How to Furnish a Cosy House
Not all of us can afford to live in our huge dream home, but living in a house that’s on the smaller side has it’s benefits too! A compact space can often feel more cosy and homely (as well as being cheaper to heat up in the winter!) Plus, it means you can get a bit creative with how you can decorate or furnish it.
If you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve got some big ideas to make the most out of your small home!
Be Clever with Colours
Choosing light colours for a compact room can help make the space seem bigger and brighter. White walls, ceilings and even floors are perfect if you’re hoping to create a light and airy space. If plain isn’t your thing, add some visual interest with unconventional and clever painting techniques. Ombre walls, contrasting paint borders and stripes can add interest and elevate a small room.
However, if you’re looking to make a space in your home feel cosier, go for a darker palette with deep and warm tones. Don’t be scared of darker colours making a room look cave-like – break it up by adding a light trim or just use the colour for an accent wall.
With clever mirror placement, you can trick the eye into thinking your room is bigger than it actually is! Mirrors can capture light, add texture and create space, as well as adding a bit of extra character to your room.
For example, placing a large mirror adjacent to a window can perfectly catch the angle of the light and bounce it throughout the room. A position opposite a window or an object of interest (like houseplants for example) will also bring in more natural light and greenery into the room. A mirror with an ornamental or statement frame can draw the eye and create some more texture – take a look at Cox & Cox’s stylish range for some beautiful mirrored inspiration.
If you have a small home, it’s important that you keep the space clutter-free so that it doesn’t feel claustrophobic.
Avoid oversized furniture as that will eat up your floor space – a compact couch could be perfect for your smaller-sized living room. Find multipurpose items, like a bar cart that can act as storage and extra counter space in your kitchen. A daybed with drawers in the base or a divan storage bed that easily lifts up both have space underneath for bedding, towels, clothes and shoes – perfect if you need to extend your limited wardrobe space.
Sometimes good things come in small packages and just because you have a cosy home, it doesn’t mean you can’t be creative with how you decorate. Use our top tips to get the most out of your space, whilst also making sure it looks modern and stylish!