5 Simple But Surefire Steps to Work More Warmth Into Your Decor

It’s treating yourself! But you don’t have to live in a wood cabin or dramatically renovate your space; just bring in furniture pieces and accessories that feature natural, rough woods or experiment with other natural materials like baskets or natural fiber rugs. We’re talking about capturing and creating a welcoming feel in your home. So the first trick to adding more warmth into your home is making sure there’s more of you in it — whether that’s spending more energy customizing the space you have or following your own instincts. Others in your home will feel treated, too, and that will lend itself to a warm feeling home. Objects with stories and memories from your past. 1. Add little touches, treats and details

Along with including plenty of your personality in a space, you want to make sure your rooms are filled with the little things — bouquets of your favorite flowers, a cute plant in a corner, a stack of of fun design books. Cocoon with color

You can use color — warm colors like reds, yellows and oranges in particular — to wrap rooms in visual warmth, which will add to making the whole home feel warm and cozy. Consider comfort

Homes that need a little extra warmth will benefit heavily from increasing the kinds of elements that also add actual physical comfort; being comfortable in a space goes hand and hand with it feeling warm and welcoming. (Image credits: Julia Brenner; Andie Powers; Adrienne Breaux; Tracy Leigh Morgan) Art you’ve made yourself or found thrifting. 5. 3. 2. Add plenty of your personality

Yep, we’re starting with this tip, because it’s the most vital. Design ideas you wanted to try that might be a little crazy to others.

Updated: 10.11.2014 — 06:36