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10 Ways to Make Your Home Look and Feel Cozy

by DrPrem Jagyasi

If you’ve just moved into a new home, you live in a modern space, or you’ve opted for minimalist décor, you could find that your home lacks warmth and coziness. Often, homes can look and feel cold and impersonal without a few homely touches to warm them up. Here’s a look at some easy ways to make your home cozier and add a lovely homely feel.



Shelves full of books around the outside of your rooms can make a room seem smaller and warmer. Books can also make you feel safe and relaxed. This is especially useful in large rooms, as shelving will make the room appear significantly smaller.

Wall Hangings

Pictures and photographs on the walls are great, but wall hangings and tapestries are even better when it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere.

Use the Space

If you have a large lounge with a lot of open space, try to find ways to fill it. If you have children, this could be by creating a play area or zone. If not, simply add a large coffee table.

Dark Curtains


Light walls can be very relaxing, but if you want to add some warmth, heavy blackout curtains in darker colors are great. Go for velvet or another textured material for extra coziness.


Candles give a room softer lighting options and can smell fantastic. Curling up with a good book and some Frostbeard soy candles can create an unbelievably cozy evening in.

Soft Furnishings

One of the easiest ways to add warmth to any room is by adding some soft furnishings. Blankets, throws, and cushions all work well at making a room seem cozy and inviting.

Move Furniture

Move your seating so they are facing each other and away from the walls. This makes a room seem smaller, cozier and invites a more social atmosphere.



Start at the floor and work your way up. If you’ve got wooden flooring, add some soft, fluffy rugs to your rooms and a fluffy mat to your bathroom floor for a little luxury under your feet. If you prefer carpet, opt for thick soft coverage and add some lighter rugs for color and texture.

Add a Nook

A reading nook can be anywhere, perhaps in a large window bay or the corner of a bigger room. Divide the space by adding some shelving or seating. Then, cover the walls in hangings and book shelves to create the ultimate cozy corner.


Candles are one option when it comes to lighting, but there are many others. Relying on your main light can mean your room is always bright, so it’s a good idea to give yourself some softer options. You could install a dimmer or place reading lamps and lanterns around your rooms.

In the warmer months, things like this may not seem as important. But, as the weather turns, having a cozy home can help you to relax and settle after a hard day out in the cold. These touches could even save you money on your heating bills!

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