When I was a little girl, I wished for two things when I grew up: To be a writer. And to live in a cozy little house. I guess I’ve accomplished both those things.
If you have fresh flowers in your home it just feels like you’ve gone the extra mile.
If you add pretty linens and quilts, you are adding texture and the feeling of being wrapped in love.
If you add a collection or two, you are showing your personality.
If you paint your existing furniture in colors that you love, then you have added to your cozy atmosphere with just the price of a can of paint. Then with the addition of new knobs, you can change the look of a piece even more.
If you add greenery in the way of house plants, you are cleaning the toxins from your environment. Additionally, plants also visually soften the edges of box-like shaped rooms.
If you showcase your prized collections; your books and reading materials, a person gets a glimpse into who you are when they visit your home.
A beverage (or coffee) bar is both useful and handy. You don’t have to walk back and forth getting what you need to make yourself a cup of coffee, for it’s already in one place.
The best way to organize things is to have a place for everything. And to put everything back in its rightful place. That’s really the secret of small space living.
Most anything can be painted. If you have a lamp you picked up for a song but just don’t like the color, then that is an easy fix. Paint it. The same goes for furniture and many pieces of decor.
Color is a vital part of my personality. Color revitalizes me. So I always have color in my home. I’m not one to have all muted neutrals decorating my place.
If you’re downsizing and know you can’t take everything with you, then go into each room, sit down, and look around you at everything in that room. Think about where you’re moving and visualize each piece in that new space.
Take a notebook and write down all the pieces in your room. Then go down the list and check off what you absolutely must keep. And what you know will fit. Have measurements handy.
Review your possessions in your head. Eventually, the cream should rise to the top. The most important elements should be readily apparent.
And then you can add what you simply would like to keep.
No matter where I land in the future, I will manage to make it a cozy little home. Whether it be a house or an apartment.
Because living with things you love in a cozy arrangement and in an organized fashion, is what everyone really wants in their home.