30 Ways to Create a Cozy Home to Make Covid-19 Somewhat Bearable

When does a house become a home? Perhaps it’s when the entire place smells of home-cooked meals. Or maybe it’s having that big comfy sofa in your living room where you can spend most of your days. Or maybe it’s both, or maybe it’s neither. 

 

However you like to think of it, a cozy and inviting home is a place where you’d gladly gather all of your friends and family to create memories, drink, eat, laugh. A cozy home is a place where you’d gladly stay on Friday nights instead of going out in town. I’m sure you have a picture of the ideal home in your head by now. I know I do. 

 

There’s nothing better than having a home that’s comfy and inviting. I think that’s almost everyone’s goal in life, right? At least when it comes to our living spaces.

 

If you’ve been wondering how to make your home feel more welcoming and inviting, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will show you exactly how you can make your home your very own little paradise. 

1 | Add Curtains

Pitchers have gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, since they double as stylish flower vases.

2 | Pile up the Pillows

Rinse it out, remove the label (or leave it for a more vintage look) and you’re ready to go!

3 | Incorporate Warm Metals

Sometimes the most unexpected items can give your home that much needed character, and for a ridiculously low price. Prime example: coke bottles.

4 | Use Proper Lighting

Now who would’ve thought that salt shakers would make for such a cute flower vase? Get creative with them and paint them, decorate them with glitter, ribbons, sea shells, or simply keep them plain to conserve that rustic charm. 

 

The good thing is, they’re inexpensive and they won’t get in your way, being so low and tiny and all.

Mason jars as gorgeous unique centerpiece vases

5 | Use the Warmth of Candlelight

Or any type of jar, really. Surely you have some lying around the house, right? Use one, or arrange more, even if they aren’t the same shape, size, or color, this will add even more character to your home.

 

It’s a lovely way to repurpose them and add a chic, country flair to your home. 

6 | Use Wood

Toys, roller skates, items you’ve found at a flea market or yard sale but you weren’t sure exactly how you were going to use them – well, their time has finally come. 

Repurposed cosmetic bottles as unique flower vases

7 | Layer Fabrics

You can easily give a second shelf life to any of your beauty product bottles by using them as petite flower vases. 

8 | Add a Fireplace

Finally there’s a good use for all those perfume bottles I just can’t seem to throw away.

 

You don’t have to have a Chanel bottle for this one, but it sure does help. An inexpensive idea is to DIY your very own Chanel bottle, which can be easily done thanks to tutorials like this one.

Reused tin cans as wedding centerpieces

9 | Place Area Rugs

A can of tomatoes, beans, or whatever else you have in your pantry will do the job. If you want to go one step further and customize them, you can easily do so with spray paint or regular paint, rope, lace, decorative tape or scrapbooking paper (which usually comes in various designs).

 

If you’re like me and you love the rustic look a tin adds, simply leave them as they are.

10 | Give Aromatherapy a Try

Whether you’re hanging multiple lightbulbs using rope, or balancing them on a napkin ring, these quirky vases will definitely become a conversation starter anytime guests arrive.

 

Important: You’ll be handling glass, so always remember to wear safety goggles and gloves if you decide to create these light bulb vases.

11 | Alter the Mood With Music

This one offers a lot of variety, since you can use basically any food you have at home, if you don’t happen to have a pineapple, such as pumpkins, cabbages, or even citrus fruits.

12 | Add Greenery

Speaking of using cabbage as a vase, doesn’t this arrangement simply look stunning?

13 | Add Dried Flowers

If you’ve been hoarding baking tools for quite a while now (like me), surely you have some ramekins in your cupboard. If you find it hard to begin baking succulent soufflé’s in the future, start by adding the succulents first, and take it from there.

Elegant champagne glasses - creative vase ideas

14 | Fill Your Walls With Art

Bar glasses and champagne glasses can serve as a very elegant display for your bulbs. 

Teacups used as unusual flower vases

15 | Add Extra Lamps to Your Space

Teacups are the perfect vessel for your tea (duh!), but also for your flowers. Add them as your centerpiece, or simply arrange them on your window sill for a charming flair.

16 | And Choose the Right Lamp Shade

Teacups and teapots usually go together, and if you happen to be keeping them for show, a good addition would be – you guessed it – a floral arrangement!

17 | Showcase Your Love for Books

Another perfect example of why you should avoid throwing away everything. Now, I don’t want to promote hoarding, but those tea tins might really come in handy and serve as gorgeous centerpieces at your next dinner party.

 

18 | Choose a Calming Colour Palette

Turn a colorful cereal bowl into an elegant flower vase.

19 | Or Add a Splash of Color to a Dull Room

This one takes a bit of effort, but it’s totally worth it. 

20 | Add Floor Pillows as Extra Sitting Space

All you need for this project is an empty (clean!) carton of milk, acrylic paint, a permanent marker and some bulbs. Voila! A vase that looks as if it came from a designer catalog.

21 | Use Natural Elements

Or otherwise known as a demijohn bottle, it’s the perfect inexpensive vase that could easily be mixed up with a vase from a Pottery Barn catalogue.

22 | Get a Comfy Couch

I know, it can feel sad throwing away the container of a candle you really like, especially if it’s super pretty and you’re not sure how to repurpose it.

 

If you’ve kept some just in case until now, it just might be the perfect time to display your favorite flowers in them.

23 | Create a Reading Nook

I know, it can feel sad throwing away the container of a candle you really like, especially if it’s super pretty and you’re not sure how to repurpose it.

 

If you’ve kept some just in case until now, it just might be the perfect time to display your favorite flowers in them.

24 | Or Create a Breakfast Nook

I know, it can feel sad throwing away the container of a candle you really like, especially if it’s super pretty and you’re not sure how to repurpose it.

 

If you’ve kept some just in case until now, it just might be the perfect time to display your favorite flowers in them.

25 | Cozy up Your Dining Chairs

I know, it can feel sad throwing away the container of a candle you really like, especially if it’s super pretty and you’re not sure how to repurpose it.

 

If you’ve kept some just in case until now, it just might be the perfect time to display your favorite flowers in them.

26 | Hang Mirrors

I know, it can feel sad throwing away the container of a candle you really like, especially if it’s super pretty and you’re not sure how to repurpose it.

 

If you’ve kept some just in case until now, it just might be the perfect time to display your favorite flowers in them.

27 | Play With Textures

I know, it can feel sad throwing away the container of a candle you really like, especially if it’s super pretty and you’re not sure how to repurpose it.

 

If you’ve kept some just in case until now, it just might be the perfect time to display your favorite flowers in them.

Sometimes the simplest items, items you’d never think of using, can serve as the perfect vessel for your flowers. When not in use, all the items on this list can make for exceptional and unique flower vases, transforming those neglected corners of your home.

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