Cozy up this Fall and Winter
Now that the weather is getting colder it is time to create the perfect cozy apartment or space.
No matter how long you will be in your current space, it is important to make it comfortable and homey. Even if you have a short-term apartment rental, own your own condo or house, are living in a dorm, or any other living arrangements, these great tips will be sure to have you snuggling up!
One tips that applies to all of us: clutter does not equal cozy!
(Groan) No one likes to clean their apartment or house but it has to be done. You will feel much better and so will your guests.
Related: 7 Decorating Tips for Your Apartment
Layer up your bed!
We don’t mean stuff it full of monkeys “and they all rolled over and one fell out!” Instead, layer your blankets for those chilly nights and add some more pillows for a deep, soft sleep.
Nothing says cozy like the perfect, soft, blanket. It’s like wrapping yourself in a giant hug. Display your extra blankets near your coach or sitting area so guests feel welcome to grab them and wrap up.
Gather up some of your favorite art and photographs and create a mini gallery on your wall. Group them together to create a unique look.
While you are in the mood for grouping things, gather up your candles and create a beautiful display on a table top, mantle, or counter. Soft lighting is a quick and easy way to instantly transform any space into a cozy den.
It might be considered tacky to leave Christmas lights on your front porch all year round, but some simple strands of white lights placed around your sitting or dining area creates a sense of quiet with soft lighting. It’s not considered a decorating no-no unless the lights are actually on your dead tree in the corner in July.
Use lamps in strategic places to avoid the harsh glare of overhead lighting.
Antiques, family heirlooms, old books, and other cool memorabilia lend themselves perfectly to creating a cozy atmosphere. Plus, it’s a great excuse to display your treasures. So break out the dusty boxes and see what you’ve got packed away that is just waiting to be turned loose.
Create the perfect space in a corner of your apartment by bringing all of you favorite cozy things to together. A comfy chair, your favorite snugly blanket, your preferred lighting, a good book or movie, and possibly a great friend to share it all with.