Creating an inviting atmosphere does not require huge amounts of time or money. And you don’t need to be a professional interior designer — or even have experience in decorating — to transform your home into a welcoming haven. Just follow a few easy tips:


Color has an enormous effect on mood, and it greatly influences the atmosphere of a room. Neutral and white walls can feel stark and cold, so consider warming them up with rich hues like those found in Dutch Boy’s collection: Yellow Springs, Reservoir Red and Loden Wool. They create the perfect cozy feel, and accents of Ultra White will make your new colors stand out.



Adding rugs in visible areas will instantly give any room a more inviting look, as well as be more comfortable for your feet. Experiment with different sizes, styles, shapes and designs throughout the home.


Instead of harsh white ceiling lights, give your home a cozy glow with strategically placed lamps, candle sconces and wall lights. A variety of light sources creates a welcoming feel that still allows occupants to entertain or read comfortably.


It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference, and accent items have a great effect on the ambiance of your home. From decorative sofa pillows to festive candles, the details of a room determine its mood.


No matter what your budget or decorating experience, you can give your home a cozy, comforting feel easily and affordably. In no time, you’ll be ready to enjoy the great indoors.