I’m a big believer in having a cozy home. It’s your sanctuary and the one place you spend a majority of your time. Making it a place of comfort, relaxation, and of course with things you love, is a must. I knew that once I had my own home, I would fill it with everything I considered cozy, that put a smile on my face and gave me that warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Without going totally overboard, I decided to go with 6 simple ways to achieve a cozy home.
6 Simple Ways to Achieve a Cozy Home
Blankets and Pillows
Pillows and throw blankets just scream cozy. There are so many different types of blankets and pillows you can buy – soft faux fur, thick knits, and cute prints. I love having décor pillows on my couch, as well as blankets available all around for easy access. My husband loves it because he can just lay back on the couch and everything is there for him to have a quick nap after work, and our guests love having the pillows to lean back on and blankets to wrap themselves in.
Who doesn’t like oversized knit sweaters, fuzzy socks, and warm pyjamas? These are the best pieces of clothing to lounge around in at home. Gather a small collection of clothing dedicated for lounging in, and include a few sweaters, a pair of slippers, fuzzy socks, t-shirts, and some loose pants or sweatpants. It helps if the clothing is super cute! I love matching sets, cute prints, or anything pastel. Pastel colours are my favourite, so all my sweaters and socks are either pink, baby blue, or lavender. I also love PJ sets with coffee, pugs, or cats on them. Personally, I feel more feminine and happy to wear cute clothing around the house and not just when I go out.
I love having my engagement and wedding photos around my home. It reminds me of the most wonderful time in my life. Having photos of your family, your friends, your partner, pets, and other fun memories around your home, can uplift your mood and put a smile on your face. I love the shadow box frames that are trendy now, where you can put in whatever photos and mementos inside. It’s like a 3D scrapbook that you can constantly change with new photos, and they are so much fun to create! You can find these on Amazon, or if you live in Canada, Winners and HomeSense.
Warm Drinks & Yummy Food
I have a drink cabinet where I have a stash of yummy teas, coffee, and hot cocoa. My favourite teas are herbal, specifically floral or fruity teas. My personal favourite flavours are peach, orange, and strawberry. I also have relaxing tea for nighttime before bed, such as chamomile, rose, and lavender. If a cup of tea is not your thing, even hot cocoa with whip cream and cocoa powder sprinkled on top is a sweet treat to have! Baked goods are a must to have around the house, such as freshly baked blueberry muffins or chocolate chip cookies, or whatever dessert you prefer! They’re great to have after dinner with a warm drink snuggled up on the couch with all those blankets and pillows!
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Fairy lights add such a dreamy and whimsical atmosphere to any room. I love having white lights in the living room for a brighter look, and warm lights for a more soft, calming effect in the bedroom. Wrap these lights around the bed frame, pin them to the wall, around curtain rods, your fireplace, or around your ceiling. Turn off your lights and let the glow from these lights lure you into relaxation.
Having candles around the house is a great way to add a pleasant fragrance throughout the home. I love those soft, light scents, like vanilla, cinnamon, and birthday cake! I also like the woodsy and sweeter scents such as apple cider or a douglas fir. Those are my absolute favourite scents during the colder seasons and makes any room in the house have a cozy ambience.
So there are my tips on how I made my home filled with comfort, love, and coziness. There are tons more ways to have a cozy home, but I like to keep it simple. If you have any other ideas for having a cozy home, let me know in the comments!