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Most of us can admit that what we want most from our homes is for them to provide a warm and cozy atmosphere for ourselves, our family, and our guests. We want our home to feel like a big warm hug for those who enter. A place where people can rest and be themselves. A place of restoration and rejuvenation. Ultimately, I think we all want people to like coming being in our home.
The last thing anyone wants is for their home to be dreaded or avoided by others. Here’s a guide of some key points to consider and what you can think about and do to create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home for all to enjoy.
If you’re reading this post, you’re likely the head of the household. In most households, the woman of the house sets the tone for the home. When mom is happy and peaceful, her energy radiates like you wouldn’t believe. That being said mama, it starts with you. You are primarily responsible for the way your home feels. This is why, in order to have a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home, it’s crucial that you are taken care of.
Like any successful organization, it starts at the top. When you are well, your home will be well. When you are suffering, your home will suffer. It all starts with you. You need to make sure you are well. You need to tend to your health, wellbeing, and overall joy in order for this to spread throughout your home. When you are warm and cozy with yourself, that atmosphere will leak into your home.
This means treating your body and home equally as important as the other. Treat your body and your home with loving kindness and gentleness. Tend to your body, keep it manicured and respected, and tend to your home the same way. You and your home are synonymous in many ways, as a woman. When you are cared for, and your home is cared for, you win.
It starts with you, don’t let yourself or your home down.
Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt like you could cut the tension with a knife? Energy does not lie. When there is good, positive, healing energy in your home, it can be felt by all those who enter it. When there is hatred, resentment, toxicity in your home, it is also felt by those nearby.
Whether you are home alone, with your family, or entertaining guests, the energy in the home is powerful. Ensure you’re intentional about radiating good vibes and positive energy. It will seep into the walls of your home and bleed into those experiencing it.
Your home can either be a place of healing or restoration of a place of dread and discomfort. Ultimately though, it starts with you and the energy you give off.
Keep in mind too, no matter how hard you try to fake it, the energy doesn’t lie. People can feel it. Sure, you can smile and say you’re okay but the person you’re lying to, whether it’s yourself or someone else, will know the truth deep down. So you can’t just fake being okay and well. You need to really be okay and well. You need to really get the help you need and truly take care of yourself, honestly.
One of the main visual aspects of a home that gives off a warm and cozy atmosphere is the cleanliness of the home. If there’s grime, dog hair, dust, and dirt all over the floors, baseboards, and surfaces, it won’t feel very enjoyable.
Be sure to keep your house not only tidy and organized, but overall clean. Like deep clean it regularly. The better you care for and tend to your home, the more love and respect you give it, the more warm and cozy it will feel. We get what we put into our homes. When we are careful and intentional about caring and tending to our homes, that love and tenderness are radiated to those who walk into it.
As mentioned, you can create a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home whether it’s just for yourself, your family, or for guests. The key here though is to think ahead. You’ll want to always try to think ahead a few hours or even a day or two. In the beginning, it might be hard to think ahead and prepare. Over time it will literally become second nature.
The point of planning and thinking ahead is to relieve your own stress and anxiety. You want your home to feel like a warm hug for anyone who enters it. This starts by planning ahead. This can look very different in many different situations, but I am going to share a few examples of what it means to think ahead and be prepared.
If you tidy your home first thing in the morning, you’ll be ready to welcome any unexpected guests into your home with open arms. If your home’s a mess and a friend stops by who was in the neighborhood, you’ll be anxious and awkward when they come to the door. Think ahead.
If you know you’re going to be out all day with the family running errands, and will likely come home exhausted and cranky, prepare. Make dinner ahead of time that morning, tidy the house, set your comfy clothes out on your dresser for easy access when you come home.
If you know the extended family is coming over, bringing their kids, set up the kid’s area with things to keep them busy for longer. Bake some treats ahead of time, put out some fun movies and games for them to take part in. This will give them more time to keep occupied and more time for the adults to relax and visit with each other.
Being prepared will keep you calm and more peaceful helping you create a more warm and cozy atmosphere in your home.
Having good food on hand is always a plus for an inviting home. I like to keep things on hand like essentials for an impromptu charcuterie tray (cheeses, salami, crackers, olives, jams, etc.) I also like to keep baking essentials on hand so I can whip up a batch of muffins or banana bread if I hear someone is coming over. It’s always nice to have cookie dough on hand if you have friends over and want to throw in a quick batch. Keep it simple, everyone likes chocolate chip cookies.
You don’t need to be fancy. Having good food and drinks stocked in your home tells people you’re ready to have them over and are excited by their presence. It’s very welcoming and a great touch. If you have people over or even your immediate family for that matter and the fridge is always empty and nothing is in the pantry it can feel a bit cold. It will cause them to want to go out to eat and leave your home.
Full bellies are always happy. Keep those in your home well fed and comfortable at all times. Good food is always a plus for creating a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home.
Here are some final touches to elevate the ambiance and create a warm and cozy atmosphere in our home. Light a candle, turn on the fireplace, open the windows for fresh air, put out some clean throw blankets for guests to cover themselves with. Change the hand towels in the bathroom to fresh, clean ones. You can put out a small charcuterie board for people to snack on, cut up some fresh fruit. There are so many small things you can do to add these warm and cozy final touches to your home. Just give your love and intention and be present and it will radiate positive energy ten-fold.
All in all, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home is really just about the purity of your heart and the innocence of your intention. As long as you’re well and giving from a place of love and joy, your home will absorb that energy and radiate it to anyone who enters your home.
I hope these tips help you create a warm and cozy atmosphere that invites and welcomes people into your home like a great big hug!
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