How to Turn Your Living Room Into a Warm, Cosy Hideaway This Winter

How can you create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your living room this winter?

As the leaves change colour and the air becomes crisp, it's time to transform your living room into a cosy hideaway where you can relax and unwind. With plush decorative cushions and soft lighting from Susi Bellamy, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere that will make you never want to leave. Here are some tips to help you turn your living room into the perfect autumn retreat.

1. Embrace the Power of Plush Decorative Cushions

One of the easiest ways to add warmth and comfort to your living room is by incorporating plush decorative cushions. Choose cushions in rich autumn colours like deep reds, burnt oranges, and warm blush pinks. Opt for soft fabric pairings like velvet with wool or ruche fringing to create a luxurious feel. Arrange the cushions on your sofa or armchairs, playing with size and height to create a cosy and inviting seating area.


2. Set the Mood with Soft Lighting

Soft lighting can instantly transform the ambience of any room. Instead of harsh overhead lights, opt for warm and gentle lighting options. Place floor lamps in the corners of your living room to create a soft glow or add table lamps with patterned lampshades either side of your sofa for interest when turned on or off. Consider using candles to add a touch of romance and warmth. Choose our scented candles with Tuscan-inspired fragrances like earthy Patchouli or dark Amber to enhance the cosy atmosphere.

3. Incorporate Natural Elements

Bringing nature indoors can add a sense of tranquility and warmth to your living room. Consider adding a few potted plants or a vase of fresh flowers to bring life to the space. You can also incorporate natural elements like wooden furniture or woven baskets to create a rustic feel. 

4. Create a Reading Nook

Autumn is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Create a cosy reading nook in your living room by placing a comfortable armchair  near a window or a bookshelf. Add a side table or stool to hold your favourite books and a warm cup of tea or hot chocolate. Drape a soft throw over the chair to snuggle up in on chilly autumn evenings.

5. Add Warmth with Textiles

Textiles can add warmth and texture to your living room. Consider adding a wool throw blanket to your sofa or chair. Choose curtains or drapes in rich, heavy fabrics like our velvet to keep the cold air out. You can also add decorative pillows in different sizes and textures to create an inviting look.

By following these tips, you can transform your living room into a warm and cosy hideaway this winter. Embrace the power of plush decorative cushions, set the mood with soft lighting, incorporate natural elements, create a reading nook, and add warmth with textiles. Get ready to snuggle up and enjoy the beauty of autumn in the comfort of your own home.


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