At the end of a hard day’s work, there’s nothing like curling up in a warm living room, watching a film or reading a book.
However, many of us have living rooms that simply don’t live up to our expectations. If you want to make your living room into a truly cosy environment, here are some tips to help you get started on your cosiness journey. A big thanks to the Woodyatt Curtains team for their help and guidance in putting this article together.
Making your living room look cosy – Where to start
Start by getting rid of clutter
A cluttered living room can make the space feel smaller, and considerably less enjoyable to spend time in. Go through everything you have in the room, getting rid of items that you don’t regularly use. This is a great starting point, and frees up space for other items that you may want to bring in.
Choose a cosy colour scheme
The colours you choose for your living room can have a massive impact on how cosy the space looks and feels. It’s generally good to go for warm, inviting colours, such as shades of brown, orange, and yellow. These colours can really help create a cosy, warming atmosphere.
Add layered lighting
Lighting plays a very important role when it comes to making a cosy living room. Consider adding a combination of overhead lighting and table lamps, to create a really warm aesthetic. You can also add dimmer switches, to add a fine level of control to the lighting and create a cosy ambience.
Use textured fabrics
Textured fabrics, such as knits, velvet, and wool, can add a really nice feel to a living room. Consider adding a textured throw blanket, a plush rug, or a woven tapestry. These elements will add depth to the space, helping to create a cosy room.
Incorporate natural elements
Incorporating natural elements such as wood and plants can help create a sense of cosiness. Consider adding a wooden coffee table, or adding a few houseplants to your living room. These elements will bring in a touch of nature, and make your room feel a lot more alive and calming.
Add comfortable seating
Comfortable seating is essential for creating a cosy living room – you really want to just be able to curl up in a cosy ball. You might consider adding a plush sofa or armchair, as well as a few accent pillows or even some beanbags. This will make the space more inviting, and encourage people to sit down and relax.
Bring in candles or diffusers
Finally, adding candles or diffusers with a warm scent, such as vanilla or cinnamon, can make a living room feel even cosier, adding that final, warming touch to the space.
As you can see, there really is a lot that you can do to help make your living room cosy, some of the things really quite simple.
By decluttering, choosing a colour scheme, adding layers of lighting, using textured fabrics, and incorporating some more natural elements, you can easily transform a dull and otherwise uninviting living room, into a cosy, welcoming environment that you just can’t wait to get back to after a day at work.