As the weather starts to get cooler and the nights draw in, our homes go from a respite from the heat to a cosy place to spend time with family and friends.
Making your home feel cosy is about more than the ambient temperature! How a space looks has a huge effect on how it makes us feel. Fortunately, there are some simple and easy home renovations that can make a huge difference to the cosy factor.
Natural wood adds a warm glow to any space
Lacey Kelly of Floor Envy and Home Envy knows a thing or two about updating your home to make it warm, inviting and functional! Choosing to add a warm, natural wood floor adds an instant shot of cosy comfort. The natural colour of wood goes with any decor, and it gives a warm base for any further decorating you might be planning. Of course, natural wood can be used elsewhere to add a rustic feel, or as a counter to those brighter white finishes or cooler grey tones.
A fireplace is often the focal point of a living room — what better way is there to make a room more cosy than the warm, welcoming glow of a fireplace? Whether you’re updating an existing mantle, tearing out a ‘90s-style alcove fireplace, or adding a whole new one, getting the design right is important.
Seeing things in a good light in the heart of the home
Shorter days mean darker nights, and adding pot lights to those darker corners can give an extra lift where you want it or emphasize an architectural feature. Cool evenings are a great time to cosy up with a good book next to your new fireplace!
One room in the house where lighting is really important is the kitchen, the heart of the home. “With the holiday season fast approaching, book a free consultation soon to get the kitchen you have always wanted,” Lacey notes. This will be a holiday season to remember as we finally gather together again.
A bigger kitchen island makes holiday cooking a social affair (everyone wants to hang out in the kitchen, after all!) and a new or even a second oven makes holiday baking as easy as pie.