You don’t need to have a big budget to create a cozy home, you just need to be creative and you can use materials and furniture that you already have. Here are several ways to create a cozy home. First of all, paint the walls a neutral tone in an eggshell finish. A neutral tone doesn’t have to be beige; you can go into warmer sage colors or brownish tones depending on the furniture and carpeting you have. Layer in your furniture. If you are starting from scratch and have the budget to buy furniture, select oversized, overstuffed seating, including a sofa, loveseat or occasional chair and ottoman. A cozy home provides a place for conversation and overstuffed furniture begs to be used. Choose welcoming colors in the for your decorations or furniture. If you are using older furniture, try using a slipcover to give it new life and to further coordinate with your wall color palette.
Define a conversation area in your main living space with an area rug. This rug can provide some division from the rest of the home. Set the rug at an angle to add interest. Last but not least, add a fireplace. A fireplace is an important factor for a cozy home, so be sure your existing fireplace is the focal point of your living space. If you don’t have a built-in fireplace, purchase a faux fireplace and mantle to make your living room picture perfect.