When you first move into a new apartment, it is an important first step to make it cozy and homey. The most important thing to do to make your apartment feel perfect for you is to include your own personal touches. Generally, bringing in warmth is one of the easiest ways to make a home feel more welcoming, especially in these colder months. If you’re looking for some easy steps to take that won’t break the bank, we’ve put together a list of small changes to make your apartment cozy this winter.
Bring in soft textures
The first thing you should try is adding soft textures to your decor. Simply throwing a fuzzy or thick blanket on your couches and bed make the perfect atmosphere to wrap yourself up and stay warm. Adding pillows as well creates a plush sitting area to enjoy with family and friends.
Rugs provide another way to bring soft textures into your home. You can also layer rugs in high traffic areas to keep your feet warm and create an inviting aesthetic. Soft textures invite people to get comfortable, and create a cozier home.
Include warm colors
One subtle detail that often gets overlooked—that makes a big difference—is the colors you choose to include in your home. This goes for your furniture, wall hangings, and accent pieces, as well as the lighting you include. Opt for warm colors such as yellows, oranges, and reds. You can include neutrals with pops of warm shades, which will be sufficient for warming up a space. Another aspect to consider is furniture with warm shades of wood opposed to gray tones.
Another way to use warmer tones is in your lighting choices. Rather than using bright, white lights, opt for a softer, yellow glow that will instantly make the space feel warmer. This can be achieved with both overhead lighting and lamps, as well as any other accent lighting in a room.
An easy way to bring some life into a room is by adding greenery to your shelves, tables, or other areas. Not only can house plants add a touch of color to your rooms, but they also add extra oxygen to a room and can boost your mood. Some people even add plants such as eucalyptus to their bathroom and shower, which helps the plants release steamy aromas to not only smell good, but provide health benefits.
If you aren’t much of a green thumb, succulents are easy to care for and do the job. Plastic plants also achieve similar results, sans the extra oxygen. With so many different types of greenery to choose from, you’re sure to find a plant that fits your style and personality.
Cozy up with candles
A home decor option that has become popular is candles. With a similar idea as adding warm lighting, candles warm up a space with a soft glow from their small flame. There are also so many scents to choose from now that you can find a signature small for your room or home. Check to make sure that your apartment allows candles, or try using candles with faux flames to add a touch of warmth to your home. You could also add wax warmers to your shelves or counters to achieve a sweet scent in your space to avoid using an open flame.
A home is a refuge
Your home should be a safe space for you and your family to recharge and relax. Creating an atmosphere that allows you to be both productive and calm is one of the most important parts of living in an apartment. Following these tips will make a modern apartment feel much more comfortable and perfect for your family.
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