Your living room should be your cozy oasis. Whether you’re coming home after a long day of work or enjoying quality family time, there are fun ways to redesign your living room for everyday lounging. Check out these 10 design tips to add luxurious yet accessible comfort to your living room.
Take a holistic approach when it comes to softening your space. Adding natural metals promotes overall comfort. Use eco-friendly materials such as furnishing made with raw fibers and organic textiles. Sustainable choices lead to a restorative environment. Not only will your place look chic, but you’ll also feel good knowing that your decisions have had a positive impact. Surround yourself with positive energy and natural beauty that will simultaneously soften your living room look.
If you don’t already have a cozy throw in your living room, now is the time. By adding details like throws, fleece blankets, and pillows, you’ll see and feel lusher and richer textures for instant comfort. Cozy doesn’t have to mean you have to think small. Go big and get large blankets for extra coziness.
Besides sprucing up your furniture and changing up the pillows, get a feel for the whole room. What is the theme and mood you’re looking to set in your living room? Take a look at your lighting. Are you currently using lights that feel too intense for the space? Try using softer lights or use different lightbulb colors to set the mood to your liking and style. Allow the details of your personality to set the mood, such as by using monogrammed blankets in your living room to make it truly yours.
You may have to play around with different themes until you find that perfect look for your living room. You may also end up deciding that you’d love to mix different styles. Enjoy the process either way and play with palettes. Different palettes can mean different colors or textures. For example, let’s say your living room currently has a monochromatic gray scheme. You could add a gray throw blanket to match the theme, but just make sure it has a different texture from the other furnishings.
Natural elements give an instantly cozy feel to any space. Think wooden furniture like teak furniture and lush green plants. Adding luscious and tall plants helps fill up corners or vertical spaces. Ensure that your plants are getting enough water and sunlight to thrive. If you prefer low-maintenance plants, then adding simple succulent plants is an easy way to add greenery.
One pillow is simply not enough. Pile on the pillows! This means different sizes, colors, and textures for all kinds of stylish comfort. Have fun with the pillows by getting personalized pillows for the whole family.
Having an accent piece in your living room offers an exciting twist. It could be an ultra-modern statement piece. It could also be a piece of historic furniture you found from a local consignment store or as a cherished gift from a family member. Accent pieces can be large enough to be stylish pieces of furniture. They can also be small enough to sit on a side table or your living room bookshelf. If you prefer a functional accent piece, consider a personalized throw blanket, so it’s stylized with your initials while simultaneously keeping you nice and cozy.
Furniture isn’t meant just to look good. It’s intended to be comfortable as well, particularly in your living room for lounging around. If you have a large coffee table taking up too much space in your living room, consider a plush ottoman instead. This soft piece of furniture is a beautiful way to rest your feet. They’re also a practical way to add stylish storage. Looking for other storage options that don’t look like an eyesore? Check out durable, stylish, and eco-friendly seagrass baskets.
You don’t have to pay thousands of dollars for the perfect piece of living room art. Add photos of your family and frame them on the wall for that personal touch. One way to add art that is functional and comforting is by adding books. If you don’t already have a bookshelf, it’s super easy to add since they take up a large amount of wall space. You can go long horizontally or vertically, depending on the layout of your room.
Ultimately, you’ll want to have a living room that is truly yours. When in doubt, go for furniture designed in a way that is classically stylish while timelessly comfortable. Design a living room in such a way that anyone who walks into it knows that it is quintessentially yours. They’ll know it by the family photos on the wall. They can tell by an accent piece you inherited from your grandmother. Your family and your guests will love the look of your living room’s personality and its feel with all of the comforting pillows and blankets in the cozy space.
Your living room should be a welcoming oasis for you and your guests. By using all of these different design elements, you’ll undoubtedly have created a living room meant for everyday lounging your way.