The Sunday Mail
THE living room is where you do most of your lounging, your evening relaxing, and your weekend entertaining, so making it welcoming and luxuriously cosy is a must!
This means creating a room that oozes warmth and comfort.
What exactly these words mean will be different from person to person, but we have put together a list of the things we think will help you to create a lovely, cosy feel in your living room this winter.
A perfect space to escape the cold and enjoy some much-needed alone time or make memories with loved ones!
Furniture you can curl up on
What’s more inviting on a cold winter’s eve than a soft, warm sofa to sink into?
The kind of couch you choose will depend on your own interior décor but, if cosiness is your goal, you’ll want it to be as comfortable as possible.
There’s a lot that goes into making a sofa comfortable, from the frame to the cushion filling to the springs.
Whatever you choose, you’ll want plenty of throws and cushions to wrap yourself up in and, if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, select a luxurious plus velvet or a natural fur.
A Fire to Keep You Warm
Nothing says warm and inviting like an open fireplace welcoming you into the living room. Whether you prefer the real thing or something artificial, the ambient glow of a fire can completely change the atmosphere of a room.
If you have got a fireplace alcove that’s not in use, consider installing a trendy log burning stove to bring some warmth and style to your living room or fill it with large candles.
If you want to revamp an existing fireplace, why not install a new mantel or mix up the ornaments and accessories to make a statement.
Lighting to set the mood
A feeling of warmth is incredibly important for a cosy living room, which is why lighting is so integral, especially during winter. If you already have a fireplace going, consider placing clusters of candles around the living room to brighten up darker areas.
If you need some more light, consider installing a dimmer switch so you can control your light levels. For an ultra-glamourous touch try adding a crystal chandelier in the centre of the room.
Alternatively, take complete control over your lighting by getting hold of some colour changing smart bulbs.
An extra tip to make the most of your light is to use mirrors and reflective surfaces to bounce it around the room.
Creating a cosy space in your home should be a top priority this winter.
While it may be freezing and snowing outside, at least you can curl up in the warmth of your cosy living room and enjoy a book or just some quality snuggle time!— LoveHappens Magazine