7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room

 

During the colder months of the year, it’s time to make sure our homes are as warm and inviting as they can be, both in terms of actual temperature and coziness. Today we’re sharing 7 things you can do to help create a warm cozy living room that doesn’t include simply cranking up the heat.


 

1. Bring in Cozy Textiles

Blankets and pillows both have the ability to soften and warm up a cold, uninviting room pretty much instantly. Drape blankets over your couch and toss on a few pillows give your space a warm look and cozy feel.


7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Bring in cozy textiles like blankets and pillows.

Whiting Architects designed this contemporary addition. Photography by Sharyn Cairns.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Bring in cozy textiles like blankets and pillows.

Alexandra Buchanan Architecture designed this home surrounded by bushland. Photography by Marvelle Photography.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Bring in cozy textiles like blankets and pillows.

Mick Rule designed this demonstration home built by Craig Sheiles Homes.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Bring in cozy textiles like blankets and pillows.

a|k|a Architecture + Design designed this Whistler residence.

2. Incorporate Wood

Wood has very warm feel to it. It’s got rich tones and comes in a huge variety of finishes. Adding wood to your living room is great way to warm it up and make it feel like cozy modern cabin.


7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Adding wood to your living room is great way to warm it up and make it feel like cozy modern cabin.

MW Works designed this mid-century modern update. Photography by Jeremy Bittermann.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Adding wood to your living room is great way to warm it up and make it feel like cozy modern cabin.

SVOYA studio designed this contemporary apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. Photography by Aleksandr Angelovsky.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Adding wood to your living room is great way to warm it up and make it feel like cozy modern cabin.

SAOTA and ARRCC designed this modern house with an ocean view. Photography by Lorenzo Vecchia.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Adding wood to your living room is great way to warm it up and make it feel like cozy modern cabin.

GASS Architecture Studios designed this hillside house. Photography by Kate Del Fante Scott.

3. Add A Candle

Fire might seem like an obvious way to warm up a space but not all spaces can accommodate a real fireplace. No matter where you live, a candle or two on the coffee table is a great way to cozy up your living room and make it feel warmer without it actually getting hotter.


7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Add a candle or two.

Interior design and photography by The Design Chaser.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Add a candle or two.

Slab marble coffee table with antiqued silver base from CB2.

4. Decorate With Warm Colors

Using rich colors in your interior is a great way to add warmth to your living room. They’re neutral enough that they can be accented with brighter colors if you want to, but they’re also great when paired with a natural material like wood.


7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Using rich colors in your interior is a great way to add warmth to your living room.

Gavin Maddock Design Studio designed the architecture and interior of this modern home. Photography by Adam Letch.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Using rich colors in your interior is a great way to add warmth to your living room.

Erinn Valencich and Patrick Hall of DA Inc. gave this California home a contemporary redesign. Photography by John Russo.

5. Include Wall Art

Adding art to your walls helps the room feel warmer and more inviting by making the space feel less empty. Bare walls, especially bare white walls, make a space feel cold and unfriendly. Make sure your room feels welcoming by adding some of your favorite art pieces to the walls of your living room.


7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Add some wall art to cover bare walls

Mario Romano designed and built this Venice home. Photography by Brandon Arant.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Add some wall art to cover bare walls

Steven Kent Architects designed this family home in Santa Monica, California.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Add some wall art to cover bare walls

Bruns Architecture designed this contemporary house in Richfield Wisconsin. Photography by Tricia Shay Photography.

6. Create Soft Lighting

Soft lighting sets a calm relaxing vibe in a room and makes it feel much more inviting. Rather than hanging bare bulbs or using harsh track lighting, soft lighting – either hidden in the ceiling or created by using shades – makes a living room feel warmer and cozier.


7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Include Soft Lighting -- Soft lighting sets a calm relaxing vibe in a room and makes it feel much more inviting.

Interior design firm Escobar Design by Lemay designed this New York City apartment. Photography by Robert Lowell.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Include Soft Lighting -- Soft lighting sets a calm relaxing vibe in a room and makes it feel much more inviting.

M-PROJECTS and Larson Shores Architecture + Interiors designed this San Francisco home.

7. Throw Down A Rug

Covering a cold floor with a cozy rug is a great way to add warmth to your living room and an element of comfort to your home. They come in a huge range of sizes, styles, and colors so no matter what kind of space you’re working with you’re guaranteed to find one that will suit your living room needs.


7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Add a rug on the floor to make hard surfaces like tile and wood feel much warmer.

Snook Architects designed the renovation of this contemporary home. Photography by Andy Haslam.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Add a rug on the floor to make hard surfaces like tile and wood feel much warmer.

Levy:Chamizer Architects designed this bright modern home. Photography by Shai Epstein.

7 Ways To Create A Warm Living Room // Add a rug on the floor to make hard surfaces like tile and wood feel much warmer.

Robeson Architects designed this triangular house. Photography by Dion Robeson.

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