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Home Makeover 101: Mission to Create A Cosy, Perfect Home

Home Cozy Perfect Warm Snow

Imagine having a living room at home with a large window breaking the border between the warm cozy home and the cold, snowy environment on the outside. Whilst it is unlikely there will be snow here in Malaysia, a large cozy living room is something to look forward to after a long hard day. Image source: AI-generated

Preamble

Picture this:-

You had a bad day at the office and just ended a long argument with one of the clients. There is tons of paperwork still on the desk. You slog back home through heavy traffic jam.

Selfish road users who jump queue and road hog did not help much to reduce the stress. You reach home, hoping to finally take a break in a more pristine environment. But when you open the front door, the house is in a mess. It looks like your bad day is not over yet.

Maybe I am exaggerating things a bit.

Well, it has been almost 2 years since we shifted to our own house and the truth is, in my mind, we have not settled down yet. Of course, over the last 2 years, we have “stocked” up the house with furniture and other interior decoration but we have not reached the “point of perfection” just yet.

Have you been to some of the houses where it has been well built and well decorated and sit in the cosy, warm living room? How do you feel? It is the same feeling I want when I head back home after a hard day at work.

Create Cosy Environment

Based on recommendations from the internet, here are some ways where one can transform the interior of the current home into a cosy haven:

  • Add some soft textures. Nothing says cosy like a fluffy rug, a fuzzy blanket, or a plush pillow. These items can instantly make your room feel warmer and more comfortable. You can also mix and match different textures, such as velvet, faux fur, or wool, to create some contrast and interest.
  • Use warm colors. Warm colours, such as red, orange, yellow, or brown, can create a cosy atmosphere in your home. They can also stimulate your senses and make you feel more energetic and happy. You can use these colours on your walls, furniture, curtains, or accessories. You can also add some pops of cool colours, such as blue or green, to balance out the warmth and create some harmony.
  • Light some candles. Candles are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to create a cosy ambience in your home. They can provide soft lighting, pleasant aromas, and a romantic mood. You can choose candles that match your colour scheme, your style, or your mood. You can also use candle holders, lanterns, or jars to add some charm and character to your space.
  • Play some music. Music can have a powerful effect on your mood and emotions. It can also set the tone for your home and make it more cosy and inviting. You can play some soothing music, such as classical, jazz, or acoustic, to relax and unwind. You can also play some upbeat music, such as pop, rock, or dance, to energize and motivate yourself.
  • Display some personal items. One of the best ways to make your home cosy and comfortable is to fill it with things that reflect your personality and interests. You can display some photos of your family, friends, or pets. You can also display some artworks, books, or souvenirs that you love or that have sentimental value. These items can make your home feel more like you and more like home.

Interior designing to transform a cluttered interior into an organised, decluttered warm cosy interior takes time and money.

Messy Home

One thing I hate to see when I go back home is a messy home – the sofa is out of place, the dining table is dirty with scraps and unused books and newspapers, the floor is dirty and dusty, the kitchen table top wet and messy, my son’s artwork on the wall and sometimes even the tabletop photo portraits are not arranged properly. I get more stressed and when that happens, it shows – I will start to make unpleasant comments and this continues until things are put back in the right for the day.

I must admit that it is not easy to keep the house clean especially if one does not have a maid and there are many working people in the house (all with different characters and preferences). Further with me and my wife working 9 to 5 – 5 days a week, getting the time to do a proper house cleaning itself is tough. There is barely time to cook, take care of our son and take a break ourselves. The last thing we want to do on a tired weekdays is to have major cleaning in the evenings.

So, what we usually do is do “minor” cleaning before we go to sleep on working days and then pick one area of the house to do “major” cleaning on the weekends. Educating family members to keep the house clean and pristine has been one tough job but constant “nagging” has been fruitful to some extent.

The question that we often use to remind everyone to do their part is “What if someone drops by the house and what they will think of the house?” The last thing we want is to have a guest drop by unannounced and see the house looking like a dump. That seems to be a high standard to achieve, I know.

Final Say

Having a cosy home to go to is a target everyone needs to achieve.

Having a cosy, comfortable home interior will make one and guests feel like in a warm hug. Whether it’s adding some pillows, candles, plants, or rugs, one can easily transform your space into a relaxing oasis. After all, your home is your sanctuary, and you deserve to enjoy it to the fullest.

3 thoughts on “Home Makeover 101: Mission to Create A Cosy, Perfect Home”

  1. Man, I fully agree with you. I think I am going through tougher times at home.

    Totally, fully agree:
    “One thing I hate to see when I go back home is a messy home – the sofa is out of place, dining table dirty with scraps and unused books and newspapers, the floor is dirty and dusty, the kitchen table top wet and messy, my son’s artwork on the wall and sometimes even the table top photo portraits are not arranged properly.”

    Totally, fully agree but thing doesn’t seem to work:
    “I get more stressed and when that happens, it really shows – I will start to make unpleasant comments and this continues until things are put back in the right for the day.”

    Damn bloody tough thing to even imagine:
    “Educating family members to keep the house clean and pristine has been one tough job but onstant “nagging” have been fruitful to some extent.”

    Totally and fully agree and I wonder why do people don’t feel anything:
    “The question that we often use to remind everyone to do their part is “What if someone drops by the house and what they will think of the house?” The last thing we want is to have a guest dropping by unannounced and see the house looking like a dump. That seems to be a high standard to achieve, I know.”

    I was actually laughing all the way reading your article . . .

    All my best.

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