Cozy at Home

Creating a relaxed and peaceful vibe: college edition

Whether you are coming home to a cave, a studio apartment, or a ten bedroom mansion, the principal of obtaining a cozy space remains the same. Seasons are changing and things might look a little different as the life of a student. Coming home for the holidays is a joyous occasion and there is a no better welcoming than a warm and inviting space to call yours. 

When it comes to giving your space a certain feeling, a lot of us just do not know where to start. This article will help students achieve a cozy space in your home during the upcoming holidays!

1. Create Warmth Through Lighting 

There is nothing better than good lighting to create a cozy atmosphere! Make sure you have an abundance of task lighting, table and floor lamps, and of course candles!

2. Rugs & Textiles

Hardwood and laminate floors are great, but can be chilly under your feet in cooler seasons! Placing layers between yourself and the floor will instantly create a warm and cozy feeling. Rugs can be expensive but they do not have to be. Here are some places that carry affordable rugs: Worldmarket, TJ Maxx, Rugs USA, Wayfair, Overstock,  or Amazon.

3. Add Texture

Texture is the surface quality of a material. Texture adds depth and helps add warmth to a space. Instantly add texture by:

  • Place woven baskets around your space containing throw pillows or blankets
  • Mixing accessories in materials like leather, ceramic, and wood
  • Pile on the pillows!

4. Cozy Up With Curtains

For an extra layer of warmth in the upcoming seasons, switch out lighter weight curtains for some heavy drapes with thermal lining. They will help with not only keeping the heat in, but will add softness to the room. 

5. Hang Artwork & Mirrors

Avoid empty walls! Your place can feel stark if all you see are bare walls. Even one piece of artwork can change a space entirely.

6. Fragrance & Scent

The power of scent can change your atmosphere drastically. All you need to do is pick your favorite and enjoy the space you created. 

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