After a stressful day at work, everyone comes back home into the warmth of their home to relax and rejuvenate themselves. As soon as you step foot into any home and wander into the living room, you want to feel a sense of comfort, even tranquillity.
The best way to ensure having that feeling every day is to make your space as comfortable and snug as possible. Having large rooms with huge spaces and distant walls gives a feeling of emptiness.
Filling up the spaces in the room with warmth through different furniture pieces, home decor items, cozy living room decor items, etc is a great way to make your house feel more like a home, and Inhabitr is here to help you with it.
How to make a room feel warm and cozy? Here are some tips.
1. Choose a nice, comfy couch or sofa
Most people, when they see a couch, instantly think, ‘I wonder how comfortable that couch is?’ It’s very important to have a good comfy couch, it’s like the smile of your room. Having a comfortable space to sit, in which you can snuggle up under a blanket really gives out a cozy vibe.
Strategically placing a few giant, soft throw blankets and a few large pillows on your couch is the icing on the cake. The blankets and pillows add the pop of color your space needs, perfect for a living room design that’s both vibrant and homely.
2. Do away with overhead lighting, then add lamps.
Overhead lighting might be unnecessarily bright for a room. Either put your light fixture on a dimmer or get rid of it altogether, perhaps replacing it with a lightless wooden fan.
Instead of an overhead light, you could use a variety of smaller lamps set at varying heights to provide a texture of light. Use low-wattage bulbs and sturdy lampshades to diffuse the light throughout the room for great cozy modern decor.
Check out Inhabitr’s designer lamps, they come in different sizes and proportions! Having a variety of lamps will definitely light up your room.
3. Calming, peaceful art.
Art selections are intensely personal and taste-driven. Avoiding high-energy colors such as reds, oranges, and deep yellows really helps as they might not give out a calming effect. Instead, choose pieces with blue, green, or grey tones that will help create a serene vibe in your bedroom.
You could check out Inhabitr’s home decor artwork: from big to small, long to wide, we have good options available to choose from.
4. Create a reading nook.
Reading nooks are those nice little nooks in your home where you don’t mind spending a whole day buried up reading a novel or catching up on magazines.
You can make yourself a comfy reading spot with a small table and a luxurious lounge chair or a cozy oversized chair. Adding a beautiful table lamp would be just icing on the cake.
5. Layer different rugs
It’s pretty obvious that adding a statement rug to your room can really bring a room together by adding texture and dimensions. This allows for a more intimate atmosphere because you are creating a zone within your large space.
Think about layering a small furry, or sheepskin rug on top of a larger different-colored rug. Nothing says cozy comfort like feeling super soft, delicate fabric beneath your feet.
Inhabitr offers aesthetic rugs for both tiled and wooden flooring, check them out.
It might benefit you to consider renting furniture from Inhabitr Furniture Rental, too: not only is it a great deal budget-wise, but it also helps you figure out your design style better by letting you swap pieces when you want.