Make Your Home Cozy and Inviting with these four easy hacks! As the winter temperatures descend, I find myself craving a cozier home feeling. And instead of just hiking up the thermostat (which I do anyway!) I have found several stylish ways to make our home cozier in the chilliest months out of the year. Read on to see my top four tips on making your home cozy with the DIY Housewives!
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HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME COZY AND INVITING
ADD THROW PILLOWS
The easiest way to make a room instantly cozier and more comfortable is to add throw pillows! Everyone loves sitting on a comfy couch with plush throw pillows. Adding accent pillows is an easy way to update any room–whether it is just for the season or for longer! I have done my fair share of pillow projects in this house! Read how to make your own designer throw pillows here (plus I share my favorite source for down pillow inserts that won’t break the bank!) and my absolute favorite sources for affordable throw pillows that are designer quality and all under $25!
I love waking up early in the morning and sitting in our formal living room with a cup of coffee
If you love designer pillows and love the look but don’t want to have to DIY, check out my affordable pillow round up here–all designer pillows under $25!
2. ADD BLANKETS
This might seem obvious, but not only do blankets keep you warm but they instantly make a room seem more “lived in” and comfortable. We have an abundance of throw blankets in our house, but it makes for plenty of layering options for anyone who stays. I keep one throw blanket on each sofa in the formal living room, and two for our family room. Each bedroom has a throw blanket as well. I love this $12 throw blanket pictured above!
Plus visually, adding a soft blanket makes a room look more layered and collected over time. I love having an extra throw blanket for guests, and always try to make sure there is at least one extra in each room in our house!
3. DIFFUSE SOME OILS OR LIGHT A CANDLE
Smell is a powerful thing. Just by smelling a certain scent, I can be transported to a memory in my mind twenty years ago. This time of year, I love diffusing my essential oils (this is the chicest diffuser) to keep the house clean and smelling good. But, I also love lighting candles (but I have to make sure they are nowhere close to children’s reach!)
4. ADD CURTAINS
Curtains soften a room and instantly make it feel grander, while simultaneously making it seem more finished and homey. Plus, during the winter months (we have horribly cold winters here along Lake Michigan) they provide one more layer of insulation on those frosty days. If you think you have to spend a fortune on them though, you are completely wrong! Here I share all my tips on DIY Curtains for your home plus my favorites in case you want to buy them in-store instead of DIYing!
Our DIY Curtains in our master bedroom
These DIY Greek Key Curtains look like a million bucks but were super affordable!
Make sure to see all the other amazing DIY Housewives tips on creating a cozy and inviting home here! The fantastic group of ladies always has the best advice! And remember to PIN THIS FOR LATER!