5 Easy Ways to Make Your Temporary Housing Cozier · The Gypsy Nurse

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By Lirika Hart

October 22, 2020



5 Easy Ways to Make Your Temporary Housing Feel Cozier

Regardless of the season, you want a cozy home, even if it is just your temporary housing, that you can go back to at the end of a busy day. And, if you are a stay at home mum or dad, work from home, or simply spend most of your time at home during the day, you want a house that appeals to your eyes as well as one you enjoy spending time in.

Thankfully, making your home feel cozier doesn’t have to be a complicated affair. With just a bit of creativity, you can find easy ways to do this. It can be overwhelming, I agree. However, here are 5 easy ways to get you started.

1. Add plants

Besides improving a room’s aesthetics, plants add life to any room and create an aura of freshness indoors. In addition, incorporating greenery in your house cleans the air, letting you breathe toxins-free air. It also calms the mind, releasing life’s stresses, and leaving you relaxed.

Brighten up that dark and boring corner in the living room, or the stairway entry with a large potted plant. If you are limited on space, consider smaller plants placed on top of cabinets, window seals, or hanging planters. You can also place fresh flowers in a vase on the dining table to create a cozy meals area.

2. Spruce up the bathroom

Your bathroom represents a relaxation area. It is the first place you want to go to when you wake up in the morning. You also can’t wait to soak in the bathtub or stand under a shower at the end of the day. In that case, it should be luxurious, inviting, and soothing such that you want to stay longer there.

Spruce up the space with a beautiful and cozy bath mat and cute towels. You can also add in some candles and sweet fragrances to complete the feel. If you are looking for a total transformation, consider a shower remodeling to include a walk-in shower with a sliding door, or changing the flooring.

3. Declutter

This point may seem a bit odd for temporary housing, however many travel nurses bring more than necessary or pick up things while on assignment. and for all you know, your home could be lacking that cozy feel due to clutter. You see, cluttered spaces always feel crumpled and congested. On the other hand, a room without clutter tends to appear organized, clean, and spacious, giving it that cozy look and feel.

Go room to room organizing things; you are likely to bump into items that you no longer use. Free up the space by getting rid of such things. You can sell or donate to other people. You will be surprised how spacious rooms feel cozy and comfortable.

4. Add soft furnishings

Soft furnishings add another layer of comfort to the furniture, instantly making a room feel luxurious. The good thing is that you can play around with colors and textures to create a balance in the room. A good place to start is in throw pillows for the sofa. Consider mixing up the colors, but make sure they remain within the theme of the house so that they don’t look out of place. If you already have some, changing the covers or refilling them can instantly give them life. You can also consider investing in extra fluffy pillows for the beds, as well as a throw blanket for the sofa for that cold movie night.

5. Create a nook

With the hustles and bustles of life, it is good to have a dedicated space that you can hibernate to and just have some alone time. Of course, you want the space to be comfortable and quiet. Ideally, it should be a space where you can do things like reading a book, listening to music or any other favorite pastime activity.

Find a comfortable chair such as an armchair, throw in some pillows and a blanket to get that cozy look. You can also incorporate a rug to keep your feet warm and improve the aesthetics. If you have a beautiful view on your balcony, that makes a perfect position for your nook.


As said earlier, there are countless ways that you can make any space feel cozier, even temporary housing, but the above points give you an idea of what you can do. However, let your creativity and ideas run wide when settling on what to incorporate in your house. The most important thing is to have a home that matches your lifestyle.

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