5 Tips for Making Any Room Cozy

There is nothing better than having a cozy home to return to after a hard day’s work. You want to be able to snuggle up on the sofa with a hot chocolate: warm and content. But rooms don’t come cozy, you have to make them that way, and it isn’t always obvious how to do this. To help, here are five simple steps to transform any room into a cozy space.

1. Incense Sticks and Diffusers

When you smell something relaxing, such as lavender, your olfactory senses are stimulated and send a message to your brain telling your body to unwind.

Because of this, you might want to use comforting smells to make a room feel cozier. You can do this by using incense sticks or diffusers, as each brings its unique mood. Incense sticks tend to be more earthy or woody, whereas diffusers tend to be more perfumed as they use essential oils.

As incense sticks burn, they leave a small smoke trail while diffusers emit a mist. Some people like to burn a sage smudge stick instead of incense sticks, as sage is said tohave cleansing and calming properties and is thought to enhance intuition.

2. Add Candles for Coziness

There are few things cozier than flickering candlelight. Even during the warmer months, candles have a magical effect on a room. Relatively inexpensive and available in different shapes, sizes, and colors, you can even burn scented candles to combine relaxing smells with the dim dancing light.

With candles, safety has always got to be a priority. In 2015-2019, on average, 20 home candles fires were reported in the US every day.

3. Use Lamps to Dim the Lights

Sometimes candles might not be suitable: you might have children or pets, or perhaps the light they emit is a little too dark. Lamps can be used instead to make rooms feel incredibly cozy. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can always find the perfect light fixture to compliment your room decor.

Bright lights are known to stop melatonin, the sleep hormone, from being released. So if you want to snuggle down and allow yourself you start becoming sleepy, it is recommended by the CDC to dim the lights for up to two hours before bedtime for a great night’s sleep. Lamps will help you to do this.

4. Add Blankets

The final component to any cozy room is a set of blankets. This is the case whether you are designing your kitchen,lounge, bedroom, or even your hall. When not in use, blankets make a room look cozy when wrapped up, put in a basket, or laid out across the back of a sofa, adding texture.

When they are in use, there is nothing better than having the comfort of a blanket on your legs, providing that extra bit of warmth.

5. Create a Playlist

There is nothing more frustrating than having to click around choosing one song after another on your computer or phone – particularly when music has the power to make you feel completely relaxed. So one of the best things you can do to really enhance your restful room is create a playlist of songs in advance that make you feel cozy. When you get home after a long day, you can pop it on and nestle in with ease.

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So by following any, or all, of these five simple steps, you will now be able to make any room feel cozy. Whether you play music, burn sage or incense sticks, light a candle, use lamps, or snuggle down with a blanket, these easy tricks are sure to make your room soon feel snug and comfortable.

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