12 cheap ways to make your home cozy

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We all want our home cozy, warm, and inviting despite your style. It doesn’t matter whether you have a Scandinavian or minimalist style we all just want our home to be a safe haven. We all want a home where you can just get in and forget the outside world. It’s a place where you can just relax and recharge, home should be your happy place. 

You don’t have to break the bank to make your home look cozy and inviting and you also don’t have to wait for the holiday season to make your home cozy. Here are some inexpensive tips to get you started on how to make your home cozy: 


Lighting can cozy up a space. Avoid fluorescent lighting and white lighting, go for much warmer lighting by using warm light bulbs. Warmer lighting makes the home more inviting and cozy because it makes people look and feel good. You can invest in lamps as well and place them in different parts of the house. 

You can also invest in fairy lights and place them strategically in different places in the house i.e. you can drape them on your curtains, ceiling, artwork or table. 

Try and ensure you don’t have one source of lighting and make all your lighting options warm. 


Candles are well known for their soothing properties, they create a peaceful ambiance in a room and make a home cozy. It doesn’t matter where you place them, the presence of candles in a home is in itself enough. Part of making a home cozy is also how it smells, scented candles will make a home smell amazing. They provide a warm glow to any space. If you’re worried about real candles you can also opt-in for flameless battery-powered candles. For the scent, you can always diffuse essential oils instead. 


If you have a fireplace, you can light a fire to make the home cozy. A fireplace that is lit makes the room feel warmer more inviting and calming to say the least. It just makes you want to curl up in front of the fire and read a book with a hot cup of chocolate. 

You can invest in a faux fireplace if you don’t have a fireplace and they can be installed on any wall you wish. This really helps in making the home cozy.

Plants & Flowers 

Adding plants and flowers is an inexpensive way of making your home cozy on a budget. They have a natural way of beautifying a place and they create a welcoming atmosphere. Flowers help add life to a boring space. There’s just something about greenery and flowers that make a home cozy. If you can’t take care of plants you can invest in succulents and if you still find it to be a challenge you can always get faux plants. Just a touch of nature elevates a room. 


Textured fabrics such as velvet, faux fur are soft and make a space feel warm. Having throw blankets and throw pillows draped in the house is a great way of making the home feel warm. Draping throws on the couch or living area makes the home cozy and creates a feeling of warmth, relaxation, and serenity. You can try swapping out some of your cushion covers with faux fur. It really does add the decorative touch. 


Having rugs in different parts of the house like the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room and the corridor really helps a home cozy. Having something soft between your feet just feels warm. 

Rugs also help in reducing echo in a room, echo is not cozy. Have area rugs in different areas of the house to make it look warmer and feel more serene. 

Accessories & furniture

Always make sure you have comfortable seats because being comfortable automatically feels cozier. You can try and accessorize your living area with ottomans as well so people can put their feet up if they wish to. Having a reading area with a nice bookshelf can also make a home cozy. The right accessories really help in elevating the home. 


Curtains have a way of adding warmth and color to a room. They make the home warmer as opposed to having blinds in the house. They may still do the job but they are not aesthetically pleasing. You can even get thermal drapes during cold seasons to make the house warmer while still making it look amazing. 

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Artwork and mirrors 

Invest in artwork for your walls. However, there’s a fine line between cozy and clutter. Make sure your artwork is well distributed and it is appealing to the eye. Mirrors help bounce light around a room and make a room look bigger. Having a mirror in a room will make it cozy. 

Board Games 

Board games help in breaking the monotony of always having to watch TV or read a book. They are a great way of relaxing and they have a way of creating togetherness and help the family in bonding. Having them present in the home helps in making the home cozy, warmer, and softer. 

Fuzzy slippers and socks 

Have fuzzy slippers or socks in the house because sometimes the feet tend to get a bit cold when it’s chilly outside. When your feet feel warm for some reason the rest of your body starts to heat up. Having fuzzy slippers always available makes the home cozy. 

Family Pictures

Family pictures have a way of making one feel more at home and comfortable. It makes the home cozy and warmer. Having a few family photos in the living area or the corridor or even the stairs is a great way of making your home look more inviting 

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