The living room is often the heart of the home. It’s where families gather for movie nights or to sit by the fire and chat.
Having a space that feels warm and cozy will make the room more inviting and desirable to be in, especially as we enter the colder months of the year.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money or do too much to your space to make it feel homier and cozier. Here are a few ideas to help get you started.
1. Throw Blankets and Pillows
Blankets and pillows are some of the easiest ways to make a space feel more comfortable and cozy. They’re also a great way of adding color and texture to your space.
You could even knit your own pillows and throws if you’re feeling crafty. Online stores like Yarnspirations have a wide selection of patterns, yarns, and accessories to get you started.
2. Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are great for adding a personal touch to your space. Choose your favorite photos from vacations, significant events or special moments and arrange them across the wall in frames of various shapes and sizes.
If you don’t want to use personal photos, you could also choose from a selection of prints online or that you’ve collected to bring your personality into the space.
There’s nothing worse than walking on cold floors when it’s cold outside. To avoid that problem, consider purchasing rugs online that can help to create more comfortable space for anyone who chooses to sit on the floor.
To play with different textures and colours, try layering multiple rugs. A pattered low pile rug underneath a neutral sheepskin rug will create contrast and intrigue in your space while also making it look and feel super cozy.
4. Accent Wall
Using wallpaper or paint to create an accent wall in your living room will help create an intimate and warm space. Darker colours will make a bold statement, but because you’re only doing one wall, it won’t overpower the room.
If you want to go the extra mile, try adding some texture to your room by adding shiplap paneling to either one wall or the whole room. This creates a clean and traditional base for the room that is more interesting than plain white walls but will give you the freedom to incorporate more interesting décor throughout the rest of the space.
The books that someone keeps in their library can say a lot about them and having them on display is a great way to add personality into your space. Because the rest of your space is already so cozy, it will be a great place to read, so having your books close by makes sense.
Bookshelves are also a great spot to display any knickknacks, small photos, and accessories.
Plants can instantly make a room feel livelier and more inviting. Large potted plants are great to fill space in empty corners or spaces, while smaller plants will look great on your coffee table, mantel, or bookshelf.
If you don’t have a green thumb, look for low maintenance plants or opt for fake plants. It’s also important to consider the amount of light your space will get when determining what plants will work.