It’s winter, it’s very cold outside and you want more and more to stay at home, warm. And since the living room is the place in the interior where we spend more and more time, we always wonder how to make it warmer and more pleasant for the winter. To make a cocooning decor in the living room you have to evoke a feeling of warmth and friendliness, play with the senses and, in particular, with sight and touch.
Cocooning slaon decoration for winter
Soft and comfortable furniture is very important for the cocooning decor and you must want to “dive” in the sofa or in the armchairs. You can cover your furniture very well with decorative chenille, faux fur, mohair or faux suede blankets for a more masculine look. Also change the covers of the cushions with velor, suede, wool or cotton. Avoid materials like silk, polyester and anything that shines and creates the feeling of freshness. Go for heavier plush curtains, for example, and a soft, warm rug if the living room floor is tile or wood..
Scandinavian style cocooning living room decor
Colors also play an important role in the cocooning decor in winter. Decorate with colors like yellow, gold, ocher, brown, red, burgundy or olive green. Avoid pale yellow, purple, blue, gray, black, white, and cream. Brown can be integrated very well into the decoration in the form of wood like walnut, cherry and oak. Avoid pine and maple wood.
Living room decoration idea for winter
Even if you don’t have a real fireplace or gas in the house, you can still choose a freestanding fireplace to create a very warm focal point in your living room. The light in the room should also be soft and welcoming. Opt for beaded or soft colored bulbs instead of clear bulbs. Designer table lamps are also a great choice. Here are some examples of how to create a modern and cozy decoration in the living room for the winter:
Warm living room decor for winter
Nothing is better than coming home to a cozy, zen and elegant atmosphere, especially after a long day at work or after a freezing winter day. In some countries where the spirit of cocooning is a way of life, the interiors evoke nature with rustic materials in harmonious combination with soft elements. Wood is the key ingredient and it brings warmth to every home – a light wood floor, a coffee table or just a little decoration.
Accessories idea for living room decor in winter
The cocooning decor is synonymous with serenity, so we advise you to avoid walls and furniture in fluorescent colors and too conspicuous. Opt for neutral and timeless colors, such as gray, ecru, beige and cream color and emphasize them by adding decorative objects or textiles in bright colors. For a softer decor, opt for pastel colors: Pink, pale mauve but also light blue and green.
Cocooning white living room decoration
Stylish design living room with fireplace
Scandinavian design living room decorated for winter
Add multiple light sources for a sense of tranquility in your living room, such as light fixtures, table lamps or even string lights. Do not forget to add candles for a Zen and romantic atmosphere. You can never have too many candles. In addition to adding a warm ambiance to your home with their soft lighting, they will add pleasant scents throughout the home. Be careful not to choose too strong perfumes that could bother you.
Add some bulk with the help of large wool, cotton or velor cushions to put on the sofa, chairs and bed. Stick to the same color style you chose for the rest of the living room. Like cushions, blankets add to the feeling of well-being and relaxation.
Certain decorative elements are essential to add warmth to a place, and a rug is one such object. Thick, smooth, soft, long pile or woolen, a rug can be placed on the floor, layered if possible, or hung on the wall like a tapestry.
Don’t forget to hang curtains on your windows to create an intimate interior that also protects you from the cold. You should favor woolen and suede materials, and velvet, which will greatly contribute to a sense of well-being.