Your home should be your oasis, a place where you can relax and feel comfortable. Yet sometimes our homes can feel anything but cosy. If your home is lacking that “special something” that makes it inviting, don’t despair. With a few simple changes, you can transform your home into a warm and inviting haven.
One of the most important things to consider when making your home more inviting is the lighting. Soft, ambient lighting is much more inviting than harsh overhead lights.
Consider adding low-lit lamps to cosy corners and using lower wattage bulbs in general. Candles are also a great way to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home space. Indoor fairy lights are a great way to brighten up dark areas of your home. Whether you use them to decorate a window or curtain pole, or you choose to wrap them around a mirror or hang from the wall, nothing says ‘cosy’ like the soft glow of fairy lights.
Furniture plays a big role in making your home feel cosy and inviting. Soft, comfortable furnishings that invite people to relax is key. Consider adding an oversized chair or sofa, or a cosy blanket to snuggle up in.
Making your home cosy and inviting doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. With a few simple changes, you can create a space that you love spending time in.
Another important element in creating an inviting home is comfort. Make sure your furniture is comfortable and welcoming. Pairing furniture with lighting a colour can set the ambience for your home space. Dark furniture complements statement shades such as navy blue and burgundy and contrasts against light interiors for a complete finish.
Create a cosy and inviting home for yourself, your family and guests with home accessories. Add throws and pillows to sofas and chairs to make them more inviting and relaxing. And don’t forget about texture! Adding items with different textures, like a fluffy blanket, a sheepskin rug, or a deep loop pile wool carpet can add visual interest and make your space more cosy and comforting.
Accessories and knick-knacks can transform a blank canvas into a personal and comfortable space. From handmade ornaments to colourful candles or jar lights, home accessories are an inexpensive and clever way to style your home to your taste from rustic chic, to wooden accents, or modern two-tone decor.
Bring the Outdoors In
If you’re looking for ways to make your home feel more natural, consider adding some house plants or a natural carpet. House plants can help purify the air and add a touch of nature to any space. A natural carpet can also help bring the outdoors in and make your home feel more connected to nature.
Adding a touch of nature and greenery to your home can freshen up your space and make it that little bit more inviting. If you don’t have a green thumb, consider simple succulents that are easy to care for. Bringing the outdoors in is especially comforting for those living in apartments and city centre flats where you may not be able to benefit from garden space.
Finally, it’s important to personalise your space. Your home should reflect your personality and represent who you are. Choose colour palettes and patterns that bring out your personality. Hang art that you love on the walls, display collections, and use favourite colours and furniture styles throughout your space.
You could also turn your favourite hobbies and keepsakes into focal points of your home. Play piano? Let your piano take centre stage of your living space. Avid reader? Turn your alcoves into cosy book shelves that simply sink into the space. By making your home uniquely yours, you’ll create a space that is truly inviting and welcoming.
We hope our home decor ideas give you the starting point and inspiration you need to make your home inviting for yourself and guests.