Note to self: Adjust White Balance on my camera!
What got me started on this whole cozy kick was browsing through this slideshow on BHG.com. If you have a few minutes, click through the suggestions on how to add coziness to your home without spending much, or any, money.
SOME OF MY FAVORITE TIPS FROM THE ARTICLE ARE:
- Using books as décor. I obviously have a special place for books in my heart, and adding a few of your favorites to your rooms just makes people want to snuggle up and read.
- Add vintage items to a room. I love modern furniture with clean lines, but it can come off as being cold and uninviting. If you mix in a few older pieces with the new, you bring in some needed warmth.
- Make your home smell cozy. Scents like cinnamon, fresh linen, and vanilla really make a house more homey.
A FEW THINGS I THINK BHG COULD HAVE ADDED TO THEIR LIST:
- Family pictures. Pictures of loved ones always make a room feel cozier and happier. I love going over to someone’s house and looking through a whole wall of portraits and candids!
- Flickering lights. Not creepy, Bates Motel vacancy sign flickering lights, but the soft and flattering light of candles. For homes where constantly burning candles aren’t practical (with two little ones and a rambunctious dog, mine sure isn’t), flameless candles are inexpensive and pretty.
- Clocks! NOT the digital kind. Yuck. There is is nothing worse than the “deedeedee” of a digital alarm clock. But, a pretty analog clock on a mantel seems old-fashioned, in a good way.
How do you make your home more cozy?