We’re just emerging from winter, so the chances are that you’ve already been doing things to make your home a cosier place over the past few months. But cosiness (and, in turn, comfort) is about so much more than just a few extra throws. Back in autumn, we wrote all about how you can make comfort the statement of your room – something that’s sensed from the moment you walk in and in all your interactions with the space – by paring things back elsewhere so the emphasis is on the cosiest part of your room, like the sofa or your bed. You can read that here. Your home’s lighting will also have a big effect on its cosiness levels – this piece from 2017 might be a few years old, but our advice about layering light is just the same today. And, for a little extra reading on the subject of cosiness, we’d also suggest ordering yourself a copy of Deborah Needleman’s ‘The Perfectly Imperfect Home’ – she’s devoted an entire chapter to “cozifications”. Elsewhere, architect Ben Pentreath has written this guide to creating a cosy living room, filled with sensible but often overlooked advice (like how comfort, unlike luxury, is usually found in simplicity) that we whole-heartedly agree with.
(P.S. Look out for our blog in a few days dedicated to the art of hunkering down.)