“Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
As good ol’ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said above, albeit in a more articulate fashion, home is where the heart is. And I think we can all agree that we want to make it as comfortable and wonderful as we can.
Our home is our nest. It is the one place on this planet where we should feel the most comfortable and cozy being in. It may seem like a daunting chore at first, but making your home a little cozier and a little more comfortable a place to live in can be simple and easy, just like the tips we have gathered for you below. Read on to find out how you can make your home a haven of relaxation and comfort.
Use the right sheets in the bedroom
The bedroom is one of the most personal and private places in anyone’s home. It is where we sleep, after all. Nothing will make your home cozier than having a wonderful bed to relax in at the end of the day.
It goes without saying that having a great bed is a major factor in having a comfortable bedroom. But, choosing the right sheets is also important. Never underestimate how matching the sheets with the season can have on how comfortable your bed can get. Think flannel in winter for ultimate coziness, or satin in the summer to keep cool.
Splash in a little bit of green
Adding a few plants to your indoor and outdoor decoration can do wonders for your home. Nothing livens up the house more than a few potted plants here and there. You might start to think of the hassle of having to maintain these plants throughout the whole year (most especially during the winter) but fret not! There is a way!
There are plenty of neat tips and tricks that can make it easier for you to bring your plants indoors, especially during the colder months of the year when there is a need for them to transition gradually to warmer temperatures.
So, grab on to your passionate plant-loving self and get to know the interesting world of botany. Whether you search the web or read a book about it, just do what floats your boat and keeps your plants green.
Go soft on the eyes
Lighting is one of the pillars of both interior design and making any room feel a little bit cozier. To that end, I strongly suggest going down to the local hardware store to ask for bulbs with adjustable brightness settings.
Going brighter or dimmer really helps set the mood for whatever occasion you might have in your home. Getting light fixtures with adjustable settings is a simple step that will go a long way on the road to making a comfier home.
Tiles and textiles
Tiles and textiles are important features of the house that can add a little bit of texture to interior design.
Tiles have been a staple in interior design for as long as I know. Choosing the right tiles depends largely on what you are going for. Just make sure that they are of good quality and the design matches your overall look.
Some of you may feel like textiles are more of an outdoors material. They can work indoors, but if you want them you will have to stick to ones that have a neutral tone. The look is versatile and tends to go well in almost any home.