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Creating a cozy living space

Your home should be your sanctuary. A place you can sit back, relax and enjoy time with family members. And now, more than ever, your living space needs to be as comfortable as possible. You’re spending countless hours in your home, doing everything from exercising to working and homeschooling your children.  All this in addition to taking care of regular household chores, so comfort is the name of the game.

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Create a more comfortable living space with these tips.

It may be difficult to say when things will get back to normal, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit around your home and wallow in boredom and discomfort. The smallest adjustments can make the biggest difference in the way your living space looks, and more importantly, how you feel when it’s time to get to work or settle down and watch a movie with the kids.

Creating the coziest living space when things are more hectic than ever can set you up for success. Here are a few adjustments we suggest making in your home this year:

1. Reconsider your current lounging furniture
Take a look around the rooms you and your live-in family members spend the most time when it’s time to wind down after a long day, such as the living room or family room. These areas are generally both filled with furniture that’s supposed to encourage relaxation, but do you have the right pieces to achieve those feelings? Big sectionals, recliners and reclining sofas are a few options we recommend for nesting and settling down when you need it the most.

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A spacious sectional is the ultimate piece of comforting furniture.

2. Don’t forget about accessories
The large, cozy furniture may be the foundation to achieve the ultimate comfort, but the right accessories and ambiance will encourage those feelings more, making it almost effortless to relax. Fill these seating arrangements with throw pillows and blankets for a necessary touch. Accessible end and coffee tables are also useful for reaching the desired levels of comfort.

3. Focus on these rooms first
There are certain rooms in your home that could use more attention at the moment, so put these at the top of your list of revamping:

  • Home office: This used to be the place to retreat on the weekends to read a chapter of your novel. Now you’re using it to its fullest extent on a daily basis. A fresh coat of paint, a new area rug, a new light fixture, or a new position for your desk can make a huge difference.
  • Family room: As previously mentioned, updated cozy furniture may be the only thing you need to maximize your comfort levels.
  • Master bedroom: You may be sleeping in longer since your commute has been shortened to a 10-second walk to the home office, so show your bedroom a little TLC. Add lots of pillows and a warm, cozy comforter to your bed coverings. New window coverings can work wonders if you’re looking to maximize natural daylight or, on the other hand, block it out.

Remember: The smallest adjustments can make a major impact on your mood and comfort levels when it’s time to work, relax with your loved ones or wind down at the end of the night.

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Give the master bedroom some attention this year.

Making adjustments to your current lifestyle can be intimidating with everything that’s going on in the world. We want to help you create a home that brings you comfort during these trying times and reminds you that your living space shouldn’t feel like a dungeon from the outside world, but instead a safe place that makes you feel at peace and also maximizes style and functionality.

If you need help making some changes around your house, call us. We will come to your home, or have a discussion with you over the phone, as a complimentary consultation. During the conversation, you can talk about your design desires, as well as the amount of effort you’re willing to put into your living space to make significant or mild changes.

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We can help you make adjustments that turn your home into a cozy oasis.

Once we understand your mindset, personality, and design style, we will devise a plan that correlates with your ideas and can satisfy your wants and needs.

Jennifer Pysnack is the owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Manlius, New York.  From concept to completion, we handle all the details.  Learn more about us at www.jenpysnack.decoratingden.com where you can request an in-home consultation or sign up for our monthly newsletter.

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