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Tips to a warm, cozy and inviting home

Your home is your haven. It is your place of rest and relaxation after a long day at work or exhausting trip. It is a place where you feel safe and comforted when going through a tough time or when something is taking an emotional toll on you.

Whether you live in a room, apartment, house or mansion, the principle stays the same – in order to foster the utmost comfort, contentment and relaxation, you need a little bit of warmth and a cold and sterile environment (even though some people prefer it) is less likely to offer such.

Whether you bought/moved into a new home and want to add your personal touch and personality, want to make your current space more inviting or feel like something is missing/lacking decorative-wise, we’ve got some tips to spice it up and add some warmth!

Lighting

Harsh, overhead lighting is terrible if you want to foster a cozier atmosphere. Luckily, you have several alternatives! Make sure you have an abundance of task lighting, table and floor lamps and ambiance lighting, focusing on focal points that you want to illuminate after the sun goes down. Light, seasonal, scented candles are perfect to create a sense of warm and calmness. Fairy lights are also great alternatives to cast a soft, ambient and magical glow. Lastly, remember the swop out your bulbs for warm-toned LED alternatives.

Rugs

When it comes to flooring, you have several options – tiling, hardwood, laminate, marble, concrete, etc. However, nothing quite makes you feel as warm and cosy as a soft, fluffy rug. There’s no need to go and redo the flooring everywhere – you can simply either buy a large rug or a bunch of smaller rugs to layer in strategic spots wherever you feel best, like in front of the sofa, next to your bed, under the coffee table, etc.

Pillows & throws

Add texture! Small comforts like throws and pillows – one of the easiest ways to change the look, feel, seasonal style and comfort of any room. It is easy to mix and match, swop out and replace an also gives you the creative freedom to go crazy. All combined with adding a truckload of comfiness.

Plants

Plants, flowers, fruits & veggies – they all have one thing in common. Adding life, color and character to any space. Your options are endless, starting with organic/living plants and flowers or going for faux greenery instead. You can get a few potted succulents to add in various spots in your house, a lovely orchid for your dining room table, a few wooden bowls of fruits and veggies for the kitchen table, or even larger, bold potted plants to add a shock of greenery to an area.

Art

Nothing comes quite as close as art when it comes to completely changing the look, feel and atmosphere of location. Canvas Prints is the perfect solution for adding art to your home, being convenient and cost effective while the quality and longevity is unsurpassed. Creating custom, high-quality wall art of the things that are important to you is a great way to turn your house into a home and to make your family and friends feel warm and welcomed.

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