Your home should feel like your personal sanctuary. Aside from your bedroom, the Living room might be the place in your house where you spend the most time. So, it makes sense that you’d also want to make it the most inviting room in your home. Use these tips to make the perfect space and create a cozy living room.
Include Lots of Fuzzy Throw Blankets
An empty (albeit, clean) living room with only furniture can feel sterile. Throw blankets can be great accent pieces and will really bring the colors of a room together. Plus, you’ll love having extra fuzzy blankets on hand for those chilly winter nights.
Pick Your Favorite Candles
Nothing creates a cozy atmosphere quite like a scented candle. It can transform a room into a homey, warm space in seconds. Ordering candles online before knowing what it really smells like can be a toss up. Instead, think about which scent you’d like to fill the room with, and head to the store to sniff a few candles. Once you’ve found one you like, you can always order it again online.
Have Plenty of Comfy Seating
Let’s be honest, when you picture yourself in your living room, you’re probably lounging on a couch, curled up in a love seat, or sprawled out on the sofa. The best thing you can do to make sure you have a cozy living room is to get the right furniture. Comfortable seating is key, and finding the type that makes you feel cozy is important.
Search places like IKEA or Living Spaces so you can test out the furniture before you buy it. Sectional couches tend to be spacious and comfortable; leather couches are more for looks; and, futons tend to be the most functional, yet uncomfortable. Be sure you know what you’re looking for and try a few out before making a decision.
Add an Accent Wall
If your landlord allows for you to paint walls (check your lease agreement!), then this trick will make your home feel super comfy. Grab your favorite deep color, like mahogany or forest green, and paint one of your walls. Leave the other one white or paint it an off-white color. The warm tone will make the space feel welcoming, and will help create the perfect feel for your cozy living room. Don’t just take it from us, though, check out these home decorating bloggers and see what they think.
Use Ottomans Instead of Tables
Coffee tables are convenient pieces of furniture for any living room, but they can be cold and industrial-looking. An easy fix is to use upholstered ottomans or poufs instead. You can place a stack of books and a candle on top of the ottoman or use it as extra seating when you have guests. Some ottomans also open up and have extra storage inside. Most importantly, the fabric and cushion will bring added warmth to the space, creating your perfect little cozy living room.
There you have it, 5 easy ways to make your living room the coziest place in the house. Whether you have a place you love or are still looking for it, you can always make your living room one of the comfiest places in your home.
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