There’s a lot that goes into making your home cozy. It’s not just the caliber of your furniture or how soft your couch is, it’s also about the subtle things. How your home reacts to every season, how clean the air is, or even how happy it makes you feel.
This is what I’m talking about today: how to make your home cozier for the body and the soul!
It’s not a very complicated plan because I want to keep it simple. These are goals that you can easily plan for and achieve without any huge commitments or budget limitations. But of course, if you’re excited about the idea, there’s a lot more you can do later!
Switch it up every season
An easy way to make your home cozier is to ensure it can adapt to every season.
For example, during the winter you can have a throw blanket on the couch with fluffy pillowcases. Or during a season where the sun hits hard through a window, you can install curtains to block the excessive light.
Another fun one is to take the fireplace out of retirement every winter. There are tons of ways your home can change as the year goes by. It’s like having a lot of resources and knowing how to use them at the right time.
Invest in good lighting
Having good lighting across your home makes a world of difference.
And this doesn’t apply only to light bulbs – open windows also contribute to your lighting during the day and that’s the most abundant source of light. A nice open window can easily illuminate an entire room during the daytime, even more so with the help of the color white.
But naturally, you need good lighting for the nighttime as well. This is where proper light placement and intensity will pay off. It's a simple thing, but adding a few extra light sources or improving the ones you have are massive improvements.
If you want to start somewhere, I recommend taking a look at your bathroom vanity lighting!
Make room for a hobby
Everyone deserves the freedom to have a hobby they can enjoy. It’s a nice break from work and other responsibilities, but for many homeowners it can actually become their main source of income, depending on the situation.
But if you decide to invest in a hobby, I recommend not thinking about making money from it at first. Just learn and enjoy it, and make sure the process is fun – that’s the most important part.
And in case you really want to dive in, give yourself some space. If you want to learn how to play an instrument or how to sing, you can install soundproof foam in a room to practice unperturbed. If you want to learn how to paint, set up a corner and protect the floors and walls to prevent painting accidents.
Whatever you choose to do, you can surely find a way to make it work in your home!
Develop a cleaning routine
Keeping the house clean is hard and we all know it. But it’s surprisingly easier when you turn cleaning into part of your routine instead of an on-demand decision.
Besides, it’s much easier to feel motivated when you already have a good idea of how to proceed – the more you’re used to it, the easier it gets.
The idea is to create a cleaning routine that you enjoy. Depending on your work hours and other responsibilities, you can create a routine that involves cleaning in small bursts. This way, if you ever take a weekend to deep clean, it won’t be nearly as difficult.
But this applies to small things as well, like doing the dishes every day before going to sleep – never let it accumulate. Small things like that go a long way in making your cleaning routine lighter and more pleasant to follow, which in turn makes your home always clean and cozy.
Houseplants are beautiful additions to pretty much any room, but the reason I’m suggesting them here isn’t purely aesthetic.
Not only will houseplants bring you closer to nature indoors, which is a great benefit, they also improve your indoor air quality. It might seem like a subtle difference, but even your mood will improve with the presence of houseplants.
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