Winter is a great time to cozy up the living room. The cold weather can make it difficult to enjoy being outside, so the living room becomes important for family bonding and relaxation.
The living room is the perfect place to relax after a long day. However, settling in can also be hard when you’re freezing cold.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your living room more comfortable during the winter months.
Here are five ways to cozy up your living space during winter:
Try a Rug With a Deep Pile
Rugs are a great way to add warmth and style to your living room. They’re also useful as focal points, defining areas, or generally making the space feel cozier. If you’re looking for a rug that will stand out, try one with a deep pile.
This type of rug won’t show dirt as much and is more durable than thin rugs. And if you’re looking for a rug with a more subtle style, consider a Berber or flat weave rug. These rugs are generally easier to clean and hide dirt better than thick ones.
Bring Warm Colors Into the Room
Bringing warm colors into the room is a great way to create a cozy atmosphere. Warm colors include red, orange, and yellow. These hues will help set the mood for being relaxed and comfortable.
The next time you decorate your living room in winter, think about using this warm-hued furniture or accessories to create a relaxing atmosphere that will make your guests feel welcome.
Install a Wood-Burning Stove or Fireplace
Concrete fire tables are not only great for aesthetics, but it also adds functionality by making the home more comfortable to live in during winter months.
Indoor concrete fire tables are portable, so you can move them around as much as you want, and they look great in any room. The best part is that when the weather gets warmer, you can remove the fire table from your living room and use it as a patio or backyard fire pit.
On the other hand, a wood-burning stove can heat the entire home, not just a particular room. The best part is that they can be placed anywhere in the house, making them accessible.
Choose Throw Pillows and Blankets That Go With Your Decorating Theme
If you are a fan of modern decorating, you’ll want to choose throw pillows and blankets that go with your color scheme.
If the living room is decorated in earth tones and wood, look for colorful throw pillows with red or yellow accents. If the living room has many bright colors and patterns, choose solid-colored throw pillows in complementary colors.
If you really enjoy decorating themes, choose a blanket or throw pillow that also matches your theme. If your theme is “winter wonderland” with lots of snowflakes and penguins everywhere, then get some white throws, so they blend into your decorating scheme.
Add Color and Texture
Drapes are a great way to add color, texture, and style to your living room during winter. They can also help reduce drafts from windows by cutting down on airflow.
Drapes with a lining will provide additional warmth for your home, making them ideal for this time of year.
Make sure you choose drapes that are easy to clean so they don’t get dirty over time and require extra effort on your part when it comes time to clean them.
The key to cozy living is to create a comfortable space that makes you want to stay inside. The right mix of textures and colors will work together harmoniously, while big plush rugs and throw pillows will add texture and comfort without taking up too much room.
Adding the right touches, like candles, plants, or even a fireplace, can make your home warm and welcoming all winter.