“Luxury, to me, is not about buying expensive things; it’s about living in a way where you appreciate things.” – Oscar de la Renta
“We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.” – Winston Churchill
We all love a well-decorated home, something that is truly reflective of our personality and brings comfort to us as well as those who walk in. Decorating your home, making it a cosy place to retreat to is a rather underrated and important element of your well-being. The need for a warm, comfortable home is deep-rooted in the human psyche from prehistoric days when people lived in caves kept warm and lit by fire.
Today, we have come a long way from caves, huts, studios to homes with rooms for each purpose. However, the principle of all this is comfort. Home is where the heart feels cosy, safe and warm.
Sometimes, it may be daunting and confusing to know where to begin and what to do to complete your decor for the ultimate cosy appeal. That’s where we are here to help you with 5 tips on how to cosy up your home:
1. Lights and Mirrors
The first and unconscious element of a home that makes one feel cosy is the lighting. Assess the lighting situation in your room and customise it to your liking. Start by checking the light source of each room. We suggest trying to try and avoid a single harsh and overheated light source, instead replace it with warm scattered lights like table and floor lamps, scented candles, and ambience lighting. The lack of cool blue light in it helps induce relaxation.
Complement this with a mirror placed in the right spots to help yourself and others feel welcome. Mirrors not only add dimension to your space but it also reflects the light to create a cosmic and soothing effect.
2. Art, Painting and Pictures
Add a creative expression of character through artistic elements of your choice. Art is very personal that resonates with you and your lifestyle. It subconsciously elevates your mood. Therefore, decorating your home or changing up the design elements and art pieces can bring comfort. It also exudes an inviting aura to guests with its storytelling and creativity.
3. Add Plants and Fresh Flowers
One habit the pandemic brought on us and that is here to stay is nurturing plants. Something we, at Eris Home, personally love to do! Plants make a home feel alive with their positive energy and greenery. It helps us feel rooted and connected to nature in our urban lives. Fresh flowers do the same thing with their bright colours and beauty. It makes anyone entering your home immediately feel warm, welcome and cosy.
4. Layer with Textures
The secret to a warm and cosy home is layering it with soothing textures. Go all out with a nice warm rug to leisure in, display throws on your sofa and fill up your space with alluring, sustainable and cosy cushions from Eris Homes! Adding in those extra layers of warmth with our range of environment-friendly and elegantly designed cushion covers are a must for a comfy home.
5. Comfy Your Bedding
The magic lies in the small details of choosing the right bed covers and cushions to go on your bed. A bedroom is known to be the most intimate and soulful room in a home and the bed is an element that oozes comfort. Accessorizing it accordingly is the most important step of all. Eris Bedding provides a range of silk and cotton-blended bedding and cushion covers to bring the magic of comfort to your home. It not only brings warmth through design and colour but a conscious comfort through its sustainable and environment-friendly creation that gives your home character and cosiness.
Try these 5 essential tips to make your home comfortable and be sure to put it up on Instagram and tag us @eris_home!