Cozy homes are a new trend in 2019 for homebuyers. However, there are more reasons to having a cozy home other than putting it on the market to sell. You should enjoy your home - whether you’re planning on staying there for years to come, or even if you’re moving within the next few months.
During this time of year we see more than our fair share of cold, rainy nights. If you’d like a satisfying way to spend a chilly evening at home, here are a few tips:
1. Setting a Cozy Mood
Scented candles are key to an extremely comfortable atmosphere. Not only do they provide a pleasant scent and soft lighting, but they also add a sense of warmth and help you feel comfy. Choose a summery scent, such as lilac to help combat the seasonal blues. (A nice smelling home is also a bonus when showing your home.)
2. Bake Something Yummy
Cookies, pies and cakes are central to the cozy experience. However, it doesn’t begin when you start eating the desserts — it begins when you start baking. Making these fresh delights will flood your home with incredible smells — and taste good too.
3. Adding Texture
By adding some velvet throws, sheepskins and plush cushions you can make for more than an inviting space. Add luxurious fabrics and pillows in as many places as you can find and snuggle up.
4. Invite Friends and Family Over
Do you hide from your friends and family after the holidays are over? Fight that urge to retreat alone , and invite them over to share in your coziness. Maybe ask them to bring over a bottle of wine. Or better yet, have a pot luck and have everyone bring a fish to pass.
5. Bring Out the Old Board Games
Your board games may gather dust all year long, but you can use them now! It’s a good old fashioned way to have some fun. For the minimalists, a deck of card will work. You can find a variety of card games to play online. (Of course you want to make sure you put all this away after company leaves. Especially if you’re planning on showing your home to potential buyers. You don’t want it to look cluttered.)
6. Embrace Fluffy Sweaters
Do you have a favorite sweater? If you don’t already have one, it’s time to get one. Make it something that makes you comfortable and at home when you put it on. Cashmere, wool, mohair — whatever you prefer. And always choose, pair it with nice thick socks!
7. Music Always Sets a Mood
Create a mix of music that inspires you and makes you feel good. Instrumentals are classics — they can work as background for just about anything. When in doubt, most music services have pre-made playlists. (Also nice to have on for buyers viewing your home).