The room I look forward to coming home to after a hard day is our lounge/living room. It represents family, comfort, sharing and relaxation, especially when it isn’t littered with children’s toys and books.
Who wouldn’t want a cosy living room to come home to every day? A quiet and relaxing place to be comfortable with your friends or family members, a place that’s just large enough for all of your storage needs but also small enough to feel cosy. Many people mistake cosiness as a design style, but it’s actually more of a technique that you can apply many different decor styles. For instance, you could have a cosy traditional living room, but you could also have a cosy minimalist living room as well.
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So without further ado, here are a couple of excellent practical tips that will help you create a cosy living room no matter what decor style you currently have.
Add a rug somewhere
Whether it’s close to your coffee table, in front of the television or near your seating arrangement, adding a rug can create a soft and warm feeling everytime you walk over it with your bare feet, and it also helps to add a little separation to the room while also making it a great floor seating area.
Setting the perfect temperature
Setting up a cosy room requires you to make the temperature just right. This means getting yourself a smart thermostat that can be controlled remotely so that you don’t need to get out of your chair just to change the temperature, or adding Illusion gas log fires to your home to create a traditional cosy feeling that replicates an old fireplace. It’s great for adding a comfortable ambience to your room and leaves a long lasting impression on anyone that sees it.
Make use of natural lighting
Natural lighting is a great way to add a bit more comfort to your rooms. Make use of large windows by making sure nothing is blocking the path of the light, and ensure that you’re rolling back the blinds when the sun’s out. Natural lighting is a beautiful way to light up the home and it has the added effect of making your room feel a little more spacious.
Use tall potted plants
Tall potted plants are an excellent way to fill up empty corners and also take up some vertical space. However, it’s important to ensure that your plants get plenty of sunlight so they can continue growing and you want to keep them watered on a regular basis. The added maintenance can be a bother for some, but if you keep them healthy and alive, it adds a nice cosy touch to your rooms.
Bookshelves are the perfect cosy addition to any living room. Fill them up with books, memorabilia or even photographs to create the perfect cosy scene. If you place them around your main TV, then you can even add things like your devices, game consoles and DVDs. If you fill them to the brim, it can add a wonderful colourful addition to your room, but you can also stay organised and leave parts of your shelf empty in favour of keeping things tidy and orderly.
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