Who said that coziness is only reserved for bedrooms? Having a warm and comfortable place to unwind after a long way of work is something many dream about, and we’re here to show you how to make that dream a reality. By incorporating some easy design tips and tricks, your living room will be your favourite place to cozy up next to a book or binge-watch your comfort TV show every single night.
Use warm colours
Let’s go to the basics. It’s very hard to make a space appear cozy and inviting if its colour scheme is cold and greyish. So, when picking out the colours you’ll be incorporating in your space opt for warmer beiges and browns instead of stark white or grey for the base.
When it comes to accents, yellow or mustard are the most welcoming colours, as well as dark green. To add some dark contrast, jewel tones are also quite a nice option. Just remember, fifty shades of tired grey can make any place look washed out and not welcoming.
Layer the soft accessories
One of the best ways you can transform your living room into a cozy cove is by introducing as many soft pieces into it. Carefully picking out rugs, blankets and covers, and cushions may make your place look more put together.
When it comes to rugs, getting a rustic-looking one such as a sheepskin rug would be your best bet. Additionally, woollen, hand-woven blankets will provide a great cozy way to curl up next to your cuppa. Of course, you’ll be needing some cushions, too. You shouldn’t be stingy when shopping for them, as they say – the more the merrier.
Hang up some posters and pictures
Cozy spaces need some well thought out clutter, so is there a better way to do so than to cover your walls with many picture frames and posters? You may find some gorgeous vintage posters at your local yard sale, some of them coming in their original frames.
If you’d like to have it all colour coordinated, go visit the nearby DIY store and get yourself some spray paint for the frames. Apart from the usual posters and prints, you can also decorate the bare walls with old vinyl covers or even dried up pressed plants.
Plants should be your best friend
If you’re having some trouble with making a huge living room appear cozy, plants will be your saviour. Getting huge potted plants will fill up your space, making it appear smaller and warmer. If you don’t trust yourself with caring for the plants, you should look into some more durable species, such as yucca.
However, no matter how skilled of a gardener you are, some plants will simply not thrive in certain spaces, so before you go shopping for plants look into which plants are the best for your living room. Also, if you have a pet, make sure that the plant is not poisonous for them.
Books are a great addition
Even if you’re not an avid reader, you should know about the amazing power books hold in the world of interior design. They are sure to bring some warmth to your place, while also making you appear smarter to your acquaintances.
An amazing piece of advice is to go to a flea market and get books that look a bit rugged and display those. If you have a large coffee table, don’t forget to decorate it with a beautiful fashion or photography book which will serve as a centrepiece.
Think about the light
Lamps are one of the greatest ways to liven up your living room. There’s been a trend in recent years to light up your rooms using many different lamps, instead of one overhead source of light. Though it definitely isn’t for everyone, this is a great way to make your space look cozier.
Another way to cozy up your living area is to always buy warm lights. Cold lights can wash up the warmth out of the space and make it look dull. If you’d like some more ambiance, you may get lovely candles that will add some more warm and natural looking light while also providing your rooms with a delightful scent.