When you visualise your dream home, you probably have a few different things in mind – ranging from particular size requirements, to certain luxuries that you’ve had your eye on for a while.
Easily one of the most common features that comes to most people’s minds when imagining a dream home, however, is “cosiness.”
Whether you are currently looking for a furniture upgrade courtesy of Luxo Living, or are planning well in advance for an investment in your future home, there are a lot of things worth keeping in mind so that you can ensure that your home is as cosy as possible.
Here are just a few of the things that contribute to making a home feel cosy.
Furniture and ornaments that have a history, story and a deeper connection
When all is said and done, it’s not hard to fill your home with practical furniture to get the job done – and that may even look pretty stylish.
But in order for your home to be really cosy, you should always be on the lookout for ways to add items of furniture, and ornaments, that have a history, a story and a deeper connection – things that resonate with you and that have meaning for you, personally, above and beyond what’s simply useful or “fashionable” that season.
Family heirlooms certainly tick the right boxes here, and so too do items you acquired at a meaningful period in your life, or on an exciting and memorable vacation, for example.
Make your home feel like something that’s really personalised to you and your life story, rather than just being a mirror image of something you found in a catalogue.
The ability to feel comfortable where you are, not just for your home to “look stylish”
The cosiness of your home is, of course, largely connected to how comfortable your home is, and how much you are able to relax there and feel properly content and at ease.
It is, by all means, good to have a home that looks stylish and that you can feel proud of on that front. But you shouldn’t get so caught up in the aesthetic appeal of your home that you sacrifice the comfort aspect.
Strive to strike the right balance between a home that you like the look of, but that you are still able to relax in and enjoy, without worrying obsessively about spilling something on the upholstery.
A sense of order and tidiness – but not obsessive structure
A cosy home will inevitably be a home that is pretty tidy and organised, but that doesn’t feel obsessively structured and restrictive, at the same time.
In your home, ensure that you deal with obvious clutter, mess, and disorganisation, but don’t hold yourself to a clinical standard of tidiness that makes it difficult for you to actually enjoy your space and feel able to let your hair down there.
When you strike the right balance, you will be able to enjoy a level of calm contentment, and will feel far more “at home” in your home.
This is a collaborative post.