How to Make Your Living Room Cosy and Inviting



*This is a collaborative post


The living room is one of the most important rooms in your home. It's the place where you entertain guests, read your favourite book, or just spend some quality time with family. The best way to make sure that your living room is cosy and inviting for everyone is by following these five steps!

#1 Make sure that it smells good!


The first step to making your living room cosy is to make sure it smells good. You can do this by burning a scented candle, using an essential oil diffuser, or baking something delicious!

A few of my favourite scents for the winter are peppermint, gingerbread, and pumpkin spice. What are your favourite winter scents? If you're looking for a non-scented option, I would recommend investing in some fresh flowers. They always make a room feel more inviting! In addition, you can also make your own scented dryer sheets at home! They're super easy and last for a long time.

#2 Block out curtains


The next step is to make sure that your curtains are blocking out the light. If there's too much light coming in, it will be difficult to relax and feel cosy. You can block out the light by using blackout curtains or installing a curtain rod with a dimmer switch. If you're not interested in buying new curtains, another option is to hang a tapestry or blanket on the wall opposite the windows. This will help to reduce the amount of light that comes into the room and create a more cosy atmosphere. If you want to reward yourself a bit, you can pay weekly for your tv as well and get a new one! It should go nicely with your blackout curtains and make watching movies a dream.

#3 Add colour


The next step is to add colour! Colour can be a very powerful tool when it comes to making a room feel cosy. It's best if you avoid bright colours since they're more likely to make your guests uncomfortable and tense. Instead, I would recommend using neutral tones that have subtle hints of colour in them. Some great examples are coffee bean brown or pale yellow!

You could also go for completely monochrome living spaces where all the shades range from black-white-grey, but this might require some additional work on decorating with pops of colour here and there - which isn't always easy or simple!

#4 Add a personal touch


The next step is to add some personal touches! This could be anything from photos or artwork on the walls to a cosy blanket on the couch. Adding personal touches will help make your guests feel more at home and comfortable in your space. One of my favourite things to do is hang up a large piece of art right above the fireplace. It instantly adds character and makes the room feel more like "mine." What's your favourite way to add personality to your living room?


Lastly, don't forget about plants! They're not only great for adding oxygen and making your living room look pretty, but they can also help purify the air. I would recommend having at least one larger plant in your living room - it's an excellent option for adding personality to the room!


In conclusion, to make your living room cozy and inviting, all you need to do is follow these five steps!

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