5 Ways to Make Your Home More Cozy

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Whether you're relaxing or entertaining, these cozy decorating ideas will create a warm and inviting living room, year-round. Plus, get more of our best living room decor inspiration!

As the temperatures start dropping, we’re all thinking of ways to make our home more cozy and homey. So today, I thought I would share some easy tips on how to make your home more cozy that won’t break the bank.

By adding simple decor pieces and changing up your home accessories, it’s easy to make your home feel more inviting and warm. I find creating a cozy living spaces make the the long winter months so much more bearable and enjoyable.

Every year when the fall and winter come, I like to give my home – especially my living room – a little update by adding some cozy elements to make it more comfortable.

Even a few small additions like a cuddly throw on the couch and some candles for ambience, can transform your living space completely without having to change your whole decor.

Keep reading for 5 easy ways to cozy up your home that won’t break the bank.

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1. Throw on the Layers

Nothing says cozy quite like layers and textures. Love the knit blanket and furry pillows
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When the weather gets cool, clothes aren’t the only thing you should be layering. One easy way to make your home more feel cozy is to layer on the blankets, throws and pillows.

Nothing says cozy quite like layers and textures. Fabrics like wool, linen and sheepskins are the order of the day at this time of year. 

Throw them over the backs of chairs, on the seat of your sofa or keep blankets neatly rolled in a basket so you and you can grab them anytime you feel the chill.

2. Add a Rug (or even two!)

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Tile and wooden floors have been very popular in modern and minimalist design, but you can’t beat an area rug to warm up a cool floor.

Not only are they a great way to add visual interest to the room, rugs on bare floors help keep in heat, meaning they are literally warming your space.

You can even layer rugs on top of each other for extra coziness on your feet.

3 . Create a warm glow

Cozy living room spaces, adding candles brings warmth to any room
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Nothing says cozy like a flicker of a flame. I love getting candles and dotting them throughout the home, through the living room, kitchen and even the bathroom. It creates such a warm, cocoon like feel. 

If you have a fireplace, building a fire is a great way to generate warmth and creating a relaxing environment, but even if you don’t, candles can help transform the mood of any room with their soft glow.

4. Get the scent going

Candles are one way to warm the room and complement the crisp winter air outside. Try lighting a spicy candle, with something like a cinnamon and apple fragrance
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Scent is one of the things can set the mood in a room even before you enter it. An enticing fragrance adds to the coziness of a room as well as complements the decor to create a warm, welcoming feeling.

Warm scents like vanilla, and cinnamon are perfect for getting cozy to those cold days.  Candles are great for this reason as well. I also like using a diffuser with essential oils to help with the dry air in the room.

And if you’re up for a little DIY, I have a great tutorial on how to make DIY cinnamon vanilla candle that smells as good as it looks. Check out the full tutorial here!

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5. Pillows Everywhere

Using any combination of these tips can help your living room go from stark and cold to warm and inviting. Most of these additions are pretty simple too, so start cozifying your living space now and get ready to settle in for comfortable and relaxing winter.

Pillows are another easy way to change up your decor and instantly make space seem cozy. Pile them on top of your sofa, bed, or even place a few on the floor for sitting on.

Pick pillows with different textures and materials to make it fun. And by adding one or two throw blankets and some pillows in your living room, you’ll be ready to curl up, read a book and relax.

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  • Marceline Dementori
    December 28, 2017

    Loving all of your ideas here! I think it’s awesome to make the house even more cozy especially for the cold season. These tips definitely do the trick!

  • Kendra Williams
    December 29, 2017

    These are all so cute and comfy looking! Now I want to start redecorating!

  • Tami - This Mom's Delight
    December 29, 2017

    I felt warm and cozy browsing all these beautiful set ups. My home needs a cozy makeover.

  • Lisa Rios
    December 29, 2017

    We love using pillows to make our house look cozy. Adds to the warm, homey feel.

  • jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    October 31, 2020

    I love adding candles to make a space cozy! And blankets!!

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    • Eileen
      October 31, 2020

      Agreed! Candles just make everything feel so cozy!

  • Chloe
    November 2, 2020

    I can’t wait to go out shopping and get bits to make my apartment more cosy for the winter!
    Chloe X https://www.chloepryce.com/

    • Eileen
      November 2, 2020

      I love shopping for home goods too! Maybe even more now that clothes!

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