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7 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Feel Cosier For The Holidays

December 29, 2020

The year-end holidays are the best time of the year to spend with our family or friends. However, despite our travel or social plans, for some of us, our holidays will inevitably be spent confined at home as we fear the risk of possibly contracting COVID-19.

Rouge In Wood The Light Collection 3, Gelugor by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd

Just because you can’t travel to your favourite destination or host parties at the moment doesn't mean you can’t create a cosy holiday vibe at home. With that in mind, we have come up with some simple ways to make your home a cosier and a comfier place to live in especially if you are spending your holidays at home.

1. Introduce soft lighting

Lighting can change the atmosphere in a room, so getting the right kind is very important to create a cosy feel to your home. Make sure your existing lighting fixtures emit warm temperature shades of yellow, which promote relaxation and make your space feel homier. If you can, install dimmers so that you’re able to adjust the strength of the lighting in a room based on your mood and the time of day.

Riyang Condominium by RK Interior Studio

Interior Firm: RK Interior Studio

For a simple update, you can consider decorating your home with twinkling lights. They provide a soft, gorgeous glow when the rest of your lights are off and they look especially brilliant when being displayed inside a glass jar or when wrapped around your bed frame, shelf, TV or drawers.

Riyang Condominium by RK Interior Studio

Interior Firm: RK Interior Studio

2. Upgrade your bedding

Now more than ever, there’s nothing like retreating into a cocoon-like bedroom for quality hibernation during the holidays. So consider swapping out your regular sheets with new bedding made from delightfully touchable materials, (think of linen duvet cover, sateen sheets, or silk pillowcases) to max out the cosy factor in your bedroom.

Regency Height Penthouse, Bayan Lepas Penang by Nevermore Group

Interior Firm: Nevermore Group

Also, there is nothing in this world more relaxing than a plush bed chock-full of pillows. We suggest going after pillows that are supportive enough for comfortable sleeping at night and look sumptuous enough when your bed is properly made.

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3. Light some scented candles

Lighting scented candles around your home is a great inexpensive way to create a spa-like vibe and make any room feel cosier, especially when you're stuck at home during the holidays. So treat yourself by lighting some scented candles. A pleasant scent can instantly put you in a good mood and increase your home's cosy factor immensely.

Rouge In Wood The Light Collection 3, Gelugor by Vault Design Lab Sdn Bhd

4. Refresh your home with colours

Sure, you're probably not going to take on a time-consuming project like re-painting your walls right before the holidays. But colours can come from anywhere, so don’t feel like you have to repaint your entire home.

U-Thant Residence, KL by IQI Concept Interior Design & Renovation

Replacing your current throw pillow covers, tablecloths, rugs or even your lampshades with a few different colours can help to jazz up your space and help set the mood of cosiness and comfort with minimum effort. Gentle hues of blue, lavender or green can lend a calming atmosphere to your home. While soothing shades of cream, soft green, mid to dark yellow and rich red can help to warm up your space instantly.

5. Add something organic in every room

During a time when we would normally be enjoying the outdoors, it's important to connect ourselves with nature in any way we can. Consider adding some houseplant to make your home feel warm and cosy. Besides helping to improve the air quality, reduce pollutants, they also add a pop of colour in your room and can give you something to nurture during these unsettled times.

cosy home

Interior Firm: Studio Athira Wan

If adding plants to your space doesn't appeal to you, there are other ways to make your home feel cosy. You can consider draping faux greenery or dried flowers that require zero effort to maintain while keeping your home looking warm and welcoming. Display them in glass or ceramic vases or opt for simple mason jars for a budget-friendly fix.

6. Turn an empty space into something useful

Do you have an empty space in your home? Now is the perfect time to spruce up that unused corner and turn it into something useful, like a reading nook for example. You don't need much to fill the space, just a comfortable oversized chair, a side-table, a footstool and a floor lamp.

Windows On The Park, Cheras 9 Miles by Interior+ Design Sdn. Bhd.

You can also drape a super-cosy blanket over the back of the chair and add mix-and-match throw pillows to instantly elevate your reading corner’s comfort to the next level.

7. Introduce soft fabrics and textiles in your home

When designing a cosy space, your material choices are of utmost importance. Choose soft textiles like velvet, silk, and cotton, instead of leather or canvas, to add softness to your spaces. The softer the materials you can bring into your space, the more inviting it will feel!

The Havre, Bukit Jalil by Doubble Interior Associates

For instant comfy vibes, look for anything fleece, which is a great material for providing warmth without making you hot. A throw blanket in this material will certainly take your couch potato game to the next level.

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