Fall is almost over, and with the winter months approaching, the weather for sweaters, hot chocolate, and blankets is here. Now is the perfect time to give your apartment a warm and inviting atmosphere to make you and your guests feel more at home. Here are some handy tips to make your apartment feel warm and cozy in the colder months.
Use Throw Blankets and Pillows
A simple, yet chic way to make your apartment feel cozy in the colder months is to use throw pillows and blankets throughout your living room. Knitted blankets or faux fur add to the cozy atmosphere, making the room feel slightly smaller, therefore making it cozier. Use neutral colours, paired with accents like plaid, or textured fabric to make the blankets seem part of your interior decor.
Use Rugs on Hard Floors
The basis for a cozy atmosphere is bringing friends and family closer together. In large open spaces, the appearance of a warm, inviting room can get lost in the square footage, especially on hard flooring. Avoid the distant, sparse feeling by using a soft, plush area rug that compliments the colour scheme of the room. The area rug will bring the furniture in the room together, creating a more inviting atmosphere.
Create a Cozy Space
The corner beside your living room hutch or the space under the window are two prime examples of spaces that can be converted into cozy nooks, perfect for your winter reading, studying, or relaxing. Create an under the window shelf with this tutorial from My Repurposed Life, or find the coziest chair of your preference, purchase a footstool, and designate a corner as your nook.
Add an Aroma
Nothing is cozier than the scent of fresh baked cookies, or apple pie baking in the oven. Create an inviting atmosphere in your apartment by recreating a similar scent with incense, or melting scented wax with a warmer. The fresh smells will make your apartment feel warm and cozy and will fool your guests into believing you are a master of baking.
Use Books to Decorate
For years, literature has offered humans an escape from their everyday lives. Curling up in your favourite chair with a good novel, a cozy blanket, and a cup of your favourite hot drink is the perfect way to forget the colder weather outside. The association of literature with coziness makes decorating your apartment with books the perfect way to make it more inviting. Displaying the books on an antique bookshelf, or adding to your cozy space by stacking the books will give your apartment an instant cozy feeling, helping you and your guests forget about the colder weather.
Making your apartment feel cozy in the colder months does not have to be a difficult task. Using these quick and simple ideas will make your apartment warm and inviting, and will make it a space you can’t wait to get home to every day. For more ideas about how to make your apartment more cozy during the colder months, visit the Medallion Blog.