You might think of small and intimate spaces when people talk about cosiness. You don’t want to live in a ginormous mansion that’s devoid of any character or personality. But that’s not the suggestion being made. Even a small cottage needs to be spacious, for instance. A cosy space shouldn’t feel cramped and restrictive. Cosiness is best achieved by making rooms more spacious, so the following points should help you to do just that.
Sell or throw out your clutter
Whether it’s old and worthless or still functional and highly-valuable, you have to get rid of things you no longer want or need. Clutter ruins the vibe of a home. A room isn’t cosy and intimate if it only feels small because it’s overloaded with things you’ve collected over the years that serve no purpose in your life (and we’re talking about things that aren’t sentimental or practical). We all end up hoarding things as the years go by, but you need to have a clear-out from time to time. Simply decluttering will make so much difference.
If something’s valuable, then you could make money by selling it online. If something’s worn out or broken, then you can simply throw it out. The point is that you need to sell or throw out your clutter. Once you do, you’ll open up the available space in your home. Whether you live in a huge family house or a tiny one-person flat, you’ll feel much cosier and much more comfortable once you get rid of the belongings that you no longer need. It won’t take away from the character of your household. You’ll be left with the things that actually matter to you. You’ll have a minimalistic home, but it’ll still feel warm and cosy. That takes us to the next point.
Insulate your house effectively
Perhaps your home is cluttered with cushions, throws, rugs, and other belongings that serve the purpose of insulating your household. So, you might be hesitant to declutter and end up with a colder home. However, there are smarter ways to keep your house warm and cosy. You might want to get draft excluders for doors and thicker glazing for your windows. Both of those solutions could trap heat and keep your home warm. And, of course, getting a decent wall heater could help, too. That could be a stylish and functional addition to your home. There’s no reason to clutter your home in an effort to insulate it.
Store things intelligently
The best way to create a spacious and cosy home is to accept the space you have available and utilise it as intelligently as possible. Even after decluttering, you’ll still have lots of possessions left over. You need to store those things effectively if you want to make each room feel comfortable. Your household needs to feel large enough for you to move around with ease. Freeing up floor space can help with that. You could put some shelves on the walls to create more storage space for your belongings. Perhaps you could also start storing things under your bed and under the staircase.
What are your plans to be cosy this autumn?