How to Create a Cozy and Welcoming Home That Supports Your Mental Health

Our home should be our sanctuary – a place where we feel safe and at ease. It should feel welcoming and cozy, not stressful or sterile. Here are some easy ways to make your home a place that supports your mental health.


Whether you have a green thumb or not, plants are an effective way to create a cozy, feel-good environment for your home. If you are an excellent plant parent, we recommend filling your home with as many beautiful plants as you can care for. For those who struggle to keep plants and flowers alive, check out some faux plant options.

Our Picks:

World Market Faux Snake Plant in Speckled Pot($39.99, shop here)

Urban Outfitters Decorative Vines Set ($14, shop here)

Fairy Lights

Lights that set a cozy mood change the atmosphere of any room. Fairy lights are our favorite way of achieving this (LED lights work, too). Adding string or curtain lights will soften a room and make it feel welcoming and peaceful.

Our Picks:

HuTools Globe String Lights ($20.99, shop here)

Solar Wind LED Chime Curtain String Fairy Lights ($39.99, shop here)

Aromatherapy Diffuser

Think about spa scents and the calming aromas of eucalyptus and lavender. An aromatherapy diffuser can give you this same comforting feeling in your home. Pick your favorite scent and allow the room to fill with that fragrance, calming your senses.

Our Picks:

Vitruvi Stone Essential Oil Diffuser ($123, shop here)

Sparoom Dahlia Essential Oil Diffuser ($69.99, shop here)

Chair Cushion

Having somewhere comfy to sit is optimal for feeling cozy at home. If your seats aren’t soft enough, consider adding chair cushions. Sitting on a comfortable seat watching TV or reading is just what you need to make your home a peaceful, happy place.

Our Picks:

Runlaikeji Chair Cushion ($38.99, shop here)

Elfjoy Chair Cushion ($33.99, shop here)

Shaggy Throw Blanket

So you’re sitting on your cushion, breathing in the beautiful scent from your diffuser in a room lit with string lights…What are you missing? A cozy throw blanket! There is nothing like the comfort of a soft blanket to make you feel relaxed at home.

Our Picks:

Saranoni Boucle Large Throw Blanket ($169, shop here)

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