We are all guilty of browsing through Pinterest in awe at the impeccably styled and cozy homes, wondering how they do it. In the era of homebodies and “staying in is the new going out”, homemaking is as alive as ever. There is a secret formula all those cozy styled rooms use, and here it is!
The smell, the lighting, the way they are presented; candles can work magic in any room, and in my opinion, no cozy room is complete without them! Switch the scents according to the season and your set.
Add in some faux fur pillows or rugs that can stay out year round and then some blankets in the fall and winter months and you’ll have instant coziness. You can also make an accent furniture piece your faux fur element. The texture and aesthetic faux fur provides makes it a staple of any cozy space. Adding faux fur doesn’t have to come with a larger than life price tag either. This Ikea rug is seen all over Pinterest and can used anywhere; draped over chairs, your couch, stools, and can even be used as your background for your daily Instagram pic.
Lighting is everything when it comes to that cozy feel. In the evening, shut off that overhead light, close your curtains, and set the mood with string lights, lamps, candles, or a mix of them all.
Don’t be afraid to add layers to any space. This can be done through accent pillows, rugs, curtains, blankets, etc. It gives the space a lived in feel, which = cozy! Layers can also be accomplished through decorative accents and books or magazines.
Adding some life to the space not only makes it look more cozy, but also brightens up your room! How could you be in a bad mood with a beautiful floral arrangement or a live plant everywhere you turn?! Bonus: There are indoor plants that clean the air!