Your living room or rooms if you’re lucky, are truly the epicentre of your home during the cold Christmas months. Perfect for a snug, cosy retreat, your living rooms as a the ideal retreat for you and your family after bravely battling the harsh conditions of the outdoors. After a long year you deserve to treat yourself and what better way to do that then to create an unrivalled place to get cosy after a dark and gloomy day. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together these helpful tips of elements you need to capitalise on to make the most out of your space!
Make the Most of Your View
Now we know those grey rainy days aren’t anything special to look at, however, on those beautiful autumn days of vivid colour or the rare occasions of snow we get, there’s nothing better than enjoying the wintery view from the comfort of your living rooms. Ideal for those of your who are fortunate enough to have an orangery or conservatory – make sure you position your cane furniture facing out to make the most of the stunning setting outside. To truly capture the view, invest in some floor to ceiling windows or bi-folding doors as they are the best way to maximise your window into the outdoors.
Pick The Focal Point
For most families, the living room is the natural home for both the television and the fireplace. What is being tipped as a top interior design trend for 2018 is incorporating the two together in terms of being the main focal point. What experts are suggesting is that the two are balanced with each other, utilizing wall placements so the TV can stand above your fireplace. As a result, your living room arrangement naturally follows suit, as you position your furniture to take advantage of the warmth and the view of Strictly! Why this works is down to the fact that your eyes won’t be running around the room as there will be one main centre of attention where you’ll be drawn to.
The Wonder of a Winter Seat
There is no better feeling than being all snug when its cold outside. As mentioned with the view, being cosy when you can see the winter weather in full flow is such a satisfying feeling. The way to take this snugness to the next level is to create a window seat. It not only provides a place to sit and admire the outside view but the cushions can actually help to reduce draughts coming in through the windows. A fantastic place to sink your teeth into your latest book, you can chill in comfort whilst being immersed in the white winter surroundings. If you have the capability, when designing your window seat, make sure you take full advantage of the space by incorporating under-seat storage, or by adding holes for hidden a radiator.
Invest in Winter Friendly Fabrics
The best way to nestle up and get warm is to delve into a haven of warm cushions and throws. Simple addition, tweed and knit fabrics are the perfect pieces to add this winter. This doesn’t have to be limited to accessories, you can also opt for upholstered furniture fabrics with matching winter toned additions to support your purchase. This also gives you a simple way of updating your space for the season at hand without having to redecorate fully.