Everybody wants to live in a comfortable place. Whether you live in a one bedroom bungalow or a huge mansion, there are ways you can make your home more comfortable. These 15 strange ideas might just inspire you and help you to make your home more comfortable than ever!
Let Your Front Door Set The Tone For The Rest of Your Home
The first thing you want to do is let your front door and entryway to your home set the tone for the rest of the house. Curb appeal is really important, and this kind of thing continues as soon as you enter the house. So, make sure your door is clean and painted a nice color. Consider putting a plant next to the door, and using some inviting fabrics and colors so that people feel instantly welcomed to your home! It will have an effect on you too, so don’t underestimate it.
Use Your Imagination When Buying Furniture
As you shop for furniture, try to imagine yourself using it. Can you really picture yourself taking a nap, or curled up with a good book? If not, then you might want to rethink your choice. You should be able to see yourself lounging around on your furniture. Comfort should come first, aesthetics second. You’ll always regret choosing a piece of furniture simply for aesthetic purposes. Make sure you shop in person so you can test out the furniture and see how comfortable you actually find it.
Don’t Be Afraid To Mix Up Sets
When buying furniture, don’t be lazy and buy matching sets. This is a quick way to make your home look boring. Yes, it might look comfortable, but mixing things up a little can make it even better. Mix and match pieces of furniture, just make sure you choose one element that ties them in together. This could be color, fabric, pattern, or something else. There are lots of designers that use this trick and make it work really well! Make sure you look at other home decor sites and blogs. Things like Pinterest can be really useful for getting things like this right.
Use Colors That Create A Relaxing Mood
Colors have the power to create a mood in any home. You can’t just use color schemes you like without researching the moods and things behind them first. For instance, red can be a nice color in the home but it definitely isn’t considered a relaxing or comfortable color. In fact, the color red is sometimes associated with urgency. Colors such as green and blue are perfect for creating a more relaxing mood, but there are other colors and combinations you can use too. Make sure you read up on them first and consider how you want to feel. Once you’ve read up on the mood of colors, use a color wheel to find the ones that fit in most seamlessly together. You can even pick contrasting colors if that’s what you like.
Surround Yourself With Beautiful Textures
Surround yourself with plenty of textures in every room of your home. Failing to use textures could actually leave you with a boring looking home. You can use as many textures as you like and see fit to make every room in your home look comforting. You can use fur rugs, curtains, contrasting wooden floors and furniture, and more. There are no rules to how you decide to use texture to complete the look of your home. The idea is that you want to touch everything when you walk in, and guests should feel the same.
Go For Different Types of Lighting
Different types of lighting are important for functioning and feeling relaxed. For instance, you’ll need task lighting in rooms like the kitchen and bathroom. However, you should also invest in mood lighting. This is especially important in rooms you’d like to relax in, such as the bedroom and living room. You can use dimmer switches, fairy lights, and other forms of mood lighting to create that cosy feeling in your home.
Pay Close Attention To Detail
Paying close attention to detail will make a big difference to your home. Details such as vases, accessories, and things that give your home a complete look will all help add to the finished product. Make sure they suit the personality and style you’re trying to convey in your home. The finer details really do add up and make all the difference.
Only Fill Your Home With Things You Love
When choosing things to go in your home, make sure you don’t just pick things for use or because you think they’ll ‘match’ something. If you don’t love it, don’t buy it! The saying goes, if something isn’t useful or something you find beautiful, you shouldn’t own it. That being said, you can definitely find useful things that you believe to be beautiful, so you are only surrounded with things that resonate with you. This will always make you feel more comfortable in your home.
Creating layers is a professional way to create comfort. Keep blankets layered over chairs and sofas, and don’t forget to layer up your cushions. You can do this on your bed too. This will help you create areas for all kinds of activities, like napping and reading. You should want to jump on your furniture because it looks so comfortable! Don’t be afraid of going OTT.
Control The Temperature The Smart Way
The temperature of your home is going to make a difference to how comfortable it is. No matter how well decorated your home is, if it’s freezing cold, it’s barely going to make you feel good while you’re inside of it. If you’ve had your heating and cooling system for a while, it could be a good time to look at having it replaced. Looking at companies like Save Home Heat could help you to work out what you want to do to make it more effective.
Flowers are key to brightening up a home and making it more welcoming. The great thing about flowers is that you don’t have to use them sparingly. You can easily use them in every room, and they’ll make a massive difference to how cosy you feel. Put some by the door as mentioned earlier, have them on side tables, coffee tables, and wherever else you can fit them. Of course, this can get expensive, so you may want to look at false flowers before you spend a fortune. Check out flower arrangement guides so that you can create a professional look without spending a fortune!
Make A Relaxation Nook
Having a nook in the home will give you somewhere you can retreat when you’re feeling stressed. You can use this space to relax, meditate, think, read, whatever you like. Find a quiet spot in the house, place a comfortable chair there, and even add an ottoman and blanket to make your nook more comfortable.
Put Your Own Spin On Something
To make your home really feel like yours, put your own spin on something. You’ll get a sense of achievement. You could use a piece of material you love to reupholster some old furniture, for instance. You could make a feature wall in your home, or paint a mural. Creating something yourself will make it feel more welcoming, more like you own it. Having nothing but neutral walls and furniture might look sleek and modern, but it isn’t exactly comfortable! Even if it is comfortable, it may not have the same comfortable feeling as something you created yourself.
Make Your Home Smell Really Good
Smell is a huge part of how comfortable your home is. Make your home smell as nice as possible and you’ll feel amazing when you step foot inside. You can use candles, but make sure you don’t leave them unattended. You can use incense burners, aromatherapy diffusers, and similar items. You could even bake some cookies to get that real ‘homey’ smell. Use fabric sprays for a quick boost when you need it too!
Create A Display Of Family Photos and Art
Bear walls aren’t necessarily the most fashionable choice. Displaying your most meaningful family photos and things you love to look at on the wall will make you feel really comfortable and happy. When people come to visit, they’ll feel comfortable too. If they’ve made it to your display, they’re bound to feel honoured! You can make this display look really interesting by using frames of different styles, shapes, and sizes. Get creative with it, maybe even include some inspirational quotes and pieces of artwork.
These ideas might seem unusual to some, but if you try them you’re bound to notice just how much more comfortable your home feels. There are plenty to choose from, so pick the ones that resonate the most with you. If you have any tips you love and would like to leave below, make sure you do. Come back soon!