If a perfectly executed renovation is not pleasing to the eye and does not give a feeling of comfort, then perhaps the interior is missing a few cozy details. Here’s how to add them and not overdo it.
Most modern interiors tend to minimalism and high-tech: perfectly flat surfaces, neutral tones, laconic decor. But creating such perfection, it is easy to forget about the main thing – comfort. Without it, even in a flawless interior, you will feel uncomfortable. For many centuries, the understanding of comfort has not changed: it is associated with warmth, light, purity, and convenience. There are many ways to create a cozy home atmosphere. We will tell you about a few of them.
Put Things in Order
Coziness is out of the question if the house is in constant chaos and mess. Most often, this is caused by orphaned things that have been waiting in line for disposal for years. Take a look around, and, finally, get rid of unnecessary junk and hoarding. Remember to clean the room regularly. Remember that it is easier not to put things in order, but to maintain.
Make the Light Obedient
A cozy atmosphere at home depends a lot on proper lighting. There should be at least two or three light sources to provide multiple light scenarios. Modern lighting devices and gadgets greatly simplify the task and make the light obedient, functional, and economical. Convenient dimmers, motion sensors, detectors, and special timers will help you to adjust the lighting in the room.
Turn On the Warm Palette
In modern interiors of megalopolises, neutral, metallic shades increasingly prevail. But they have so much cold and little life. Even in the strict color scheme of minimalism or hi-tech, it will always be appropriate to add several bright, warm shades: orange, red, yellow, terracotta … With them, the interior becomes much more comfortable.
Use High Technology
In the high-tech age, comfort has become much easier. It is enough to acquire smart gadgets for the home, of which there are many on the market now: from small electric drives for blinds and dimmers to whole intelligent control systems for all engineering equipment at home (light, heat, air conditioning), which greatly simplify life and save energy costs.
Revive the Walls
Bare walls are boring and lonely, even if they are loft-style brickwork. The best way to revive them is to hang family photos, paintings, panels, souvenirs. Family pictures, which capture happy and memorable moments, provide a particularly pleasant and soulful atmosphere in the house. Depending on the style of the interior and your ideas, you can hang one large canvas or several small images on the wall. The key is to avoid too much syndrome.
Get Green Decor
Green plants and flowers, as if by magic, can quickly add a significant degree of comfort to the interior. If you are not strong in floriculture, choose unpretentious plants, the care of which is minimal. Consider their shape and size when placing green decor. For example, it is better not to put large plants on windowsills – they will “eat up” natural light. An excellent and fashionable solution is mini-terrariums in stylish glass containers.
Add Warm Accessories
To create a cozy atmosphere, many designers advise decorating your home with warm, soft accessories that are pleasant to touch. It is enough to make two or three accents: it can be a fluffy Persian carpet, a pillow with a fur cover, flokati rug on a chair, or a woolen blanket thrown hastily over the back of the chair.
Put Memorabilia All Over
They have a unique atmosphere of nostalgia and serenity. You don’t have to surround yourself with expensive antiques. Personal or family heirlooms, memorable souvenirs, things (favorite books, grandmother’s phone, number plate of the first car) will plunge you into pleasant memories, and the feeling of home comfort will noticeably increase.
Modernize the Heating System
Warmth is one of the main indicators of comfort. It is important to always keep it under control. There are many different devices for this: adjustable radiators, thermostats, energy-saving heating devices. With their help, you can easily control the intensity of space heating, energy consumption, and monitor the air quality in the house.
Put a Chair in the Bedroom
Of course, the beds in the bedroom play a leading role. But if the sizes of the room allow, then one or two soft, comfortable chairs can be placed in one of its corners, thus organizing a corner for reading, intimate conversations, and reflections. With such a lounge area, your bedroom will only benefit and become even more comfortable.
Curtain the Wall
Without drapes and curtains, the interior is like a person in a suit and without shoes. Correctly selected textiles make a significant contribution to the creation of home comfort. But do not think that curtains are relevant only for windows and around the bed. Try decorating your bedroom wall with these to soften smooth surfaces, add visual interest, and make the interior feel more casual.
Light Home Fire
Since ancient times, the fire in the fireside symbolized the comfort and well-being of the house. Perhaps that is why fireplaces are so common in modern interiors. They are appropriate not only in private cottages and garden houses but also in small apartments. Instead of a real fireplace, electric, gas and even false fireplaces look good. If such an accessory does not fit into your interior, then romantic candle compositions are quite suitable as a mini-alternative to the fireside.
Listen to some of the tips and you will see how you can easily make your home cozy and comfortable. It takes a little willpower and success is guaranteed.