A living room is an essential part of any home. It’s the place where you can really relax and unwind. There are easy steps you can take to help make your living room ooze comfort and warmth. It will quickly become so snug that you won’t ever want to leave it. Read on to find out more.
When I think about being cosy, I always find myself thinking of chunky knits. Cover your furniture in knitted blankets and throws. You won’t be able to resist coming home and getting all snug. These are available in a variety of sizes and styles. Try to find something that suits your style, but is versatile enough to match any colour scheme you choose in the future. Creams are a great choice.
To go with your chunky knitted blankets why not also try some oversized pillows. These will again will create the cosy feel you are after. You can choose matching pillows and throws or why not try a mix and match combination instead. The mixing of textures is another easy way to create a chic and comfortable living room.
Lighting is essential when creating a cosy living space. Bright glaring lights simply won’t suit the mood of the room. LED candle bulbs are an inexpensive way of bringing some dimmed lighting into your living room. These bulbs can be used in table lamps, wall lights and ceiling lights and will create the perfect ambience. The candle light effect will bring a softer touch to your room and be much kinder to your eyes. Failing that nothing brings comfort into a room like a roaring fire.
Creating your own nook or corner is a wonderful way of making a room more cosy. If you like to read, create your own reading corner. A sewing nook would also be fabulous. Find some stackable wooden boxes and keep your craft or reading materials inside. Get an armchair or use some large pillows to create a comfortable place for your to escape to. It could even be a place where you watch movies or listen to music on a record player. The possibilities are endless. Try and make it functional as you can or you won’t use it.
The amazing Hotel Indigo we stayed in while we were in Rome nailed the comfy, cosy look
Displaying framed family photos and memorabilia will bring some instant warmth and love into your living room. You don’t have to put them on every surface or shelf to create this effect. Why not try a small cluster in a place where you can see them from your couch or armchair. Maybe on a mantlepiece or counter top. When you are having a quiet moment alone, you can sit and reminisce about treasured memories. Nothing will make your living room feel more homely than having your loved ones around you.
Having a comfortable place you can escape to is vital. Just surround yourself with the things you love. Add some suitable lighting and make yourself comfortable with fluffy pillows and knitted blankets. If these ideas don’t make your living room the ultimate place for coziness, I don’t know what will.