There’s nothing better than coming home to a cozy living room, especially in these cold New Jersey winter months. Snuggling up on the couch with a good book or watching your favorite movie is even more enjoyable when a warm and inviting space surrounds you.
But if your living room feels a little too cold or sterile, don’t worry — the home experts here at Fireside Furniture have got you covered. In this article, we’re going to go through some easy tips to make your living room feel cozy in no time. So make a hot chocolate, grab your favorite novel (or turn on your favorite Netflix show), and let’s go!
Add a Throw Blanket to the Couch
Throw blankets are a quick way to add a little extra warmth and color to your living room, and they are quite useful, as well. Drape it over the back of your couch or chair for an instant update to the room! If you’re cold, no problem — use a throw blanket as a cozy lap warmer while you sit and read.
Make a Colorful Area Rug Your Home’s Centerpiece
Let an area rug be the star of your living room! Focus on neutral colors in the rest of your space and let this cozy, colorful addition do all the talking. This is also a great way to break up all that beige carpeting, liven it up and give your living room some personality. It is also a great way to tie the colors of your room together.
For an extra touch, place plants and flowers on top of your area rug for a result that feels like nature is taking over the room.
Use Furniture as Accents
Furniture is an easy way to make your living room feel cozier. Use chairs and stools as end tables, or place them on either side of the couch for added seating space. Use end tables as coffee tables — you can even stack a few different ones together for a unique look. Fireside Furniture store in New Jersey offers options for all kinds of different styles. If your furniture looks old and worn, it’s time to shop for new pieces that will fit the updated look you’re trying to achieve. Check out some of our living room pieces here.
Use Decorative Pillows Creatively
Pillows are another element that can make or break the coziness quotient of your new jersey living room. Decorative pillows can be a great way to add pattern and texture, but make sure to use them in moderation. Focus on your couch as the heart of your living room, and place a few throw pillows on top — this will liven up your living room and make it feel more inviting. For maximum impact, try stacking two or three large pillows together at the center of the couch. The more pillows you have, the better!
Frame Your TV for an Eye-Catching Piece
If your TV takes up too much space in your living room, frame it with a unique piece that will bring all eyes to that spot. If you’re lucky enough to have a mantle over your fireplace, this is a great place to add a large frame. If that’s not an option, try hanging it from the wall or stacking it on your TV stand for some added pizzazz.
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Cozy Up Your Coffee Table
A coffee table can be a great way to invite people over for a movie night in — but only if you choose the right one. A coffee table with storage is an ideal choice, as it keeps your living room in order while still looking chic. Try adding some coasters and trays to complete the warm and inviting look. Don’t have a coffee table? No problem! This works perfectly on top of a more oversized ottoman or anywhere that you’d like to lay down a tray for drinks and snacks.
Install a Fireplace
There’s nothing more cozy and warming than a fireplace in an otherwise cold room. The roaring fire in the winter months are a staple of great family memories. But suppose you don’t have the funds to install a new fireplace; fake it with candles! Place them on shelves around your living room for a beautiful glow that adds warmth. If you’re feeling adventurous, try using two or three different-sized candles in each holder for an even more unique look. (And for more information about fireplace styles for your living room, check out our entire blog article about them here.)
Turn on the Charm
Lastly, lighting plays an integral role in your living room’s coziness. Make sure to turn on every light you can! Bright lights are more inviting than dim lights, which often make people feel like they’re intruding. Add string lights around the top of your walls, or try hanging a few laps around your living room for some beautiful light. And for more about using lighting to make your living room feel more spacious, check out some tips in this article about maximizing space in your living room.
Fireside Furniture Living Rooms Are The Best Living Rooms
A quick stroll around our spectacular furniture showroom in Pompton Plains will tell you immediately that Fireside Furniture has what you need for your living room this winter. And since a cozy living room is a must when it comes to making others feel comfortable in your home, make sure you give us a call or hop on by when you’re ready to upgrade your furniture. And keep these tips in mind when you’re decorating, and you’ll be on your way to coziness in no time.