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Shopping Furniture Online – The Benefits and Drawbacks

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With all the options available today on the internet, shopping for furniture online is overwhelming!  We all agree that being home in your pajama having a cup of coffee while browsing the internet is a benefit. The convenience is the number one reason why people shop online.

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Make your interior dream reality with Cozy Home

You want a beautiful home, that inspiring room from your Pinterest board to be made a reality, but you simply have no time for a shopping tour around Dubai. First that comes in mind is the Dubai traffic with many hours that can go standing in traffic before finally getting a parking and swinging by your favorite furniture shop. Whether you’re a designer creating beautiful interiors in Dubai or a customer with long working hours – you’re busy. Keeping all this in mind we have carefully curated our site to bring you the product catalogue to design your dream home. At Cozy Home you can easily filter and search for the exact item you’re looking for. Our key element is our service: easily accessible, quality high-end furniture paired with great delivery service. You can preview the furniture collection, browse around trendy home décor or simply get inspired.

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Why you should be buying from Cozy Home?

We’re not just another online store in Dubai trying to get you tempted with great pictures. We’re a physical store where you can touch and feel your item – take advantage of this service! A smartphone screen can’t accurately depict colors as well as an actual fabric or wood swatch. We curate the best and latest interior design in our showroom. Our team of designers and buyers stay ahead of trends and on-top of what’s happening in the industry to bring you the best and latest in furniture, home accessories, and furnishings. We travel the globe to find one-of-a kind exclusive pieces you won’t find anywhere else.

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Try before you buy!

Once you have found your dream sofa on our website, we encourage our customers to visit our store in the Green Community, Dubai Investment Park 1. Feel the fabric before you buy. Most of the time, the material you choose online on some worldwide websites is of a bad quality. In Cozy Home our buyer team is sourcing for you good quality fabrics in Europe, following the latest trends in the furniture industry. We love seeing you visit our flagship store after you have shortlisted your favorite items on our website. While visiting our store you can test them out. You can sit in the chair or plop down on the couch. Put your feet up on the ottoman. Turn on the floor lamp and take a look at the shade. How does the chair feel? Can you picture yourself sitting in it in your home?

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Finding the right Rug in Dubai

Keep in mind that seeing the rug in store can be very satisfying while finding the perfect area rug for your living room or a runner for your hallway. At Cozy Home we’re offering a big variety of handwoven rugs and runners to help you create the space you love. From Boho Chic to Maximalist styles you will find big area rugs as well as Indian durries in-store. It’s easier to choose a rug when you see it in real. You can see not only the actual color but also choose the one which is the appropriate size for your room.

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If you have made the wrong purchase online or in-store, don’t worry we have an easy exchange policy. You can always exchange the item (excluded are the custom orders) or take a credit note which will be valid for 60 days. With Cozy Home you can order with confidence and without fear of what actually arrives to your doorstep. Our online presentation is matching the actual piece.

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Carpets are always a Good Idea! Endless possibilities to decorate your floor.

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I’m sure we all know the feeling when something in the room is missing. Especially when you’re living in Dubai and have one of these ugly cold tiles all around the apartment. Very often you don’t own it and might move on to a new place in two years. But you still need it to be cozy while you are there. At the end of the evening you want to feel relaxed and comfortable.  

To me the most disturbing feeling was the cold tiles that we had in our apartment before our renovation. Waking up in the morning I hated to step on the cold tiles, so the first thing I purchased was a fake fur rug. A soft material makes a luxurious landing pad and my morning felt much more comfy. A wall-to-wall carpet might work the best for a bedroom as it’s the place we’re most likely to be barefoot. But this option turns out to be more pricey than just adding a shaggy rug on each side of the bed. 

There are many things which you can achieve by adding a rug to your room: they define spaces within a larger space; they anchor furniture so that a room “reads” correctly to the eye. A rug can define a conversation space in your living area, while choosing the correct size and color rug, your living area will appear more spacious. A bright colored rug will help you to accent a small area. 

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Here are some unwritten rules that will give you first direction to find the perfect rug. 

Living Room: Ideally, the entire sofa set should be completely within an area rug and leave at least 20-30 cm between the rug and the walls. Standard rugs measure 6’x8’, 8’x10’ and 9’x12’. Anything smaller lands up looking like a tiny island in the middle of your living room with a coffee table as its only inhabitant.  If that’s doesn’t work out then try to place the front legs of your sofa and club chairs on the rug. In case your living room feels too spacious and your furniture is floating around ,then throwing a smaller rug over a larger one helps define and ground the space. 

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Layering

If you have a favorite rug which is simply too small to put in the center of a conversation area – layering is the solution. Try to find a carpet that relates to the one of the colors in your area rug and use that carpet as an anchor. Place the decorative rug strategically in the middle of the area rug, creating a wide border with the under rug, allowing the smaller rug to be admired as part of a rug ensemble. My advice for achieving a harmonious feel is to choose a natural color rug as a base, and placing on top a decorative rug. A splash of color will highlight your coffee table set. You can highlight any area in your home by accenting the space with a colorful rug and direct the viewers eye to that specific area. 

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Color and Pattern

There are many tips and “rules” from famous interior designers how to choose the right rug – in the end its your space and rules are made to be broken, so don’t be afraid to play with color and pattern! A bright and colorful carpet can bring so much life into your room. Make a statement with a patterned rug and introduce a healthy dose of visual interest into a space.

A rug that brings in all the colors of the room can pull a space together: a patterned rug is often used to offset a scheme full of solid wood furniture. But don’t feel compelled to introduce a pattern – sometimes a textured solid rug can add all the interest you need.  If you have already a lot of color and pattern than you might stick with a single-color rug. A neutral shade can easily compliment your existing home décor. 

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I personally love to change around my home décor and bring new life into the house. When introducing a new rug I always choose some pillows, candles and other knickknacks in the color palette of the rug – that way you will always have the right visual effect. Creating contrast and adding different texture of layered rugs can lift your room to the next level! 

In Cozy Home we have trendy Multi-Colored rugs that can be layered on a neutral jute rug. We also got some fabulous patterns with fluffy threads on them. The Indigo Blue Rug is one of my favourite as it goes very well with white or solid wood furniture. I just love the fluffy texture on it. A room with a mix of different textures feels rich and cozy. 

 “COZY Home & Living we love to inspire you” by founder Aksana Demakina