With the clocks changing last week and the days getting shorter, my simple tips for a Living Room refresh will leave you feeling cosy and snug throughout the Winter nights.
Introduce throws and faux furs. Layer wool and mohair throws with sheepskin rugs over the arms and back of your sofa for a warm and cosy feeling. Change out lighter coloured cushions for darker hues and moodier prints, opting for textured wools and plush velvets over linens. Change cushion covers rather than cushions where possible for a more affordable update.
Introduce drama and romance through lighting. Play around with lamp lighting as the evening rolls in. Combine floor standing and table lamps to introduce soft mood lighting rather than using overhead pendants. Switch out whiter hued bulbs for yellow bulbs for a more golden glow. Combine with candlelight for the ultimate in cosy ambiance.
Experiment with texture. Swap out jute rugs for thicker pile rugs and replace linen curtains with dark, heavier lined curtains for a cosier feel.
Change up art prints. With so many affordable online companies (such as https://www.juniqe.com/ , https://desenio.ie/ & https://www.kuriosis.com/), offering reasonably priced prints nowadays, replace light hued prints with more muted darker, moodier prints. This is such a simple and affordable update as you can use existing frames where possible and swap them out again in Spring.
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See below for my top picks of what's on sale now to achieve this cosy look and feeling from your living room.
Winter Deer Poster - €14.95 Desenio
Roses by van den Broeck Botanical Poster - €19.00 Kuriosis
Montrose Navy Blackout Eyelet Curtains - from €55 Homefocus at Hickeys