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How to add warmth to your living room

As the year starts to come to a close and the inevitable darker evenings and colder days draw in, it’s time to make sure our homes are as warm and inviting as they can be and create a cosy space for everybody to wind down. When the days become colder you may want to switch up the heating, but there are many other ways to add some warmth to your living room.

Textiles

Blankets and cushions both have the ability to soften and warm up the look of a room pretty much instantly. Drape blankets over your sofa and add cushions for extra cosiness. Fabrics such as faux fur and velvets really give off a sense of warmth and Autumnal colours work really well too.

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Add some wood

Wood gives a lovely and warm feel with its rich, golden tones and lovely finish. Adding wooden furniture to your living room is great way to warm it up, you could even add some logs in a basket or some faux wood effect wall paper to give it that cabin feel.

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Candles

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a fire place or a wood burner in our homes. So, a candle or two on a sideboard or coffee table is a great way to cosy up your living space and create that illusion of extra warmth.

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Warm colours

Using rich colours such as burgundy or gold in your interior is a great way to add warmth to your living room. They’re neutral enough that they can be accented with other colours too if you want to, but they’re also great when paired with a natural material like wood.

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Wall art

Make sure your room feels welcoming by adding some of your favourite prints, canvases or even textiles to your walls. A vibrantly painted canvas or some woven wall hangings will instantly add some warmth.

Lighting

To add warmth choose your lighting wisely. Eddison bulbs give a really warm glow and if they are paired with lampshades with a copper lining the those also help to give off a soft and warming light. Fairy lights in a warm white also give off a cosy vibe.

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Rugs

Covering your floor with a cosy rug is a great way to add warmth and comfort to your living room. There are plenty to choose from in varying shapes, sizes, materials and colours. Personally I love faux sheepskin as they are so thick and luxurious to sink your feet into.

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So, there we have it. You don’t always have to switch the heating up to add that little bit of extra warmth to your home.

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9 Comments

  • Stephanie

    October 4, 2021 at 12:29 am

    I love having warm comfy blankets out and in those fall colors. And I always have some scents going in my diffuser which creates that perfect mood lighting in the evening.

  • Laura le Roux

    October 4, 2021 at 4:35 am

    Our next home has to have a fire place! But I do love the wood idea and the fairy lights – so pretty!

  • Rosey

    October 5, 2021 at 2:57 am

    Everything is decorated so cozy and nice for Fall. I’m ready for some cooler weather.

  • Jupiter Hadley

    October 5, 2021 at 6:39 am

    We are so ready to make our home cozy for autumn, and these tips are so good!

  • Monica Y

    October 5, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    I have candles on my table and a nice super-sized throw in my couch to keep me warm now that Fall weather is here

  • Sondra Barker

    October 5, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Great advice! Candles, lighting … I’m definitely taking notes. I have been looking for different ways to brighten my home.

  • Mosaic Designs

    October 5, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Such amazing ideas, I love it!!! That is the perfect season to add warmth to my space, perfect!!!

  • Lily

    October 7, 2021 at 8:42 am

    I love fall so I can get cozy with a good blanket. Blankets make everything more cozy!

  • Archana Singh

    October 13, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Homestyle definitely matters. Everything in the house looks so cosy and ready to welcome the Fall.

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