What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

Three Plus Ways to Make Your Home Cozy and Inviting

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Sharing a few of my favourite ways to create a cozy and comfortable space, helping you turn your house into a home. You are invited, so click the image and come on in!

Recently I took time to ponder the question, what is your superpower?  It really made me stop and think about what I Iike to do, what I am good at, and what I can share with others.  There is no doubt that I love home decorating but while pondering the answer to this question I asked myself the big ‘why?’ Why do I love to decorate my home?  The answer is, I want people to feel welcome in our home, to feel special, calm, and at peace while they dwell inside the walls that make up the shell of a house, and make them feel at home.

Sharing a few of my favourite ways to create a cozy and comfortable space, helping you turn your house into a home. You are invited, so click the image and come on in!

Sharing at least three ways you can turn your house into a cozy and inviting home.

Greenery and door decor in every season welcome guests into our home, and I hope it brings a little smile to their face too. Wreaths, topiary posts, and signs can all be incorporated to create an attractive walkway and entrance to your home. I rounded up a few pictures of entryways, and front door wreaths for you, let’s see your smile and hey come on in! The entry is your chance to make a good first impression.

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

This is our Christmas entryway in the picture below.

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

As your guest walks in the front door what is the first thing they see? As much as is possible, (there are days that we all have disasters to clean up) try to invite your friends into a serene, carefree space.  A space that is free of clutter, and filled with light.  Airy and oh so warm and welcoming, that’s the kind of place we all like to come home to.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

The picture above is what you would see as you entered our home in February of this year.  Hearts and flowers to share the love with you all month long.  The diffuser on the island adds a lovely, cheerful lemon tangerine note to the air. On the opposite foyer wall, we have a coat rack with shelves for a few decor items (of course) and extra room to hang coats, hats, scarves with a large mat on the floor for guests to leave their winter boots. In the winter months, we keep a basket full of slippers or fuzzy socks by the front door for guests. We want to keep their tootsies cozy warm, and is especially appreciated with the cold, winter temperatures when the hardwood and tile floors are a wee bit cool to the touch.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

Not my kitchen but I so love these pendant lights!

Clear off your kitchen island or better yet, make it a habit to keep it clutter free.  Don’t let it be the catch-all place in your home.  Organize and make sure that all your kitchen tools and accessories have a home and keep them there.  Use one in basket on a side counter for papers and mail. The fewer items you have on your counters, the more welcoming, and inviting your kitchen will be.  It is more pleasant for your for guests to take a seat at the island or kitchen table and they are definitely going to feel more comfortable if they don’t have to push stuff aside to find room to sit.

Need a little push to get organized?  Join us in the Simplify Your Challenge!  Day 1 will guide you as you eliminate kitchen clutter for good. Click here to sign up >> organize and simplify.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

Florals and spring colors with a neutral sofa create a clean and inviting spot to relax and chat with friends. Add a touch of color with a beautiful rug.  Large rooms can often feel immense and uninviting, a rug defines the gathering space.  This has become especially important with all the tall ceilings, great rooms, and open floor plans popular today.

An area rug gives the room a more intimate, cozy, and inviting atmosphere.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

Use baskets and boxes to keep things like remotes, glasses, and magazines out of sight. The more open space you have, the free-er your guest will feel to sit down and take a load off, we never want them to feel there is no room for them.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

Have lots of throw blankets handy,  and if possible add some extra ‘just in case seating’.   Perhaps in the form of a stool by the fireplace or a bench behind the sofa that can easily be moved to offer additional seating. The more, the merrier in our home.  Nothing says home like a basket of books, so are you ready to come on in and cozy up by the fireplace in our home? Eeeek, don’t you love that Slay All Day notebook? I picked it up at Home Sense the last time we went to visit our baby girl.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

A cup of tea, a bite of pie?

Food, yes food, also creates a relaxed, cozy home.

The smell of a freshly baked pie or another home-baked dessert will definitely real your guest in and make them feel at home. I mean, who can resist that yummy dessert smell?

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

Not hungry just yet, okay then let’s get back to easy decorating for cozy.

Remember how greenery made your home welcoming outside, well it’s a must inside as well. Even if you have a black thumb like me, an assortment of faux greenery, a vase of flowers, or a few sweet succulents make your space peaceful and inviting.  Scroll back up to my kitchen and check out how I add a few flower stems above the range and roses in my pitcher to warm up the space.

A bouquet of flowers any time of the year will bring a smile to the face of anyone who enters your home, including you.  Unless you have hay fever, then I suggest you opt for high-quality faux flowers.  Place flowers cut fresh from your yard in a simple vase, to bring the outdoors in, nature has its own inherent welcoming vibe.

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

 

Succulents, sweet and small may be added just about anywhere for a pop of nature without being overwhelming. These are readily available live and faux, making them an easy choice for everyone and anyone to use and decorate with, in their home.

What makes a home cozy and inviting? Sharing some easy ways to boost your cozy, and decorate your space in a way that is welcoming for all who visit your home.

Try to add one item of greenery to every room in your house, you will be amazed at what a difference it makes.  Greenery will make each space feel calmer, cleaner and lighter which means you and your guests will be more relaxed and happy in your home.

I have so many more ideas but best sign off for now.  To sum it up, these three plus things will give your home a cozy and inviting feel: greenery in various forms, uncluttered space, an area rug, light and airy decor, and Food! The most important being good food :).

If you have been around Lisa Designs Life for any length of time, you know how much I love using printed signs around or home, many with a cozy message to our friends and family.  Join the LDL gang today and receive your free home printables like the one on the pin below.

Check back soon to see our home decorated for spring as we await the Easter bunny.

 

 

 

 

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49 responses to “Three Plus Ways to Make Your Home Cozy and Inviting

  1. Greenery and plants are my favorite way to make my house feel more like a home. There is nothing more special and inviting than a beautiful vase filled with flowers!

  2. Beautiful post, I completely agree with keeping the clutter down especially on the kitchen island, I do that with my home too. The floral touches around the entrance are a nice idea too, I need to pick up a few things for my bland porch.

  3. I could not agree more Lisa. I realize I decorate mostly to create an atmosphere to be with people! Since taking in that perspective making decor choices is actually easier! I love adding plants and pillows everywhere. 😊

  4. What great ideas, I have a huge throw rug in my living room, everyone who comes in fir the first time always tells my my living room is so cozy. the rest of my house however needs much work, I love the greenery idea, I have slowly been working on increasing my indoor plants, but haven’t gotten too carried away just yet! I think a little more would make my spaces a little more welcoming!

  5. These are great ideas for making a home inviting. I don’t think our home is very cozy, so I will take and implement a few of these ideas! Thanks!

  6. I think that greenery gives a home life inside and out outside . The decorations inside look impeccable . I definitely subscribe to decluttering. Baskets for remotes is a must. We always loose our remotes. Nothing is like coming home to a clean, cozy home.

  7. Lisa this article is amazing. I totally love your creativeness and all this tips. I’m looking forward to own our own place so I can start decorating and do everything as I like.

  8. These are such great tips, Lisa! I try to incorporate many of these in my home as well. I also love to burn candles in my home to make it feel more welcoming.

  9. i like that u used food to make it homey! when i visit my mother in law, there is always a scent of baking and sometimes she is actually baking and sometimes it is the scented candle! and this welcoming scent just makes everything more comfortable!

  10. I love all of these! It’s so true that the first thing people see when they enter your home should be warm and inviting. Right now the entrance to our apartment is cluttered with shoes and winter gear, so I definitely have to work on this! I’m a huge fan of plants and greenery too!

  11. I think people often forget the power of cozy smells so I love that you included fresh-baked goods in this post! There is literally nothing cozier than the smell of chocolate chip cookies in the oven! Also, fresh and live plants are my favorite thing to add to any room to make it feel welcoming and, well, alive! I’ve also found how much decluttering can make a difference! This post provides so many great ideas for an inviting space! Thank you!

  12. You have inspired and challenged me! That clutter thing… that is a problem here. We’ve been trying to keep the kitchen cupboards and table clutter free, but it does haunt us. I love the idea of the simple vase with flowers in every room!

  13. What a wonderful post! These are such great ideas! I love using baskets and pillows. I like the idea of adding more greenery. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Lambam

    This is such a beautiful post and Having a cozy home brings out a lot of vibes and cool scenery when you walk in . Thank you for this great tips dear .

  15. I’m so desperate to get some succulents! Our local nursery doesn’t always have but I’m hoping to get my hands on some soon! Also I love a clutter free kitchen! 🙂

  16. I absolutely love the idea of having a basket of warm socks for people to use while at your house. It would definitely make me feel more at home! It’s making me think of all the other little baskets of stuff I can put out for guests. Thanks for the tips!

  17. This is the perfect home atmosphere to me. My goal for spring is to declutter and bring more greenery into the house. I love what you said about keeping your island clear, the kitchen is where we entertain the most and it’s so much more inviting when it’s organized and tidy!

  18. Such a great post, full of great tips and beautiful pictures. I love all the floral ideas you showed fro the front entry. You never get a second chance at a first impression, so wow them at the door.

  19. So many cozy ideas. I love the idea of having a basket at the front door with cozy socks and slippers for your guests. I’m making one as soon as possible! And greenery in each room!!! So true that it’s just so much more welcoming and calming. Even if they are fake. Lol. I’m all about eliminating that black thumb with the faux plants. ❤️ Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  20. Your home is absolutely stunning! I try to brighten ours up with flowers and lots of snuggly blankets for when everyone is relaxing in the lounge

  21. I feel super cozy just looking at the pictures. Making a guest feel welcome is key. I always make sure that my pantry is packed when I have a guest of things that they like.

  22. Beautiful post! I especially liked the greenery tip! I always try to have a wreath on the door for each season although most of the time there is no greenery. I love printed words too! I

  23. One thing I really want to start doing is having flowers in my home all the time! I love the way they look! I need to find some pretty succulents too. Food is a good one. I never thought about that but I feel coziest in my home when something yummy is cookin on the stove!

  24. This is the most perfect post for us right now — I’ve been planning how to make the home look more inviting just as we put it on the market! These tips are perfect for new and inviting additions to the house!

  25. I love this post, Lisa. We are in the process of remodeling our home as well. I absolutely love your decor. I am also switching to all white dishes. Love love love the ideas. Especially that front door during the winter. You know I’m a foodie, I do use food and throws to bring everyone together. 🙂

  26. A clutter-free home with plants and greenery definitely makes a homey atmosphere. I love succulents and having them in some areas of our home gives a refreshing look and lots of whites make the room look airy and spacious.

  27. Jubilee

    Such great idea!!! One of my favorite words in the world is Cozy!:) Ps. I am seriously jealous of your christmas decor!

  28. Your home is absolutely beautiful, Lisa. Thank you for the inspo! I wish I was the type of person who could keep plants alive, they make SUCH a difference in the home. But they always die on me no matter what I do. I need to work on my green fingers…

  29. Such fabulous ideas. I love the seasonal wreaths on the front door. I think it’s says — welcome. I am also a huge fan of fresh flowers.

  30. Having fresh flowers in my tiny apartment really helps in making it feel more at home. I like adding my own little touch as well and, instead of using a traditional vase, I put my flowers in a clean gin bottle that I’ve re-purposed as a vase.

    Great tips! x

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

  31. I absolutely love the pendant lights in the kitchen. Your home feels warm and inviting. Area rugs are a big YES in my home! I feel like they make a huge difference!