LIFE | How to make a room feel cosy

Tuesday, 17 November 2015
When we first decorated, we picked a theme of neutral, cool tones like whites, greys and mink. I love cool colours and think they make a room feel brighter and bigger, but as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, I started to worry it might be difficult to make our 'cool' coloured rooms feel cosy in the Winter months. Over the last few weeks though, I've made a few simple additions to our living space and it's turned it into a warm, snug room that I absolutely love. So today I thought I'd show you some things I've picked out that could help add cosiness to your living room, bedroom or anywhere that you like to hibernate in during the Winter. 

how to make your living room cosy

1. Throws and blankets - When we're watching telly, you're rarely find me without a big throw wrapped around me. I've spotted an idea on Pinterest that I have to copy (basically, story of my life) which is to have a big wicker basket by the fireplace, filled with throws and blankets so there's always a blanket for everyone. It's always good to have a mix of different fabrics and textures in the room anyway and a big basket like this keeps it looking tidy too. 

2. Lighting Lighting is always an important feature in any room but even more so in the Winter months when it gets dark super early. I've added some extra lighting with candles, lanterns and fairy lights to add a nice, warm glow to the room. I love these Woodwick candles which crackle as they burn - how relaxing would that be? Perfect if you don't have a fireplace but still want that homely, relaxing atmosphere.

3. Faux fur and sheepskin - My living room has had colourful cushions throughout summer, and when I replaced them with faux fur cushions it instantly felt like Winter. Faux fur makes me think of Christmas, snow falling outside and being extra warm and cosy inside. I'm in love with this sheepskin rug from John Lewis and I think it's just what we need to finish off our bedroom. If you're looking for something bigger, Costco have this amazing one which covers a wider floor space (my mum has this in front of the fireplace, and it's my favourite thing ever!). 

Have you made any Winter updates to your home yet? 


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5 comments on "LIFE | How to make a room feel cosy"
  1. love the colour scheme, would totally have this all in my room:)

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

  2. Wicker baskets are so cute! Especially in the bathroom..

    Albana Janjeva | Stylist | | #ShoesFirst with Marie Claire

  3. Love faux fur throws and cushions, they seem to be all the rage at the moment but I just know mine would end in a mess of cat hair and claws before the end of the week!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

  4. Great selection! :) I love the cushions and the candles.
    Xo Leni

  5. We have a wicker basket beside the fireplace too full of blankets! Such a great idea <3

    Gisforgingers xx


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