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17 Free Ways To Make Your Grown-Up Apartment So Freaking Cozy

Relaxation for you *and* your bank account.

1. Pull out your blankets and put them on ~display~.

More blankets = more coziness. But you don't have to buy more blankets! Just show off the ones you already have and love, in a basket or on a decorative ladder you already have. See more of these rooms here and here.

2. Layer up your bedding.

3. Cover old pillows with old sweaters and pile them on your chairs, couch, or bed.

4. Use your lamps instead of your bright overhead lights.

5. If you have things like family heirlooms that make you really happy, put them out where you can see them every day.

6. Grab a pretty branch or oversize leaf from the great outdoors, and put it in a jug or vase that you already own.

7. If your greenery is light enough, you can put it in this DIY vase made from paper lunch bags.

8. Grab a chair, a pillow, and a table from elsewhere in your home and make a reading corner.

9. Pull your white holiday lights out of storage and keep them up year round.

10. Then make a tassel garland (out of your old tights!) to hang up with your string lights.

11. Gather all of your candles in one place.

12. If you're handy with a saw and a drill, turn wood from your backyard into rustic candle holders.

13. Use string and clothespins to hang up treasured photos.

14. Or if you already have art, rearrange it into a gallery wall.

15. Sew your collection of old T-shirts into a colorful rug.

16. This sucks to hear, but: Put your things away, and get rid of things you don't need.

17. And for a quick cozy fix: Build yourself a blanket fort.

Snuggle up!

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