5 Essential Elements of a Cozy and Comfortable Home
Our business focuses on the technical aspects of homes; Today, we want to approach homes from a different angle. Home safety is definitely important, but what about the actual atmosphere of your home?
As the seasons change, so are our homes. We want the safety and secure logistical side of your home to mirror the atmosphere you live in everyday.
Here are the 5 indispensable elements that can create a comfy and cozy home atmosphere all year around.
Choose a Warm Paint
Did you know that colors like red, orange, and yellow can actually evoke feelings of warmth and comfort? If you aren’t interested in going all-out, there are many shades of white that can still create a warm feeling. For example, Ivory is an off-white with tints of yellow mixed in.
Add Life Through Plants and Flowers
If you don’t have plants and flowers in your home, you should consider adding them soon. Plants add warmth because they are living things.
Not only can they make your home more aesthetically pleasing, but plants have very real health and mood benefits. If plants reduce stress in the workplace and at school, the same applies to your home. They also make the air we breathe cleaner, promote healing, among other things (Michigan State University).
“But, don’t plants die in the Winter?” you might be asking. While many plants do wither in the Winter, we aren’t quite out of luck yet. Consider succulents and snake plants which are low maintenance and thrive in the Winter.
Surround Yourself With Objects You Love
While surrounding ourselves with the people we love is the most important, don’t neglect sentimental objects. Display and present items that you are attached to, and make sure not to needlessly buy decor that clusters your home. For instance, consider displaying gifts from loved ones and/or hang up pictures of them. Make your home a reflection of your character and passions, and that’ll instantly make you feel more at home.
Add a Familiar Scent
Everyone has a favorite smell. Whether it’s freshly mowed grass or freshly baked cookies, familiar scents can be powerful stimuli for your mood and the emotions you feel. Even if you don’t have a particular scent in mind, go with something that you simply enjoy smelling.
If you want to take a different angle, The Healthy has pinpointed 8 science-backed scents that can make you happier. To list a few, they cover scents like rosemary, peppermint, citrus, and even sunscreen.
Consider Better Lighting
Lighting is last on our list, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less powerful in creating a cozy atmosphere. Ideally, you want a lot of natural lighting in your home. Consider widening blinds and moving curtains during the daytime. Move objects that block natural light from penetrating inside your home if possible. What’s the deal with natural lighting? Natural lighting can make you happier!
Switching to Halogen bulbs can also work wonders to mimic natural lighting that isn’t too bright or harsh on the eyes.