After a long hard day at the office, or entertaining the kids, or running errands around town, there is nothing more satisfying than coming back to your slice of paradise; your beautiful cosy home.
Here are our top tips for making your slice of paradise, the cosy home you have always dreamt of - Elements of a Cosy Home.
The best place to start with making your home a cosy and enjoyable place to be would be to start with the scents and aromas in each room.
You can use essential oils and a diffuser to add some beautiful smells, or try adding a scented candle when you are in the room.
For more ideas about different scents to use in your home take a look at our blog post 'Make Your Home Smell as Good as it Looks'.
Lighting can either make a room feel cold and stark or it can have the opposite effect and put you at ease and help you to relax and feel warm and cosy.
This can be done by adding lamps around your room to add ambience, using uplighter for warmth, or choosing multiple low level lights for a statement and wow factor.
Check out more information about using light in our blog post 'How to Create Ambience Using Light'.
Cushions are the best way for adding cosines!
We believe you can never have too many cushions around your home; add them to your bed, your sofa, your favourite chair or even to the floor for extra seating. They are an easy and inexpensive way to add a pop of colour or make a room feel different.
Take a look at some of our cushion related posts to help you make your decision about which combination of cushions to choose.
On a cool winters evening, try cuddling up under a soft and sumptuous blanket for the ultimate cosy feeling.
A throw or blanket is such a simple way to bring comfort to your room and it has the added benefit of bing functional and stylish too.
Making your room more personal with family photographs, artwork and things that remind you of your loved ones is a wonderful way to give you a happy feeling when you are sat at home in a reflective mood.
Carpet or rugs are essential when you are trying to add depth and warmth to your home; when your feet feel warm, your home feels warm.
Adding a rug to a wooden floor will feel like ultimate luxury especially when the weather is colder.
You can read other ways to add depth to your room in our blog post 'Adding Depth: Textures, Patterns and Layers'.
Adding anything that makes you smile.
Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants; you can't explain it, it brings you joy and makes you feel like home. It could be a piece of art, a table, a rug or a throw. If it is something that brings you joy, add it to your room for the best comfy and cosy feeling in your home.
Which idea for making your home cosy did you like the most? For more inspiraiton on making a homely home, check out our related blogs here.
Elm & Blue