Tips to Make Your House Homey
November 6, 2014
Everyone loves a cozy house. Not only is it wonderful to unwind after a long day in a comfortable home but guests will be sure to appreciate its inviting hang out spots and charm. Of course, "cozy" can sometimes go terribly wrong--we have all been in houses overflowing with throw blankets and friendly faced tchochkees--but who would want to cover your gorgeous Waypointe interiors with cherub figurines and ancient crochet projects? Still want to get cozy but not willing to go into full Grandma's House mode? Fret not! There are a ton of excellent ways to make your house cozy and comfort without having to sacrifice sophistication or style.
Ditch the all neutral color palette
Don't get us wrong, griege and white have their place in interior design, but there is nothing all too inviting about an austere interior. Sure, if you are playing up the Waypointe's sleek finishes with modernist design elements that is one thing, but if you really want to feel cozy you have to have furniture and textiles you feel like you can relax on. Mix in colors like warm magentas, cool blues, burnt oranges, or whatever speaks to you, in durable but soft fabrics or on plush statement furniture. After all, cozy is all about comfort and nobody can get comfortable if they always have to worry about staining their white couch!
One of the often overlooked ways to bring life and warmth into a room is with plants. A little greenery can go a long way in making a room feel refreshed and homey. If you do not have much of a green thumb, try out succulents, air plants, or even building your own terrarium!
Cozy can be accomplished in a lot of varied ways--it doesn't have to be all bear skin rugs, roaring fires, and a raging snowstorm outside. The most important consideration in making your Waypointe home feel cozy is that you are comfortable!