Although the holiday season entails many outside activities like trick-or-treating, family visits, and Christmas shopping, part of the fun is celebrating at home. So why not make your space as inviting as possible? Here are three ways to make your home cozy for the holidays.
1. Rearrange Your Furniture
The holidays are all about family, so it’s only right that the layout of your furniture reflects that. To create an instant feeling of closeness, pull your furniture away from the walls, and reduce the space between your sofas and chairs. Arrange items in a way that will encourage conversations and togetherness. Move soft side-table lighting to areas where your family will congregate most often. Last but not least, edit furniture pieces in shared rooms to include everyone’s favorite (and most comfy) items.
2. Add Pillows and Blankets
The next step in creating a cozy space is adding pillows and throw blankets. In the cool of fall and the chill of winter, there’s nothing better than snuggling up on the couch to watch your favorite holiday movies. Finding the perfect combinations of pillows and blankets can make the experience all the more enjoyable. However, in addition to functionality, these accessories can serve as space-fillers while adding a bit of visual interest. If you have an unoccupied corner, add a few floor pillows to expand seating options and make the room feel more complete. Drape a chic blanket over the back of your couch to be both practical and decorative. If you’re short on space, you can store extra pillows and blankets in a trendy basket that sits on the floor or hangs on a wall.
3. Mix and Match Fabrics
The last way to generate a cozy vibe this holiday season is to mix and match fabrics. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, there’s no shortage of festive color schemes, thematic prints, and traditional patterns to dress up a room. Don’t be afraid to play with contrasting textures and hues to achieve an inviting aura. Try to use a diverse variety of rugs, runners, table cloths, and tapestries to warm up your space. You can even layer fabrics to create a more unique look.
Perry Como’s popular Christmas song declares, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” And you’d be hard-pressed to find many people who disagree. There’s no better time to redecorate with comfort and flair in mind. So use these three tips to resign your home and ring in the holidays in style.