It’s easy to get caught up in the process of designing a beautiful home interior, only to find that you’re not all that comfortable in your own space once the work has been completed. While style is great, especially if you have a particular flare for design, the actual functionality and comfort of your home should still be important. After all, you have to live there, and you should be able to come back to your space to relax, kick back, and feel warm and cosy. Create a home that’s just as comfy as it is beautiful with these steps.
Make an outdoor sanctuary
The area of our home where comfort is most often neglected is the garden. We can spend hours every weekend making the garden look stunning, only to find that we have no desire to spend any time out there because there’s nowhere nice to sit back and relax. Buy Premium Patio Furniture that fits in with the overall style of your home and load it with soft throws and beautifully patterned cushions so you can admire your gardening prowess while enjoying a beautiful sunset.
Choose your furnishings wisely
A gorgeous sofa is great, but it’s no good spending a fortune on a stunning leather couch that feels terrible when the time comes to lie down and watch your favourite TV show. When you shop for furniture, give it a test drive, or sit, in the store to make sure it actually feels right against your body. If it looks good but doesn’t feel great then it’s not worth buying.
Change up your lighting
Harsh, bright lighting will make you feel like you’re in a hospital, not a cosy living room. Dimmer switches are a great way to adjust your lighting to your mood no matter what time of day it might be, so installing one into your wall may be a good way to change up the atmosphere of your space. Placing table lamps with soft lighting around the house is another simple way to create a beautiful warm glow.
Bring life into the house
It’s amazing what a little nature can do for your interior. If your house is feeling a tad too cold and minimalist, try bringing in a big bunch of seasonal flowers and placing them on your coffee table, or adding house plants around your home to brighten things up. They’ll help you breathe more easily and add a natural tranquillity to the space.
Play around with open shelving
If you’re stuck in a bit of a décor rut, using open shelving to flex your creative muscles can be a wonderful way to give your home a new look that’s both relaxed and stylish. You can arrange books, plants, interesting collectable items, or even natural objects like crystals and shells to your shelves to add an interesting and unique new personal touch to the room.
Invest in throws
When all else fails, throws are always a great way to make a home more comfortable. They don’t have to be the old-fashioned, scratchy variety either – you can buy large, soft and beautifully designed throws that will fit in with every interior design style you can imagine. Arrange them around your couches, armchairs and bedroom to instantly upgrade your comfort levels.