4 Secrets To An Instantly Cozier Home
Back in 2017, I headed to Santa Barbara with Garnet Hill to create some really fun content with their beautiful cashmere. From cozy wraps to sweaters and blankets, we transformed four rooms with cozy cashmere. These hacks to cozy up your home are so simple to do and one is a favorite unexpected layering technique.
With the holidays around the corner and company coming into town, this is an easy way to add some warmth to your home. When your home feels cozy and inviting, you’ll enjoy spending time there even more. From your bedroom, your favorite reading nook, and even your dining table. Here are four secrets to instantly create a cozier atmosphere in your home so you can embrace the coastal grandmother vibes.
Secrets To An Instantly Cozier Home
How To Cozy Up Your Bed
First thing first, my favorite spot in the home, is the bed! My bed is my happy place. It’s home to the many hours of Netflix binging. I’m currently rewatching Friends from the start, it’s the best comfort show. To cozy up your bed, you can do the standard throw blankets at the end of your duvet. Which is fine, I do that too. But layering a throw over your headboard to add texture and interest was a fun new idea I hadn’t thought of before. I love how it added so much to this neutral headboard but still didn’t overpower the room. Just make sure it’s centered and laying nice and flat so it doesn’t look messy.
Add a throw to your bedside chair or ottoman with a tray and some of your favorite things. Like the latest book you’re reading, candles and fresh flowers. This is a nice touch for when guests are visiting too. They can easily gather an extra throw blanket if they’re cold without needing to ask for it. And don’t forget the throw pillows. The more the better in my book. I loved these blue velvet ones to add some depth of color to the space. Another way to make your room feel cozier is to add heavy drapes. These add an extra layer of warmth to your room with the heavier fabric. Plus, they help to block out the light when you head to bed.
How To Cozy Up Your Favorite Chair
Yup, this one’s my personal favorite. It’s so unexpected and helps to update a neutral piece of furniture. If you’re afraid of color and tend to go for neutral furniture, this is a great way to try color in your home. Layering not one but two cashmere throws behind a chair cushion is a super fun and innovative way to utilize your throws. When playing with color I recommend finding something in the color wheel and going a shade in either direction. For contrast, hop across the color wheel to find your complementary color. Plus, these pillows, I want them all! They add so much texture to the soft cashmere that it helps create the perfect balance.
How To Cozy Up Your Dining Room For Guests
Around the holidays, dinner always seems to linger in the dining room for hours afterward. Some people end up making their way to the couch in the living room. I’d say for the most part in our family, we spend most of the evening around the dining table just gabbing away. This little trick is a great way to keep your guests hanging out longer and feeling right at home, which I love. Adding a folded cashmere throw over each seat is a nice way to invite guests to hang out and pour another glass of wine and stay a while. Alternate the colors or go all monochromatic for a sleek look. They’re great to grab and head into the living room to finish off the evening with friends too.
How To Cozy Up Your Couch
I’ll be honest, this one is a bit of a no brainer. I mean, who doesn’t love a good blanket to cozy up on their couch and enjoy a glass of wine? Exactly. But hear me out first, because I do have some tips to help making this look pretty and styled. First, get yourself a nice big woven basket to keep on the side of your couch. Fill it with some extra blankets because you always need more than one, and any extra pillows. Also, layer your ottoman with a cashmere throw and top with a bowl as we did here to help create some contrast with all the beige. Instant update to a neutral living room. It’s all about adding and mixing textures that help to cozy up your home to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
And don’t forget about good lighting. Something about sitting in bright lights in a living room is too jarring for me. I prefer really soft lighting when I’m relaxing on the couch with friends at night. Having a few good table and floor lamps to bring in soft ambient lighting will make your space feel much cozier than relying on overhead lighting.
Photography & Video by Sidebar Studios for Garnet Hill
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