In times of quarantine and the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are spending extra time at home. As we use this extra time to watch movies and relax, the living room has become a very important part of anyone’s life. Making your living room comfortable and personal can improve the feeling of spending time there, dramatically improving your time stuck at home.
Throw Pillow and Blankets
Throw pillows and blankets are an easy way to add some colour and style to your living room, while also making it comfortable to sit in. Anywhere you look, there are hundreds of styles of pillows and blankets to choose from. In this way, you are able to choose the style or pattern that really speaks to you and that you find matches your personality.
When you make the choice to get some pillows or throw blankets, their placement should be somewhere they can be utilized. In some living rooms, throw pillows are placed at the end of the crunch, so there is something more comfortable to lean or lay on in place of the armrest. Blankets are more fluid, as they can be laid out over the back of a couch or chair or hidden away in or on top of an ottoman or another cabinet in the room. Either way, throw pillows and blankets will add much needed personal comfort to the room.
Rugs and Carpets
Depending on the size of your living room, a rug or carpet may help pull it together and make it more comfortable to live in. In most modern homes, you will see living rooms with wood or laminate flooring, meaning it may be cold or uncomfortable to walk on. Adding a rug will bring warmth to the room, allowing it to be a much more comforting space.
Again, there are so many rugs to choose from. Picking one with an interesting design or one with fun colours in order to personalize the room. After all, the theme of any room is a reflection of your interests in interior design, so make the most of it!
Of course, a staple of any living room in a cozy home is the personalised gifts and decor that can be incorporated into the area. Family photos, personal artwork, or just a photo you feel attached to can be turned into a beautiful addition to your living area.
A personalized decor item is a great addition to any sort of decor. For instance, you can print photos and frame them or even print them onto actual things such as your throw pillows or blankets for a fun addition to the room.
Other types of photos will make the room a more personal, lived-in area as well. Things such as posters, tapestries, or other artwork will make the area feel comforting and as if someone lives there comfortably. The choices you make for wall art will add extra flair and allow you to feel as if your living room reflects your taste.
House plants and other plants will add some more life and comfort to your living room. Choosing some nice house plants, such as a snake plant or an ivy, can add some green colour and life to the room.
Plants make a home feel comforting and homey, as it brings a breath of life into the area. The addition of a living thing, as it is something you have an emotional stake and feeling for the care of the plant, will make you feel more connected to space and feel very comfortable sitting in the room.
Mirrors are another piece of wall art that can add a serious feeling of comfort and personalization to a room. A lot of mirrors and mirror art have interesting frames, sizes, shapes and styles in order to call to your personality and specific taste. Hanging a mirror can also fill a wall, making it feel like a room that is lived in and comfortable, rather than having blank walls or areas.
Table decor, such as tissue box holders, little clocks, books, statues and many others can bring little pieces of personalization to every corner of your room. Add these little pieces to mantle places, TV stands and side tables, showing off your own flair and personal collections.
These small things can make someone feel more comfortable in a space, giving them things to look at and appreciate as well as adding a cluttered, lived-in look to the room.
Creating Your Living Room
Making a living room feel like home is a hard task but putting the effort into little things in your space will add a lot of character and personalization to a room. Comfort and style matter most in order to make your living room a fun place to be.