There’s no doubt that most of your time is spent in your living room, hence the name “living room.” Your living room should be such a warm and cozy space where you can enjoy a cup of frothy coffee, read your favorite books, and unwind after a long, tiring day. The right atmosphere and interior can help your unpleasant day take a 180-degree shift. From corner sofa covers to natural moonlight lamps, every detail should be considered to make your space inviting and comfortable. However, the quality and the price of the décor are essential to consider too. You can always get some beautiful and pocket-friendly décor items at your nearest Family Dollar store and also get some bonuses from just leaving your feedback at www.ratefd.com survey.
Anyway, to help you and your living room revive, here are some modern cozy living room ideas:
Rest Your Weary Legs on an Ottoman
A never-ending day with the hustle and bustle can make your legs sore and extremely tired. That’s when an ottoman will be a best friend for your weary legs. You can go for a neutral-undertone ottoman, or a warm-tone will do you good if you can’t bear the hassle of frequent spot-cleaning and maintenance. You should look for ottomans with storage space to accommodate small living room space as they will allow you to store your essentials close to you without overly crowding your space.
Add a Hint of Green Plants
The greener, the better. Plants not only help you filter “bad” air, but they also enhance the appeal of your space. You can add plants in the lonely corner of your living room, or if you have a small space, you can place tiny pots of fresh plants on your coffee table. You should consider the conditions they live happily in before investing in one. Some indoor plants to consider are:
- Snake Plant
- Spider Plant
- English Ivy
- Areca Palm
- Money Tree
Illuminate Your Gloomy Space
Especially during winters and autumns, deficiency of natural sunlight makes you feel depressed and sluggish. Table or floor lamps can help illuminate your space to add a sparkle of warmth and coziness. You can consider getting a reading light for reading books on the corner couch of your room. Most of the lamps allow you to adjust their brightness to set a perfect mood for a relaxing evening. It’s best to get warm and soft lights that won’t strain your eyes.
Bonus Tip: Using lavender, vanilla, or pumpkin spice-scented candles can not only add an amber glow to your living room but also uplift your mood by producing happy hormones.
Drape a Throw Blanket on Your Couch
To make your living room more inviting, adding a throw blanket on your couch or sofa will be your best bet. It comes in a variety of bold colors, sleek patterns, and textures to suit your needs. Acrylic, polyester, or nylon blankets softly glide against your skin for cozy and calming naps on your couch. If you have a neutral-toned interior, using a vibrant-colored blanket will accentuate your décor.
Don’ts of Decorating
- Avoid cluttering up space with unnecessary décor items.
- Don’t use a monochrome theme.
- Don’t mismatch the size of wall art or shelves with the size of your living room. (Let’s say miniature wall art in a spacious living room is not a great idea.)
- Don’t go overboard on throw pillows.
Last but not least, don’t be afraid to try elegant, modern themes, which you’ve always hesitated to do so, so far.
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