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5 Simple Ways to Cozy Up Your Home – Inexpensively

By October 9, 2018September 28th, 2020One Comment
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Ready to cozy up your home with the onset of the cooler weather?  With the cooler weather, we move indoors to stay cozy and snugly. You might want to update your rooms and make them feel warmer but not break the bank. By adding just a few elements to a room you can change the feeling completely. Here are 5 simple ways to update and create a welcoming warmth. Added also are some reasonable resources to find great items.

Let’s first start with pillows. Pillows in warm tones, textures, and sizes are great for updating a room.

textured pillows update decorAllmodern this pillow will coordinate with many styles and colors of decor. The texture will lend interest in the room

Esty and Target are also great resources to find pillows at reasonable prices.

Add a layer, find a luscious warm throw to wrap yourself in.

cozy up your home with a warm throw

West Elm has warm throws that are a beautiful addition over a chair, bed, or couch

Or maybe a fur throw that is popular and trending now from Pottery Barn

A few other sources to look into are Crate and Barrel, Hayneedle, and Wayfair

Then warm up the ambiance with some candles. Consider grouping a few together in different heights to make a statement.

Warm sent of a candle will cozy up a room

Yankee Candle has a huge selection of candles and an assortment of holders that can enhance your decor and add a warm scent to the air. Moving indoors we do not open our windows as frequently. This is a good way to help that stale air improve a bit.

Adding drapery’s to your windows can add not only visual warmth but also help keep heat in. You can go for custom, semi-custom, or off-the-rack depending on your budget. Window treatments add a focal point to a room, along with enhancing your view. Consider hanging them higher than the top of the window to add height to your room. A simple rod and panels are a beautiful way to frame a window. If you need additional light blocking consider a shade too.

The Shade Store offers semi-custom drapery. I call it semi because you select from their fabrics and the styles they offer, with those selections there is an array to choose from. Similar is Smith and Nobel offering customers semi-custom drapery. You could also look for less expensive options which would be from Overstock, and Bed Bath & Beyond

Last, consider adding a rug to keep your feet warm in your rooms. I find a rug is also a great way to update the feeling of a space lending character and style. Consider the size of the room when purchasing a rug. If you go with a solid rug like a shag pile purchasing two smaller rugs placed next to one another may provide you the coverage you need for a larger space at a better price than one large rug. Don’t go too small when you are looking for rugs. Measure your space and consider the best size that will anchor the space in the room.

Other great resources to find reasonably priced rugs are Ikea, World Market, One Kings Lane, dwell  and Birch Lane

Adding all these elements or just a few will lend warmth and character creating an inviting room. With a few updates, they will warm up your space so you will want to burrow away in through the cold winter months. The resources provided help you save money, as you can see decorating does not need to break the bank!

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Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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