You’ll spend a large chunk of your adult life building and rebuilding your nest. Many people see their home as their safe space, their sanctuary, a place to retreat to when the day has been long and full of struggle. Over time your tastes will change, the size and makeup of your family will change, and you’ll forever be fine-tuning your home decor. That’s why today we’re talking about all the little touches you can add to make your home so comfortable you’ll never want to leave it. 

Choose A Calming Color Pallet 

Before we start filling your home with stuff, start with a fresh coat of paint in a calming color. To make your home feel welcoming and soothing, choose from one of these calming colors suggested by House Beautiful. Some trendy but comfortable favorites include; gray, blue, mauve, beige, off white, and lavender. There is a lot of science that goes into how specific colors make us feel. They truly set the tone, so choose carefully. If you choose a more neutral color then you’ll have no trouble switching up your decor as often as it suits you. 

Invest In An Infinite Number Of Comfort Items

You can never have enough comfort items. Soft throw pillows and cozy blankets can make all the difference when you’re trying to build a living space made for relaxation. Place fluffy throw pillows on couches, beds, and chairs. Toss a beautiful blanket over the back of the couch and have several more waiting in a closet for movie night or binge-watching your favorite show. Check out these adorable chunky knit blankets by Eacho for ultimate soft comfort. 

Cozy Rugs For Color And Comfort

If The Dude from Big Lebowski taught us anything, it’s that a good rug can really tie the room together. If you have beautiful hardwood floors you might want to protect them plus add some plush by adding cozy area rugs. Many home decorators will start with a fabulous rug when they go to plan out a room. From that rug, they can plot out the style and colors of the rest of the decor. If you want a super cozy rug, I’m talking one so snuggly you might consider sleeping on the floor, check out this Faux Sheepskin Shag Rug from nuLOOM on Amazon. 

Artwork With Sentimental Value

When adding some artwork to your walls, make a sentimental statement with a custom map of the stars poster from Twinkle In Time. It’s a great way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary all year long. Simply add a date, location, and a sweet message and Twinkle In Time will make a personalized map of the stars just for you. Once framed this makes gorgeous wall art for any room of your home. 

Get Yourself A Himalayan Salt Lamp

These pink glowing rocks have gained popularity fast in the last few years and they can be found in homes, spas, and waiting rooms all over the country. Carved out of pink rock salts mined from the Himalayas, these lamps don’t give off a lot of light but rather a warm-colored glow. Peaceful and ambient, they offer more than just beauty. According to Healthcare Weekly, salt lamps purify the air, uplift your spirit, and have been said to improve sleep. They also offer air ionization, which has potential therapeutic benefits. 

Surround Yourself With The Warm Glow Of Candle Light

While people love to joke about women spending all their free time sniffing candles at the store, there’s a method to our madness. Good smelling candles, called aromatherapy candles, are infused with essential oils that have a direct influence on our mood. The right candle smells can make you more relaxed, focused, or energized, depending on the scent. And who doesn’t love walking into a home that smells amazing? Check out this list of awesome aromatherapy candles by Cosmopolitan Magazine. 

Put Your Memories On Display

Surround yourself with people you love and cherished memories by having unique photo displays around your home. You don’t have to stick to a traditional wooden frame, there are so many cool ways to show off your photos. You can use clothespins to tack up photos along a string, you can get photos printed onto canvases or tiles, you can even have them made into coasters or blankets. 

Cut The Clutter And Stay Organized

Did you know how messy or tidy our home is can often be an extension of how you’re feeling emotionally? You tend to be more disorganized if you’re stressed and a cluttered house can actually make you feel more anxious, leading to a vicious cycle. Take time to declutter your living spaces and then keep them organized with trendy storage solutions. You can buy great looking fabric bins on Amazon, like this 3 pack of large shelf baskets that come in many colors. They work great in the living room, kitchen, or bedroom. 

Bring Some Of The Outdoors Inside

Being around nature makes us feel calmer and more serene. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time at home, then it might be a good idea to bring a little nature inside with indoor plants. Having some green living things around the house can help you make your home even more homie. Learn how to pick the perfect house plants (and how to keep them alive) with a houseplant guide from Amazon. 

Everyone Loves A Little Music 
Pipe relaxing or fun music throughout your house with a network of Amazon Echo Dots. They now come in different styles and colors. If you put them in several rooms throughout the house they can be connected. You can easily play music in just one room or through the whole house at once. If you’re planning to stay in this weekend, tune into your favorite playlist!