Decorating Ideas

How to Make Your Home Cosy

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As the nights get darker and the days colder, it’s time to start thinking about adding a little extra warmth and seasonal colour to your home.

From snug furnishings to soft lighting, there are plenty of small touches you can add to make your home cosy and turn it in into a warm and welcoming retreat.


Cushions and throws galore

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The easiest place to start when it comes to making your home cosy is to spread some cosy joy with various throws and cushions.

Thanks to both their appearance and texture, our Snuggle fleece, super soft and faux fur cushions are perfect for livening up your sofa, while the matching throws  are ideal for snuggling into while watching your favourite Christmas movie.


Snuggle into cosy bedding

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Many of us already struggle to get out of bed on a cold Winter morning, but if you want to make your sleeping oasis even more irresistible, our Snuggle Fleece Bedding Sets are a sure way to do it.

Made with soft-touch fleece material and available in a range of colours, you can turn your bed into the ultimate Winter warmer.

Top tip: Help keep your energy costs that little bit lower this Winter by switching out your duvet for a higher tog. Our 13.5 tog duvets are great for giving you exceptional comfort and warmth throughout the night.

Add tactile furnishings

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Home accessories and soft furnishings are a simple and effective way to make updates to your home in line with the changing seasons.

With the rain pouring outside, stay warm and dry inside under a throw or two and keep the outside chill at bay. Perfect for an evening in, throws also add a luxurious aesthetic when draped over the arm of your sofa or occasional chair.

To create a warming and intimate homely feel, mix and match with different textures by adding a rug, patterned wallpaper and thick curtains for a Winter spin on your interiors.

Don’t forget the power that scented candles and artificial plants can have on enhancing that cosy atmosphere.

Top tip: Snuggling up under a throw and drawing your blackout curtains can also help save you money, as you’ll be so warm you won’t have to turn the heating up as high!

Enjoy tranquil lighting

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Another way to prepare your home for the darker evenings is to switch up the lighting.

Use floor lamps and table lamps to create different relaxation zones, and a dimmer switch to soften your overhead lighting. Wall lights, strip and string lights are also great ways to create pools of light for a more soothing atmosphere.

Top tip: A crackling fire (real or artificial) is also sure to amplify the relaxing ambience and add a warming glow to the surroundings. 

Use stress-reducing colours

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Colour is a powerful tool that has a huge impact on the feel of a room, and consequently your mood. To give your home a warm and relaxing feel, colour psychology suggests that olive greens, soft greys and various shades of brown are ideal for this, as they’re all earthy tones.

These shades are easy to incorporate into any room, whether that be via paint, furniture or furnishings.


Relax with calming activities 

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And finally, a great way to make your home feel cosier is to design spaces where you can enjoy comforting and wholesome activities.

Create a snug reading nook with a comfy chair, and get settled with a book and a warming mug of tea or coffee. Or turn your bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary by lighting a few candles and setting off a room diffuser to enhance the senses. Make sure you’ve got plenty of fluffy bath towels and a bath mat to get that 5-star feel.

Explore our complete Cosy Home range here!

And those are our ideas on how to make your home cosy. Don’t forget to share your cosy home with us @Homebase_UK on Instagram, and check out our other home decorating ideas here.



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