20 Fast Ways To Make Your Home Cozier

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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.

a convertible sofa isn't the best solution as a sleeping space, prefer a usual one

a convertible sofa isn't the best solution as a sleeping space, prefer a usual one

even a small space can accomodate a comfortable bed like this one

even a small space can accomodate a comfortable bed like this one

such a platform bed with storage is another cool idea for saving space and avoiding a convertible sofa

such a platform bed with storage is another cool idea for saving space and avoiding a convertible sofa

create a sublevel for your bedroom space if the ceilings are high, this is also a good idea

create a sublevel for your bedroom space if the ceilings are high, this is also a good idea

hide your comfy bed above and buy a usual small sofa or loveseat for more comfort

hide your comfy bed above and buy a usual small sofa or loveseat for more comfort

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.

drawers are used for storage and sitting and keep the entryway in perfect order

drawers are used for storage and sitting and keep the entryway in perfect order

a minimalist floating vanity has much storage space and doesn't take much space

a minimalist floating vanity has much storage space and doesn't take much space

use smart furniture for storage to keep the entryway decluttered

use smart furniture for storage to keep the entryway decluttered

a functional and stable coat rack accommodates everything you need

a functional and stable coat rack accommodates everything you need

an airy yet stable metal coat rack with clothes and shoes doesn't look bulky

an airy yet stable metal coat rack with clothes and shoes doesn't look bulky

Carpet Flooring

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.

light-colored carpet requires much maintenance and it's not good if you have pets and kids

light-colored carpet requires much maintenance and it's not good if you have pets and kids

moist spaces can't get carpet flooring at all, so prefer some rugs

moist spaces can't get carpet flooring at all, so prefer some rugs

hardwood floors are more durable and have fewer disadvantages and you may just add a rug

hardwood floors are more durable and have fewer disadvantages and you may just add a rug

besides, a colorful and stylish rug can be a nice decor element

besides, a colorful and stylish rug can be a nice decor element

Large Mirrors

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.

a large mirror is a beautiful piece but it should be often dusted

a large mirror is a beautiful piece but it should be often dusted

placing a mirror next to the bathtub is gorgeous but you'll have to dust and clean it after every bath

placing a mirror next to the bathtub is gorgeous but you'll have to dust and clean it after every bath

hang the mirror over the sink to avoid too many splashes

hang the mirror over the sink to avoid too many splashes

Open Shelving

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.

thick open shelves and dinnerware makes the kitchen look more cluttered

thick open shelves and dinnerware makes the kitchen look more cluttered

all the items aren't hidden, which means that your kitchen will look cluttered

all the items aren't hidden, which means that your kitchen will look cluttered

even built-in cabinets with glass doors make your space less cluttered and cozier

even built-in cabinets with glass doors make your space less cluttered and cozier