Everyone wants to have that home that everyone loves to visit. It’s the home that welcomes guests with a cozy entrance, twinkling lights and a warm, comforting vibe. But if you’re not quite confident in your home decor skills yet, this dream might seem far away. You might think that you need to shell out the funds for an interior decorator to finally have the home of your dreams. But in fact, you can create a gorgeous and welcoming home just by following a few easy tips:
Use an area rug
Even if you have all-over carpeting in your living room, an area rug adds a punch of style and color as well as cozy comfort to the space. Area rugs are also a great way to protect your expensive carpet, as you can always just have them washed and they keep your floor carpeting covered. Layering rugs over carpet adds texture and interest. Of course, you can always lay an area rug over hardwood floors for a different kind of cozy look.
The flicker of candlelight is the quintessential cozy look for home decor, and you can use them in so many ways throughout your home. Cheap candles are easy to pick up, so you can buy an assortment of colors and fragrances to use in every room. Candles create a warm glow and soft fragrant scent that will set a relaxing and peaceful mood.
You might be spending so much time thinking about what to add to your space, that you may miss the most effective tip of all: knowing what to take away. Often times, minimizing the amount of cluttering decor can make a space feel brighter and more welcoming. It’s much more relaxing to spend time in a space which feels thoughtfully organized and decorated, rather than cluttered with lots of little things.
Play with color
Color is one of the most important factors you can play around with to affect the mood of your interior. Stick with muted palettes to create a relaxing vibe, and keep rooms in the same color family if you want to keep the mood low-key. Alternatively, play with mixing colors and patterns for a fun twist, such as unexpected colored pillows or rugs in the living room. The point is to have fun, and remember not to take it all so seriously!