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As the saying goes, home is what you make it. So why not ramp up the cozy factor and create the ultimate at-home oasis? Here are four ways to do just that.

All About the Lighting

A comfortable at-home retreat calls for calm lighting. This means plenty of natural light and strategically placed table or standing lamps, like one on a desk or next to an armchair. Just be sure to keep the bulb choices in the “natural sunlight” or “soft yellow” tones. Go for delicate, sheer curtains that let the sunlight shine through during the day.

Intentional Decor Elements

Calm spaces have thoughtfully placed decor pieces. Whether it’s art hanging on the wall or a pretty centerpiece on the dining table, intentional decor is one of the best ways to make your home feel cozy and calm. Pick decor pieces with soft tones and keep things in your home that spark joy. Add in an essential oil diffuser or a few lightly scented candles to add to the ambiance.

Texture, Please

Ah, texture. It’s the fuzzy throw blanket you cuddle into on the couch with your four-legged friend after a long work day. It’s the soft pillows you lean against when reading a book before bed. Try adding in a few pops of greenery, like an easy-to-care-for golden pothos, toss a blanket over the back of the couch, and keep a pair of comfy slippers next to your bed.

A Place for Everything

Envision your home as a relaxing at-home retreat. What does the space look like? Where do you spend most of your time? Once you have a visualization of your ideal at-home oasis, make a space in your home for your favorite activities. Perhaps it’s a reading nook in your living room with a cozy chair, an overhead stand light, a throw blanket, and a small floating bookshelf on the wall. Or it could be a dreamy bedroom with soft side table lighting, a nighttime routine tray, and lots of fluffy pillows. Maybe it’s a spot in the corner of the room for a relaxing yoga flow session with a meditation seat.

Looking for more ways to make the most out of your home at Olympus at Waterside Estates? Be sure to follow along with our upcoming blog posts for all the coolest tips and tricks.