[mks_pullquote align=”left” width=”500″ size=”13″ bg_color=”#8bb5b3″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]Writer: Vickie Harrison
Bio: Vickie is a DYI and home decor enthusiast that has a keen eye for pretty home furnishings.[/mks_pullquote]
If there’s one room in the home that you want to be inviting, welcoming and downright cosy, it has to be the living room. From being the place where you sit and enjoy a cup of tea after a long day at work, to spending a Sunday afternoon laid on the sofa watching a movie and the place where you spend time as a family after dinner, ensuring your living room is as cosy as possible is important to make it much more than just a functional room in your house. Here are a few top tips to make sure yours is super snuggly for all the family to enjoy:
Whether it’s a sheepskin rug that’s warm underfoot, velvet cushions for the sofa, or a faux suede pouf, adding texture is the go-to method for creating the feeling of warmth and comfort. Try and avoid any textures which give off a shiny or slicker feel, like satin cushion covers for example. as these will detract from the cosy atmosphere you’re trying to create.
Introduce a Throw
Gorgeous draped over a sofa, perfect for snuggling underneath when watching a movie and adds the perfect amount of texture to give a really modern feel to your living space, a faux fur throw can make all the difference. Take a look at the gorgeous selection of throws available at Cox and Cox where you’ll find a selection of luxurious throws to browse.
Get the Lighting Right
Ensure that the lighting in your living room gives off a soft, warm glow rather than a bright, dazzling effect. Stay away from spot lighting or anything too focused and go for softer lamp lighting with pearl effect bulbs for a subtler lighting look.
The colour scheme of your living room will have a big impact on how cosy it feels with warmer tones always giving off a much more inviting feel than cooler, darker tones. Shades like burnt orange, cream and terracotta give off a much more inviting feel than greys and navy shades. However, if you’re a fan of more minimalist colours, adding plenty of texture can really help to create a warmer atmosphere.
With all these top tips to help create a warmer atmosphere in your living space, you’ll be so cosy and warm that you’ll never want to leave.