A warm and welcoming home is important to make your home feel cosy. It’s an atmosphere that can instantly be felt as soon as you walk into a room. Here are a few tips to get inspired to get your home cosy and atmospheric, especially as the chillier months draw closer.
The hallway is a great starting place and goes a long way in creating the initial impression people have when entering your home. Make sure your passage is clear of shoes, bags and other clutter. Light rich and decadent scented candles and decorate with warm yellow lighting. It can be tempting to darken your colourways as soon as the nights get colder but consider keeping the colours light and airy to help the space feel airy. Get a boot scraper and a mat to stop mud from been brought in from the less than balmy weather outside.
BE OUR GUESTS
Making guests feel immediately at home when they come in from the cold can be the difference between whether they stay or it’s just a one time visit. Consider investing in a stylish heating option like these wall mounted electric fires, to make sure that your guests are warm, cosy and comfy. Keep a pair of slippers and some soft throws for added levels of comfort. Going the extra mile is sure to make your visitors make you feel right at home.
START A CONVERSATION
Arrange your seating arrangements in your home close together to make sure everyone feels included when they’re seated. It creates an air of intimacy and can help the conversation flow. Popular fabrics like velvet make for a really welcoming environment, especially in your living room.
Fill your space with hygge, soft and delicate accessories such as blankets, throws and cushions. Soft furnishings are perfect for when you want to relax and are spending more time inside.
SET THE MOOD
In many places this side of the hemisphere, it can get dark as early as mid-afternoon. To combat the feelings of constant darkness, use different types of lighting to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Play around with ambient and accent light sources to get the feel of the room just right.
MAKE IT SMELL GREAT
Autumn and winter are great times to fill your house with gorgeous smells such as pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla and other colder weather scents. Scented candles, air diffusers, incense and plug-ins can all go some way to creating a perfect seasonal environment.
LET THE LIGHT IN
With limited amounts of daylight in the northern hemisphere over the winter months, it is important to get as much precious sunlight as you can. Lack of sunlight can affect your circadian rhythm and your vitamin d levels. Be sure to invest in some heavy, weighted curtains to block out the cold but be sure to open them up as soon as possible in the mornings.
Don’t encourage autumn yet, summer is still here LOL. I agree that getting the home smelling great is important
I’m all about greeting as much light into the house as possible as the days begin to draw in
I love changing our house for the different seasons. I always think a candle can really set the mood.
Some great tips here. I always start burning my cinnamon candles in the autumn – love it!
I am so excited for Autumn as it’s such a cozy time of the year and way more comfortable than summer. When we get our house next year the hallway is something I’m actually excited to have x
I love Autumn, the colours, the scents, the blankets, the hot chocolate and cosying up in front of a fire.
Smells are important! With pets household odour can be such an issue 🙁 We have many different diffuses and plug in air fresheners, ones from airwick with the green lids really work well for us as they eliminate pet odour 🙂 x
I dont think anything makes a home cosy like a real log fire does.
Great ideas! Autumn is my favourite month and I love getting my home all cosy and winter ready!