While sleek modern homes with minimalist designs are very popular nowadays, they can also come across as stark, cold, and clinical. However, that doesn’t mean that houses with this style cannot feel like a cozy home. There are many ways that you can make your house look and feel warm and inviting, even if you have minimalist interiors.
One way is by choosing a comforting color palette. Deep, warm tones such as navy can add character to any room in your house and make it seem more inviting. Another is by incorporating natural elements, like wood. Hardwood floors can warm up any house, even those with an industrial theme. You can also put in some plants, which instantly liven the space that they’re in. Indoor plants are also good for your health and can improve concentration and productivity.
Aside from that, you can add layers and texture by putting in rugs, curtains, and pillows. These soft textures can make your house homier and more welcoming. Put up pictures of your favorite artworks or even family photos.
These design changes are just some things that you can do to transform the look of your house and make it look and feel cozier. But if you really want to make your house a home, making aesthetic changes is not enough. What really makes a house a home is how you make use of the space. Here are some things you could do to turn your house from mere shelter to refuge.
For some reason, home-cooked meals just taste better. That is because cooking at home is a bonding activity that can make everyone happier, healthier, and more connected. Every meal cooked and eaten in your home nourishes not only the body but also the soul.
Music has the incredible power to affect our mood and behavior. A recent study has found that families that listened to music together were happier and more inspired than families that didn’t listen to music out loud. Families with music in their lives also talked more, ate together more often, and were physically closer to each other. Music strengthens familial bonds and brings people together.
Your home archives every experience lived within it. All the lovely rugs and wooden accents mean nothing if you don’t actually spend time in your house. It is where family memories are made; you can’t make memories if you’re constantly not there to witness them. To turn your house into a home, just enjoy the time that you spend living in it. Every occasion, from birthdays to Christmas, leaves an impression on your house, marking it forever.
As the popular saying goes, home is where the heart is. Interior design and décor play a huge role in the aesthetics of a house, of course, but these design choices don’t matter if your home doesn’t feel like a personal sanctuary. No matter what its style, from modern to French Colonial, a house becomes a home because of the people (and pets!) who live within it.