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How to Create That Homey Feel
Dorothy was onto something when she famously declared that there's no place like home. Certainly, your house should be the place where you feel the most comfortable. Ideally, at least one room in your home should envelop you, and be a haven for you after a long day or time away.
When it comes to creating a cozy room, there are some no-brainers: throw blankets, rugs to sink your toes into, and relaxed furniture top the list of must-haves for a comfortable, casual space. Generally speaking, cre...ating a cozy room starts by adding warmth--or at least the illusion of it. Textures, lighting, and layers all make a room feel warm and inviting.
But beyond these tricks for creating coziness, accessories like these can add even more homeyness. Decor like this will make you never want to leave home.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
02 of 08
Wall Art for Homebodies
If you're the type of person who loves nothing more than a night in, wall art that invites you to put your pajamas on early is just the ticket. This sentiment is perfect for any room in the house, but hints at romance in the context of a bedroom.
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Coasters for cold drinks are a must, but hot drinks can also leave rings or do some damage to wooden furniture. Trade your typical coasters for a set made out of fabric, like these flannel ones, when the weather turns chilly. Your Saturday morning mug of coffee or tea will look even more inviting on the coffee table atop these snuggly squares.
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04 of 08
Crackling Wood Wick Candles
Candles add tons of warmth and ambiance to a room. Although LED versions are safer for homes with children, nothing beats the flickering glow of the real thing. In the absence of a fireplace, candles with wooden wicks are a nice substitute. Candles like these crackle softly while they burn, giving you that fireside feeling even in rooms without a hearth.
For an extra dose of homeyness, appeal to one of your other senses by trying a subtly scented candle. This list of candle scents will help you... choose one that's just right for achieving a cozy space.
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05 of 08
Here's another solution for rooms without a fireplace. Try a tabletop fire for portable warmth and ambiance perfect for any room lacking coziness. Although this one has a sleek, contemporary design, there are other, more rustic styles from which to choose. Safe for most surfaces, these tabletop fireplaces are great for coffee tables and will practically beg you to curl up on the couch with a book.
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06 of 08
Hot Toddy Glassware
If you actually know what a hot toddy is, you get bonus points. If--like most people--you love the idea of a hot toddy, but haven't actually had one, this glassware will help you out. Printed with a diagram that indicates ingredients and amounts, these glasses offer up the perfect antidote to a cold evening. Keep a set on a bar cart throughout the winter months for when you need a warm-up.
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Knitted Lamp Shade
Hardly anything is cozier than a knitted sweater. Sweater pillows are a great way to add texture to a room; but, a lamp with a sweater shade can take your lighting to a whole new level of warmth. Trade out a plain shade for one wearing a cable knit when the weather warrants it, and watch your room go from cold to cozy with the flick of a switch.
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Felt Home Sweet Home Pillow
Not only is the sentiment on this pillow spot-on for creating a homey space, its felt applique adds one more layer of texture to a chair, couch or bed. Look for pillows with similar sayings to remind you of the simple pleasures of home the minute you walk in the door or flop down on the couch after a long day.
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