Think both big and small as you assess your rooms, says John Eason, an interior designer in New York.
“The feeling of a soothing room comes not only from the overall effect and aesthetic, but from key details,’’ he says.
Don’t be limited by conventional ideas of what makes a space cozy, Eason says: “Metal and stone are as comforting for their sturdy dependability as wood is for its flex and give. Deep, rich colors can be as relaxing as cheerful, bright ones.”
Sustainably produced textiles and environmentally friendly paints with velvety finishes can lend a healthy and comfortable vibe.
Find apps that play calming music and relaxing stories, or YouTube videos of crackling fireplaces or lapping waters.
Aromatherapy candles and diffusers wafting scents of nature, or baked goodies, are easy additions, as are soft toss pillows where you’ll be binge-watching.
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