Truth be told: I am a busy girl….I manage three precious kiddos, their commitments, a photography business, this blog, a fun Stella and Dot gig, and much more. I can’t wait to share what’s worked for our little family and read about your awesome tips, too. 🙂 My best ideas always come from my friends, so I am excited to plug into this set of topics!
Today, we are sharing about how we make our homes cozy!! Oh, this month’s topic is right up my alley! I love nothing more than a cozy home! This makes me want to grab a fuzzy blanket and some cocoa before we get started!
Tip 1: Create Ambient or Cozy Lighting
I like to do this by starting the fireplace, lighting candles, or a well placed lamp. 🙂
I only use our overhead lighting when necessary and most of them are on dimmers, so we can choose how bright we’d like for them to be!
Tip 2: Add Pillows, Throws, and Rugs in Cozy Fabrics and Textures
My favorite place for pillows is Pottery Barn, but Home Goods has a great selection as well! This just adds that extra cozy touch to a living area!
I get a lot of questions about our rugs! All of our big, main rugs are handmade Persian Bakhtiari Rugs from a rug store here in Dallas….and the smaller rugs are off Rugs USA or Home Goods! 🙂
Tip 3: Choose Cozy Paint Colors
Our house is mostly made up of light grey, greige, and dark grey paint colors. I love to go darker in areas like bathrooms and bedrooms to up the cozy factor in those areas! In the main areas, I love a lighter tone to keep it airy and bright and fresh.
Tip 4: Be Festive!
I don’t know about you, but I love to decorate my home for the Season , and Christmas is definitely my favorite time of the year to do so!
There is nothing cozier than twinkling lights and a fun, festive touch!
Tip 5: Spend some Time in the Kitchen
In our family, we think with our stomachs…So, a big family meal always creates such a great sense of family and coziness for us!
Cozy soups, Baked Pasta Dishes, Nachos, Pies, and all of the Fresh Breads! After a busy day, I love to de-stress by making something yummy in the kitchen! My family is a big fan of this as well! 😉
Tip 6: Pile in the Bed Together
We are constantly all downstairs piled up on our master bed reading, on the couch in the living room watching football, or hanging out in the kitchen together. Being so close makes this mama’s heart happy and everything seem so cozy when we are all together!
Tip 7: Play Your Favorite Music
Finally, a little background music can go a long way in adding an extra bit of coziness to your home! At any given time, we are playing our favorite music in the background at our house!
I can’t wait to read about everyone’s cozy tips! Thank you so much for the fun link up, ladies! XOXO Narci