It's wet, cold and dark outside. You don't want to go outside, you want to stay inside and make yourself comfortable.
But how, you might be asking yourself.
You can do it with just a few home accessories and you don't have to be an interior designer. Today, let me share with you some simple decorating tips and creative ideas to make your home cosy in no time at all.

Our 12 best tips at a glance

1. Candles

They are absolutely trendy right now and provide the necessary cosiness factor in the room with their warm and special atmosphere. I like to group different types of candles together. By this I mean glasses with tea lights, candle holders with table candles or block candles and spread them around the room, on the window sill, on the dresser or the living room table. There are endless possibilities, but you should make sure that there is enough space at the top ;)

2. Textiles - cushions, blankets and curtains

Nothing beats a sofa with cushions, lots of cushions, right? But they have to be different, in shape, colour and size. Add to that a pile of cosy blankets and matching curtains to protect you from prying eyes. And off you go, nothing now stands in the way of a relaxing day on the couch.

3. Carpets

A carpet often makes a room complete. It is not only nice to walk barefoot over a carpet, because a carpet also looks good. Even unattractive laminate floors can become an eye-catcher. And because this text is about cosiness, a carpet also makes your home directly cosier, I promise.
Try combining different carpets, the colours should harmonise, the materials can be different.


4. Indirect light sources

Light plays a major role in cosiness. If you don't want to illuminate your room exclusively with candlelight, but also don't want to use the ceiling lighting, then you have to resort to indirect light sources.

Indirect light sources can be a floor lamp, a table lamp or a wall lamp, all light sources that are preferably at eye level.

Here too, combine different light sources. The only important thing is that all the light bulbs you use have the same colour temperature and emit as warm a light as possible (around 2700 Kelvin). The warm, weaker light of the bulbs creates the cosy, calming atmosphere in the room.

5. Wood

Incorporate more wood into your four walls. The natural tone and material brings a certain character that makes your home cosy. That doesn't mean you should change all your furniture now. Start small, decorate with wooden home accessories, use wooden picture frames or place a small wooden side table in a suitable corner.

6. Colours

You've probably already thought that. Colours can have a significant impact on our mood. So if you want to make your home cosy, go for a warm colour palette. These include rust tones, beige, natural tones like dark green or mustard yellow.

It's best to decide on one main colour and two or three other colours that you combine with the main colour. You can then choose your textiles, carpets and home accessories in these colours.

But to start small, perhaps limit yourself to your cushion collection on the couch for the time being and then you can move on to the rest of the decoration in the flat.

7. Golden home accessories

These can be small details on the shelf such as bookends or vases, but also larger elements such as a mirror or a lamp in gold. You can use them to completely redesign your home and make it cosy. However, you should use gold home accessories discreetly and pay attention to quality. Gold can quickly look cheap.

8. Pictures

I don't mean snapshots from the last holiday, but works of art or framed prints that pick up on a warm colour mood and that you place very skilfully. Be it leaning on a chest of drawers or directly on the wall.

Combine several picture frames in different sizes on an empty wall. It's best to limit yourself to 3 pictures for the time being and always make sure you have an uneven number of pictures, as this creates a more harmonious effect.

9. Dried flowers

Yes, dried flowers and grasses are currently an integral part of Instagram, especially pampas grass. And why not? The natural earthy tones that dried flowers and the like bring to the home immediately make it cosier. Arrange everything in beautiful vases and containers. It would be great if you could find a few vases that match your chosen colour palette.

10. Wicker baskets

I basically assumed that your flat was tidy. That is the very first step towards a more beautiful flat. My decoration tip for this is to use wicker baskets for your organisation system. They also look great on open shelves and ensure a uniform design on the one hand and, as you can probably guess, more cosiness on the other.

11. Music

Create a playlist of your favourite acoustic songs and let them play in the background. The right music has a pleasant effect, lets you reminisce and evokes positive feelings. The perfect basis for a cosy atmosphere.

12. Scent

Use a high-quality room scent to perfectly round off the mood in your redecorated home. For example, I like fragrances with juniper or pine notes very much.


Ultimately, cosiness depends on many factors that together create a perfect overall picture. You don't necessarily have to implement all 11 decorating tips to beautify your home.

Pick out a few points that appeal to you the most and that you can easily implement with a few tricks without investing a lot. Pin some pictures on Pinterest and get some more inspiration there.

And now I wish you a lot of fun in redesigning your home.

February 07, 2021