What Makes a Cozy Living Room?

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Outside is getting colder and we’re spending more time indoors. We want to keep warm and away from drafts and cold spots; we want to curl up in front of fireplaces and sip on hot drinks during the dark nights. The living room is the best room to do all of this and more.

But what makes a cozy living room?

Add textures

Rugs, throws, blankets, pillows… pile up the textures so that you can dive under throws and lounge into soft and comfy pillows. Not only is added texture cozy to the touch, but it is also great to look at, adding a wintery aesthetic to your home. You’ll want to ensure you layer the texture properly so that you can avoid any clashing colors or materials. 

Add a basket in the corner of the living room so that you can neatly place all your chunky knitted throws and blankets. Not only does this look great but it keeps your living room from becoming overrun with fabric.

Don’t be afraid of velvet

Velvet is taking the interior design world by storm, so make use of this trend and add a small element of velvet to your living room. You can have a velvet couch, velvet armchair, velvet pillows or velvet footstool – whatever takes your fancy. 

Try and settle on a color that adds depth to your living room. You want your velvet furniture to be centerstage, so a pink armchair or baby blue couch can look quirky and charming all at the same time.

Lanterns and candles are your best friend

The nights are getting longer, and the last thing you want to do is leave the overpowering main light on. Add a soft ambiance to your living room by adding lanterns of all different styles and sizes to the room. Place candles inside of them and light them for a soothing atmosphere. Fairy lights are also a great addition; hang them throughout the room or coil them into a lantern. 

Settle by the fireplace

There’s nothing quite like sitting by a fire and keeping warm, especially after a long day at work or on the weekend when you wish to relax with a cup of hot cocoa and a book. Having a beautiful fire to unwind next to can work wonders, so looking to invest in Balanced Flue Fires could help create the coziest living room of all time. 

Make it personal

Make sure your house feels like a home by personalizing the space. Add photos of family and friends and show off any hobbies or passions you may have, such as a bookshelf filled with your favorite novels or a guitar hanging on the wall. These small details can make the living room feel completely yours – and isn’t that what you’re after?

Don’t go overboard, though. Cluttering the living room can have a negative impact on your mental health, causing you stress and worry. This is the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.