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If you’ve just moved in, your house might not feel like a home just yet. Settling in takes time, but there are things you can do to make your home feel cosier and more inviting. Simple changes like adding a lamp to your living room or putting up shelves can make your home feel more snug and inviting to guests.

If you’re struggling with renovation ideas, here are six things you can do to make your home feel cosy.

1. Accessorise

One of the best ways to make your home feel cosy is to spruce it up with some accessories. Pick out some comfy cushions for your bedroom, add curtains to patio doors and hang your favourite photos up in the hallway. These finishing touches can make your space feel more personal and like a home.

2. Invest in a Rug

If you have hardwood flooring, investing in a rug is a great way of warming up the space. A large area can feel more intimate and cosy with either a patterned or solid colour rug. They work great in dining rooms, living areas, hallways or bedrooms and can make any large space feel more intimate.

3. Add a Lamp

On darker, colder evenings, sometimes there’s nothing worse than a harsh set of spotlights beaming down on you. To make evenings feel cosier, add a small lamp to your living room, hallway, or bedroom. Switching it on after dinner or before bed can help create a cosy and snug atmosphere in your home.

4. Drape Blankets in the Living Room

As the winter approaches, so does the cold weather. To make your home feel cosier, add a throw blanket to your living room. Opt for something soft and aesthetically pleasing that you can hang over the sofa or drape across a reading chair. It’ll be comforting to look at and can create a more inviting space for guests.

5. Put Slippers By the Front Door

A cosy home is one that you feel comfortable in. When you get home from work, sometimes all you want to do is kick off your shoes and relax. To feel instant comfort the minute you walk in, have your slippers there ready for you by the front door.

6. Put Up Shelves

Adding shelves are a great way of sprucing up your interior aesthetic. A few scattered shelves can create a more intimate feel to your home, without making the space feel cluttered. When it comes to filling the shelves, keep it simple but personal. A photo frame, hanging plant or set of books are perfect for creating a cosy, minimalist vibe.

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New homeowners often ask us what improvements can increase the value of their home. Here at Alex Jones, we know the answer!

If you’re renovating your home,  we’d love to help. Get in touch today on 01612929223 for a chat about home improvements that can boost your resale-ability.

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