Your living room is usually one of the first rooms you and your guests see when they walk into your home, so it’s important to make sure it’s looking warm and inviting at all times. You might have a huge space to work with or your living room may be on the small side, but either way, it can be difficult to make your living room look and feel welcoming. However, there are a few changes you can make to ensure the space looks homely. From adding candles to the right surfaces, to finishing the room off with the perfect soft furnishings to keep things snug, these cosy living room ideas will transform your room and turn it into a space that you and your guests will never want to leave. 

Add Scatter Cushions Everywhere 

Nothing says inviting comfort more than a huge pile of scatter cushions, so adding them to your sofa is one of the best living room ideas for a truly inviting space you can’t wait to sink into. 

If you’re not sure how to style scatter cushions, it’s best to add a pop of colour to complement your living room’s existing colour scheme. Add some pink cushions to your grey sofa, or incorporate a dash of mustard to stand out against your navy feature wall. Playing with colour is one of the best ways to make a statement.

Get Cosy With Candles

If you’re looking for the best cosy living room ideas, then you simply can’t go wrong with candles

Not only will scented candles make your living room smell incredible, but the warm glow and flickering light will turn it into a stress-free haven where you can wind down after a hard day at work. 

We suggest placing different types of candles on a variety of surfaces - the more points of light, the cosier the atmosphere will be. From your TV unit and shelves, to adding a large, 3-wick candle to the centre of your coffee table, try fragranced candles that complement each other, or opt for unscented if you prefer to go without.

Hang Some Curtains

Many people are surprised at what a difference curtains can make to a room, however, hanging curtains is one of the best ways to make the room look super cosy and homely. 

Consider matching your curtains to your scatter cushions, or go for a striking pattern to add some character to the room. Adding some floor-length curtains is one of the most effective ideas that’s sure to transform the room.

Additionally, curtains are also great for blocking out sound and keeping in heat. So whether you live next to a busy road and you want to dampen the sound a little, or you struggle to keep your home warm in the winter, hanging curtains will ensure your room is a little more quiet and a lot more cosy in no time. 

Hang Some Fairy Lights 

Just like candles, the warm white glow of fairy lights can help you to unwind and de-stress after a long day at work. With so many fairy lights on the market, you’re sure to find some to perfectly complement your style. 

Try draping them over your mantlepiece or TV unit, wind them round an indoor plant, or place them inside a floor lantern.

Finish Off With a Rug 

When it comes to creating a cosy living room, you can’t go wrong with a super-thick rug to bring the whole room together and make it look inviting. 

Adding a soft rug to your sleek wooden floor is one of the best ways to finish the room off, but don’t be afraid to lay it over the top of thick carpet too. It’ll still add a touch of warmth and comfort to make your living room look oh-so cosy. 

With so many styles to choose from, it’s almost impossible to pick the perfect rug. You might opt for a block-colour shag rug, or choose something a little more striking, but it will still make your living room feel warmer and more plush in an instant.

So whether you choose to add some scatter cushions to your sofa, or invest in all the fairy lights, your living room is sure to look super inviting in no time. And if you’re looking for candles to add the finishing touches to your living room, we’ve got the perfect candle for every occasion, mood and style at PartyLite. Explore our collection today to help you to achieve the ultimate, cosy living room.

Imo Gee