When you are carrying out the HDB interior design of your house, you may focus on several requirements which you want the final design to achieve.
One of the most important requirements of anyone could be that the final design should be comfortable and cosy.
A modern and stylish design which is not comfortable may look nice for a few days, but at the end of the day, you just want a warm, comfortable, and cosy place in your house where you can relax and feel refreshed.
There are many different ways by which you can cosy up your home through interior design techniques. Some of these are discussed below:
Soft and Comfortable Furnishings
The first and most important element of making any room appear comfortable and cosy is to use soft furnishings. Whether it is sofas, floor cushions, beds, seats, or other seating areas, when they are soft and comfortable, they automatically give the feeling of cosiness and relaxation for you.
These furnishings can further be complemented with the use of plush carpets, rugs, ottomans, and velvet curtains to enhance the comfort level.
The color scheme also plays an important role when viewed in connection with the furniture. Use similar color tones for all elements of the room while avoiding the use of bright colors if you want to achieve the ultimate effect of comfort and cosiness.
Unconventional and Comfortable Seating Areas
Instead of the conventional seating areas that have sofas and chairs, you can incorporate a raised platform in one corner of the living room. This will make for a comfortable nook where you can relax and unwind after a hard day at work.
This nook can also serve as an area where you can read a book or have some alone time while other members of the family crash on the sofas of the living room.
This raised platform can be adorned with plush floor cushions and pillows to further enhance the cosiness. Use recessed lighting, lamps, or track lights complete this comfortable nook.
Leather Sofas and Seats
Leather sofas and seats in themselves give a very comfortable and warm feel. When brown leather sofas are complemented with same colored wood elements in the form of storage and showcase fixtures, it increases the comfortable ambience of the room and gives you a very warm, inviting, and relaxing feeling.
However, too much brown can become overpowering so be sure to neutralize it by adding some white elements in one corner of the room.
Use Plants and Flowers
Plants and flowers give you the feeling of being closer to nature. This helps you relax and take your mind off the stressors of life. The green colored plants go well with almost any interior design theme that you choose whether it is a dark-colored theme or light-colored one.
Similarly, flowers can add just the right amount of color to an otherwise neutral and muted-tones room. Fresh flowers and plants also give their unique musty smell which makes the room appear even more inviting and comfortable. If fresh plants and flowers are an issue, artificial ones may also be used to achieve some of the relaxing effect.
Use Dark Elements and Balance Them With Wood
Dark color theme has a natural relaxing and cosy vibe. Dark brown, dark grey, and black tones can be used in the majority of the elements of the room to achieve this particular effect.
However, too much dark can also become a bit depressing, so you have to balance it out by combining it with light colored wooden fixtures and decor items.
Lighting also has to be on point in such a dark themed room so that the depressing vibe of the dark color can be toned down to portray just the right amount of comfortable and cosy appeal.
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The placement of the furniture also plays a very important role in what kind of visual appeal and feeling it portrays. You can have all the right elements to make a room appear comfortable and still be unable to achieve that effect because of the wrong placement of furniture and other items.
Instead of placing all the furniture at right angles to each other, try placing them in unconventional ways. You can place them diagonally in the corners, you can put them towards the middle of the room instead of right beside the wall.
The idea is to play around with different placement settings, no matter how impractical they might seem. This can be important especially if you work from home – it can prevent you from a lot of work-from-home aches and pains! You might end up with the perfect placement that is all about comfort and relaxation!
Use Warm Lights
When you compare white lights with warm lights, the latter always give a more relaxed and comfortable feel. White lights are all about liveliness and freshness whereas warm lights give you the feeling that now you can relax and recharge for the next day of activities.
When warm lighting is used as recessed lighting in the ceiling, wall panels, or accents of wooden elements, it not only helps to enhance those particular features, but the combined effect of this type of lighting is generally very soothing and relaxing, and can help with issues such as undergoing depression therapy.
Open Concept Rooms
The open configuration of a house is also a key design idea which can make your home a comfortable and cosy abode. This open configuration is especially popular among HDB homes which are small.
This configuration makes the house appear spacious and less cramped. It also gives you a homey and soothing feeling when you see all the spaces free-flowing into one another and merging together to create a relaxed style.
When all the other ideas of a comfortable home are incorporated with this open configuration style, the result is a beautiful amalgamation of elegance, comfort, and style.
When you have utilized various ideas of creating your perfectly comfortable and cosy home, but still feel the need to cosy it up further, then use candles!
Small candles, big candles, different types of candles placed at different parts of a room help you feel relaxed and comfortable. If you use scented candles, the aroma along with the visual effect of the candles will combine together to make you leave all your worries behind and focus on the current moment of relaxation and comfort.
Use Glass And Mirrors
The use of glass and mirrors in various elements of a room not only helps in making the room appear elegant and modern, but it also adds a touch of comfort to the design.
Tinted mirrors allow you to project that stylish outlook while still keeping the comfortable feel of the room intact. Mirrors also help in increasing the visual space of a room since you almost see the doubled size of the room in the mirror’s reflection.
This added visual space helps you to see the area as spacious and airy, which further enhances the feeling for comfort and luxury.
Add Varying Textures In Every Room
Using a number of different textures in various elements of a room also helps in increasing its comfort feel. You can add textures on the walls through wall panelling, tiles, or simply through textured wallpaper.
Use varying textures of fabric on the sofas and chairs along with wooden elements. Another way of adding texture to a room is through the use of wall hangings and decorative items.
Plants also help in adding texture and a touch of freshness to any room. Thus, the different textures help in heating up a space without going overboard which, in turn, helps to make the room feel comfortable and cozy.
Using these different techniques and ideas, you can transform your home into a more comfortable and cosy living area. You can choose a number of different ideas and incorporate them into your interior design or you can mix and match various elements of each idea into your own customized design which is bound to leave your house more relaxing, soothing, and cosy.