Spring might be just around the corner, but for now, we still have cold weather to contend with. In today's article, I plan to show you some must-have accessories that will help you warm up your living room without sacrificing style.
A Large Rug
For some, this is a no-brainer. However, this is a must for anyone with wood, tile, or laminate flooring and can even be put to good use on carpeted floors. Rugs have a number of benefits including noise reduction, added warmth, comfort, and style. So go out and find one that matches your room’s style and plant your feet on this cozy comfort.
A Big Throw Blanket
We’ve all been to houses that have unsightly, giant blankets hanging half off of the couch, but I urge you to not abandon the idea of a good throw. Having a blanket at hand when you feel cold is an amazing option, not just for you, but for your guests as well and when done right, it can even add some style and class to your room.
So don’t settle for the biggest, ugliest blanket you can find, but instead find one that pairs well with the couch or chair you want to put it on. Not only will you now have the comfort of a warm blanket at arm’s length, but you also have a nice accessory that makes the room more inviting!
We might be past the days of building pillow forts in the living room, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like a good pillow to snuggle up to when watching a movie or our favorite TV show. These often overlooked pillows add so much more than style. They add warmth and back and leg support, all while adding an inviting appeal to your guests. They also make for the perfect popcorn lap table and shield to hide behind during scary movies.
As for style, find some that accent your chairs and couches. If you have solid, bold colors then get white or grey pillows with or without a design and vice versa for lighter couches. Have fun with them and pick up some pillows that meet both form and function for your living room.
I know by this point in the article it will come as no surprise, but curtains can serve more function than just aesthetic. Windows are where your house loses the majority of its heat and a good, heavy, curtain will help you keep the warm air in while keeping the cold air out.
You want to find curtains that have a heavy and solid fabric. Plus, like everything else, you shouldn’t have a problem finding something that matches your style and makes the room more enjoyable to be in. Also, as a bonus, they also work in the summer for keeping the sun out and air condition in.
I bring up plants a lot in these style articles and for good reason. Plants are so often overlooked when designing a room and they do an excellent job in adding life and beauty to an otherwise still room. However, they also do a lot when it comes to making a room cozier by adding a touch of vibrant nature to remind you of warmer times. Just don’t go overboard and turn your living room into a greenhouse.
A Cup Of Hot Chocolate
Okay, maybe this one isn’t a style tip, but nothing makes you feel more comfortable than a nice warm cup of hot chocolate or a fine flavored coffee. This is also perfect to offer houseguests still reeling from the outside cold. Really it’s just hosting 101, but don’t forget to pamper yourself from time to time as well.
Everything on this list is an important tool for creating a warm and friendly atmosphere that, when done right, will add some style and character to your living room. As always, use what works for you as no two rooms are ever really the same.
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Author: Ian Mankins