Having a home that’s warm, cozy, and inviting makes visitors feel welcome and makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Even in our warmer Central Florida climate, you can make your home feel cozy during the cooler months. Here are some of the best ideas to turn your home into a warm and cozy sanctuary.

Plant Life
One element of a cozy home is plant life. Plants do a lot for your emotional and psychological well-being. Not only do they add a little bit of color to your life, but some even can freshen indoor air.

Nobody likes living with unpleasant odors, which can also turn off your guests. Filling your home with pleasant, warm scents makes your home feel all that more relaxing and cozier.

One way to do this is to place two capfuls of vanilla extract in a coffee cup or other oven-proof dish and place it in the oven at 300 degrees for an hour. Another method is to boil three or four cinnamon sticks and then turn off the burner after the water comes to a rolling boil.

Of course, scented candles are a quick fix for creating a pleasant aroma as well.

What better way is there to make your space feel cozy than by playing your favorite music? Even if your musical tastes lean toward the loud and upbeat, it will still create a cozy atmosphere that’s best for you.

Music elevates your mood, making you happier. It also lowers stress and decreases depression, which helps you sleep better. All of these benefits can help make your home feel warm and cozy.

Rugs are another element of what makes a home comfortable and feel welcoming. A rug increases safety, especially by the front and back doors, helping to eliminate slippery floors from mud and rain. Rugs are also comfortable to walk on and help keep your feet warm.

Lighting in your main living areas can play an important role in your mood. Soft lighting that has a warm hue to it adds a sense of coziness. One way to do this is to add string lighting to areas like bookshelves, archways, and shelving.

Warm Colors
While neutral colors like white, beige, and brown go with any decorating style, one way to make your home feel warm and cozy is to go with a warm paint color. Golds, reds, and yellows are examples of warm interior design colors that add some pops of coziness.

If you’re looking for a community that reflects your unique way of life, contact LifeStyle Homes online or by giving us a call at (321) 727-8188 ext. 2.