How to Create a Cosy Living Room

The living room of your house is often the room which is changed most frequently, and also the one that people visit most often. This may be why you find it difficult to balance how homely it feels and how the room looks to people visiting your home.   

Whether you’re trying to keep up with the latest trends, or display photos of your loved ones; it may be hard to make your living room feel cosy when there are many different elements happening and confusing the interior design.

If you’re wanting to make your living room cosier, we’re sure that these five tips will make your space look and feel more homely in an instant:

Feature candles

The chances are, you’ll probably have realised how soothing and relaxing candles can be, but they don’t just have to be saved for a relaxing bubble bath!

You can feature candles in your living room to give the same ambient vibe. The soft lighting is calming and relaxing and if you opt for a scented candle, your entire home can smell nice and inviting, further adding to the level of cosiness.

Layer different textures

Layering textures is a fantastic way to make your home feel cosier and you don’t have to compromise your existing living room design to get the effect!

Chunky knits such as layered blankets can be thrown over the edge of your leather sofa to give an interesting yet warm effect to an otherwise cold piece of furniture in the winter. You can even add linen cushions layered over the top for a cosier look within the warmer months.

Include rugs

One of the simplest ways to instantly make a room feel homelier is to include a rug. Even if your living room already has carpeted floor, adding a rug on top will also aid with layering different textures.

Rugs add depth to a space and help with keeping in heat. This means that they’re perfect for rooms that tend to be on the colder side (especially throughout the winter!), and provide an extra dynamic to add interest to boring floors.

Make it personal

When you think of a cosy home, you might imagine it to be warm and ambient, but it should also have a personal touch to give it more character. The best way to achieve this effect in your living room is to include personal items that will make your house feel like a home.

You could try displaying photos in stylish photo frames around your living room to bring the place to life with happy memories. Also by mounting canvases to the wall or displaying other ornaments and books around the space, you can create a cosy atmosphere.

To avoid the place feeling too cluttered however, don’t overdo it, and make use of display cabinets and book shelves to keep things organised.

Use different tones

If you’re looking to carry out a complete overhaul of your living room, you could consider changing the colour scheme that the space uses. This has a huge effect on how cosy a room can be.

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Shades such as muted grey can be paired with bolder colours to make the room feel more inviting, and including varying tones throughout small décor pieces in the space can help to make them stand out.

Whilst the journey to making your living room feel cosier may be a case of using a trial and error method until you achieve the vibe you’re looking for, there’s no doubting that these tips will provide you with a fantastic way to get started!


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