10 Simple and Effective Ways to Make Living Room Cozy
10 Simple and Effective Ways to Make Your Living Room Extra Cozy
What’s the first thing you do when you walk into your living room? Probably sit down, right?
Making sure that room is cozy and inviting is one of the best ways to make your home feel welcoming and comfortable, so you’ll want to take extra care to give it the perfect makeover.
Here are 10 simple and effective ways to upgrade your living room decor.
1) Add throws
Have a bunch of throws in your living room? If not, you should!
Throws are an easy way to add another layer of warmth (without adding another layer of blankets), as well as some style and color.
Choose throws that will coordinate with or complement your decor or color scheme, or choose something bold that won’t be over-the-top.
There are thousands of options when it comes to throws—quilted, fleece, knitted wool, cotton/linen, etc.—so there’s definitely one out there for you.
2) Choose throw pillows
A lot of living rooms are anchored by a large couch or sectional, but it’s important not to forget about other seating options like love seats or chairs.
You don’t have to be an interior designer—or spend much money at all—to pick out beautiful throw pillows that make your space feel instantly cozy.
3) Decorate with plants
Get your green on. We’re not just talking about hanging a fern or two, though—we mean decking out your living room with enough greenery to make that windowsill herb garden jealous.
Not only are plants a great way to fill an empty corner of your space without breaking the bank, but they can also purify and cleanse indoor air while making a big impact in small spaces.
Plus, you know all those cute houseplants you’ve been eyeing at Ikea? Well, now’s their time to shine!
4) Use accent lights
One of the quickest ways to add a pop of color and bring extra light into your living room is by adding accent lights.
Not only will they highlight interesting architectural features or artwork, but they also make it much easier for you to see what you’re doing while still adding ambiance.
Even when it’s not dark out, accent lights can make it appear as though your home is bursting with natural light—which can easily take an average space and turn it into a truly inviting one.
To brighten up your living room decor without breaking your budget, search for battery operated accent lights on Amazon—you’ll find many that are just as lovely as their corded counterparts but cost significantly less.
5) Use floor rugs
When it comes to creating a cozy feel in your living room, nothing beats rugs.
There’s something about throwing a few plush carpets on your floors that makes any room cozier—and rugs are also great for adding color or texture that doesn’t come from your furniture.
Simply put, no matter what you do with your living room decor, including rugs is a smart way to add style.
And remember: size matters!
The bigger, bolder, and more colorful your rug is, the more noticeable it will be in a room. This can either be a good thing or bad thing depending on how you want people see things.
6) Add a fire pit or wood burning stove
Fire pits and wood burning stoves are easy ways to add warmth and comfort to a living room.
If you decide on a fire pit, be sure to leave at least three feet of space around it for safety reasons.
A proper fire pit will include gravel or sand underneath for heat-dispersing purposes.
Wood burning stoves are also fairly easy to install in a home; just make sure you have adequate ventilation (or you might regret it later).
7) Add a coffee table centerpiece
Add a vibrant touch of color with a coffee table centrepiece. In addition to bringing life and energy into your living room, coffee table decor can be functional as well.
Place any items that you may need throughout your day within easy reach—remote controls, magazines, snacks, etc.—to help encourage you to spend more time in your living room.
And for those who aren’t fans of clutter, a vase filled with pretty flowers can serve as both a decorative piece and an intentional display for showing off bouquets that friends or family bring over.
Also consider incorporating functional elements like potted plants or candles if you have limited space.
8) Use tasseled window treatments
In addition to curtains, try using tasseled window treatments. These draperies can be found at stores like Target, Pottery Barn or similar home decor stores.
They are easy to hang on your window by yourself, making them a great DIY project for beginners.
Tassels are also very affordable, with many retailing for less than $20 per panel! Add one of these curtain panels above each of your windows, and you will be adding a touch of elegance with ease.
9) Use warm Scents
Warm, upbeat smells should be used.
You’re not in the mood to snuggle when the air is thick with the scent of stale meals, musty linens, and stagnant water. Using calming smells might let you escape for a little period of time.
During the day, open the windows to let fresh air into the room, and at night, use a candle or an eco-friendly room spray to freshen the air.
Make use of smells that bring you back to a period when you were at your most tranquil.
Smoky, woody aromas may bring the outdoors in, or you can create a spa-like atmosphere with lavender and fresh, green accents.
Whenever I light the candles, my brain gets the message that it’s time to relax, and I can’t help but smile.
10) Paint your walls white or a light neutral color
Light colors, like white or eggshell, reflect light and help your room feel bigger.
Dark colors absorb light, creating a smaller room feeling. Go with a lighter color if you want your living room to feel more spacious.
What are you referring to? What are you waiting for?
Begin by picking a strategy that you like the best, making a plan, and doing some further study.
You can accomplish anything if you’re bold enough to do it!
Plants and nature may be the answer for some, while brilliant patterns and vibrant colors may be the way to go for others.
There are two things that make me feel at home: Soft Rugs and Flowers.
Maybe it’s because my mum used to buy flowers for the home every week while I was growing up.
Put yourself in a place where you can be surrounded by the things that make you feel at home.
An inviting and comfortable environment may be achieved on more than simply aesthetic grounds by giving a room a deeper significance and paying attention to the things we place in it.