Sunsets at dusk, dark, chilly mornings, and the arrival of pumpkin-spiced everything can only mean one thing – winter is coming! Time to get your living room looking and feeling oh-so-cosy for the chilly weather ahead. You’ll find tons of snug and simple living room ideas to transform your space in no time. Movie nights, sofa naps, and cosy weekend coffee mornings, incoming!
Create A Snug Seating Area
First things first, comfort is key! You’ll spend hours unwinding in this room (when you get a chance to hit pause on the chaos of life!), so making it visually inviting and uber-chill is essential. Drape chairs and sofas with soft, fluffy cushions and plenty of snuggly blankets – who needs the heating on after all? They’ll keep you warm and cosy when temperatures plummet and will make your sofa look instantly plush.
Try a couple of larger cushions mixed in with a few smaller ones and layer throws on top of each other. Don’t be afraid to mix and match your prints, colours, and fabrics to create something truly unique. Our advice? If luxurious living is a bit of you, reach for cushions in crushed velvet, soft cotton or faux-fur. Stack or scatter – the choice is yours.
Fill Empty Wall Space
Since there’s nothing cosy about four blank walls, get creative with some seasonal wall décor. Think framed slogan prints, decorative mirrors, display shelves, artwork, and your favourite photographs. Whichever combo you choose will create a stylish and relaxed atmosphere that’s truly unique to you.
Need a few styling tips? A gallery wall filled with coordinating art prints will bring warmth and colour to any living room. Or, for a homely touch with a natural décor element, try displaying your family photos in a selection of wooden photo frames. Pro tip: printing them in black and white will bring those nostalgic throwback feels, perfect for your new cosy living room!
Light Up The Night
When it comes to making your living room feel truly homely, lighting is always key. Forget the cold, harsh glare of your overhead light and choose a few stylish table lamps and decorative string lighting instead. Their gentle, candle-like glow will bring warmth and character to your space the moment you switch them on. Perfect for movie nights or snuggling up on the sofa with a good book this winter!
Select A Signature Scent
Whether you’re all about the sweet aroma of freshly baked gingerbread, clean linen, or flowery scents like jasmine and patchouli, enjoy a whiff of your favourite fragrance by introducing a signature scent. Destined to awaken your senses and relax your mind, the soft flicker of our scented candles has the power to cosy up any room.
Be Generous With Greenery
No matter the season, bringing the outside in is always a good idea. Plants breathe life into your space, adds tons of gorgeous texture, and go with literally any and every colour scheme.
Ready to put your green fingers to the test? Choose real plants housed in our stylish range of vases and planters. They’ll purify the air in your home whilst looking oh-so-lovely – winner! If your gardening skills leave a little (or a lot!) to be desired, stock up on our stunning selection of artificial plants instead. All of the beauty with none of the watering duties? We’re so here for it!
Snug As A Rug
To elevate your furniture and make your room feel like a cosy winter cabin that you’ll never want to leave, a super soft floor rug is the way forward. Bouncy and warm underfoot, they’re ideal for keeping toes toasty and bringing warmth and texture to cold wooden floors – brr!
Proud as punch of the bold prints and shades in your living room? Choose a block colour rug to strike a balance. Looking to make a cosy statement in a minimal space? Abstract patterned rugs are made for you. Find it ALL in our cosy at home edit – and make those décor dreams come true.
For more seasonal décor tips and tricks, don’t miss our guide on autumn home décor inspiration for 2022.