Anyone who has spent any time reading about the benefits of living in smaller abodes knows that they have merits, but there are some obvious drawbacks. For starters, you don’t have all that much space to play with. If you want to create a cozy, comfortable space, then you need to think a little more carefully about how you’ll use your space compared with someone who has multiple rooms to play with. The good news is that comfort doesn’t discriminate against size! Take our tips below, and you’ll be living a relaxed life at home, no matter how small it may be.
Comfort Over Style
If you browse some of the most popular interior design websites, you might notice something: they look stunning, but no-one’s actually in the photos. It seems like they’re places to be looked at, rather than lived in. While you should design your home with some aesthetics in mind, the emphasis should be on comfort over style. That means choosing a couch that is perfect for sinking in to, and all-around making your purchase decisions on what will feel good, not look good. It’s a practice that’ll serve you well.
Feed the Senses
Comfort isn’t just based on how soft your couch is. Everything about your home feeds into your comfort levels! And especially the things that affect your senses, which seems, overall, to be given a low priority by homeowners, even though it can make a big difference. So make sure your ears, nose, and eyes – not to mention the rest of your body – are treated well. You can do this by buying noise cancelling curtains, getting aromatic oils from aromatech.com, and making sure you have fresh flowers in your home. All of these things will work together to create a deeply relaxing, comfortable environment.
Get the Lighting Right
No matter what you do with the rest of your home, if you’re failing the lighting test, then you’ll find it difficult to truly feel at ease. You can normally get a sense of when the lighting is right. If your living space is overly bright, then you’ll find it difficult to enter that relaxing headspace. Work on adding smaller light fixtures which create atmospheric lighting.
It’s a good idea for everyone to go down the minimalist path, but it’s especially important when you don’t have that much space to work with. Every time you buy something new, make a habit of selling something that you no longer need. It’ll help to prevent a build-up of items. People generally underestimate the effect that overcrowding their home with belongings can have. A clear, clean space with everything in order is a key component of getting comfortable!
Finally, remember to load up your home with soft, comfortable materials. You’ll want as many throws and pillows as your couch can handle, and add some rugs around the house for underfoot comfort. Add a thick dressing gown and you’ll be all ready to live in comfort!
*This is contributed post.