Is #comfortable2016 trending yet? We vote yes! 2016 needs to be all about being comfortable and cozy. Let’s wear more comfortable shoes, more comfortable clothing and definitely more comfortable underwear. We think that your home needs to reflect this new philosophy too. Gone are the days of the picture perfect home that looks like it’s ready to be snapped for House Beautiful. Surround yourself with the things that you love. Keep your most snuggly blanket on the sofa and use it often. Switch out your pillows for ones that you might actually put your head on. Decor can be minimal with vases and candles, but they pack a punch. Share your comfy, cozy photos with us on Instagram using #comfortable2016.
PLENTY OF THROWS. Soft fuzzy textures automatically bring the level of cozy up 100%. Try layering a mixture of faux fur and knit throws. You can drape them across your sofa or fold them up in a basket by the fireplace. Try not to make the blankets look too perfect. You want to make a lived-in feeling, so let the ends of the blankets drape over the basket and let wrinkles lay where they may. I always have a throw on the back of my office chair. I tend to get cold quite easily.
STICK WITH WARM, NEUTRAL COLORS. A lot of color can be fun, but not all colors make you feel relaxed. In fact, color theory suggests that red, yellow and orange tones can make people feel more energetic. I try to use those colors minimally and only as an accent to brown, ivory and gray.
CANDLES. There’s nothing like the warmth of candlelight. Placing candles throughout your home is always a great way to make someone feel at home.
BRING THE OUTDOORS IN. Fresh pine, evergreen and burning firewood -those are the smells of winter. Bring those comforting scents indoors by placing fresh evergreen and pine in vases.
Don’t forget to share your comfy, cozy photos with us on Instagram using #comfortable2016.
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