Who doesn’t like living in a cozy home? If you’re always looking for new ways to make your living space more inviting and comfortable, you’ve come to the right place. We have prepared a brief list of useful tips that will help you turn your living into your personal sanctuary.
The Perfect Rug
Regardless of the type of flooring you have in your living room, a small area rug can do wonders! Not only is this an easy way to add more color to the room, but it also allows you to keep your feet (and the feet of your guests) warm. Not to mention that an area rug can also add texture to the room, especially if you pick a faux fur or a jute one. The best thing is that keeping your feet on these rugs will keep them soft even during cold seasons. What is more, a well-placed area rug will completely unify your living room because it will “pull together” all of your sitting furniture and create a “conversation zone”.
Make it Smell Divine
Making your living room cozier with colors and furniture is easy, but the way the room smells also plays an important role. To add a more homely feel, you could spray your pillows and throw blankets with scented linen sprays and us light incense sticks. You could also add aromatic scented candles or keep fresh flowers in a vase on a shelf. Since scents are very personal, try to pick the ones that will help you relax, such as lavender, citrus, or vanilla.
Green it Up
If you’re hoping to make your living room more comforting, you should add a touch of the outdoors. It’s easy to do so with a simple vase filled with fresh flowers, pussy willows, and dried twigs. Potted plants are also wonderful because these purify the air and make the space more inviting. You can even fill a jar with pebbles and seashells and leave it on the shelf to remind you of days of summer you’ve spent on a beach.
Let There Be Light
Adding warmth to your living room has never been this easy. Unlike the old days when you had to rely on a fireplace and candles, now you can experiment with a variety of different lighting options. Having plenty of natural light in the room is wonderful, but what about the evening? Adding more light is easy, and you can even experiment with different lighting: ceiling light, table lamps, floor lamps, even wall scones. You could take it a step further and add dimmer switches so you can set the mood by increasing or minimizing the light. Choosing different lamp shades is also a great way to play with light as well as add to an overall sense of warmth.
Even though pillows are adorable and comfy, you have to be careful when adding them because too many pillows are a nuisance instead of a thing of comfort. Still, several strategically placed pillows are stylish and convenient, and they add pops of color to the room. You can even take it a step further and add a bit of sparkle: glittery pillows are a thing, as are pillows with two-way sequins.
Because you will be entertaining guests in the living room, it’s natural that you want it to be cozy. Experiment and try different things until you find a way to turn your living room into an oasis of peace and tranquility where both you and your guests will love spending time.