How To Make Any Room Feel More Inviting

By Brian Kondo

Monday, December 4, 2023

How To Make Any Room Feel More Inviting

There's nothing like winter to make you want to bundle up in a cocoon of coziness and warmth. If you are looking to turn your home into a more inviting space, here are some hygge ideas that will transform your space. The Danish concept of hygge will evoke comfort in any part of your home by incorporating soft lighting, soothing textures and rich tones into your space, especially during the cold winter months.


Add Touches Of Wood

Wood adds a sense of warmth to any room in the house. Great examples of incorporating touches of wood can be board cladding or oak paneling. If you live in a space where that is not easy to do, or you are looking for something easier to install, you can consider board cladding wallpaper.


Create Ambiance With Lighting

We have all experienced harsh lighting at some point in our lives. Harsh lighting can be important for work spaces but in a living room or a bedroom, it can create a siressful and negative environment. Instead, bring in soft bedside lamps or strategically mounted ceiling lights for a touch of coziness. Wherever possible, accentuate the natural light your home provides. Natural light is the most inviting of all the possible lights. 


Go For Calming Colours And Natural Materials

There is absolutely nothing wrong with bold patterns and bright pops of colour. They stimulate and create energy in a space. But, if you are looking to create an inviting, cozy, and comforting space - opt instead for smaller intimate patterns while introducing rich, sensuous textures. Think throw pillows, faux-fur throws, and comfy knits in neutral tones. Layering these soft textures and fabrics will instantly make your space more inviting.


Add Area Rugs

Continuing on the theme of inviting textures and fabrics, adding area rugs will soften any room. Set the tone right from the moment you wake up by placing a soft surface inmediately under your feet. Half the agony of getting out of bed is getting out into the cold, especially if you've got hardwood floors. Adding a plush rug will give practical warmth while adding an oomph of texture.


Dress Your Windows

Many folks in Toronto live in beautiful condos with floor to ceiling windows. These windows, while providing a great view of the city, can also make a room feel cold due to its lack of insulation. To prevent this from happening, dress your windows with window treatments. Add curtains with soft or no patterns that are in neutral tones. When drawn, your goal is for the curtains to seamlessly blend into the room without taking away from the balance of the rest of the room.

These are just a few of our favourite tips on how to make any room in your home more inviting. Have you applied the hygge style to your home? Do you have any lips that you think we've left out in our list? Let us know!


Thanks for reading today’s BLOG!!!

Brian Kondo
Sales Representative / Team Leader
The Brian Kondo Real Estate Team
Re/Max Hallmark First Group Realty Ltd.
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