7 Ways To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

7 Ways To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

 

Often contemporary or modern interiors get accused of being cold and sterile, but they don’t have to be. Here are 7 ways you can soften up your interior.

 


1. USE PASTELS

Pastels, and light colors in general, can a make a space feel larger and softer by reflecting more light and making it more welcoming.

7 Ideas For How To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

Connect Lounge by Anderssen & Voll for Muuto.

2. ADD TEXTURE

Adding texture with cozy blankets and throw pillows softens hard edges of a couch or chair. You can drape a knitted blanket over the back of a couch or keep it in a basket for easy access and to make your space feel less cold.

7 Ideas For How To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

Photography via Marks & Spencer.

3. ADD A RUG

No one likes walking on a hard surface like concrete or wood with bare feet, so adding a rug can literally make your space feel softer (and it can help define a space too).

7 Ideas For How To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

Photography via Not on the High Street

7 Ideas For How To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

Photography via IKEA

4. BRING NATURE INSIDE

Plants do more than just look pretty. They soften up a space, purify the air, and improve your mood. Adding other elements of nature, like raw wood and natural light, also soften and warm a space.

7 Ideas For How To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

Interior design by SVOYA Studio. Photography by Tanya Kovalenko.

5. HANG SOME CURTAINS

Hang some long, light colored curtains in a billow fabric, to add a sense of softness to your room.

7 Ideas For How To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

Left: Photography via Modular Lighting Instruments. Right: Curtains by Hillarys.

6. INCLUDE SOFT LIGHTING

Lighting can make all the difference in an interior. Opt for a soft, glowing light, rather than a harsh, direct light to warm up a space.

7 Ideas For How To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

Designed by Webber + Studio and built by David Wilkes. Photography by Paul Bardgjy.

7. CURVES MATTER

Hard edges can make a space feel cold an uninviting. Adding pieces like a coffee table with curved edges to an interior dominated by hard lines can soften up a room.

7 Ideas For How To Make Your Interior Feel Softer

Solid Walnut Kidney Bean Table by Hedge House

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