How to Style a Cosy and More Functional Home in 2021

I am quite sure that most of us will keep working from home in 2021. We are going to face colder days soon in the UK, and I believe it will be fundamental to prepare your home to be a cosy and more functional workspace without making big changes. After all, it is not everyone that will be prepared for a big home improvement project.

Here are some tips that can make all difference in the rooms of your home.

Wooden it Up

I am not going to lie. I am obsessed with wooden furniture. My dream is having a rustic industrial dining table that would give my lounge the organic and minimalist features that I need for that ambient. I would not like anything at home to be over the top.

After all ups and downs this year, I guess 2021 deserves a “light” vibe. It means making your house a shelter. The place you would like to enjoy when working or chilling. Wood has natural and neutral hues that make the rooms more calming and relaxing.

Cosy it Up

Remember when hygge was the main inspiration for home décor a couple of years ago? I was fascinated by it.  It was not clear for us how we would make the most of the Danish way of life, but we have tried it hard.

Today, I have no recollection of influence coming from the way of the living Danishly. Whether you are ready for more Netflix indulgence at nights or enjoy the company of your family in a cosy and warm room, I still agree that cosying up your home is the only way to go.

For me, colder nights mean warmer and cosier rooms; so why not investing in a bespoke designer radiator? We tend to think that a heater is just one more piece of furniture that is only remembered in the winter. That is not entirely true. We still can play with colours and designs when choosing the best radiator for our home.

Divide Your Spaces into Work and Leisure

There is nothing more amusing than having a home office that you can reach in 10 seconds after waking up. It is the new workspace for many people in 2020, but it is still a home for the rest of the family.

Of course, not everyone has the privilege of living in a big house where it is possible to divide spaces properly, ending, chilling and/or working at the same space.

To strike this balance, it is quite important to create separated spaces. Even small rooms can work better when we separate work from leisure. I have used shelves, and a tidy up desktop to make my “office” functional. But by the end of the day, it becomes a space to talk to family and chill with the cat.

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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