Creating a cozy home aesthetic transforms any living space into a place of peace and joy. Whether you go big and renovate or buy a few accent pieces, make a plan. You need to get a construction estimate before you finalize your plan and budget. Just remember what Nietzsche said long ago about the devil is in the details.
Warm-Up Any Room with a Fireplace
It is almost certain that one of the images we all conjure up when we think of a cozy room is a fireplace. What could be more soothing than warming up beside a roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day?
There are a lot of factors to consider with new fireplace construction. Building codes need to be reviewed and followed. That’s why you’ll probably want to hire a qualified contractor to decide what type of fireplace works best for your home.
There are three types of fireplaces to consider. It makes sense to evaluate the pros and cons of direct-vent gas fireplaces, zero-clearance fireplaces, and wood-burning masonry styles. If it’s warmth and ease of use that you want, then Better Homes & Gardens recommends gas fireplaces as a practical option for many homeowners.
Use Textured Wall Paneling
The textured wall paneling being used today is not your grandmother’s dark wood paneling that made her old den feel dark and cavelike. One of the best ways to liven up an otherwise plain room is to add textured wall paneling. HGTV quotes designer Marie Flanigan who insists that when decorating a luxury guest house, she opted for a “soothing white hue and delivered warmth through the use of a texture-rich wall application.”
Few things say cozy, like exposed brick. This look is timeless, sophisticated, and cozy, all wrapped up in a bow for anyone willing to tackle this type of renovation. Luckily, there are many bricks to consider. The type of brick you select has a huge impact on the statement the room makes.
There is no debate about classic red brick holding its own as a reliable favorite for many decorators. Contrast is always a part of the equation. Cool gray is subtle, while white brick might be the perfect selection for showing off colorful artwork.
Buy Some Plants
Bring some life into your home with a few well-chosen plants. Interestingly, plants have a positive psychological impact on humans. BestLife reports a claim published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology that states that indoor plants can reduce stress.
There is no need for our love affair with plants to end when wintertime rolls around, and we are forced inside. Plants that are low maintenance will add another dimension to your inside space without the hassle.
Lighting can make all the difference in setting the mood for a specific indoor space. Dark rooms often appear smaller than they actually are, in sharp contrast to the welcoming and airy feel of a room that is well lit. Changing the lighting can be as simple as changing the light bulbs for a more aesthetic vibe to changing outdated fixtures that desperately need to be updated.
Selecting stunning contemporary lighting fixtures can make the entire room. What was once a practical necessity has been elevated to art by many decorators and designers interested in making a statement.
Spice Up the Bedroom with a Netted Canopy
When we think of our favorite place to finally unwind and relax, the bedroom is the natural place we want to burrow in and feel cozy. Imagine how much more inviting your bed would be with a soft fishnet canopy encapsulating you in a cocoon of sheer fabric that is both alluring and cozy.
Since a home is where the heart lives, then it is crucial that you create the perfect cozy retreat. With a few good ideas, you can transform your home into a place you’ll be proud to call your own. On any budget, you can make changes that improve your home life. There is no time like today.