Life in the 21st century is not only fast-paced but keeps an individual busy. Even if you run a business, work at a firm, do a local job at the local market, or you are a housewife, whatever is that you do keep you busy. At the end of a long day some may want to go out and party, others may want to go to the library and read books while some may want to go home and have a relaxed evening.
Understandably, there is no place like home. Home is our safe space where we feel protected, and we can be our authentic self but do others feel the same way for your home? It is essential to make your home feel cosy for others, especially when they want to visit as guests.
Your house is not only your house, but it shows a part of your personality, it reflects your choices and gives the outsider an idea of what and how you are as a person. There are many different ways in which a house can be made warm and inviting, some of the methods are as follows.
Lighting is the heart of a home
When you enter the house of a friend, colleague or your sibling and they have a dark apartment with very little light, then the first impression of their home formed must not be positive. Good lighting means the house feels cosy, creating a comfortable atmosphere and environment for the individuals visiting. Make a strategy and jot down the questions regarding the light of the house.
Questions like how many lights do I have in every room, can the design of the lights be improved, what quality of bulbs am I using and so much more. Lamps, floor lamps and candles, uniquely scented candles must be kept in a massive number in a house as they give the cosiest and the warmest vibe. Different lights must be used to create an impact on the rooms.
For example, for the living room, fairy lights can be used around the pictures or furniture present to give a lively touch. As soon as the sun goes down, those lights can be turned on for a mesmerizing experience every time. Moreover, bulbs can be used as they produced a warm yellow light that gives a cosy feeling to the entire room.
Fill your home with flowers and different plants
A house is made a home with people and plans for plants have the capacity to make a place look beautiful and magical. Plants can give life to a dead site and change the whole vibe and atmosphere of a place; flowers and plants can make people feel at home.
The only bad thing about plants is that they die and need to be replaced at one point of life. With time your planting and taking care of plant techniques get better, which give you access to growing better and much healthier plants with time.
Buying plants every time a plant dies can be very expensive; therefore, there can be different ways in which your house can be kept greener at a low budget. Various techniques such as taking out roots and propagating the already existing plants, ask for plant cuttings from family and friends, use leaves fallen in the garden and use them to plant more plants in the pots and so much more.
Fresh flowers can act as much for the environment of a house, and as a bonus, they smell great. Fresh flowers can last for an extended period if you give them the right amount of water and the trim. They can be separated into different pots and spread around the house for a warm cosy feeling.
Decorate your walls with artwork
Usually, many people have such beautiful exterior with the perfect colour of paint and the ideal entrance, but upon entering their house, you realize that something is missing. The vibe of the house may feel okay or bland because of no paintings and artwork on the wall.
So if there are no paintings to go on the wall, get some. It is not necessary that it has to be paintings only since for most people buying paintings can be expensive. Still, there are different videos available on the internet that talk about making original and non-expensive art.
Art can be anything. It can be a framed picture of a hand, a horse, a door, a tree or a window. It is not necessary to fill every wall with twenty to thirty frames. The goal is not to compromise quality. One painting on a wall with the right colour will look ravishing and will be enough to set the mood right.
A warm note for the entrance
The entrance of a house is the first thing you see when you enter your home, therefore, set a warm, cosy yet inspiring quote or note at the start of the house. The quote or the painting should be such that it can set the mood right.
To make it visible, decorate with a vase or fairy lights around it so that when the lights are turned on, the quote or the painting shine bright giving a warm cosy welcome to whoever enters the house. If you don't want to put anything on the wall, then you can put a small table on the entrance with the quote on top in the printed form.
Add colour to your home
Black and white may look helpful to the eyes at times, but it is not always pleasant and can make the person with a gloomy mood sadder. Colour can do wonders to everything may it be the sofa, the walls and the old mattresses.
Adding colour to the walls and the different rooms can give an alive feeling to the apartment, colours scream invitation and cosiness. If you are brave and ready to step out of your comfort zone, then you can play with bright colours too but whatever you do keep it colourful for those cosy summer vibes on good and bad days.
A home must smell amazing
Putting no pressure on you, but who likes a wrong smelling house? Presentation is essential for the eyes for that are what you see in the first place, but what you smell can make your stay. The power of smell must never be underestimated.
There are many different ways in which one can make their home smell nice, the most significant idea is to have fresh flowers, but that requires a lot of management for which most of the people do not have time. There are many other options, such as scented wax melts, scented candles, fragrant flowers, incense, and so much more.
There are many different scents from which one can choose and then make your house smell the way you want. The smell can make the environment cosy and comfortable. If one finds their favourite scent, there is no going back from that feeling and can help you and your friends relax on bad days.
Make space for books
A house is your safe place and must contain all the things that make you feel safe and at peace. A warm and inviting house isn't only about asking people. It is about having a place where you can feel comfortable and cosy.
For some, it is coming home and watching television is something that helps, for others, it is coming back and taking a hot tub bath, for many, it is coming home and going to sleep. For some, it is coming home, making hot cocoa, sitting on a comfortable sofa and read a book for books can take you into another world.
A cosy side of the house decorated by soft cushions or an old mattress with a bookshelf on the team with your favourite books is just at the end of your hand. After a long day, who would not want to come, sit and unwind at that spot? The bookshelf can be decorated with fairy lights, so when you are reading, the fairy lights can be turned on for reading with a view that calms the heart.
A blanket can be folded and kept on the side of the sofa chair so that once you're settled down to read, you are not only cosy but tucked in which reassures that when you get up from here, you will be in a new mood.
This article was written by Anthony. He believes words have the power to influence people and disseminate knowledge artistically. Even though, he writes for no particular niche, his passion for blogging has driven him to take up writing in his leisure time to accompany his studies.