Though we may not notice it, there are many things in our homes that can make it not cozy and welcoming and even cluttered and unfriendly. What are these things, what to change to make your home cozier? Let’s have a look at these problems and their solutions.
A Convertible Sofa In Your Bedroom
If you live in a very small space or studio, buying a transformable sofa instead of a usual comfy bed is a bad idea. First of all, let’s be honest: it won’t give you that comfort and relaxation that a comfy bed will, and while sleeping it’s essential. Find some space for a bed and even skip a sofa changing it for chairs, armchairs and small loveseats if there’s no space. This way you’ll get necessary relaxation and a living space can exist without a sofa.
Clutter In The Entryway
Your entryway is the face of your home, if it’s cluttered, all the rest of the home will look not very cozy and stylish. A too small rack won’t accommodate everything you need, buy a second one, attach some hooks. One more smart idea is making drawers if possible, it’s a great way to avoid any clutter: just put everything you want inside and use the drawers as seating places for more functionality.
Carpet flooring makes any room cozier and more welcoming but let’s face it: it has more disadvantages than advantages. First of all, it’s hard to clean, which makes it not a very good option for families with kids and animals. Second, it requires a high level of maintenance, such as occasional deep carpet cleaning and regular vacuuming. Third, carpet is highly susceptible to allergens such as mold, dust mites and pet dander. Fourth, most carpets are manufactured synthetically, which tend to have a shorter lifespan than other flooring choices. Prefer some other type of floors, for example, hardwood ones, and add some rugs, that’s enough for comfort and coziness.
A large mirror anywhere requires much maintaining: it should be cleaned rather often otherwise it will be dusty and just dirty, in a bathroom it will be in splashes. Place your mirror so that it didn’t get too many splashes – hang it over the sink and don’t make it too large. As for other rooms – either avoid mirrors or get ready to dust them rather often.
Open shelves are extremely popular and they have a lot of advantages: they look lightweight, they are comfy in using and can be easily DIYed. But the point is that open shelves keep all the clutter seen, while a cabinet hides it. Try cabinets or even cabinets with glass doors to keep them lightweight and the space will be less cluttered.