The living room is one of the biggest rooms in our houses. It’s where we sit and relax and talk as a family, where we host guests, we have game nights and all the arguments that come with a game of Monopoly. But all in all, a living room needs to be soft and cosy, warm and bright, and feel like you could spend hours in it without getting bored.
As Summer draws to a close and Winter is around the corner, now’s the time to see if your living room fits the bill. You can do that very easily with a couple of tips and tricks like these; trying to perfect your interior design has never been both such an easy and fulfilling project before now!
Plump Up the Sofa.
The sofa is arguably the main draw to the living room. You want to be able to sit down whenever you go in here, and lounge about with your legs akimbo and your back defining a crease in the sofa cushions from where you spend all day watching TV. And because of this, your sofa could probably do with some tender loving care!
Get some foam cut to size, unzip the covers on your sofa, and then stuff some more material inside. It’ll plump the pieces up lovely, and you’re going to feel a flot more supported the next time you sit down after a long and hard day’s work. And it makes your centerpiece look a lot neater than usual!
Cushions are my favourite go-to when creating the finishing touches to a room. I love them! I have about six on my bed and about six on each sofa in my Living Room. New cushions really can change the look of a room and are a relatively easy way to make a room look more cosy and inviting.
Introduce Mood Lighting.
Mood lighting is something we don’t see a lot of outside of restaurants and the theater, but you can easily introduce some to your living room. Just set up another lamp on the side table behind your sofa, plug it in and switch it on, and then turn off the overhead light! It’s a lot softer on your eyes, and your brain is far less likely to get overstimulated by the harsh artificial tones.
Get a Bookcase.
If you don’t have at least one single shelf of books in your living room, what are you doing? Having a bookcase in the corner of your room is one of the best things about designing a living room, as it really completes the space in terms of aesthetics, and allows it more functionality at the same time.
Not to mention, when you’ve got a bookcase within arm’s reach of the sofa, you can lazily reach out and grab a book to indulge in for the afternoon. Make reading an easier habit in your life and you’re going to be able to relax a lot better in your surroundings; stop your eyes from straining at your phone screen and start living some adventures right from the comfort of an armchair.
Your living room can be lovely and cosy when you use little style tips like these. Make sure you’re always feeling your best when you’re lounging here! Personally, I also feel pets make your living room cosy!
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.