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February 7, 2023

Secrets to Creating a Cozy Home

Creating a calm and cozy home environment in the Pacific Northwest can be a challenge. With short days, long nights, and cold temperatures, it can be difficult to find that perfect balance of comfort and relaxation. Fortunately, with just a few simple steps, you can cozy up your Hayden home this season.

Layer up with textiles

Layering textiles like rugs, blankets, throw pillows, and curtains – any type of fabric that will help make your home feel warm and inviting – is one of the best ways to add warmth and coziness to any room. Choose fabrics that are comfortable to touch with colors that coordinate well together to create an inviting atmosphere.

Create ambiance with lighting

Nothing adds more comfort and coziness than good lighting. The right light can also go a long way toward creating a cozy atmosphere indoors. Consider using both overhead lights as well as floor lamps throughout your home to achieve just the right amount of brightness during the day or night. Overhead lights should offer bright but diffused lighting while floor lamps help provide more intimate lighting when entertaining guests or just relaxing after a long day.

Invest in quality furniture

Investing in quality furniture is another way to create a cozy atmosphere inside your new home. Look for pieces made from natural materials such as wood or rattan to help bring some of the outdoors inside. If you prefer the freedom to mix things up, consider slipcovers for furniture pieces. This will give your furniture an instant update without breaking the bank on completely new pieces.

Add details with accents

Small details like vintage books, artwork, and dried flowers add character and can instantly transform any space into something inviting and special. These will help to draw attention while still maintaining an inviting feeling overall. They make all the difference when it comes to creating a warm inviting atmosphere.

Try scent layering

Scent layering is another excellent way to create a comforting ambiance in your home. Try combining different notes like floral or earthy scents to bring out the most subtle nuances in each room. Experiment by mixing different types of fragrances until you find something that resonates perfectly with you and your space.

Put your memories on display

Finally, don’t forget about putting memories on display throughout your home. Whether it’s a mantel filled with holiday cards or a wall covered with personal photos, these small touches will make your home feel even cozier.

With these simple tips, transforming your home into an inviting retreat has never been easier and will make your house feel snug all year long.

You and your family will feel warm and cozy in any of our new construction homes. We invite you to visit one of our many new home communities throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. We can’t wait to help you find your dream home.