Cozy Essentials For Your Home DIY

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Looking to revamp your living space in the New Year? Making your home more cozy and inviting to your guests is the best way to turn your house into a home. Between changing the ambiance and making common areas more comfortable, everyone wants their home to be welcoming to all who enter. These essential items are perfect for helping you achieve this!


Candles bring forth a warm inviting aura to your home. The calming, flickering light, and the delectable scent coming from the candle help to create a soothing environment. Whether pine woods or tropical beaches, having your home smell fresh is certain to make it more cozy. Turn off the lights, light a few candles, and throw on a movie for a fun and relaxing night in!

Framed Photos

Frame some nice photos in your living room and fill up that empty wall space! Nothing makes a home feel more empty than blank walls. Whether this be family photos, posters of your favorite movies, or beautiful art pieces you found at Goodwill, having stuff on your wall will fill your home up so much more. Don’t limit this to just the living room! Signage in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms will also make these spaces more inviting.

Cozy Blankets

Having plenty of warm, fluffy blankets will make your home cozy as you relax on the couch. Heavier fabrics like wool are perfect for cozying up and staying warm! You can also purchase a fabric basket to put all of these in to create a nice aesthetic in the living room! We recommend getting warmer colors like red and orange to lighten the mood in the home.


Adorning plants throughout will add vibrance and life in the home. The greenery and added color can make you feel more in touch with nature and the outside world. Ferns or hanging plants can do the trick, they can be real or for those of us without a green thumb, fake plants are fine as well. You can put these in the living rooms, coffee table, or dinner table so that you and your company can always have them in sight!

Warm Lighting

Use warm lighting to make your home more cozy. It’s easier on the human eye and inviting to the heart. Softer tones like orange hues are perfect for this design. No color makes you want to curl up with a good book and warm cup of cocoa more. This could be fun string lights across the walls and ceiling or a standing lamp in the corner!

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows give you something to cuddle up to when you’re hanging out on the couch. This makes for the best midday couch naps when you feel like doing nothing and want to just relax! Use colors that match your furniture to make it pop more and get those pillows some good use. This is also a fun decorating tool during the holidays as you can coordinate colors and patterns for the season!

If you used any of these DIY tips to make your home more cozy, let us know by tagging @homebygeneva on Instagram!

Rachel Caple

Rachel Caple has more than 18 years of experience in mortgage banking industry. Residing in Castle Rock, CO. Rachel spends her spare time with her husband, Sean and 4 boys. She also enjoys traveling, attending hockey games, and playing golf (or attempting to).

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