What would you define as a cozy home? For some people it may mean rustic décor; cute bits and bobs all over the place; or full of vintage, lived-in furniture, while for others, it may mean sleek; modern; massive collections of family photos; or pops of color all over the place. By definition, cozy is the feeling of comfort and warmth, so it’s actually more of a personal matter than a clear-cut one. When you look around your home, if you get that sense of relaxation and calmness, then you’ve done well to cozy it up, but if you feel as if you’re still getting there, then these projects can certainly help you along your way.
Pallet Coffee Table
Anything that you make from reclaimed wood will always look charismatic and charming because of all the imperfections and character that you can physically see in the wood. This is exactly why I always prefer homemade (or at least handmade) over buying things brand new.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheMerryThought
Twinkling Room Dividers
In my opinion, there is nothing cozier than bringing the outdoors indoors, so this branch room divider is right up my alley. The branches look gorgeous and the twinkling lights make it look simply magical! I wouldn’t mind staring at these all evening.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Instructables
If your dining room chairs are looking a little worse for wear, you can simply cozy them up yourself instead of going out to buy a whole new set. A soft pillow on each chair and a faux fur chair cover really amps up the comfort. Of course, if fur isn’t for you, you can certainly try a different material.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ABeautifulMess
I know that some of you are going to think that these bowls are a little too ‘grandma’s house’ while others will agree with me that they’re absolutely adorable. You can plop these bowls down anywhere that you need to keep little things safe, like jewelry, makeup, keys or spare change.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ApartmentTherapy
I’ve been obsessed with chalkboard paint for quite a while now, so I honestly can’t wait to do this to my fridge! The fridge usually becomes the place where little notes, photos, pictures and magnets get propped up, so why not cover the thing in chalkboard so that you can write and draw whatever you want?
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – ErinLauray
Natural Air Freshener
Make your home smell inviting and welcoming with these fantastically fragrant all natural room scents. Jars are filled with water infused with fruit, spices and herbs so that they give off a very natural, fresh and comforting aroma.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – TheYummyLife
DIY Shag Rug
When it comes to rugs, I don’t think anyone can argue that shag rugs are the coziest of them all. But hey’re also super expensive. Thankfully, here’s a great tutorial where you can make your own! This would be great laid out in front of the fire, or even in a kid’s room where it can act as a comfy play area.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – MyLoveOfStyle
Is your lampshade looking a bit cold and dull? Well here’s a brilliant makeover I’d never think of myself: wrap an old knitted sweater around it! You’ll be surprised at just what a difference it makes to the room – instant warmth and charm.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – UnskinnyBoppy
If you still have lots of sweater material left after making your lampshade, then make yourself some sweater pillows to match. These are exactly the type of pillows you want to snuggle up to on a chilly night while watching a good movie.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Tidbits
Speaking of pillows, how cute is this crochet heart pillow? I don’t think anyone can argue that a good dose of love is exactly what you need to make your home feel cozy not only for yourself but for all your guests, too.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – MonMakingThings
I think that personal photos instantly cozy up a room; maybe it’s the thought of a house full of happy memories that gives you that sense of comfort. Instead of regular frames, though, give the plain ones some new life simply by wrapping them in fabric. There are lots of interesting ways to display your photos.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Momtastic
So you have the softest pillow and the warmest duvet or blanket… what else can you do to make your bed even better? How about a canopy? You’ll feel like the coziest and most well-rested Queen around! Canopies are actually really easy to make yourself, just have a look though this wonderful collection and take your pick.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – DIYnCrafts
These are so adorable and so easy to make. It’s also such a clever way to display gorgeous, vintage teacups that you can find in a thrift shop, or that set that you’ve had tucked away in the cabinet for years. Don’t they just look delightfully elegant?
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – HeyGorgeous