How to Create a Cozy Living Room This Winter

How to Create a Cozy Living Room This Winter

The living room: it’s where you do most of your lounging, your evening relaxing, and your weekend entertaining, so making it welcoming and luxuriously cozy is a must! This means creating a room that oozes warmth and comfort. What exactly these words mean will be different from person to person, but we’ve put together a list of the things we think will help you to create a lovely, cozy feel in your living room this winter. A perfect space to escape the cold and enjoy some much-needed alone time or make memories with loved ones!

Furniture You Can Curl Up On

What’s more inviting on a cold winter’s eve than a soft, warm sofa to sink into? The kind of couch you choose will depend on your own interior décor but, if coziness is your goal, you’ll want it to be as comfortable as possible. There’s a lot that goes into making a sofa comfortable, from the frame to the cushion filling to the springs. If you’d like to find out more, read this handy guide from Sofas By Saxon. Whatever you choose, you’ll want plenty of throws and cushions to wrap yourself up in and, if you’re feeling particularly indulgent, select a luxurious plus velvet or a natural fur.

Cozy Living Room by KOKET

Source: Project by KOKET

Cozy Living Room by Elizabeth Metcalfe

Source: Project by Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors

A Fire to Keep You Warm

Nothing says warm and inviting like an open fireplace welcoming you into the living room. Whether you prefer the real thing or something artificial, the ambient glow of a fire can completely change the atmosphere of a room. If you’ve got a fireplace alcove that’s not in use, consider installing a trendy log burning stove to bring some warmth and style to your living room or fill it with large candles. Don’t worry if you’ve got no idea what to look for, this fantastic guide from Which? explains it all. If you want to revamp an existing fireplace, why not install a new mantel or mix up the ornaments and accessories to make a statement.

White Cozy Living Room with Fireplace

Source: Photography by Lesly Unruh

Lighting to Set the Mood

A feeling of warmth is incredibly important for a cozy living room, which is why lighting is so integral, especially during winter. If you already have a fireplace going, consider placing clusters of candles around the living room to brighten up darker areas. If you need some more light, consider installing a dimmer switch so you can control your light levels. For an ultra-glamourous touch try adding a crystal chandelier in the center of the room.

Cozy Living Room by Laura Hammett

Source: Design by Laura Hammett

Alternatively, take complete control over your lighting by getting hold of some color changing smart bulbs. Philips Hue is great, and it can even connect up to your TV and speakers. An extra tip to make the most of your light is to use mirrors and reflective surfaces to bounce it around the room.
Creating a cozy space in your home should be a top priority this winter. While it may be freezing and snowing outside, at least you can curl up in the warmth of your cozy living room and enjoy a book or just some quality snuggle time!