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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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