Five cosy lounge ideas
Easy changes to the décor add a warm and inviting feel to your living space. At those times of the year when you’re spending more time inside, you want to enjoy staying in as much as going out. Here are a few simple ways you can refresh your family’s living room.
Add a stylish cohesion to the whole room by replacing cushion covers with warm shades of one colour. For example, pick rich reds and creams then stick to these colours when choosing a mix of designs – small check patterns, plain red textured covers and even a couple of red and cream floral designs.
Funky plant pots
Glam up your shelves and fireplace by potting your plants in interesting crockery, eg a vintage soup terrine you inherited that’s been sitting at the back of a cupboard, or a couple of large decorative china teapots from a charity shop.
Replace plain cupboard doors with tongue and groove ones for a softer, homely look.
With wooden floors or carpet, a rug adds a new shape and warmth to the room’s look. Whether your style is modern or traditional you’ll find something that suits your taste – just make sure it is not too expensive or delicate otherwise you’ll be tense every time someone walks over it with a mug of coffee!
Wallpaper has come back into fashion in recent years. Try a warm patterned design on just one large wall to create a less square-box feel in your lounge.
Use subdued lighting near your television rather than watching in the dark – it’s better for your eyes. Check out these Golden rules for great lounge lighting.
Pass it on – welcoming scents
Try these 10 great mood-enhancing aromas to fill your home.