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5 ways to cosy up your living room

Staying in is the new going out, meaning our living rooms have become the focal point of our homes. The vibe? It’s all about relaxation: think cushioned sofas, plenty of textiles and warm, glowy lighting. Need a helping hand? Read on for our tips to maximise the comfort.

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1. Colour = cool

A comfortable environment starts with the right choice of colour. If you're a fan of warmer tones, go for earthy and grounded shades like a baked terracotta or burnt red. Or, if you’re more of a minimalist at heart, switching from bright white to a gentle grey is a subtle way to soften your surroundings. Don’t want to paint the walls? Floor-length velvet curtains will transform your space with minimal effort.

 

2. Ahead of the curve

Choosing a sink-in sofa is key to getting comfortable. And we’re loving this season’s cushioned, squashy styles like Avalon. Its generous proportions and deep colourway are elegant yet relaxed, while Laurin’s abundance of cushions are just waiting for you to dive right in. Movie night, anyone?

 

3. It’s in the mix

The next step to feeling cosy: no chilly feet. Fluffy rugs will warm up any space in an instant – go for something bold like Bodhi, or keep it classic with Carem. Then, add smaller textiles like cushions and throws. The best thing about accessories? You can easily move them from room to room to change up your look throughout the year. Clever, huh?

 

4. Get arty

There's nothing like a piece of art to really boost your living space. Besides making your room look good, it can help to lift your mood and get you feeling inspired. If you’re not sure where to start, a pre-curated set is a great way to get that gallery wall going.

 

5. Time to glow-up

When the sun starts to go down, no overhead lighting in your home isn't a big deal – it's a big opportunity. Stylish floor lamps will help you set the scene and illuminate dark corners, while the soft glow of a few well-placed candles will create a welcoming, intimate ambiance.

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