Updated on October 22, 2023
I have chosen 6 elements of a cozy home to share with you today.
My home is my favorite place to be because I have created a space that is comfy and cozy.
Spread A Color Palette Throughout Your Home
I firmly believe that a chosen color palette is important when deciding on decorating options.
Use Core Colors
1. Choose Different Shades Of Core Colors
I like to choose a few color options and then sprinkle them throughout all my home. My furniture is neutral. Thus I can change accent colors if I so choose.
A decorating color wheel will give you basic foundational ideas for how to pair colors in a room.
When you are decorating a home, think of the colors you would like to use as accents in each room.
My core colors are a golden-yellow, shades of green, and red. These days I’m using a lot of green and white, with touches of brown.
I have these colors scattered in every room in my apartment. This lends a sense of flow and continuation to your spaces.
Your colors “move the eye” from room to room.
Decorating Your Bedroom Is Important
You want your bedroom to feel tranquil and be comfortable. Bedding is an important choice so give it some thought before you purchase it.
I use lined thermal-insulated room darkening curtains to keep out light. If light is seeping in it makes it hard for me to sleep.
I wouldn’t skimp on bedding, because you spend a third of your life in your bed. And consequently your bedroom.
Oftentimes when someone moves into a home, the bedroom is the last room to be decorated. I wouldn’t do that.
Lamps Are Cozy Additions To A Room
2. Use Lamps & Banish Overhead Lighting
I detest overhead lighting. The soft glow of a lamp evokes a feeling of warmth.
Bright lights overhead just make me jittery and uncomfortable.
I have lamps in every room. Even my bathroom.
I often think I’m a lamp collector because it’s hard for me to pass up a good deal on a lamp. Even if I don’t need it!
House Plants Bring Nature Indoors
3. Add House Plants To Your Decor
There’s nothing quite like house plants to make a home feel loved. You are bringing nature into your home.
Decorating with indoor plants has numerous benefits. House plants produce extra oxygen through photosynthesis, which helps to reduce stress.
It’s well documented that house plants have a positive impact on our health and well-being.
There’s nothing like lush greenery to brighten up your spaces.
Books Make A Room Feel Lived In
4. Show Off Your Books
Books make a home look and feel lived in. The addition of books shine a light into the personality of the person or persons who live there.
The books in the above photo are mostly decorating and gardening books that I’ve gathered on the coffee table.
I suggest layering books around your home to show what your interests are. And books make great foundations to give height to decor placed on surfaces.
Quilts Are The Essence Of Warmth
Your grandmother may have left you a stack of quilts. Display and show them off. Quilts are the very epitome of warmth and coziness.
I’ve made most of mine myself. And so they mean more to me because of all the time and effort I put into them.
I recall the many stitches it took from start to finish in making a quilt. The softness of the cotton underneath my fingers as I wove the three layers together.
Because of all these precious memories, my quilts are priceless to me. If there was a fire, one of the first things I’d want to grab are my quilts.
Add Acquired Collections
6. Show Off A Beloved Collection
Collections are also a glimpse into who lives in a home. It gives an inkling of the personality of that person.
A collection shows how the years that have molded you and the people who have inspired you.
I like to collect white pitchers and blue and green vintage bottles. I must add quilts to that I suppose, because I have lots of them.
Collections can be displayed in many ways. Arrange them on shelves, on tabletops, or on a mantel.
Some of your collections might pertain to certain seasons or holidays. Bring them out to share with family and friends. Maybe tell them how you got started collecting these items.
It might make for an interesting conversation!
There are many other ways to make your home feel cozy and loved. Candles, for instance.
Framed photos of family and friends. Tall house plants that soften corners.
Choose your own cozy elements and decorate your home accordingly.