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4 Ways to Help Your Family Feel More Comfortable in Your Home

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There’s no feeling quite like ending an exhausting day at work and entering the sanctuary of your front door. You needn’t own a sprawling mansion for your house to be your castle. You can make your abode tranquil and comfortable with a unique style that’s all your own. The Danish call this domestic coziness “hygge.”

When you come into your house, do you instantly feel composed and relaxed, or is the stress still there? With a few changes and creativity, you can make your place a warm, welcoming haven for you and your family. Here are four easy ways to consider making your home more “hygge” for your family.

Personalize Each Room

Nobody feels welcomed and relaxed in a house that is cold and sterile, like a museum. Even with a formal décor, you can blend in elements that reflect your family’s style and personality. Add a few family pictures and keepsakes around in each room, as well as something whimsical to make everyone smile.

Set the Mood for Coziness

Danish people and their Scandinavian neighbors have perfected domestic comfort by incorporating relaxing colors, textures, and themes into their home décor. You can copy their blissful designs by using plenty of plump throw pillows and fluffy blankets in the living room and bedrooms. Your family will instantly want to cuddle up and relax. Additionally, you can rest easy know your home insurance covers all the comforts you know and love.

Consider painting your walls subtle, earthy hues that are easy on the eyes. Cool blues, browns, and sage green are neutral and can complement any style. For a surprise splash of color, you can always add a couple of bright accessories to the room.

Include Natural Elements

When you are outdoors, the sights and sounds of nature soothe your spirit and calm your mind. Do as the Scandinavians and bring some of that natural serenity into your house. Wooden bowls, carvings, and exciting rocks are some of the things you can place strategically in each room for an airy feeling.

Let the Sunshine In

Instead of glaring light bulbs, opt for as much natural lighting as possible, especially in the dull winter months. Pull back your curtains and allow the sunlight to flood each room with warmth and brightness. In the evenings, burn scented candles for a relaxing ambiance that artificial light fixtures can’t imitate.

Your home is where your family will make memories that will last a lifetime. Make it a cozy sanctuary that lends itself to warm conversation and laughter. These touches of comfort are what make a house a home.

Tim Esterdahl

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