Inspiration

Mandy Kloppers

How to Add Comfort and Style to Your Living Room

They say that the home is where the heart is. It is the safe space where you seek refuge and feel comfortable and secure. In turn, your living room should be a place where you can sit back and relax after a long day, which is why it is important to decorate this space in a way that helps you feel calm and stress-free. Here are a few top tips to help you add comfort and style to your living room.

Layer Your Textures

Layering is the key to a comfortable and stylish living room, and you should focus your attention on the textures in this room. After a hard day at work, there’s nothing quite as comforting as crashing out on a comfortable sofa decorated with plush cushions and wrapping a warm blanket around you. A good selection of cushions and throws in a variety of textures is a must. Opt for soft textures such as fur, wool, velvet, and chunky knit. Not only will layering up your textures add interest to your living room, but they will also feel great to sink into.

Avoid Hard Edges

A warm and cozy living room should be furnished with rounded and curved items. Harsh, straight lines and sharp edges can make a living room feel rigid and uncomfortable. Ligne Roset has a stylish living room furniture collection, including the Togo sofa collection. The sofas in this collection feature a soft curved shape and comfortable, pleated upholstery. You can view this collection on their website, ligne-roset-chelsea.co.uk. This collection is available in various fabrics, such as corduroy, velvet, and wool. Besides the sofa, you can introduce curved shapes into your living room with circular furniture, such as a circular coffee table or a sideboard with rounded edges. However, if your living room is already furnished with items that feature hard edges, you can soften these features with cushions and throws.

Style Your Floor with Warm Rugs

In the same way cushions and throws can soften hard furnishings, a soft, warm rug can dramatically change the vibe of a room. Not only can a rug help make your living room look more stylish, but it can also make it feel warmer too. Rugs are easy to replace, so you can choose various styles to suit your mood. Neutral tones can help create a calming environment, while a bold, brightly colored rug can introduce an element of fun to your living room. Furthermore, floorboards in old homes can be draughty, which means rooms can easily become cold as the elements enter the home. Covering the floorboards with a large rug can help you insulate the floor and retain heat in the room.

Introduce Natural Elements

Introducing natural elements to the home can elevate the aesthetic of your living room and give it a more relaxing ambiance. You can integrate natural elements by decorating the home with leafy, greenhouse plants and other natural materials. Fire logs by the fireplace, pine cones in a glass bowl, and decorative baskets made out of bamboo are all excellent ways to give your living room an outdoorsy feel.