5 Steps to Creating a Cosy Living Room Space

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As a homeowner, it’s important to create spaces in your home that are enjoyable and comforting. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long, hard day at work and experiencing a cosy living room space to lounge in.

Everyone deserves to have that feeling of relaxation and to be able to put their feet up in a space that’s cosy and calm. If that sounds like something you’re missing, then there are certainly some quick changes you can make to the space and that will make all the difference to your home.

Set the mood with warm lighting

A great way of creating a cosy feeling in your living space is with your choice of lighting. It’s important that you’re being careful with your lighting choices because some can feel a little harsher than others. Think about the type of bulbs you opt for and perhaps consider warmer lighting to keep it feeling warmer in the space.

Consider the type of lamp shades and covers you have over lighting in order to minimise too much leakage of light in the space. You want a hygge-style vibe to your space, which means minimal lighting where possible.

Add in a rug or two for extra warmth

Adding any warmth to the space is always good to add to that cosy feeling within the space. If your home feels quite cool or you’ve got wooden flooring fitted throughout your living room and dining spaces, add in a rug or two for that extra warmth.

There are some beautiful rugs out there that would make a great focal piece for a room. If you’re needing some inspiration, you needn’t look any further than a place like Rugstore NE. They have a great selection of rugs, in all shapes, sizes and designs. From vintage to more modern options, there are plenty of choices to seek out the best options for your space.

Invest in some insulation to keep out the cold

Insulation is a worthwhile investment, particularly during those cooler months of the year. There’s nothing worse than feeling a draft through your windows or external doors. Investing in insulation will help keep the cold out and will add that much-needed warmth to the space.

That doesn’t mean you need to spend thousands on internal insulation within your walls or floors. You could opt for some draft excluders which sit at the bottom of your windows and doors. These will do more than enough to help insulate the home better.

Install heavy curtains or blackout blinds for movie nights

If you’re struggling to make the living room space an environment that’s cosy enough for film nights, then you’ll want to look at decorating your windows with curtains or blinds.

Heavy curtains are great for added warmth and they add that bit of privacy you need when you live on a main street where many people are walking past on a regular basis. You may wish to add in some blackout blinds that will help create that cinematic experience in your home.

Some also combine the two, both curtains and blinds to add plenty of insulation to the windows, while providing versatility on how much privacy you need in your home.

Make use of the right colours for extra cosy vibes

Colours are important when it comes to the home because they help trigger different emotions and feelings. If you’re looking to provide a more cosy vibe to the space, consider warm colours. You may want to opt for a slightly darker hue in colour palettes, especially in those rooms that can feel fairly big in size.

It may be something you limit to the soft furnishings, rather than painting your floors or installing certain coloured flooring. With soft furnishings, you’ve got the ease of being able to change it out when you want a change.

Candles are the definition of cosy – add them in!

Candles are a great way to add a cosy vibe to the space. If you’re looking to maximise the cosy vibes in your living room then it’s definitely worth investing in a few candles. Candles add that cosy and warm ambience that you’re after in the space. It’s also fun to pick out scents that you can alternate throughout depending on the time of year you’re in.

Creating a cosy space in your living room is something that makes coming home, all the more enjoyable. Make sure you use these tips to make the most out of your living space and to create an environment that’s relaxed and calm.

Got Something to Add?

Let us know your top tips for creating a cosy living space in the comments section below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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