Tip: make sure you choose light sources that emit warm colours (find out more in our light colour blog)
Want more ambience and balance in your living room? Having a cosy home is especially important during the festive season! Read this blog to discover five tips for creating the stylish, warm ambience you’ve always wanted in your living room.
1.Get the base right.
Keep the base simple: choose a natural, calming colour scheme with matching tones for the larger surfaces in the room – you want one base colour to apply in different shades throughout the space. This could be the walls and ceiling, but also the window decorations and larger pieces of furniture, with the sofa as the main focus – providing tranquility and creating a sense of spaciousness. A minimalist base also gives you more scope for the rest of your interior design.
2.Don’t forget the rug.
What are the benefits of having a rug in your living room? As well as providing extra warmth – particularly important in the current climate – and adding extra soundproofing, a rug will help you feel cosy and comfortable. Furniture can sometimes look a bit stranded in open spaces, but rugs can bind all the different elements in your room together and create a sense of unity in your home.
When choosing a rug, use your base colour scheme as the starting point to enhance the sense of spaciousness – go for a colour that blends in well. The other, bolder option is to pick a contrasting colour and/or pattern to accentuate your living room style or personality. Being playful with different textures can also spice things up!
3. For ambience, you need LIGHTING
4. Get creative with decorations
Your living room doesn’t have to be a ‘furniture palace’, but a few well-chosen items can bring balance to the whole space. Create a cosy corner, with a comfy chair and charming side table, where you can enjoy chatting. And why not include a pouf in your interior design? This has the benefit of providing extra seating for visitors, while perfectly complementing your coffee table and injecting some colour and contrast in your room. Throw in some matching cushions and hey presto… the scene is set.
5. Finishing touch: make it personal
Now it’s time to get personal… so you can’t go wrong here. Choose things that mean something to you and make you happy. A painting that catches the eye, for example, or photos of your family, atmospheric candles, that lovely souvenir from your last trip abroad, a mirror above the sideboard, your favourite books…
And to top it all off: plants! Do you have a gap somewhere that needs filling? A beautiful potted plant can be the perfect solution – giving your home a vibrant, optimistic vibe.