Looking for easy tips to bring warmth and cosiness to your home? Find out how with our top 6 tips for creating a warm and cosy living room space.
A living room is typically the heart of a home; a gathering place to relax and enjoy good company or solitary peace. What better way to prepare this space than to make it as warm and cosy as possible? As with all home interior projects, begin with decluttering and simple cleaning. Then, read on for some easy tips to bring warmth and cosiness to the home.
When creating a cosy space, the goal is to invoke an ambience that is calm, comfortable, and inviting. Paint walls a soothing neutral like white, grey, ivory, or taupe. Besides making a space feel bigger and brighter, these tones are calming and comfortable.
Then, try to include some of these elements:
This is extra important when working with a small living room. Cute storage ottomans or cabinets with simple and clean exteriors are great for keeping things like magazines or extra throws.
If you have high ceilings, make full use of them by either installing storage up high, or displaying artwork that extends up. Both work to draw the eyes upwards and distract from the small room space.
Wallpaper or decals are quick and inexpensive DIY-able alternatives if painting the wall isn’t an option. Other ideas to consider include making your own pillowcases, painting over an existing rug, or adding extra flair - like pom poms on a throw.
A cosy and inviting environment is warm with soothing lighting and homey scents.
How to warm up a living room with light and scent:
If you enjoy having guests over, an easy way to present a cosy environment in the living room is by not having the TV as a focal point. Do this by arranging your seats in a ‘conversation circle’ as shown above. Otherwise, just throw a decorative shawl over the screen when not in use (helps protect it from dust, too!), or simply position the TV off centre.
To make a living room look expensive, grab a can of metallic spray paint and DIY it. Furniture with thin legs, mirrors, and planters can be given a luxurious update with a few spritzes. Take your pick of gold, rose gold, or chrome and stick to one colour throughout a room. When it comes to styling with metallics, coherence is classy and cosy.