How to Make Your Living Room Feel More Like Home

family mother and child daughter reading book on winter evening by fireplace

Your home should be a cozy, relaxing place where you love to be. Unfortunately, many people without an interior design degree don’t know how to get that homey feeling they crave. Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to make your living room feel more like home. Best of all, anyone can do them. 

Add Comfortable Furniture

A cozy home starts with the furniture. Your furniture should reflect your personality and style, look great in the room, and, most importantly, be comfortable. It doesn’t matter how great something looks; if it isn’t livable it isn’t the right furniture for you. Once you find the perfect comfy couch or plush armchair, dress them up with cushy throw pillows and soft blankets. In fact, if new furniture isn’t in your budget you can start with new pillows and knit throw blankets that add the homey feel you are looking for.

Dress Up the Fireplace

Often, people make the television the center of the living room. However, seating around your fireplace can create an intimate feel in your living room. Instead of parking your furniture in front of the TV, position it around the fireplace. Then, dress up the fireplace with little personal details such as candles, photos, ceramics, and other artwork. The holiday season isn’t the only time to decorate the fireplace!

Consider the Lighting

Lighting does more than simply illuminate a room. The lighting you choose makes a huge impact on the mood and feeling in the room, as well. If you want a more intimate, cozy atmosphere then consider adding soft light features such as table lamps, floor lamps, and low-hanging chandeliers. And don’t forget, the kind of light bulbs you use is paramount. You don’t want a bright, harsh light such as daylight bulbs in a cozy living room. Instead, use soft white or warm white for that homey, golden luminance. Also, don’t forget about your natural lighting. The right window treatments will help you utilize the sun to your best advantage. 

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to decorating your living room, don’t worry! You can have a warm, cozy space that feels like home with these three simple strategies. Choose furniture that looks and feels amazing. If you have a fireplace, consider grouping your furniture around that. Once you have your furniture in place, you can let it lead the way with accents and lighting. Even if you don’t do anything else with the room, strategic choices with those three elements will give you the homey living room you have always wanted.

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