Either way, adapting to a new home is going to take some time and you can’t just get used to it from scratch. However, you can look for ways to make your home more welcoming and bring the transition process to a comfortable level.
This article provides some interesting tips for creating a welcoming home, or better yet, a personal oasis of relaxation that you and your guests would enjoy.
Windows and lighting
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Light is essential for a welcoming atmosphere. Therefore, invite friendly rays! They improve your mood and increase your energy. That is why you should replace heavy curtains with lace curtains to soften the texture of the windows.
In fact, you can use any translucent fabric that you can illuminate, as long as it lets light in but also filters the view to protect your privacy.
If you do not have the desired access to sunlight, solve the process artificially: Install skylights or lights with dimming controls so that the ambience is both bright and cozy when required.
You can add some floor / table lamps to get more intense light for your chores.
A sweet entrance
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“The entrance is important,” says YM Corporation. The foyer says a lot about the people who live in the house and therefore determines the mood of your first-time guests. “It’s not just the visitor’s first impression of the interior or of the house, it also sets the scene for the rest of the house.
You can enliven the place with a large mirror so that it appears visually open and reflects light regardless of its size.
Look for balanced furniture
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By balanced we mean pieces that are both beautiful to look at and comfortable to sit on. However, if you have to decide between the two, prioritize later because you know that at the end of the day it really comes down to how you feel when you go home.
The magical touch of texture
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Texturing is an easy trick to make a place softer as it makes people feel cozier and more relaxed. So imagine objects that are simply tempting to touch them, like smooth wood, corrugated wallpaper, fluffy pillows, etc.
These elements are easy to incorporate into any design scheme, especially modern ones, which tend to look rigid and uncomfortable.
The texture can also reduce the spatial effect in large rooms and make them feel much cozier than in their original state.
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As practical as it is, a large open space can be cold and uninviting. So use furniture to create some tiny nooks that “relax” the atmosphere.
A cute reading nook with lots of pillows or a couch nest can really revitalize large living rooms, but the same effect can be achieved at a fraction of the price.
All you have to do is throw a few pillows or a blanket and your living room will become your favorite sanctuary.
Make your own combinations
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You don’t have to buy furniture sets or items that look absolutely identical. The solution can do more harm than good, and you may live in a furniture store rather than a cozy home.
There is nothing inviting in uniform spaces and they have absolutely nothing to do with your personality. Instead, you should get creative and play with different styles and try to create a space where everything “goes” and doesn’t “fit”.
Take a look outside the box and add texture with cozy but different pieces.
To buy second hand
Tastes are out of the question, which means the couch someone disliked is exactly what your ideal living room needs.
Instead of spending a fortune to make your home cozier, go to a garage sale or a garage sale and look for an item that you might like. Antique stores and auctions are also a good idea, provided your style is traditional rather than modern.
Look at the warmer side of the color wheel
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There is seldom anything as powerful as colors when it comes to evoking moods and emotions. So try to learn a little more about it.
The color sector of the design is the most interesting, which means you will learn a lot but also be entertained.
The basic rule is that cooler shades (blue, green, and purple) look classy but not as stimulating, while warmer ones like red, orange, yellow, or brown can complete your interior project with warmth and coziness.
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Without suitable wall paints, all efforts to make your home more welcoming will be in vain. Your home will still uncover a desperate need for a makeover, and you’ll wonder what the hack went wrong with with it.
While a more cozy atmosphere isn’t your number one goal, consider repainting a room or two for a breath of fresh air.
If you rent and the landlord doesn’t allow you to do so, choose removable wallpaper or stickers that will make you feel at home. The creative souls among you should even consider personal art or vinyl wall stickers that share a meaningful message.
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Plush toys, book collections and scented candles are invaluable for your cozy scenario, as they make a room appear calm and incredibly orderly.
Many people go the opposite way, trying to bring their design to a crispy perfection that amazes people but doesn’t make them stay in the room any longer.
Keeping things clean is, of course, desirable, but your home is not a place to be inspected and assessed.
Instead, it’s a place where people come to visit you and hang out with you. So invite them with fresh flowers, magazines on the coffee table or a glass carafe next to their beds.
You will appreciate this a lot more as a parent corner with nothing to do.
Make it more natural
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Plants are important to any home, not only because they purify the air, but also because they look friendly and inviting. When choosing, think about the size of the room and don’t overdo it with tree-like plants that can distract visitors.
As mentioned earlier, lots of fresh flowers can create a welcoming atmosphere, especially if they look calming and sophisticated.
In addition to plants, you can use many other natural elements such as: B. wooden photo frames or bowls full of seashells. Indeed, you can go for any subtle addition that you find a comfortable factor in your home.
Cheer up the ambience
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Comfort isn’t so much about how things look, but how a person feels when surrounded by these things.
To make people comfortable with you, play soothing jazz in the background, install dimmers on the lights, put cushions on the chairs, etc.
When you run out of ideas, think about your friend and his favorite places: what would make him spend cozy evenings with you?
Show meaningful details
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Last but not least, you can be even more comfortable by showing the things that you love and that have sentimental value in your life.
There is nothing better than adding family photos, travel memories, or gifts received from your friends to personalize a place as this is the guarantee that you will always want to go home and relax.
A favorite piece of art is also a great homely space idea, as long as you exhibit in the right place.