Most of us have probably fallen victim to hours of endless Pinterest scrolling, practically drooling over all of the perfectly staged homes that always look so cozy and inviting. And if you’re anything like us, you also probably spend a fair amount of time wondering just how you yourself can achieve the looks of the coziest, most Pinterest-worthy rooms. Well, we’ve taken the guesswork out of that entirely and we’ve compiled a list of decor pieces to snag if you want to create the coziest, most welcoming space. Let’s get started.
Throw Blankets (And Lots of ‘Em!)
No matter your style, throw blankets are a must-have if you’re looking to create a cozy living space. We recommend opting for solid colors in either neutrals or colors that compliment your decor. Sure, you can get cheap fleece blankets for a few bucks at just about any local drugstore, but part of creating an inviting space is ensuring everything goes together.
There is just something about having a nice little collection of blankets for guests to choose from, and since you’ll need storage for them anyway, you might as well make it stylish storage. We recommend having a blanket ladder or an antique chest to keep extra blankets in.
All the Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a lot like blankets, and by that we mean there is no limit to the number you can have and these are prime comfort objects. Again, as you’re shopping for throw pillows, opt for colors that will go with your decor, but don’t shy away from a few accent pillows that have just a little something extra like a bold print or bright color.
Photos, art, antique dishes, hanging floral arrangements, or a combination of all of these things are a great way to fill in an otherwise boring, empty wall. Creating a gallery wall out of eclectic art or family photos is a fun way to show off your personal style to guests and tell your story as the homeowner.
Area rugs can really tie a room together, make a room appear bigger, warm up any space, and add a nice touch of color. Area rugs are especially great for anyone who has hardwood floors, not to mention the added benefit of having something soft and warm to walk on those winter days. If you worry about the cleanliness of a rug, check out Ruggable. Ruggable’s area rugs are washable, yes, you read that right, you can simply throw them in the washer.
Candles, Wax Burners, or Simmer Pots! Oh My!
We aren’t saying that your house has to smell like an actual pumpkin patch or lavender field, we’re just saying to eliminate any bad odors that may be lingering. Candles make a room feel extra cozy due to their light and their warmth, the smell being an added bonus, but wax burners do double duty as more of a light source as well as making your space smell incredible. If all-natural is more your thing, consider a simmer pot made of natural ingredients.
Accentuate Your Fireplace
If you have a fireplace, draw attention to this naturally cozy element by decorating your mantle or the fireplace itself; if you are without, consider an electric fireplace or if a fireplace just isn’t your thing, scout out local estate sales or antique shops for a mantle.
Fresh Flowers or Plants
There is a lot that can be said for adding a $5 grocery store bouquet of flowers to any room of your home. If flowers aren’t your favorite, some greenery in the form of houseplants can add just as much life. Decorating tip: thrift some interesting and unique pots and planters, and if you can’t find any, buy basic terracotta and paint them however you like.