Many people have done enough interior decorating to make their home look beautiful, but have focussed so much on the aesthetics that they’ve neglected making their home feel great. If this sounds all too familiar, it’s time to turn things around. It is your home, after all! Here, we’ll go through some of the best interior design tips to make your whole home feel that much more comfortable…
Make Eating Comfortable
The dining room is where the whole family, not to mention the odd party of guests, come together and talk about the ups and downs of the day. Obviously, it’s important to make sure you’re nice and comfortable when dinner rolls around. One of the most common things that gets in the way of this is a lack of space, so start working on this if you feel it’s always a problem. Consider an extendable dining table that you can shorten when there’s less people, and slide out when you’re entertaining. If it’s in the budget, you can even migrate the whole dining table into a corner, and border it with a deep, cushy banquette. With a few throw pillows, this will be much easier to sink into than any dining chair!
When you’re a parent, you simply need to have a comfortable retreat you can make the most of when you get the odd opportunity to escape from your responsibilities. If you want to make your bedroom more comfortable, give yourself some comfortable area for sitting, reading, or just getting away from it all. The centerpiece, of course, is the bed, so don’t neglect this when you’re trying to make your home more comfortable. Make its appearance mesh more neatly with the surrounding room with new fabrics, like these duvets by Ezibuy. For a sure-fire way to make the bed more comfortable, just add pillows!
Use Softer Lighting
As you know, lighting has a huge effect on how comfortable any space feels, and can often have much more of an impact than any physical décor items. Think about ways you can introduce softer, more ambient lighting to the recreational spaces in your home. Too much garish, white light can make the edges of items seem sharper, and the whole interior appear flattened out. You can counteract this fairly easily with smaller, shaded lamps, or by installing dimmer switches on some of the main light fixtures. When it’s getting late, a soft, warm glow irradiating from the corners of a room will get you in the mood for bed.
Stock Up on Blankets
We may be on the cusp of summer, but no comfortable home is complete without a good stock of warm, cozy blankets. Get some small, warm throws that will suit the surrounding style of your living room and bedroom. When you’re in “go” mode, these can easily be draped over the arm of a sofa or armchair, or folded into some nook in your cupboards. Whenever you’re finding it hard to relax, just reach out for one of them and drape it around you!