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4 Practical Essentials for Creating a Cozy & Comfortable Home

Written by Grace & Silas
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Guest Post by Natalie Armstrong

Making your home comfortable can be done in so many ways. And whether it’s with the furniture and decorations you use that give off cozy vibes or practical changes that help make your home more economical and physically comfortable, there are a lot of options to try. And down below are just a few ideas for you; so go ahead and give them a try!

Invest in Home Decor

Home decor plays a critical role in comfort. Some of the accessories that you could incorporate into your home would be:

  • Plants: They’re known to have calming properties. Depending on your plant preferences, you could incorporate aloe vera, English ivy, snake plant, bamboo palm, philodendron, or spider plant. 
  • Get a minimalist look: Declutter your home so that your furniture does not overwhelm your space. Less cramped rooms gives you more space to move around in and feels a lot more relaxed.
  • Organize your space: It’s good to have everything around the house at designated places for easy access. Having to go around looking for a lost magazine or remote can take away from your comfort. 
  • Make your living space cozy: A cozy space almost always meets the criteria for being comfortable. And to achieve this look, you can add cute throw pillows for your couch, warm artwork for your walls, proper lighting, and beautiful drapes.
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Get a HVAC System

Is your home too cold during the winter or too hot during the summer? If you have been experiencing this, it is time that you take matters into your own hands. There are six components of thermal comfort which include your body’s metabolic heat production, relative humidity, clothing, convection, radiation, and conduction. The first three tend to impact your sensitivity to heat while the last three dictate thermal comfort. 

But, how do you improve thermal comfort? One of the main ways to enhance thermal comfort is by installing a new HVAC system in your home if your old one is not working as intended. You can get HVAC parts from your local dealer and have a professional assemble them for you. Getting a professional to do it for you ensures that there are no problems that could lower the effectiveness of the system.   

Increase Home Security

There is nothing more daunting than going to bed worrying that someone might break into your home. And these concerns can make it difficult for you to be comfortable in your home. So, how then do you enhance your home security system?

Well currently, the world has been shifting into smart ways to improve security. Thus, you can use some of these tools along with other traditional solutions to improve your home security. Some of these solutions include:

  • Installation of security cameras: You can instal motion-sensitive cameras that will monitor your home when you are away. These tech devices will instantly alert you when there is an intruder trespassing.
  • Get a home security system: This tool can function to deter intruders or serve as a fail-safe when an intruder gets in your home.
  • Limit exposing yourself on social platforms: Constantly posting your whereabouts on social media is enticing burglars to break into your home in your absence. 
  • Get a safe: Keeping your valuables safe will also help you sleep better. You can get a fireproof safe that not only hides your goods from intruders but protects them from fire as well.
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Make Home Repairs 

There are things around the house which when faulty can hamper your home’s comfort significantly. Some of the repairs that you might need to do are:

  • Windows: Imagine how much heat you lose during the winter from having a window that needs to be fixed! This could mean that you have to check for cracked windows and repair them. And while you’re at it, you may want to check your sealant to make sure everything in insulated around the windows.
  • Insulate the attic: Most attics have openings that could be letting in cold air. Get them fixed ASAP to enhance the comfort of your home.
  • Get a programmable thermostat: Installing a digital thermostat will reduce your energy consumption so that your utility bills go down.

Conclusion

When it comes to improving the comfort of your home, you need to work on thermal comfort, enhance your house’s security, make repairs, and get some cozy decor for your space. Achieving this feeling is not as difficult as it seems, so give these ideas a try!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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