Relax and Recline: Cosy and Contemporary Living Room Furnishing Ideas

Written by  //  April 7, 2014  //  Furniture Ideas  //  Comments Off on Relax and Recline: Cosy and Contemporary Living Room Furnishing Ideas

The living room is such an important room in the home – perhaps even the most important room. Deciding on the look and feel of your living room can be a challenge because there are so many options available. Here are a few living room furnishing ideas that can be used to make your living room cosy yet contemporary.

Focus on Warm Colours

The simplest way to make your living room cosier is to focus on warm colours, not just in the decorations but also in the furniture that you use in the room. The warm brown tones of wood are ideal for a cosy space and help to create a welcoming feel. Try to use a mixture of light and dark tones to avoid blandness. You can find plenty of furniture online in a wide range of styles, so get searching.

In addition, focus on warm patterns for things like sofa fabrics and throws. Floral patterns often work well, but mix and match ideas to see what you can come up with.

Bring the Warmth In

Nothing is more cosy than a fireplace, so consider getting one for your living room. As well as creating a snug feel in any room, a fire can also be a stylish and contemporary feature. Consider a clean, modern stove as the centre point of your room, and it will be a stylish addition to any home. Just remember to follow all the relevant fire safety guidelines.

Create a Focal Point

A good way to combine a contemporary look with a cosy feel is to use a large, bold item of furniture in the room. It could be anything, such as a large table, a sofa or even a piano. In fact, the more original the better, as it can really create a focal point and prevent the risk of having too much empty space.

Achieve Balance

Avoid problems with balance in your living room, which can occur when all the items of furniture are the same size. For example, if all of your furniture is low down, it can make the room look strange. Try to mix and match the furniture you introduce into your living room, especially in terms of height, and you will create a more balanced look.

Focus on Comfort

People sometimes wrongly think of contemporary as being minimalist and uncomfortable. Try to make sure your furniture is, above all, comfortable. You want to spend time in your living room, relaxing on the sofa or sitting at the table, and you won’t do that if you are uncomfortable. So make sure comfort is always taken into account when choosing a new piece of furniture.

Get the Living Room You Want

These are just some ideas to get you started when you improve the look and feel of your living room. The important thing is to be creative and to let your personality show through in everything. So keep some of these ideas in mind and make sure your living room is somewhere you want to spend lots of time.

Maya Black is an enthusiastic interior designer. With an eye for detail, she greatly enjoys blogging about her ideas and inspirations for creating beautiful, functional spaces for everyday homes.

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