Design Pros Swear By These 43 Cheap Things To Make Homes Nicer & Cozier
A simple scroll through the home improvement categories on Pinterest will have your mind running with ideas about upgrading your home decor. However, with so much to take in, it's often hard to figure out exactly where to start — especially if you're working on a strict budget. To gain insight on simple and easy ways to revamp, Bustle reached out to a handful of design professionals for suggestions on how to make your home nicer and cozier.
Pattie Kelly, a certified interior decorator and the president of Inspired Home Interiors, says she enjoys using multiple light sources within one room as a way to make your home more comfortable. Considering the rule of three, she suggests adding ambient, accent, and task lights throughout your space. Something as simple as an overhead light, a small Himalayan lamp, or even a bulb your work station can make all the difference in the world. She also urges the placement of live plants for ambiance, woven baskets for storage, and throw pillows or blankets for comfort.
Meanwhile, Farris Wu, founder and CEO at DecorMatters, makes a case for adding more mirrors to your home, revealing that they do a great job of offering "the illusion of more space in a room." The addition of a decorative mirror — such as this one, recommended by Wu — can provide a touch of coziness to the area. Wu also suggests adding a natural-looking woven pouf for extra comfort, along with a large rug to decorate around.
Lending additional expertise is Living Space's professional interior designer Emilie Navarro. Navarro is keen on placing natural-looking elements — such as woven or rattan decorations — around your house, along with comfortable faux fur blankets and even glistening, holiday-inspired pieces to warm up the coffee table.
Those are just a few pro-tips on home decor, and there are more where they came from. Whether you're planning on making major changes or just looking to add a few new elements to your current dwelling space to make it a bit cozier, allow this list of cheap and comfortable home items to be your ultimate guide.