Calming and serene—our homes should be a sanctuary with an inviting ambience where we can unwind and recharge. With the pandemic ushering everyone indoors, making your own cocoon even more comfortable takes the forefront. Here, we show you how you can add cosy elements to your home to soften a space and create a tranquil abode.
1. Creative dialogue
The owner of this urban loft is a seasoned traveller with a keen eye for unusual finds. Her eclectic collection of art and souvenirs are showcased on her picture shelves. Instead of mounting framed images on the walls, the owner can indulge in her love of changing displays by having these photos and art on the shelves, thus turning quirky ephemera are elevated into items of artistic value.
Low-slung furniture ensure this living room does not become too visually cluttered—the picture walls still remain a key focal point. The wooden plantation-style shutters and the dappled light that filters into the space bring warmth to the visual mix. Exposed conduits, the polished concrete floor and steel industrial details enhance the sense of this space being a refuge.