Forget about the bass. We are all about the hygge. Pronounced “hue-guh”, this Danish term encapsulates the feeling of coziness, comfort, and relaxation. More than a word, it’s a way of life.
Practicing hygee is even more important now when we’re spending more time at home? During the COVID-19 shutdown, we’re using our homes to work, relax, and entertain, so why not create a space you want to spend time in.
How to Make a Cozy Living Room
If you’re lost on how to make a living room cozy, not to worry. Creating a homey living room is easier than you think! Whether you’re redecorating your space or refreshing the room, consider these tips.
Select Comfy Living Room Furniture
This isn’t the place for formal seating. A large sectional or a deep sofa encourages you to curl up and sink in while watching a movie or binging Netflix. Skip the coffee table and replace it with an oversized upholstered ottoman that you can put your feet up on. (Bonus: it can be used as an extra seat for when you can start to entertain again.)
If you have armchairs, place them facing the sofa to invite conversation with your family.
Don’t forget accent tables. You’ll need a spot to rest your drink or snacks while curled up with a blanket.
Choose Touchable Textiles
Luxe fabrics are always a worthwhile splurge. You’ll love the feel of faux sherpa, textured linen, or leather in your comfy living room.
Draping a plush throw blanket on the back of your sofa creates a homey feeling. Bring up the comfort by layering soft pillows. They can even be placed on the floor for those who want to sprawl out.
Speaking of the floor, a high-pile area rug feels soft and warm underfoot.
Be Mindful of Light and Color
In the evening, turn your lights down low, or turn them off altogether. All you need is the glow of well-placed lamps or candles. Opt for scented ones to infuse some fragrance into the room. Lavender is a great scent for relaxation.
Speaking of color, nothing screams cozy interior more than dark walls. Try trendy options like grey, forest green, or charcoal blue. Feeling bold? Go for black! Be sure to balance your walls with bright furniture and accents. Otherwise, your room will feel more drab than stylish.
Don’t Forget to Personalize
Bare walls are cold and sterile. Add art and decorations, and don’t be afraid to let your personality shine. Choose pieces that reflect your personality: large prints you love or accessories from your travels. Framed black and white photos of loved ones are sophisticated and intimate.
Have a collection of books? Show them off. If you’ve got large shelves, layer your books with photographs, vases, and other accessories. You’ll create a display that’s unique and visually appealing.
Put It All Together
These tips are sure to make the most utilized room in your home feel warm and inviting. Still wondering how to make a living room cozy and comfortable? You might be missing that one great piece of furniture. Contact us today to visit the showroom, or design a custom piece that suits your needs.