Your living room is the most important part of your home because that is where you spend most of your time at home. Therefore, you want a cosy and warm living room that is welcoming both for yourself and visitors. But what kind of homeware should you choose for your new living room? And how do you make sure that your home seems warm, cosy and inviting? Here are some tips but you can also read the reviews from customers on US-Reviews, on how they created a warm, cosy and inviting home!
The first thing you do when you move into a new home or decorate your old one is decorating your walls. A lot of the ambience of your room is determined by the colour of your walls and floors. If you want to create a cosy living room, you need to select warm colours for the walls and floor. Cool colours such as icy blue, white or grey will make your room seem large but also cold and sterile. Black, dark brown, dark red etc will make your room seem small, dark and uninviting. Choose any colour that you like, but select the lighter shade of that colour. Light beige is a safe colour, but other mint colours are suitable if you have furniture in that match the colour range. Avoid prints because you’ll get bored with them easily and your furniture is colourful and varied enough as it is. The same goes for your floor: choose light woods so your room seems spacious.
No matter what kind of furniture you choose, also make sure the colour of the furniture matches the colour of your walls and floors (or the other way around). Bookcases, large cabinets and dinner tables should be made of light wood because they take up a lot of space and make your room seem small enough as it is. Choose the same kind of wood for your kitchen table, sofa, side tables, coffee table, chairs and other furniture to avoid a random hotchpotch of furniture that doesn’t match. Make your sitting corner seem like a set that belongs together even if you bought it separately. Also remember: less is more. Don’t stack up your entire living room full of furniture because this will only make your living room seem small and confining. As for chairs and sofas: often leather furniture seems cold while soft fabrics and cushions seem warm and inviting.
A room with only furniture will still look empty. For a living room to look cosy, you will need some decorations that are totally you. Hang a painting above your fireplace, put down some plants or flowers and add some souvenirs that you obtained during a holiday or trip abroad. Clocks, small vases, bowls and photos are also decorations that you can add to make the home yours. And a nice rug can help to cosy up your sitting area. Think also of practical decorations such as lamps; even they have to fit the whole picture. Be careful with large decorations including paintings and canvas photos. While they often personalise your room, they are also eye-catchers and should, therefore, fit the rest of the room.
Once you have decorated the entire room, take a look around and see if you like the whole picture. Does everything seem to match or do some items seem out of place? Does it not only look but also feel homely? If the answer is yes, you have created a living room that you will love to get home to at the end of the day.