There’s nothing quite like getting home and putting your feet up after a long day. The winter months can be tough, so creating a cosy sanctuary in your house is the perfect remedy for January blues. From layering the lighting, why not try some of our cosy room ideas to transform your home into a haven?
Binge on blankets
Blankets are the epitome of cosiness, so be sure to stock up on plenty for your home. Make your living room more inviting by displaying your blankets in a wicker baskets or by making your own blanket ladder, rather than just sprawling them over the couch. The added textures in the room will create a homely, warm feel too.
Get cosy with cushions
Nothing says comfort like diving into a sea of cushions on your sofa at the end of the day. Big or small, fake fur or fluffy – any kind of cushions will do the trick.
Revamp your lamps
Dimming the lights is a sure way to relax, so invest in some lamps for your living room to create that perfect cosy atmosphere. Overhead lighting tends to be too over powering and often creates ugly shadows around the room.
Curate your candles
Candles are another sure way to create instant cosiness – just take a look at our Hygge article over on our blog. Particularly if they’re your favourite scene. But don’t just scatter them aimlessly – gather all your candles together on a tray and burn them together to create a warm glow. It’s a great alternative if you’re not lucky enough to have an open fire.
Cosy Bedroom Ideas
Lounge on layers
Adding some layers to your bed will not only keep you cosy in the colder months, it will create a show home style look to your bed. There’s more to layering than meets the eye though and there’s an art to it if you want to create the perfect bed for winter. Textured blankets and cosy quilts as well are warm colours are key!
Nestle in a nook
Even the word “nook” brings comfort to mind! If you love nothing more than unwdining with a good book, then creating a cosy space to read is essential. Sometimes all you need is a big armchair and a blanket, but if you want to experiment why not invest in some floor cushions and create a reading den – by draping a canopy over them.
Flaunt some fairy lights
Fairy lights aren’t just for the festive season, entwine them with your headboard or drape them from the ceiling. However you hang them – fairy lights are the perfect way to create atmospheric cosy lighting.
Finally, pot some plants
Add some greenery to your bedroom to create the ultimate cosy space. A few potted cacti on the windowsill or a small plant in the corner can bring a sense of calm and Zen to a room. Not too green fingered? Don’t worry – artificial plants can work just the same. If you’re looking for the perfect house plant – check out household plant recommendation’s over on the blog.
If you’ve created a “nook” or styled your home cosy for winter – share a picture with us over on our Facebook or twitter page. Or for more inspiration, head over to our Pinterest which is full of inspirational mood boards.