How to Keep Your Home Cozy

by Michelle Plunkett 03/11/2019

No matter the season keeping your home comfortable and cozy is vital to the quality of life you have at home. Having a desire to get out into the world and explore new activities, restaurants and friends is healthy for you, but so is wanting to spend time in your own home. Whether you just moved in or have been living in the house for a while, you should gain positive energy and feel rejuvenated in your home. There are many small things you can do to make your home the place you want to be to relax. Here are some first steps to get you started. 

Serene Colors

You can achieve warmth in your home using cool or warm tones. When making your paint selection find colors that make you feel relaxed and that pair well with each other. Having a striking shade in one room with little transition to the next can make places in your home uncomfortable. If you find yourself avoiding the room with the bright red or deep purple walls, try making a change to a warm neutral tone or cool blue-grey tone for a more relaxed vibe. 

Tactile Comfort

Add touches of tactile comfort to your rooms. For your living room or family, den considers investing in a comfy sofa or chair if you don’t already have one. Uncomfortable furniture can prevent you from wanting to hang out in your own house. Select window treatments that add warm texture and interest to your windows while allowing natural light in. For any room, you want to use to watch a movie or read a book make sure you have plenty of cozy throw pillows and blankets to make you want to curl up on the couch and relax. For any rooms or areas, you want to use to be productive make sure you have a comfortable work chair and maybe grab an extra pillow for lumbar support. 

Environmental Control

Air conditioning is a huge part of home comfort. Ensuring you perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner is essential. You want to be able to maintain your interior temperatures to keep yourself fresh in summer and warm in winter. If your home is too hot, you’ll find yourself avoiding it, if you can’t keep yourself warm without bundling up too much you won’t enjoy comfort and productivity at home during winter months.

Whether it’s a brand new home or has been your home for years, you should want to spend time at home, and it should positively affect your life, not negatively impact it. Taking steps to make your home comfortable for you is crucial. Start with little things like maintaining your homes cleanliness and lack of clutter and move on to adding additional touches of comfort with paint and textiles. With a few small changes and some routine maintenance, you’ll find your best home.

About the Author

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Michelle Plunkett

It's simple, really.  Help people.  Each client is unique.  Every situation deserves special attention.  Each home, neighborhood and community is a perfect fit for someone.  Whether you are part of a grieving family settling an estate, 1st time home buyer, newly-wed, empty nester, growing family or find yourself starting a new life chapter, it is my job to understand your needs, provide you with options, guide you along and help you to make insightful, shrewd decisions. What journey do you find yourself embarking on? 

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