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After a long day, everyone loves to snuggle on their sofa and relax. Your living room is a place to gather with friends and family, but it can also be a private sanctuary when you live alone or when no one else is around. This is why it’s good to have a living room that feels inviting and warm, especially on those cold, winter nights. If you want to make your living room feel cozier, here are a few steps you could take to help it become a tranquil hideaway:
Get a Good Sofa
The most important piece of furniture you can have in your living room is the sofa. There are plenty of designs to choose from, such as vintage chesterfields or more modern, minimalist looks. No matter what the style, you must get a comfortable sofa for your home. Sofas often can look better than they feel to sit on, and if you want to maximize the coziness factor in your living room, comfort needs to come first.
Use Mood Lighting
Bright ceiling lights are great when you’re trying to read or find a lost item down the side of your sofa, but these harsher illuminations aren’t always the best at inspiring a relaxing atmosphere. Consider getting a dimmer function for your lights so you can control the lighting with ease. Thar, or invest in some cute table or floor lamps you can rely on when you want to turn down the lights and watch your favorite movie. Candles are also great investments and they will certainly create a calming, romantic, and cozy vibe in your living room.
Add Throws and Pillows
A comfortable sofa is essential, but how can you make it more inviting? Add some gorgeous throws and pillows to amp up the comfort factor. Not only will the throws help protect your sofa from spills and other dirt, but you can wrap yourself up in them and use them as a blanket when you’re cold. The extra pillows will add another layer of comfort, and if you pick the right designs, they will add a luxurious feel to your living room.
Add a Rug
Rugs work on both carpeted and wooden/stone floors, but they look the best on the latter. While rugs on carpets are perfectly fine, colder floors such as wood benefit from them more and they will help to keep your feet warm when walking around in your living room. Rugs add a rustic vibe to the room, and look even better if you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace!
Choose Warm Tones
Living rooms that are painted in creams, whites, and even lighter blues can still feel cozy, but warmer tones are definitely more effective at achieving this. Reddish, orange, yellow, or terracotta tones are good places to start. If you don’t want to paint your walls, simply add some artwork or buy your throws and pillows in these colors, and this will have the same effect.
Cozy living rooms are perfect in any home and can be the ideal hideaways for putting your feet up and relaxing. Use the tips above to upgrade your living room this year!
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