One of the most common misconceptions about decorating a home is that one has to fill it up with furniture and decor just to make it look cozy. Another misconception is that a small apartment is difficult to cozy up since the extra decor can make it feel cramped.
In reality, though, it’s easy to bring the feel of comfort and warmth into a home with the right pieces of decor and interior design choices.
At Avenue 80 Apartments, we want to help you and our other residents create a space you’d love to live in. So we listed eight easy ways to achieve a cozy aesthetic in your apartment.
Get Indoor Plants
If your home seems lackluster, indoor plants are the perfect solution. They breathe life and vitality into your space and even help improve your indoor air quality.
You might be wondering, “Can’t indoor plants clutter up my space?”
Well, not really. It all depends on your choice of flora and their location in your home. You can always hang them up, preferably near your windows, to save more space.
Install Warm Lighting
Cool lighting can provide your space with a sufficient amount of brightness, but it can also make the room feel unfriendly in a way–like you’re being observed or interrogated.
The solution? Install warm lighting.
Lights with warm tones look appealing mainly because they give off a sense of being beside a warm fireplace or watching the sun go down. In other words, they bring a cozy, relaxing effect into your apartment.
Choose Wooden Furniture
Plastic or metal furniture adds an austere feeling to an indoor space. So you might want to incorporate more wooden elements into your apartment.
Wood offers an aesthetically pleasing look like no other. Like cottages from fairy tales, your home can feel a lot cozier when you have more pieces of wooden furniture.
Read More Books
Speaking of fairy tales, another great way to make your apartment cozier is to set up a reading nook–be it a mini-library or a bookshelf in one corner of your apartment.
A room filled with books can give off a magical feeling that one experiences inside a cozy library. Plus, books provide you with another hobby to replace the (arguably) unhealthy habit of being stuck on social media.
Layer With Fabrics
The easiest way to achieve comfort? Decorate your space with delicate accents: fabrics.
Knitted fabrics on your furniture can let you reminisce about happy days at your grandma’s place. Throw pillows and blankets can instantly make your couch look softer. Accent rugs can warm your feet during cold days while conveniently absorbing noise.
When choosing accents, it’s all about how they make you feel. Do they kindle feelings of ease and comfort? Or do they make you feel suffocated or constricted?
Cover Your Windows With Airy Curtains
Uncovered windows can make you feel vulnerable and uncomfortably visible.
But you don’t need to cover them with thick, smothering curtains. You can opt for airy tulle curtains, which obscure the view of your interiors from the outside—all without making your space feel too confined.
Showcase Your Personality
Before you give your apartment a complete makeover, you have to keep one thing in mind: don’t lose yourself in the process.
Being surrounded by things that reflect your true self allows you to be your best self. In turn, you’ll always feel comfortable and cozy whenever you’re home.
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