This autumn, we’re dressing up to stay indoors with feel-good box sets and plenty of treats. Hot chocolate, super-soft throws and chilled-out plans? We’re so here for it!
Whether you’re planning a little me time or cuddling up for a family film night, your living room is where the magic begins. Luckily, our cosy living room ideas will help you create a snug and stylish space that’s perfect for unwinding. We’re talking so soft textures, soothing scented candles and mood lighting. What’s not to love?
1. Layer With Textured Cushions & Throws
There’s nothing better than curling up in oh-so-soft textures when the temperature starts to drop. To make your living room as cosy as possible, accessorise sofas and chairs with soft furnishings in a mixture of different fabrics, from chenille and cord to velvet and faux fur.
To take your snug set-up to the next level, layer your space with lots of cushions and throws. All you need is a handful of small scatter cushions, some large velvet cushions and a few textured blankets to create a room that’s made for hibernation heaven.
2. Create A Warm Glow With Side Lighting
We can’t wait for cosy nights in with our nearest and dearest. For a backdrop that’s perfect for getting snug with a good film, discover the art of soft side lighting.
Forget ceiling lights on full beam, we’re popping table lamps and floor lamps on side tables and shelving for that homely glow. Natural light shades, like rattan and macramé, will make a chic finishing touch to any warm-toned lighting display.
3. Add Rugs For Extra Insulation
From afternoons spent reading to late-night box set binging, your living room becomes the heart of your home in autumn and winter. To give your space a little extra insulation during the colder months, accessorise hardwood floors and carpets with a rug. Adding depth to your living room décor, rugs also give you the flexibility to update your furnishings throughout the year.
When it comes to picking a warm and welcoming style, it’s all about texture. Think shaggy rugs, faux fur fabrics and chunky wool designs for a soft-touch setting that’s ideal for laid-back living.
4. Get Cosy With Curtains
Protecting your home from the worst of the winter chill, curtains are a must for a cosy and inviting sitting room. Frame your windows with new season designs, from velvet-lined curtains to heavy cotton drapes to bring maximum snuggle (and style) points to your décor.
Keeping out the heat in summer and ensuring you stay warm in winter, blackout blinds and curtains also make a great choice for year-round living.
5. Bring The Outdoors Indoors
No matter the season, we can never say no to a little greenery! To breathe new life into your living room décor, accessorise with autumnal wreaths and seasonal extras like pinecones, for a fresh yet cosy feel.
For foliage that’s not dependent on the weather, fill your space with artificial plants and flowers. Adding a touch of brightness to autumn and winter colour schemes, artificial designs ensure your greenery stays in bloom year-round.
6. Set The Mood With Seasonal Scents
There’s more to cosy living rooms than just accessories and soft furnishings. A carefully selected seasonal fragrance will also help to create a place of calmness.
Whether you love cuddling up with spiced apple and cinnamon candles or you prefer indulging in warm vanilla scents, you’re sure to find a fragrance to match both the season and your décor (we’ve got SO many!). As your fave scent works its magic, why not pop on a podcast to sit back, relax and enjoy a moment of calm? And breathe…
For more autumn home inspiration, check out our guide to the best types of curtains for every room.