7 DIY ways to cosy up your home

Instant ways to make your home feel warm and welcoming

Whether you're living in rented accommodation or own your own home, adding a personal stamp and making a space feel cosy and homely is really important. We've come up with 7 ways to add instant warmth to your home - and they won't cost you a fortune!

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Layer up your living room

 Soft furnishings are an instant, easy and inexpensive way of immediately adding that cosy, lived-in feel to your living room. Think throws, cushions and a nice chunky rug to instantly give the space a homely feel.

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Add some ambience

We all want our bedrooms to be somewhere we can completely relax and feel comfortable. Patterned wallpaper, pastel tones, candles and chunky knits will all transform a bedroom into a warm, comforting space.

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Cosy up your kitchen

Accents of wood and copper will make even a sleek, modern kitchen feel warmer. Don't have the budget for wooden work surfaces? How about stools made from reclaimed wood, a row of hanging copper pans or a display of wooden chopping boards rather than those nasty plastic ones?

bedroom with purple berry colour wall and purple colour bed

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Pick the perfect paint

Rich warm shades are a must when it comes to making a room or any size feel cosy - sunshine yellows, pastel pinks and pops of purple will make a room feel snug. Avoid icy hues of blue and stark white as these can make a room feel cold and clinical.

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 Create a warm welcome

 There's nothing worse than a stark hallway so banish the blues by making your hallway a warm welcome to your home. Under-stair storage, a console table and a few personal accessories will create a lived-in, cheerful atmosphere

bed room with white and double bed

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Spell it out

Nothing says cosy like a big wall sticker! If you've got the wall space, semi-permanent wall stickers are a great way to add personality - especially in a rented home! This compact bedroom doesn't feel cramped thanks to the clever use of space and colours. Pair warm blue hues with cream and grey for a masculine, but homely feel.

For more great tips and ideas on transforming your home, be inspired by our living room galleries