We want to show you that whatever your home is like, you can always create a toasty, warm and cosy space for yourself to relax in, all while adding a little bit of the infamous ‘hygge’ factor to your abode.
So, sit back as we take you through 9 super-simple tips to help you craft your ideal ‘snug’:
You can use a cosy throw on the end of your sofa in order to add a little bit of colour and texture to the room and, let’s face it, it’s perfect for those impromptu naps.
One feature that really does serve as the centrepiece in one’s snug is the seating. And choosing the right kind of seating is the biggest decision you’ll make, as it really is the main ingredient. So, whether you choose an upright leather armchair, a beautifully engulfing sofa or even if you opt to go for an old-school classic like the bean bag, just make sure you choose whichever is right for you.
We’re putting it out there now in writing – there may not be anything else in existence cosier and more relaxing than watching a beautifully flickering log-fire in the evenings. The real thing is preferable for obvious reasons, but if your home doesn’t feature a working fireplace then you can still make a feature out of it by putting candles in the centre, adding fairy lights in around the mantelpiece or even filling up the space with attractive wooden logs.
By adding a scented candle to your home, it will not only make the rooms smell lovely, but it will also cast a nice warm glow that sets whatever atmosphere and tone you’re in the mood for. You could even go crazy and pick out a bunch of different ones to make your ‘snug’ a hygge paradise – full of low candlelight flickering away. Perfect.
By introducing different textures to a room’s furnishings, it will help make your snug space feel even more intimate and at the same time it adds a little more character and personality to the area.
Dark winter nights can often feel cold, so it’s a good idea to add heavy curtains to your room to help keep out any draughts Winter might throw your way.
With all of this grey weather outside, the colour you choose inside your home becomes even more important. With just a few coloured accessories you can visually add warmth to a room through additions like cushions, flowers and ornaments. It can really make a big difference.
If you have carpet, you’ll probably be pretty sorted here but if you have wooden or laminate flooring you can either switch to a luscious deep-pile carpet or simply add in a large rug to provide some luxurious softness.
Whether you choose a classic antique bookcase, a cheap but practical flatpack alternative or even just create a pile of books next to your seating, a snug is the best place for a good read.
Creating your cosy space for just ‘you’ could be your saving grace in the winter months and might even help sell your home when the time comes.
Remember, the season demands cosy and warm staging to make your home as inviting as possible. For more ideas on improving your home life – and making your home more sellable in the process – get in touch with me on 07557528373 or 01922 666 144 - Katie Forrester - David Lee Estate and Letting Agent Walsall.
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I’m a self employed agent Estate Agent with almost 18 years experience in working for David Lee covering the Walsall area, where I’ve lived all my life. I was born in Walsall, went to school in Walsall...