If you’d like to make your living space more cosy and relaxing, make sure you check out our top decorating tips. From dedicated reading nooks to the comfiest materials and fabrics, give your home a makeover today.
Our top tips for a cosy space
Create a reading nook
If you have the space, why not section off a part of your living room and keep it as a special area for reading, doing puzzles, knitting or any other relaxing hobbies. Add a large, comfy armchair that can recline, and an end table with space for magazines, books, mugs of tea and biscuits. When it comes to lighting, look for small table lamps that emit a soft glow, or floor lamps that can be angled towards you.
Choose the right materials
Glass, marble, and metal have a cool, modern feel, but they don’t always create the warmest and cosiest spaces. Look for wooden furniture in both dark and pale tones, as well as hessian and wicker baskets for keeping things tidy. When it comes to fabrics, choose a soft velvet sofa with lots of large, fluffy cushions, as well as warm wool throws and blankets.
Add a fireplace
An open fire is the perfect antidote to cold winter nights. If you already have a fireplace, spruce it up with fairy lights, scented candles, and family photos. If you’re installing a new one, look for reclaimed wooden beams and recycled vintage tiles to surround an eco-friendly wood burner.