How to Design a Cozy Home, According to a Local Interior Designer

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It’s no secret that many of us will be staying indoors for the foreseeable future. This, however, is an opportunity to create our own personal sanctuaries. We all want a cozy and inviting home that makes us feel relaxed when we walk through the door after a long day. Every room should feel welcoming. Luckily, Antoinette Allande of Antoinette Allande Interiors is offering advice on furnishings that can easily be purchased to freshen up our spaces and make our homes as cozy and inviting as possible without having to leave home. Everything you need to know to create your own at-home oasis is right here.

What to Remember Room by Room

According to Antoinette, the living room should always have beautiful throw pillows to lounge on and a comforting throw blanket to snuggle into while watching a movie or reading a book.  The bedroom should be an ideal relaxation place where we can sleep away our hectic days, and the bathroom is a room that should feel serene + tranquil, making it possible to indulge in a warm bath, shower, steam, or simply enjoy calm lighting. 

Things You Can Get Online

For the Bedroom

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We all need our sleep to feel our best every day, so our bed situation is super important. There are so many great mattresses available on-line at the moment that can be tried out for 90 days.   Antoinette’s favorite is the Saatva Luxury Firm.

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Bedding is equally important, so it’s necessary to determine if you prefer sateen a silky feel}, percale {if you run hot}, linen { a textured tactile experience}, or flannel {extra warmth and coziness}. New sheets make everyone happy — there is truly something very satisfying about hopping into a bed with fresh, clean, and cozy sheets. 

A few of Antoinette’s go-to websites for bedding are:

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For the Bathroom

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We should all be washing our hands frequently as a preventive measure against all germs, but we should be especially vigilant now. Since we will be spending so much time by the sink, it should at least be a luxurious, aromatherapeutic experience. There are quite a few great smelling hand washes + hand lotions on the market to lather your skin in. 

Plus, a pretty hand towel and a candle will complete your vanity sink’s decor + make the whole bathroom experience that much more luxurious.  

Finally, it’s not very often that we get to take a long, relaxing bath or shower. Treat yourself to some gorgeous body wash and luxuriously soft towels, too. 

A few of Antoinette’s favorite websites for bathroom essentials are:

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For the Living Room

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This is typically a multipurpose room for lounging, entertaining, and perhaps a home office as of late. We can spruce up the space and make it eye-catching by adding many categories of furnishings — think art, drapery panels, new decorative pillows, throws, lighting, and art books. These items can really transform your space without having to purchase new furniture + make it an at-home oasis.

A few of Antoinette’s favorite websites for living room items are:

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Finally, another tip to really spruce up any of your interiors is to pick up some pretty flowers while you’re at the grocery store. They really cheer up any space!  

What are some of your interior design tips? Let us know in the comments!

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