There’s something comfortable even saying the word comfortable. It was probably designed that way, way back when, by someone who knew exactly the feeling that it would evoke. We’re not talking about athleisure, or even elastic waistbands, we’re talking about that emotion that you immediately go to when you know that you’re headed to you “comfortable space”.
The RW Steel team is well-versed in all manners of the home. If we’re going to reinforce its structure, you better believe that regular readers of this blog know that they’re going to get information about every part of the structure they head to at the end of a long day. That’s our regular readers. Hello to our new readers! We love to share everything that we’re passionate about on this blog, and we know that the only way we can properly do our job is to do just that! So, don’t get too excited, it’s as much for you as it is for us!
We’re heading into chillier weather. Some of us love it and some of us fear it like nobody’s business. Let’s turn the latter into the former by discussing the best ways to design comfortable spaces in your home.
If you’re ready to jump in with both feet, there’s nowhere better to start than Pinterest. There are hundreds – if not thousands – of boards inspired by those who love finding a nook or a corner that’s all there’s. This doesn’t need to only be a cold-weather escape… in fact, you can adjust and edit it every season – making it entirely your own.
But here’s your checklist:
- Lighting – nothing bright here please. Something subtle. There’s a lot of scientific research that shows the emotional benefits of softer lighting… even making the statement that it calms you right off of the bat. Fairy lights are great and inexpensive, and there are an increasing number of environmentally-friendly options, so you get two benefits!
- Soft Surfaces – It doesn’t need to be a total blanket fort, reminiscent of when you were younger, but isn’t there something so magical and soothing about a soft surface that you can sink into? Hey, if you’re getting on in your years, there are legitimate physical benefits here as well. Wedge the sofa that you’ve been lusting after into a corner or simply load up on the blankets that you won’t mind if your children, housemates, significant other or pets ruin.
- Bonus Points for a view – It doesn’t matter how you spend your day; we’re guessing that when you relax, you probably don’t want to stare at a blank wall. Now, a perfect window isn’t always doable (and if you have that – our hats off to you). If you don’t, you can still create a wall that makes you happy by decorating it with things that inspire and motivate you.