When you picture the lounge room of a home, what do you see? Do you imagine a luxurious room with grand leather sofas, exotic woolen throws, and brightly coloured cushions? Perhaps you see an open fireplace with an assortment of candles scattered around the room. In any case, the first thing that should spring to mind is comfort. The lounge room in any home is supposed to be a place of comfort and respite, where you can relax after a hard day at work, before settling down to sleep. But how does your lounge room feel at the moment? Are you in the process of renovating the room? Is it as comfortable as you’d like it to be?
In this article, we’re going to take you through a number of handy tips that will enable you to make your lounge room the pinnacle of comfort. If you follow these steps, you should be able to create the most inviting and relaxing room imaginable, one that you’ll never want to leave!
What does cosy mean?
Cosy often implies small, but that’s not necessarily the case. The official definition is ‘snugly warm and comfortable’, which can be achieved in larger rooms. So, if you are dealing with a bigger lounge room area, don’t worry, you will be able to pulled the cosy vibe off.
1 – Scatter some potted plants around about
Especially in taller rooms, having large potted plants placed in key locations can help to fill up the empty space with some natural beauty. Of course, provided that you place them in areas where they can get enough natural sunlight throughout the day, this technique can give your lounge a cosy, refreshing, garden pavilion vibe.
2 – Promote as much natural night as possible
A dark room is an uninviting one. Certainly, of an evening, it’s nice to get the curtains drawn, to light some candles or the fireplace (or both), and to enjoy a cosy, dimly lit space. However, during the day, you want to promote as much natural light as possible. This is the key to comfort.
3 – Keep the heat in
Another essential tip for making a lounge cosy is to keep the heat in. Ensure that the space is well-insulated and that any poorly fitted windows are replaced—opt for double or triple glazed windows, as they are great at keeping the cold out, and the heat in. With older properties that have exposed floorboards, you should either fill in the gaps, or lay plenty of thick rugs down to keep the draft out. You should also invest in a decent sized radiator so that you can keep the room individually heated as well.
4 – Create a glow
As we mentioned earlier, regarding lighting candles and the fireplace of an evening, this is an effective step for making a room cosy. Invest in some lavish candle holders and lamps; not only will this create an inviting aura, but it will also make the room warmer as well. You can even buy fairy lights to scatter around the room and to have off certain fixtures.
5 – Layered textures create the feeling of warmth (as well as provide it)
What good is a sofa without a bundle of cushions and a variety of textured throws? Don’t stick to just the one style! Mix it up and invest in a nice selection of colours and textures to put on display. That way, you can snuggle up under a bundle of furs and snuggle cushions on those cold winter evenings.
6 – Favour a deep & rich palette
Deep paint colours are one of the most effective ways of giving the impression of warmth. Certainly, deep & richer colours don’t give off heat, but the warm contrast certainly makes all the difference. Selection wooden furniture in contrast with a dark palette also works incredibly well. Just try out a few different colour schemes and see which work best for you.
7 – Invest in antique reproduction furniture
Antique furniture is not only incredibly stylish, but it adds a certain cosy charm to any living space. Take quality chaise lounges as an example: these glorious French style recliners are the pinnacle of luxurious comfort and can be used for a variety of applications. For example, one can use a chaise lounge to sit on and enjoy some tea, or you can recline for a nap or to enjoy a good book. With a tasteful cushion and throw, a chaise lounge can really complete the cosy vibe in your home.