A meticulous, well-designed space is an essential part of enjoying the place you call home. But a house should be more than well designed; Your space should be comfortable and tailored to your needs. If you are looking for ways to add serious comfort to your living room, our expert designers have these tips for a warm and cozy living room.
Put your feet up
There is nothing better than putting your feet up at the end of the day. And if you’re looking for a place to kick back, consider swapping out your coffee table for an ottoman. Add a tray to coral books and knickknacks, and your ottoman doubles as a coffee table.
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Add a bumper
If an ottoman doesn’t have enough space to recline, consider adding a bumper to your section. It adds extra seating to your living room without the need for an extra armrest. To get clear lines of sight in this Gramercy Park apartment, we’ve placed a bumper sofa in the living room. It’s great for kicking back and relaxing while maintaining the chic, functionalist aesthetic of the room.
A couch should never be without a pillow. The traditional design standard is to put two pillows on either side of the couch, but we won’t withhold it from you if you decide to pile a few more.
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If you’re looking for ways to make your living room more comfortable, consider adding new ceilings. Swap your blankets seasonally so you can curl up with a comfortable blanket all year round. For the winter months we love this faux fur throw from Holly Hunt.
Home comfort should go beyond the sofa. And there’s no better way to add more comfort to your home than adding a few rugs. You don’t need to opt for ’70s style shag rugs, instead you should consider a rug with a viscose fabric or other high pile material. This high-gloss rug from ABC Home is the perfect example of how to balance chic and comfort.
Your living room should be a place where you can relax at the end of the day. And that’s impossible with bright, glaring lights. Add dimmers or swap out your lightbulbs to create a calm, relaxing atmosphere.
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Creating a space where you can relax and unwind goes beyond texture and material. If you want to create a really comfortable space, consider the colors that exist in your living room. Our customers in this chic transitional apartment wanted to create a media room that is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. To contrast their brightly lit formal space, we painted the room a dark royal blue.
How fun is lying down when you have to sit up every time you want to take a bite? If you want to kick back on the couch with a drink and a few snacks, a C table is the way to go. Just before a feeding tube, a C-table is the best way to keep your food and drink as close to your mouth as possible.
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