very warming – particularly if you have the right type of lighting… they will, however, need to be punctuated with bursts of colour to ensure the temperature is kept warm rather than clinical or austere.
Lighting is perhaps the most important aspect when it comes to creating warmth and a feeling of cosiness within a property.
Consider using fairy lights, candles or even draping fabric over an otherwise bright lamp, in order to create a warm and cosy atmosphere.
The final tip, when it comes to lighting, is to replace the “cool tone” bulbs of many lamps with warmer bulbs – as they will instantly make your house feel much cosier.
4. USE CANDLES
As suggested above, candles can be used to provide a subdued light source, yet they have the ability to transform the mood and create a much more relaxing ambience with their soft glow, particularly if they are scented aromatherapy candles.
Remember, your home isn’t just about your visual sense, it’s a lot about your olfactory senses too (i.e. smell and taste).
5. MAKE IT PERSONAL
The final tip is to make your home more personal to you, for instance, create some artwork of your own to put up on the walls.
It doesn’t have to be anything special, and there are plenty of YouTube tutorials on how to make your own artwork with basic ingredients and abilities; for instance, using crayons and a hairdryer to create a colourful piece of abstract art (melted wax on a canvas).
In the alternative, it could be as simple as putting some photos up of key experiences of your life, or those that are close to you.