Creating a Warm and Cosy Home Without Breaking the Bank
We all know after a hard day’s work or an afternoon running errands with our kids in tail, there’s nothing better than the feeling of coming back to a warm and welcoming abode. Whether it’s a bombsite or not (we’re only human!), that feeling of knowing when you park up, load everything out of the car and get the kids off to bed, you can sit back and relax with your hubby in a cosy space is like no other.
You might be thinking though that this involves spending a lot of money or living in some expensive cottage in the country, but there are a few simple tips and tricks that won’t cost you the world!
Set the Tone
The first thing to remember is that we have 5 senses and all of them have a huge impact on our mood, even without you realising sometimes. With this in mind, you’d be surprised about how much smell and aroma influence the vibe of your home. Something as cheap and simple as lighting up some incense of scented candles can make a room a joy to walk into. You can even try making your own!
Another cool trick to set the mood without breaking the bank is lighting. As you can imagine this can be done like before with candles, or even better, battery powered flameless candles! These have the added advantage of you not having to worry about if you blew them out or not when you’re lying in bed but also create a lovely flickering effect. Equally fitting a dimmer switch is a cost-effective way to create a warm and relaxed environment.
Soft and Warm
Without a doubt a faux fur throw or blanket is a MUST for creating a warm and cosy home. You can find these in a number of places on the high street like Wilkos or Primark and for the most part they look a lot more expensive than they really are. Also, they’re just lovely for a movie night.
Lastly, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t all have to come all at once. It’s nice to plan for nice things and important to save for things you really enjoy, by all means treat yourself once in a while, but don’t think it has to come all at once. It takes time to build up an inviting ambiance and there’s even more satisfaction in enjoying and appreciating your home when you finally get there. It doesn’t always have to all be real, but there are a few things that make all the difference if you can afford them and real oak furniture, even something small like a lamp table, is definitely one of them. In many cases they’re not as expensive now as you might think too. If you’ve created a warm and cosy home without breaking the bank, please get in touch and share your photos! I’d love to see them 😊