8 Ways to Make Your Space Feel Relaxing and Cozy

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Just because your house is all furnished and ready to go does not mean it feels like a home. Your space should be your cozy and relaxing oasis from the world, after all. The good news is there are some extras that can provide that homey feel instantly. Check out our suggestions below.

1. Invest in an essential oil diffuser.

Soothing scents such as lavender or chamomile are great for giving you that spa mindset. This Hunker tried and tested diffuser by Aromasource ( $39.99 ) has a pretty marble finish and even lights up.

2. Lay down a cozy rug.

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Hardwood floors look great, but can leave a space feeling cold. A fluffy rug is the perfect solution. This one by Safivieh ( $59.49 ) is like walking on a cloud.

3. Light some candles.

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Lighting a candle just feels like a treat. So do it more often. Try the Signature candle by Kendra Scott ( $65 for a large tumbler ), which has the scent of lily and blonde woods.

4. Don't forget a fluffy throw blanket.

Whether draped over a chair, bed, or couch, you can't go wrong. Try this fleece throw from Urban Outfitters ( $39 ) in a cheerful peach color.

5. Embrace the throw pillow.

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Much like the throw blanket, throw pillows can improve just about any chair, bed, or couch. But we're recommending pillows that are actually soft and comfy — not just for decoration. For example, this pink, velvet cushion cover from Zara Home ( starting at $35.90 ).

6. Make sure your pet is comfy, too.

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Just seeing your pet cuddled up in a cozy bed is enough to make you feel more relaxed, too. This precious braided cat bed by Ohhio ( $89 ) is even claw-resistant.

7. Hang some string lights.

String lights just have a way of giving any space a magical feel. And harsh lighting is a definite no-go when trying to achieve a cozy home. These firefly string lights are from Urban Outfitters ( $24 ).

8. Have fun with your seating.

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An indoor hammock chair is great for just hangin' out, for example. This handmade option with fringe can be found on Etsy ( $62 ).

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann

Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.