5 Home Decor Tips Creating Cosy Atmosphere with Fairy Lights

Cosy home hygge style with string lights and book on the bed

To achieve a grand, cosy and homely atmosphere, one should be prudent in selecting the right type and colour of the decorative lights. Incorporating decorative lights or fairy lights with the other features of the interior design in the right manner will help create an optimum cosy effect, intimate, relaxing, warm and appealing.

But considering the several choices of colours and types of fairy lights available, how do you decide on how to give your home the cosiest feel? For an optimum cosy effect in your home, you should consider and apply the 5 elements of Hygge. Hygge (pronounced as hoo-gah) is a Scandinavian word for comfort, cosiness, and well-being. It’s a state of mind and its five elements comprise of:
1. Soft textures;
2. Warmth
3. Uplifting messages
4. Color
5. Nature. 

By applying the 5 elements of hygge in your home, you can establish and foster heavenly feelings of intimacy and relaxation. How then can you incorporate these elements into the use of fairy lights?

1. Warm and Low Lighting

make your home cosy atmosphere with string lights fairy lights

You definitely would desire to have some intimate environment in your home, quite cosy, warm, and cordial. To establish this kind of environment, having warm and low lightings is key.

Colour Temperature
The colour temperature is a very crucial factor in setting up an intimate mood in a home. Having soft yellow LED bulbs can change the general outlook of your dinner table, bedroom, or living room, making it cosier and easing. Avoid using "cool" colours such as white or bluish lights when trying to create an intimate atmosphere.

Brightness
Prefer low and dim colours for a better ambiance, such as a dimly lit dining table close to a fireplace. For an even more sophisticated cosy feel, use a warm dimming LED fairy light.

Contrast
Contrast is another important tool in setting up a mood in your home. Avoid harsh or rapid transitions from very bright to very dark. Instead, make use of fairy lights having slower and smoother transitions. Note that there should be no bright overhead lights, which will put the items and people in the room in the shadows with these low lightings. 

2. Use a Mixture of Different Lights

mixture of fairy lights in bedroom

The right soft decorative lighting will ultimately create and set a restful tone in a living home, giving it a cosy and relaxed aura. In contemporary times, using just a single bright overhead light-- such as a white fluorescent --now feels too mundane. Revitalise your living space by incorporating various decorative lights of warm colours, consisting of soft and mild textures. Choose a mixture of light-diffusing shaded lamps placed at different levels (such as table and floor) for a homier effect.

3. Put Fairy Lights Beside Wooden Objects

festoon lights surrounding wooden texture

This is a very effective way of creating an elegant and natural feel in your home. Embellish your ornaments, flower vases, TV stands, wooden tables, wardrobe, attaching light kits to your wall picture frames with decorative lights. All these will create a rustic presence and set a luxurious undertone to your home.

4. Installing Sconces

sconces above bedside table creates soft cosy atmosphere

Consider installing a set of sconces around the length and breadth of your home, but moderately so as not to dampen the effect. Whether it's beside the bedroom mirror, above your bedside tables or a mantle, sconces produce a cosy and homey feel to your home, rather than just having a single overhead source.

5. Light-Diffusing Lamp Shades

diffusing light shade creates ambiance

Instead of using light sources directed at specific spots, make sure you use semi-opaque fabric lampshades that create an ethereal glowing effect. Diffused lights and fabric accent lampshades tend to produce an intimate vibe as well as avoid dazzling lights hindering your rest time.

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