For many of us, the living room is the heart of the home. It is the place that we sit and relax, entertain guests and spend quality time with our loved ones. So, it makes sense that a living room should be comfortable, cosy and stylish.
From furniture and colours, to patterns and pictures, what design elements are needed to create a comfortable and welcoming space?
For the ultimate guide to creating a cost and inviting living room, have a read of these handy tips.
You may not realise it, but the colour of the walls can massively affect the feel of a room. Whilst eggshell blue, grey and cream are popular living room wall colours because of their chic look, they aren’t exactly cosy.
If you want to create a warm and welcoming look, paint your walls with warm tones instead. Sunny yellow, warm reds and tangerine shades are excellent colours for creating a cosy looking living room. If you aren’t a massive fan of bright colours, why not create an accent wall? Paint every wall but one cream or off-white and then paint your one accent wall in a warm colour of your choice.
Invest in comfortable couches
Whilst you may love the look of chic, ultra-modern furniture designs, they don’t look cosy and comfortable. Instead, this type of design looks stiff – funny shaped seats, and awkward angled sofas are not exactly cosy looking. If you want to create a cosy living room, it is vital that you opt for comfortable looking seating.
Choose seating that looks great, is comfortable and super cosy. Ideally, you want a sofa that is comfortable for your guests to sit on for hours. A leather corner sofa is one of the best options for creating a cosy looking living room – they are big enough to fit everyone one, comfy and easy to clean. Plus, they don’t have to cost too much.
For some added comfort, add some cute throw pillows to your sofa – these will make your guests feel right at home.
Think about your lighting
Overhead lights can often be too bright and harsh. For a cosier look, consider investing in a light dimmer switch. Being able to tone down your lights to a soft glow will make your living room look and feel cosier.
If dimmer lights aren’t an option, you could use lamps to give your living room a warm feel. When it starts to get dark, switch your lamps on instead of the main light for a more relaxed and welcoming effect.
Placing a few simple accessories around the room can completely change the feel of it.
Hang pictures on the walls, place photos on the tables and place a vase of flowers on your coffee table. You could also add some simple throw cushions to chairs around the room, place a rug on the floor and perhaps a faux fur throw across the back of the sofa.
These are the kind of things that will make your home feel warmer and more welcoming.
Be sure to follow Ask Away on Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin', Pinterest, and Instagram!